Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Visibility Magazine is all about BBS, Inc

BBS, Inc. Boston, a sales and marketing company in Woburn, MA, is in the middle of company-wide March Madness competition for 2013. Styled similarly to the immensely popular NCAA tournament, opponents have faced off each week since the beginning of March allowing only the winner to advance. Week by week, the challenge continues as co-workers battle it out to make it to the next bracket.

The competition thus far has resulted in a new business suit for the winner of week one and two Boston Celtics tickets for the victor of week two.

According to one Assistant Manager, "For week three of the BBS March Madness competition we decided to mix it up a little bit and have the prize be 67% higher commission on all sales for the week! As if the competition was not already intense, a little added incentive definitely spiced things up even more!"

Wrapping up week three of the competition, the prize of 67% higher commission was awarded to one of the company’s top sales rep

The winner of week three said, "So far this competition has been so much fun for everyone. It is really nice when you can not only love what you do but to work for a company that has a ‘work hard play hard’ philosophy like BBS does is truly unmatched."

About BBS, Inc. Boston

BBS is a sales and marketing company dedicated to providing immediate and exceptional results for our clients. Since 2007, BBS has been committed to discovering effective solutions for companies that are looking to increase sales and market growth, as well as provide numerous opportunities for career development to its employees. BBS consists of a friendly, professional and thorough sales force designed to bridge the gap between large companies and their customers that other marketing channels cannot effectively reach.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Want to see what the #3 Top Place to Work in Boston looks like?

BBS, Inc. is proud to be apart of this years' "Top Places to Work" sponsored by The Boston Globe. BBS, Inc. was voted #3 for the small business category! The hiring managers, Vince, Jimmy and Tray along with the human resource department, Micaela, Brianna, and Jenny attended the celebratory reception.

                                                              Check Out Our Team!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

What will you do with your life?

*This video is truly one of the most inspiring things I have seen in a long time. Please if you have a few minutes to spare take a second to watch it. I promise you too will be inspired. *

~What will YOU do TODAY?~

Monday, November 11, 2013


BBS would like to urge everyone to take a moment to remember our vets!


*~Honoring all who served~*

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

BBS Ranked in Boston Globe's Top Places to Work for 2013!

We are so proud to announce that we have been nominated and ranked with The Boston Globe for Top Places to Work in 2013!

"It is so great to be ranked by The Boston Globe for Top Places to Work!" - BBS Hiring Manager

The Boston Globe will be holding a celebratory cocktail reception for the top recipients of the award at the Seaport Boston Hotel on Thursday, November 14th.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Happy Boss Day!!

Just want to wish our Management Team a HAPPY BOSSES DAY!
THANK YOU for being the co-captains of our ship and providing us with the guidance, support and structure that we need for the journey down our future career paths!
Be sure to appreciate your boss today (if you have some fabulous ones like we do)...
**.We really do have the best bosses.**

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

BBS Raised Money for Operation Smile at the Irish Heritage Festival!

The winning family of our Operation Smile Charity Raffle!
Check out our latest charity event for Operation Smile!

This past Sunday, October 13th, 2013 BBS, Inc. made the trip down to the annual Irish Heritage Festival of Dorchester to raise money for Operation Smile.

We had a great turn out and with the help of everyone that attended were able to raise $695.00!


Click the link below for further details about the event.

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Benefits of Volunteering

Inspired by yesterdays Operation Smile charity event at The Irish Heritage Festival in Dorchester, I think it's important to shed light on why you or YOUR COMPANY should volunteer!

BBS has a long standing history of volunteerism and charity work with various organizations. As a company, we value the ability to give back to our local community as well as the ability to contribute to international charitable organizations.

I came across an article that discusses various ways in which volunteering actually benefits you which can certainly be applied to an entire company!

I understand that we all live busy lives so at times it may seem difficult to give that time, but considering that volunteering is essentially beneficial for all parties involved...do you even have an excuse?

1. Volunteering Connects You To Others

Naturally, volunteering introduces you to so many new people! Whether it be other volunteers or the people that you are donating your time for, volunteering really does expand your network of people. Sometimes you may leave with a new friend or business contact and at the very least you have worked on your social skills!

2. Volunteering is Good for Your Mind and Body

This may sound a little odd but participating in charity work can actually boost your confidence and self worth! It truly does make you feel good to know that you have helped others. After yesterday's event, to walk away from the festival having raised almost $700 was an absolutely amazing feeling! Furthermore, if you plan a charity event that involves a sport, like our Flag Football Tournament last Sunday, then you are out there getting some good old fashioned exercise!

3. Volunteering Can Advance Your Career

Volunteering not only allows you to meet new people (network) but it is also an avenue for you to get experience doing different things. Whether you are looking to move on to a new career or to simply sharpen your skills for your present one, volunteering can certainly have a positive impact on your career.

4. Volunteering Brings Fulfillment to Your Life

In addition to numbers 1,2, and 3, volunteering is fun. It's a nice change of pace to get people out of the office doing different things and definitely brings out different sides of the people that you may not have previously seen. Who knew that your coworker had a killer arm on the baseball field!? It is fun to see different sides of your peers and to be able to bond with them on different levels outside of the office.

There is an endless amount of charitable organizations out there so be sure to find the right fit that works for you...so just get out there and try something new!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Leave Your Comfort Zone!

Inspired by today's leadership meeting run by one of our very own top leaders, I wanted to find the perfect quote about leaving your comfort zone.

The three images listed below were a few that really stuck out and should inspire you to leave your comfort zone!

Good-bye Comfort Zone

comfort zone

Comfort zones are for wimps

.Leave your comfort zone today.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

BBS Inc. Facebook - Like Us!

We've got to hit our mark.

Help our company get to 500 likes by the end of the month.

Please share with your friends and help us reach our goal!

To participate and support our company please visit: 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Find Your Motivation For Productivity! ~Hump Day~

It's Hump Day!

What does that mean --> to some it may mean that you need a little motivation to 'get over the hump.' 

Whether it's a lack of caffeine or an unsettling need for the weekend to come, it can definitely be difficult to maintain productivity through out the week...BUT YOU HAVE TO DO IT!

We all get it. We have all been there.

Trust me...your boss will appreciate you taking the time to read through this...!

1. Establish a Routine

A routine is key when trying to 'stay on top of things' and be productive. Start your routine from the moment you wake up in the morning (and yes, try to wake up early). You can make coffee first thing, go for a run or start right off with a shower...whatever you do just do it the same way each morning to establish that routine. This will help get your mind right and prepare you to dive head first into you to do list at work!

2. Be organized

This is one of my personal favorites! Organization really does help with eliminating unnecessary stress...TIME MANAGEMENT PEOPLE! Use a planner, your Blackberry, a desk calendar or an old fashioned hand written to do list! Whatever works for you do it, I happen to love crossing things off on my checklist! Cross one task off and move on to the next.

3. Make deadlines

Establishing a deadline is like running in a road race. You set mini goals through out your day, just like passing a check point in a race. You use these checkpoints as motivation to get you to the finish line, or your deadline. If you have to send off that final report by the end of the day, try setting mini goals of where you want to be by a certain time, this will help you to meet your deadline by the end of the day.

4. Take Small Breaks

Giving your brain and your body a mini break once or twice through the day will absolutely help with your productivity. When I feel like I am about to go cross-eyed from staring at a computer, I will go for a walk around the building to get some fresh air. Stepping away from that desk for a few minutes each day will be like hitting that refresh button on your internet browser, new and fresh ideas will come through...you will see everything through brand new eyes!

5. Stay Motivated

Staying interested in what you are working on is a way to keep your motivation. If you aren't interested/motivated then your job will actually seem like work. Try making boring monotonous tasks fun somehow, make a little game out it! Most likely if your boss or Professor (if you are in school) gives you a task or assignment, it is because it needs to get done. Find your own way to maintain or find motivation ALL DAY.

6. Know yourself

Regardless of what advice is given to you, even the advice that I have given to you today, find what works best for you! Each person is unique in what works for them so it's so important to find what works for you and only you. Knowing yourself certainly will directly effect your productivity! 

I assure you that each of these 6 Tips will help you be productive. Not only will YOU feel less stressed, but accomplishing more things at work and doing those things well will certainly be noticed by your peers as well!

~ Follow these 6 steps and BOOM, you are now productive ~

. Happy Hump Day.


Monday, September 30, 2013

10 Leadership and Management Tips for All Around Success

One of our BIG THINGS here at BBS is the continual growth and development of our people. With such growth and development, each member of our team is able to fine tune their leadership skills as well! 

In thinking of leadership as a quality that we look for in potential candidates, I came across an article that discusses 10 Leadership and Management Tips for All Around Success.

Who doesn't want to be successful right?

Here are the 10 Tips...
  1. Move forward by looking backward. How would we learn anything if we didn't look back at both our mistakes and the mistakes of others?  In addition, we can also look at what we have done well or what has worked for other people. Learn from those around you and find out from your peers how effective your management/leadership style is. Make adjustments where needed.
  2. Lead by example. There is clearly a difference between a boss and an employee but at the end of the day they are both representing the company name. Due to this equal representation, as a boss or Manager you should behave as you wish your employees to behave.
  3. Surround yourself with the right people. A cohesive work environment is essential to productivity. Any work environment will certainly consist of a mixture of different backgrounds, experience and personalities - be sure that this is the right mixture.
  4. Stop the blame game. Part of being in a managerial position is the ability to delegate! Delegating obviously means that these people will then have partial responsibility for that task but at the end of it YOU are ultimately at fault. Stop wasting time in blaming others, take responsibility and fix what needs to be fixed
  5. Cut your losses early. No matter how much you like a person, not everyone is a good fit! You may recognize this in the early stages of the hiring process but often times it's discovered a little later on. It's never too late to cut your losses, leave on a good note but don't let that one person spoil the rest.
  6. Invest in yourself and your people. Any successful organization will invest back into their business - be it revamping the lobby, getting new computers or even adding to a department...investing back into the company will help with its success.
  7. Build on strengths. Too many people focus in identifying and improving upon weaknesses. Where this certainly can be beneficial, don't you think it would also make sense to build on ones strengths as well? Focus on areas of strength, this will be a great asset in the long run.
  8. It’s better to be respected than love. As a great leader you must be respected. Indeed, everyone generally enjoys being liked (as a Manager) but as a leader we are sometimes put in a situation of having to make difficult decisions and not always being adored. What happens when your desire to be liked interferes with your ability to lead? There needs to be a balance between being liked and being respected in order to be an effective leader.
  9. Your success depends on the success of others. This concept holds very true in our business model. Here at BBS, we work in a highly team oriented environment so if one person is suffering we all suffer. When it comes down to it, although we recognize and reward individual efforts, the outcome of the whole team is what's important. Make that shift from "I" or "me" to "we."
  10. Find a coach or a mentor. Having that someone or a few 'someones' to guide and coach you is so helpful when navigating your way through just about anything! Take advantage of learning from your peers and soak up all of the knowledge that they have to offer!