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Motivating Employees – The Right Way



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Motivating employees the correct ways is essential for growth. Motivated employees are instrumental in success or failure of any organization. As an entrepreneur, you aim at maximizing revenue and increasing the productivity, and for that, you need a team of efficient employees. This can happen only when there is a motivating workplace environment. Motivation is the driving factor that leads people to be more productive for their organization and is also the most important contributing factor to overall satisfaction thus leading to higher employee retention. Instilling motivation isn’t easy, but it’s necessary if you want your employees to be satisfied. Here, we are listing some useful ways to keep your team happy and driven at the workplace.


Keep a friendly work environment.

Your workforce spends most of their day in office, so try and create a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Avoid cramped workstations. Employees should have free space to move around. The lighting in the office should make the workplace look lively, and you should also try to design the place in such a way that natural light can come in. A friendly work environment will make a big difference in motivating employees. In addition to keeping a friendly environment, don’t forget to keep it safe.  To learn how to make your work environment both friendly and safe, check out this article.


Give individual attention.

Giving individual attention to each member of the team makes a lot of difference especially for motivating employees. An employee can feel unrecognized when the team size is large. Taking a moment to speak to an individual personally can get him feel appreciated. Directly praising an individual who has exceeded in performance goals not only makes the employee feel special, but will also increase the motivation level of the workforce. 


Lead by example (Key for Motivating employees)

If you want your employees to work hard, then you must ensure that you show your excitement and determination about achieving the company’s goals. As a leader, you need to lead by example, show optimism, understanding, and set an ethical culture. The employees would mirror that feeling and would feel enthusiastic to achieve the goals. Check out this article for more leadership qualities your team is looking for in you.


Empower your employees.

Give your employees the freedom to express their ideas and concerns. Take inputs and suggestions from them on how to improve their performance. Do regular employee reviews to discuss with them on how they can be more efficient and what they have done well. Take their advice and implement them. This will make them feel motivated and empowered. Read this article to learn how to extract feedback and encourage your team to share feedback with you. 


Give your employees advancement opportunities.

Handling the same job profile for a long period of time can make the employee feel de-motivated. However, if you give them growth opportunities, they will feel motivated and work harder. For example, offering internal promotions to your employees, rather than hiring a resource from outside. Providing training, advancement opportunities and helping your employees to grow can be a great morale booster for them.


Reward your employees for the hard work.

Rewarding the employees from time to time can work as a great motivational factor. For example, run contests and those who achieve the set targets can be rewarded and publicly praised. Rewards can be anything that makes the employee feel special – a certificate of appreciation, cash reward, small gifts, etc. Recognizing employees for a job well done is a great way to keep them motivated. Your employee’s happiness is essential, make sure you don’t neglect it.

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We need to talk to Marketing and PR Agencies about Amazon



Owner’s Magazine is writing an article featuring the top Marketing and PR Agency’s perspectives on why Amazon should choose their city as it’s next HQ. We’re reaching out to all marketing and PR agencies in each of the 20 cities on Amazon’s list for a private interview. If you’re a marketing or PR agency, then we want to talk to you to get your perspective of your city. Your interview and responses will be featured in an article published featuring your city.

Here are requirements to qualify to be featured in article:

  1. Must be legally classified as a Marketing or PR Agency (cannot only be a service you offer)
  2. Company must either be headquartered in a prospective HQ2 city or have an active office there (No satellite offices)
  3. Company must be at least $1MM+ revenue anually

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First Tech Startup to join Camden NJ




First Tech Startup to join Camden NJ

Penji is a new tech startup who recently launched in Camden NJ. Instead of having costly all-inclusive packages that design agencies typically offer, Penji offers unlimited graphic design, unlimited revisions, at a flat monthly rate. The startup launched on October 21st 2017, a day after Camden Catalyst, a startup pitch competition hosted by Waterfront Ventures to bring startups into the city.

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Penji solves a unique problem that startups, small businesses, and agencies tend to have. According to Penji, startups and small business owners spend too much of their time attempting to design their own marketing materials, logos, business cards, etc. And even if they hire a company or a freelancer to help them, it often costs quite a bit more than they originally thought. 

” It’s a huge time waster. And that’s why we created Penji, to solve that graphic design problem for startups and small businesses.” – Johnathan Grzybowski (Cofounder)

Penji’s unique mission

Penji also has a unique mission. The startup plans to be one of the first community conscious startups to plant their flag in Camden NJ. For Penji, being a community conscious startup means giving back to their community on a consistent basis and in ways that truly helps their community. The startup plans to offer jobs and opportunities specifically for students and residents in Camden. Their goal is to hire as many talents as they can from the city with the hope of keeping those talents in Camden. Camden is home to major school institutions such as Rutgers, Rowan, Camden County, and Cooper. Despite having these big names investing in the city, few job opportunities currently exist for students graduating from any of these 4 colleges.

“The only way to successfully revitalize Camden sustainably is if our students are willing to stay in the city and invest in the city themselves. And they can only do that if there are good paying jobs available in Camden. Currently there aren’t many available, and we plan to change that.”- Khai Tran


The startup already hired 4 students from Camden and have plans to hire more as they grow in Camden. Things are definitely looking up for Camden NJ as the interests for startups are growing from surrounding cities. The Camden city has been struggling with bringing in new businesses for the past few decades and many efforts have been put forth to revitalize the city. Things may be different this time around if enough startup companies join Penji in Camden and invest in the city.

Melissa Le (office manager of Waterfront Lab, Camden’s very own co-working space) is optimistic that Camden will be revitalized this time around.

“We’re feeling good about Camden’s revitalization and we know it will be successful if enough key industries get involved. Having major companies such as American Water, Holtec, and Subaru is a great start, however we need more interests from startups and small businesses to make Camden’s growth sustainable.”




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0 – 100 With Peter Hwang CEO of Bite App Inc.



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0 – 100 With Peter Hwang CEO of Bite App Inc. Exclusive interviewed Peter Hwang, current CEO of Bite App Inc., a startup company based in Philadelphia that’s changing the way you discover your next meal.

“Bite is a mobile app that makes deciding what to eat easy by mitigating the time and energy required to evaluate a restaurant dish. It also provides a platform for users to share useful, concise reviews that help improve others’ dining experiences.”


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