I don’t know about you, but when I’m running a mile a minute and have deadlines rushing at me, it is so helpful to know that I have some amazing people on my team, both internally and externally, that I can rely on to get...

business set-up and best practices Ok. You’ve started your business, you have figured out your business plan, you have found a workspace and developed some initial service or product. Now what do you need? People. How do you hire them, what are the rules, what is a simple and legal set-up for your company? And what kind of employer do you want to be? If you want to do it right, you need to figure out insurance, how to pay people, what information to get from your employees (and what information is none of your beeswax), and how to kick off the employment relationship properly, which starts with an offer and an employment agreement.

When you work for someone else, sometimes your values match the company’s and those of its leaders, and sometimes they don’t.  Depending on your level of seniority, you might also be impeded by a lack of control over priorities, deadlines, hiring, or projects, and this...

When Crystal and I decided to start Project House, we knew we had a lot of the critical core pieces in place:  a shared vision for our company, a common set of values, the desire for a flexible workplace that maximized our skills and experiences,...

At Project House, we really celebrate and appreciate the incredible people who have joined us on our business journey.  It is because of our ever-growing arsenal of professional, talented, bright, and hardworking employees and subcontractors that we are able to tackle the variety and volume...

A few months after starting our new business, I was in the throes of a new life as an entrepreneur and a business partner. Everything was new: looking for new clients, articulating my skills and experience, fielding questions about our services, delivering projects, building a...

We have had the great pleasure of working closely this year with Kevin Shoesmith of Biografica. Kevin is a photographer and filmmaker focusing almost exclusively on people and their stories. He concentrates on portrait photography while his film work aims toward biographical documentary, including video that...

Does that headline shock you…or do you agree? I’ll admit that when I started doing a bit of research on workplace appreciation, the idea that people wouldn’t find value in giving appreciation, or see the importance of saying thank you to a staff member, was...

The end of October is nearly upon us, and we at Project House are in the midst of planning what will be our first Holiday Party. I have planned a ton of corporate events, including holiday parties over the years, and I truly love the...

Culture isn't a beautiful office, scheduled "fun" time, or free candy. It’s not foosball, fancy vision statements, or a gym membership. It’s not, on its own, an open door policy, casual Fridays, or a great BBQ. A company's culture is what a company's leaders do,...

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