Friday Five: 5 Lists of 5

Welcome to the Friday Five blog post!  Today we are linking to five various interesting lists of five things.  I hope you find them interesting as well!


 

So, Friday Five has been on hiatus for a while, but we are now back!

  1. 5 Bad Habits That Are Destroying Your Focus – Our days are filled with activities that sabotage our focus and slow us down. Here are 5 ways you can stop distraction in its tracks. From Inc.com.
  2. 5 Customer Interactions That Can Make or Break Customer Loyalty – Here are a few ideas for winning them over in the toughest of times. From business2community.com.
  3. 5 Underrated Traits That Are Essential for Success – Forget Confidence and Charm. These Are the 5 Traits That Will Really Make You Successful.  From Inc.com.
  4. 5 Books Steve Jobs Thought Every Leader Should Read – The legendary Apple founder drew inspiration from novels, business books, and guides to spirituality. From Inc.com.
  5. 5 Entrepreneurship Blogs You Should Have on Your Radar – From business2community.com

Google Releases Security Update for Chrome – 10.18.17

If you use the Chrome browser, you should take a minute to be sure that it is updated to the latest version.

Step One:  Click on the three dots in the top right of the browser right under the (X).

Click on the three dots in the top right of the browser right under the (X).
Step 1: Click on the three dots in the top right of the browser right under the (X).

Step Two:  Click on “Settings” – should be 3rd up from bottom.

Click on "Settings" - should be 3rd up from bottom.
Step 2: Click on “Settings” – should be 3rd up from bottom.

Step Three: Click on the the three horizontal bars (“Main Menu”) next to “Settings” in top left of window that opens.

Click on the the three horizontal bars ("Main Menu") next to "Settings" in top left of window that opens.
Step 3: Click on the the three horizontal bars (“Main Menu”) next to “Settings” in top left of window that opens.

Step Four: Click on “About Chrome” at the bottom.  Chrome should automatically start checking for and downloading updates.

Click on "About Chrome" at the bottom.  Should automatically start checking for and downloading updates.
Step 4: Click on “About Chrome” at the bottom.  Chrome should automatically start checking for and downloading updates.

Step Five:  Click “Relaunch” when prompted.

This should probably be done weekly just to be on the safe side.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

In the wake of the massive data breach at Equifax, internet and cyber security is a hot topic right now.  Online security should always be at the forefront of the mind – for both businesses and individuals.  The vast majority of our financial transactions run through an online database and some point in the supply chain process.  Every time we make a purchase online, swipe a debit or credit card, or even cash a check at the bank, the internet is involved in the transaction.

Here are some links with helpful information on how to protect both your personal and business data:

 

Reasons to Choose South Nashville for Your Business Location

The South Nashville/Antioch area is one of the fastest growing business sectors in Nashville.  Our proximity to all three major interstates and our relatively inexpensive rents when compared to other areas of town are just two of the reasons that you should consider making this part of Nashville your business home.

The following infographic from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce shows just how much South Nashville and Antioch have grown over the past few years.  This area has the fastest growing – and the most diverse – population in Davidson County.  Education and income levels have also increased significantly.

 

South Nashville Infographic from Nashville Chamber of Commerce
South Nashville Infographic from Nashville Chamber of Commerce

 


 

Bridgestone Americas chose Antioch for its 77,000 sq. ft. Operations Center, and cited the area’s rapid revitalization and the fact that Antioch is the fastest-growing community in Davidson County as the reasons for choosing the location.

 

Bridgestone Operations Center Info Sheet
Bridgestone Operations Center Info Sheet

 


 

These are exciting times for our community.  We are proud that South Nashville is finally getting recognition for its many contributions to Nashville’s business and cultural communities.

 

Perimeter Park has been helping incubate new businesses in South Nashville since 1984.  We are locally owned and operated, and have a vested interest in the success of businesses not only in our facility, but in the community as a whole. Call us today to find out how we can help your business!

#TechTuesday Roundup: Technology News From #Nashville

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Nashville is fast becoming known as an emerging technology hub. Technology incubators and start-ups are popping up all over the city.

Here are links to some of the latest tech news out of Nashville.

As a locally owned and operated business, we at Perimeter Park proudly provide affordable and flexible offices and coworking spaces to Nashville’s new businesses and entrepreneurs.  That’s been our mission since we opened in 1984, and it continues to be our mission today.  We have been a part of the growth and expansion of many Nashville businesses over the years, and are excited about the new ventures and possibilities on the horizon.

What can we do to help your business? 

Friday Five: IDK, OK? LOL

Welcome to the Friday Five blog post!  Each week I will choose one topic based on something I either heard or saw that interested me during the week and link to five articles related to that topic.  I hope you find them interesting as well!


This week’s Friday Five comes to us again from History.com‘s This Day in History. We say “Ok” multiple times throughout the day without ever thinking about it, and it is hard to imagine the English language without that phrase. So when I saw the headline “1839: OK enters national vernacular” I had to check it out.

I will unashamedly admit that misspelled words – especially purposefully misspelled words – make me insane.  So the story behind “OK” was fascinating to me, not the least because I just can’t imagine people using slang in the 1800’s, but also because it is so similar to the texting shortcuts developed by Gen-X, Y, and millenials over the last decade. I guess each generation’s youth isn’t that different after all.  I do know that I will never look at “OK” the same again.

And I’m not sure if I can even continue to use it knowing that it began from a purposefully misspelled phrase.

Anyway, it got me thinking about other phrases or idioms that we say all the time and where they actually originated.  Here are some links that I found interesting and/or amusing.  Knock yourself out!

  1. 10 Common Sayings with Historical Origins
  2. 14 Expressions with Crazy Origins that You Would Never Have Guessed
  3. Nautical Roots of 11 Common Phrases
  4. The Surprising Origins of “Sleep Tight” and Other Common Phrases
  5. Look up your own with The Phrase Finder

Friday Five: Oscar Weekend

Welcome to the Friday Five blog post!  Each week I will choose one topic based on something I either heard or saw that interested me during the week and link to five articles related to that topic.  I hope you find them interesting as well!


This Sunday night is the 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.  It will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will air on ABC at 6:00 p.m. CST.  In honor of the Oscars, here are my five favorite Oscar winning Best Picture movies, along with links to the past winners in the major categories.

My Favs:lotrrotk

  1. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – 2003
  2. Casablanca – 1943
  3. The Sound of Music – 1965
  4. Forrest Gump – 1994
  5. Braveheart – 1995

Oscar Links:

  1. Best Picture Winners
  2. Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor Winners
  3. Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Winners
  4. Best Director
  5. Best Cinematography

One Oscar worthy movie that didn’t make the cut?  Office Space 🙂

What are your top five?

#Nashville Virtual Office: What It Is and Why You Need One

Is a Virtual Office in Nashville Your Business Solution?

Think you can’t afford a professional Nashville office for your new business? Think again!  Our Virtual Office packages are a perfect solution for home-based businesses or people who need access to an office but do not need a full-time office. It is an easy, cost-effective way to make a great first impression on your prospective clients.

Our Virtual Office programs give you access to a professional business address, professional meeting facilities, business telephone service, live receptionist answering, and access to administrative support by our staff – all at a fraction of what you would pay for your own full-time office space and staff.

Perimeter Park - Workspace how you want it . . . when you need it!
Perimeter Park – Workspace how you want it . . . when you need it!

Packages start at only $79 per month!

The virtual office packages can include:

  • use of our professional business address
  • mail handling and package receipt
  • dedicated and drop-in coworking desks
  • meeting room packages
  • a dedicated business phone number
  • live receptionist answering 
  • a flexible, programmable integrated voicemail system with message notification capabilities
  • a la carte access to coworking desks
  • a la carte access to conference rooms by the hour
  • access to the training room
  • access to professional support services
  • access to our business center services, copier, and dedicated work stations

With prices starting at only $79 per month, this is a cost-efficient solution to all your office needs.

Call us at (615) 781-4200 today to schedule a tour or discuss your specific needs.