"My Desk, My Mess, My Business"

The Garfield post-it pad on my desk that reads, “my desk, my mess, my business” constantly reminds me that we as individuals and businesses all have messes we must confront. The important thing is to identify the messes quickly, figure…

Results of Last Week's Poll

6/20-6/26 Total Voters: 6 What are your thoughts on virtual teams? I don't care where the team is, as long as they produce high quality work (50%, 3 Votes) A great way to work with the best and brightest minds (33%, 2 Votes) Nothing can replace…

A Virtual Win/Win

There’s an old adage in business: time, quality, or cost… you can only pick two. Here at Ideba, we believe you can pick all three, and we make it possible with our virtual team model. We seek to work with the best and brightest minds…

Results of Last Week's Poll

6/12-6/18 Total Voters: 9 What brand do you think is globally most recognized? Coca Cola (56%, 5 Votes) McDonalds (22%, 2 Votes) Nike (22%, 2 Votes) Disney (0%, 0 Votes) eBay (0%, 0 Votes) Starbucks (0%, 0 Votes) Visa (0%, 0 Votes…

Why Branding Guidelines Are Important

It’s been a long process: Many months of research and thought and negotiations went into developing your new brand, and now here it is: It is beautiful. It is juicy. It is memorable. It is relevant. Your brand is good and (if all goes well)…

Results of Last Week's Poll

6/5 – 6/12 Total Voters: 7 Which daily deal service have you purchased from? Groupon (43%, 3 Votes) I have never purchased from a daily deal service (43%, 3 Votes) Other (14%, 1 Votes) LivingSocial (0%, 0 Votes) DealFind (0%, 0 Votes) SwarmJam…

From the desk of the intern, part 2

by Michelle Clarke, Account Coordintor, Intern Here at Ideba, I am officially one month into my internship. I have been happily involved in multiple sides of the business: sourcing vendors, organizing local client events, preparing and distributing…

Results of Last Week's Poll

5/29-6/04 Total Voters: 6 When you have a meeting, what annoys you the most? People showing up late (66.6%, 4 Votes) People having side conversations (0 %, 0 Votes) Meetings that run long (0%, 0 Votes) Unexpected people attending (0%,…

Five Things to Remember for a Successful Meeting

Last year I got the opportunity to work with a team of six student interns. They were shocked when I wrote up their midterm report saying they had done an exceptional job with their assigned projects but lacked professionalism. At our next meeting,…

Results of Last Week's Poll

5/23-5/28 Total Voters: 8 What are the most important qualities you look for in partners? (Check all that apply.) Honesty (75%, 6 Votes) Quality (63%, 5 Votes) Innovation (50%, 4 Votes) Collaborative spirit (25%, 2 Votes) Cheap (25%, 2 Votes) Bring…