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#THRIVEable Friday: Healthy Habits, Motivation + Quick

A note from Kate: If you’ve been following along here with us for a while, you’ve come to know and love these #ThriveableFriday posts written by the fabulous Megan Hoying. Megan has been a part of our team for a year and today is her last day with us — so I wanted to send her off with a sappy love note on our blog ¬†ūüėČ Megan is a smart, savvy PR professional with a love for analytics, Scandal and coffee. She has been an asset to our team, rising from the ranks as an intern to the role of

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A note from Kate:

If you’ve been following along here with us for a while, you’ve come to know and love these #ThriveableFriday posts written by the fabulous Megan Hoying. Megan has been a part of our team for a year and today is her last day with us — so I wanted to send her off with a sappy love note on our blog ¬†ūüėČ

Megan is a smart, savvy PR professional with a love for analytics, Scandal and coffee. She has been an asset to our team, rising from the ranks as an intern to the role of account coordinator. She’s helped us with media relations, content development, social media and research. She’s been an amazing part of our team and we will miss her!

Sometimes, despite fabulous people and amazing work environments (shameless plug) it’s just time to move on. Megan is pursuing a career in analytics in a non-virtual work environment so if you’re in the Columbus area — scoop her up before it’s too late!

We love you Megan! OK back to your regularly scheduled #ThriveableFriday …

– Kate

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Oh Friday, aren’t you a sight for sore eyes?

Is everyone staying warm out there? Most of our team is stuck in snowy, (very) cold weather and we are feeling more than ready for spring…but we’ll settle for the weekend. What have you been up to this week?

Before we heat up some hot chocolate and settle in for a cozy weekend, we’re bringing you #THRIVEable Friday, our weekly roundup of the latest trends, tools and links to start the weekend off right. Enjoy!

Entrepreneurship…LIKE A BOSS.

Create Healthy Habits.

Between the winter blues, the flu and some ruthless colds, winter illness can seriously inhibit your team’s productivity. It’s proven that health and wellness programs can make employees more engaged and happy in the workplace, but how can startups or small businesses help keep their team healthy without spending a bunch? Entrepreneur shares easy, low-cost ways to help keep employees healthy.

 Break Out of Your Winter Slump.

Stuck in a rut and feeling uninspired? You’re not alone. It’s common for people to get into a slump during the winter months, but it is definitely possible to overcome it. Break out of your slump and become more positive and motivated by using these tips from Inc.

Draft a Top Level Business Plan.

There are times when you can wing it – starting a business is not one of those times. It’s important to create a well-thought out business plan before you present to investors or potential clients. This article from Forbes describes the key components to a well-developed business plan so you can plan for success.

Tips and Tools to Empower Your Life

Love creating great images on Instagram, but feel like something is missing? If you’re a blogger or content creator, you may want to lay text over your images to promote posts, contests or your brand. Quick is a free app that helps you easily do just that – add text to your Instagram photos. No muss, no fuss.

Links We Love

Have a great weekend – stay warm!

–Megan + Team Belle

 

Belle Communication

Belle Communication is an award-winning digital PR and creative strategy firm based in Columbus. With Belles across the U.S., the firm serves the CPG, retail, restaurant, tourism and B2B industries, and has partnered with more than 80 brands including Dearfoams, Shake Shack, Nestlé and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.