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Best web design company, best web site design Los Angeles, CA. Citrus Studios.
Caught In Action: A New Starbucks Popping Up. Hollywood, CA, March 30th, 2011. It Awaits the Arrival of Its CEO Next Week.

Citrus Studios is in the business of helping other businesses thrive and grow.  In order to this we study and learn from the most successful CEOs and entrepreneurs in the world.

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, released his new book yesterday.  Onward, is inspiring and full of gems for any CEO and entrepreneur.  In it we see how, “companies pay a price when their leaders ignore things that may be fracturing their foundation.” This Starbucks story shows us how he restored that foundation and once again achieved profitability.

Next week Mr. Schultz will be speaking in front of a group of elite entrepreneurial leaders.  We can’t wait to share what we learn from him with our clients!

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Light Blue: Harmonious expansion and gentle growth. Found at the door, Citrus Studios, CA

 

The first thing you will notice upon walking into Citrus Studios is a clean and positive energy. Even those with more insular qualities have commented on the “great energy” the space holds.  This is not an accident.  This is Feng Shui.

Everything about Feng Shui is designed to maximize the flow of “Chi”, or energy, through yourself and the environment. The benefits of this in the office are obvious.  Lets take a look at our conference room for example. See what you can apply to your home or office!

In Every Corner

The far left-hand corner of the room is known as the wealth corner. Here you will find a tall Chinese money tree. Fame is found directly opposite the door. So is a large poster of Citrus’ core values. Creativity is found on the right hand side of the room.  Notice an outward flowing waterfall symbolizing the constant creative flow.

Natural Light

The room also has lots of windows and a glass door. Feng Shui is centered on the atmosphere of the home remaining bright with sun during the day to allow good energy to enter and to keep the curtains drawn tight at night so that the darkness, or bad energy, cannot.

Good energy is thought to bring with it healing and health both spiritual and physical. It helps make Citrus Studios one of the best places to work in Los Angeles!

Here at Citrus Studios, we have the unique privilege of working for a female CEO.  The difference in the office atmosphere is tangible. It is a key to our success and part of what makes Citrus Studios an award-winning design firm.

By nature, a feminine leadership style is more one of collaboration and listening. People feel that whatever they are doing is purposeful and that they are cared about.

These sentiments were echoed in Switzerland on March 7th during Building Bridges: The Next Hundred Years of Women’s Leadership. This conference brought together more than 50 women excelling in the fields of politics, business, science and media.

So, how will leadership evolve over the next 100 years?

A shift is already underway, according to leadership guru Betsy Myers, a former top advisor to Barack Obama.

One in two workers in America feels undervalued, mainly because of their boss: the old style of leadership – “command and control” – doesn’t work anymore, Myers said.

Her advice for women leaders of the future: take responsibility for your career. “For women it’s having the confidence, voicing what it is you want, where you want to go and then figuring out who the mentors are in the organization that can help me get there. Because everything we accomplish in life is really due to relationships.”

For more information on Building Bridges: The Next Hundred Years of Women’s Leadership conference, click here.

Don’t forget the bottom of your website when creating the layout. The footer is a great place to put important information.

-Put information and links to pages you want visitors to notice
-Remind visitors you are on Twitter and Facebook (you are, right?!)
-Links to related information keep a visitor on the website longer
-The footer should have the same branding style as the rest of the page

The Citrus Studios footer maintains the branding, while directing visitors to the social media pages. The footer also makes it easy for visitors to find contact information. Many websites forget this- don’t have visitors searching all over your site for contact information. They’ll most likely leave your site frustrated, and find your competitor.

See the Citrus Studios footer here
Website function footer

Check out our new website!

It reflects our Core Values and our fun, family spirit.

When you work with Citrus Studios, you’ll get a balance of hard-working and light-hearted- it’s a balance that our clients love.

Kalika is reading:

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

What are you reading?

Feng Shui Consultant Jayme Barrett’s new site is up – take a look!

Jayme is so excited about her new site, and we are excited for her! It conveys her spirit and energy, and has some great photos.

Congratulations Jayme! You were great to work with, as always!