Friday, March 29, 2013

Soon to come-->Employee Bios

We will be showing a little employee appreciation by allowing YOU all to get to know the people of BBS a little better.
So starting this Monday, April 1, 2013, I will be posting a few short biographies of some of our top reps WEEKLY!
We are so excited for you guys to see what it is that we are like!
If you are interested in joining our team it will allow for you to see if hanging out with cool people like us on a daily basis is something of interest for you :-)
Have a great weekend.
 ...and don't forget to 'MEET OUR REPS' starting in April!

Who doesn't want free Celtics tickets and more money?

As promised, I agreed to keep you updated on the status of our March Madness competition for 2013!
So just to recap...the winner of WEEK 1 got to pick out a fancy new suit just in time for Spring!
I am now so excited to announce both our prizes and the winners for WEEK 2 and WEEK 3!!!
Drum roll please...
WEEK 2: Boston Celtics tickets--> Heather Breton!!
WEEK 3: 67% higher commissions on ALL sales for that week--> Ryan Navas!!
**Stay tuned.**

Thursday, March 28, 2013

BALTIMORE business trip!

Does anyone recognize this skyline?

Just in case you don't, it's the one and only Baltimore, MD!

Two of our top reps were rewarded for their outstanding performance with a trip to the 'Charm City'.

One of the great things about our company is the endless opportunity for travel! The chance to participate in various business trips all across the country is always there if you want to work for it!

Business Trips Galore. 

A few days filled with crab cakes, amazing city-scape and limitless site seeing sounds like a rather great trip to me!

**Work Hard Play Hard.**

Lack of sleep will cost you money!

 I know that personally if I am super tired (or have gone without my morning Starbucks) I am way less productive!

As a coffee drinker, starting the morning off without my favorite Starbucks skinny vanilla latte with soy milk (specific, yes I know), it's nearly impossible to do if I am running on low sleep!

You know how when your car has no gas it won't run? 

Similar to myself with no sleep.

In thinking of this problem and how millions of others probably experience the same exact thing, it made me wonder how lack of sleep influences the work place as a whole.

Lack of energy, difficulty focusing, head aches and zero creativity- all not too great for productivity!

According to an article that I read, "chronic sleep loss and sleep disorders are estimated to cost the nation as much as $16 billion in health care expenses and $50 billion in lost productivity," medical journal NIH Medline Plus says, citing studies from the National Centre on Sleep Disorders Research.

The same article reports that, "studies show that inadequate sleep leads to deficits in cognitive performance, including the ability to think clearly and quickly, perform efficiently, remember things and drive safely," according to David Dinges, associate director of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

So let's recap.

Bad/lack of sleep-->$16 billion in health care and $50 billion in loss of productivity.

Insufficient sleep-->scant cognitive performance.

With that said, get your 8-9 hours of sleep, drink your favorite Starbucks coffee and don't cost your company or yourself billions of dollars!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Work Hard Play Hard...!

BBS Boston has a work hard play hard philosophy...
Below is a picture from our charity softball game.
*We have raised about $3000 so far for our favorite charity, Operation Smile!*
Check out the team below!


Keys to Success conference

Managers, Ryan Navas (L) and Vince Conley (R) attending the Keys to Success conference in Atlanta, GA!


Famous Failures

Apparently i'm feeling like being inspirational this week!
If they can 'fail' and still be immensely successful, what does that say for you?
*Food for thought.*

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Inspiration from 4 of the youngest entrepreneurs

Feeling like you need a little inspiration for the week?

How about a little motivation from 4 of the youngest entrepreneurs in the world!
So over the weekend I was thinking about how creative kids really are, anyone who has spent even 5 minutes with one should know exactly what I mean...
Give them a box of Legos and they can construct the most intricate tiny helicopter, toss a kid some crayons and they can create the coolest abstract drawing ever seen!
Combine this creativity with a little innovation and a business mind and...
poof, you have a mini entrepreneur!
Here are the stories of 4 young kids that put their ideas into action and are now named some of the youngest entrepreneurs in the world.


Robert Nay
1. Robert Nay - Nay Games
At age 14, Robert Nay's first game, Bubble Ball, was downloaded more than two million times within two weeks of its launch. Just to put it into perspective a bit his game beat the sensation ''Angry Birds'' to the number 1 spot and was the most downloaded free game spot in the Apple app store!
After a suggestion by his friends to make an iPhone app he thought it would be cool and gave it a shot. It was no simple task, but with no previous coding experience, Robert went to his public library and researched how to build his game.

After a month in the library reading books and producing over 4,000 individual lines of code, Bubble Ball was complete.

The total cost to produce his app was a mere $1,200 which was given to by his parents to purchase a new Macbook and the proper software licenses.
His advice to young people: ''You can do amazing things if you just try.''
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2. Jake Lunn - Founder of Nautical Napkins

Aside from being absolutely adorable, this young boy is a shiny example of making your dreams come true. At a wise 11 years, Jake Lunn founded Nautical Napkins which was inspired by his passion for boats. 
His passion for boats inspired and created a company that made custom napkins for use on ships and yachts. An 11-year-old designing napkins for yachts...!

Asya Gonzalez
3. Asya Gonzalez - Creator of Stinky Feet Gurlz

Her parents being entrepreneurs themselves, it was no surprise that Asya Gonzalez followed in their footsteps. 
At 13, Asya launched her very own Stinky Feet Gurlz, a company that designs, markets and sells 1940s-inspired t-shirts and apparel.

A child with a big heart, her company donates a portion of every sale to She's Worth It!, a nonprofit organization she founded, dedicated to ending human trafficking and child sex slavery.
'Buy a shirt, save a child.' That's our motto,'' she said. This very same motto is front and center on her company website.
Her Advice, ''Most adults like to help and give advice so be open to it,'' she said. "And above all, have fun!''
4. Katie Stagliano - Founder of Katie's Krops
  A South Carolina native, Katie Stagliano was a normal 3rd grader. One day she brought home a tiny cabbage seedling from her class. The class was participating in a program designed to inspire a love of gardening in kids nationwide.

A little TLC, some water and sunlight and Katie turned her tiny seedling into a whopping 40-pound cabbage.

Determined to do something special with the vegetable she decided to donate it to a local soup kitchen. That same year she founded Katie’s Krops, and made it her mission to continue to grow vegetables to feed those in need.

Already a huge local success, her dream is to make Katie’s Krops a national effort, with a minimum of one garden in every state.

So just in case you feel like you can't reach your dreams, take a look at these 4 creative kids for inspiration!



Monday, March 25, 2013

March Madness fever!!!

BBS, Inc. Boston has officially got the fever...
the March Madness fever that is!
Each sales rep begins but only the victor of each week will continue.
A different prize for the winner of each week until the very end.
A grand prize face-off at the end, and for what?
Stay tuned to find out.
The winner of week one has received a brand new tailored suit!
For the full story visit here