Chasing Happiness

Chasing Happiness

By: Kevin Alavi – VP, Strategy & Operations
Attract, LLC | 715.483.7500 | www.attractllc.com

I’m about to share a secret with all of you. Ready? Here it is: only you can create your own happiness. Shocking isn’t it? I bet each of you reading this knows someone who relies on others to make them happy. These are the same people who want a raise because “they deserve it” and they want to be promoted because “they been working here for ‘x’ years.” When something goes wrong these people point the finger at everyone but themselves; they never look in the mirror.

Be Replaceable

Be Replaceable

By: Kevin Alavi – VP, Strategy & Operations
Attract, LLC | 715.483.7500 | www.attractllc.com

I might shock you when I say the following: be replaceable (at work). Think about it, but don’t take it so literally. What kind of person do you want to be at work? I have worked with many types of personalities. The one that I found to be the most frustrating to work with are the ones that don’t share information. These are the people that are afraid that if they tell someone how they accomplish their job, that they will be replaced. To them, it’s job security that no one else knows how to do what they do. To me, that’s the worst kind of person for any organization.

16 Small Business Resolutions for 2016

16 Small Business Resolutions for 2016

By: Mallory Cleveland – Marketing & Administrative Assistant
Attract, LLC | 715.483.7500 | www.attractllc.com

We're a week into the new year, and I'm sure we all have our New Year resolutions - time to work off all those Christmas cookies at the gym, right?

But don't stop there. Ring in 2016 with some resolutions for your small business. There are some awesome pointers in the article below on how to grow, streamline operations, and achieve success this year. 

The Power Of Fun At Work...

The Power Of Fun At Work...

By: Mallory Cleveland – Marketing & Administrative Assistant
Attract, LLC | 715.483.7500 | www.attractllc.com

"More than 2 million Americans are voluntarily leaving their jobs and 43% cited a lack of recognition as the reason why."

A fun office culture can go a long way to boosting staff retention.

Buyer Beware

Buyer Beware

By: Kevin Alavi – VP, Strategy & Operations
Attract, LLC | 715.483.7500 | www.attractllc.com

A good part of my career was spent leading procurement teams for large retailers; specifically purchasing fixtures and new store construction materials.  I have gathered pricing a number of ways: online auctions, sitting at a table and negotiating, and over email and phone.  Each method has its pro’s and con’s, but one method that I caution the most in the category of fixtures and other retail display items are online auctions (reverse auctions, Dutch auctions, etc.).

We Got the Beat

We Got the Beat

By: Mallory Cleveland - Marketing & Administrative Assistant
Attract, LLC | 715.483.7500 | www.attractllc.com

You might be asking yourself: why is a company that designs and manufactures custom furniture sharing a playlist they've created on SpotifyThe answer is simple, really. We love music.

It Ain't Easy Being Green

It Ain't Easy Being Green

By: Mallory Cleveland – Marketing & Administrative Assistant
Attract, LLC | 715.483.7500 | www.attractllc.com

We hear ya Kermit. It might not be easy at times, but it sure is worth it. Here at Attract, we keep sustainability in mind in all that we do — even down to the building we occupy.

You Don't Have to Do It All By Yourself!

You Don't Have to Do It All By Yourself!

By: Kevin Alavi – VP, Strategy & Operations
Attract, LLC | 715.483.7500 | www.attractllc.com

Attract is a custom manufacturer of retail fixtures and furniture.  Many of our customers utilize us because of our amazing custom store fixtures and furniture.  But there are also a number of customers that utilize us due to our strategic partnerships with other suppliers.  Attract has been able to save many companies top dollar by streamlining the purchasing for all new construction elements (flooring, lighting, storefront, installation, etc.).