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For entrepreneurial and emerging businesses the workplace paradigm is shifting. In highly collaborative, interconnected environments work, eat, meet, socialize and network all seem to be one continuum of activity. To see how these behaviors and other emerging trends are shaping innovative workplace designs, check out these links and stories.



Essays, research, studies, white papers and more from industry leaders, manufacturers, scholars, best-selling authors and others who offer their unique take on a wide range of workplace issues.

  • Business 2 Community: How to Attract Great Talent

    Many small businesses simply aren’t able to dangle plump paychecks and amazing benefits in front of new job candidates. Budgets are small, spaces often aren’t ideal, and with few employees, the workloads can be demanding. So what can these companies do to secure top talent in the face of today’s competitive field? Learn about seven easy ways for companies to create a winning culture and get top talent to sign on the dotted line.

  • Steelcase 360 Article: Boosting Culture

    It’s splashed across media as the secret sauce for injecting workplaces with fun and vitality. Culture, the reigning champ of hip offices everywhere, promises to fuel employee positivity, productivity and loyalty in small businesses — but do we have proof it actually delivers results? We do now.



News and thought-provoking views from notable industry publications and observers. Often inspiring, sometimes entertaining, and certainly helpful for following trends in the industry.

  • Entrepreneur Magazine

    Business ideas and trends from Entrepreneur Magazine. The latest news, expert advice, and growth strategies for small business owners.

  • Inc. Magazine

    Visit Inc.com for the latest issue of Inc. Magazine and get advice, tools, and services that help your small business grow

  • model D Magazine

    Model D is an independent online magazine telling the story about the people who are changing Detroit.



Intriguing stories and ideas presented in visually compelling ways. You’ll find both quick insights as well as longer discussion about trending design issues, furnishings and more.

  • Turnstone: What Small Businesses Have In Common Turnstone: What Small Businesses Have In Common

    At turnstone, we believe in small business and big ideas. It takes courage to stand out, battle naysayers and make a difference. These are the innovators who are most successful when they dare to live authentically…and follow dreams that others can’t see. turnstone shares ideas, insights and solutions to help you thrive. And we do it because we believe that space matters.

  • Turnstone Customer Story: Klout Turnstone Customer Story: Klout

    It is a motto at Klout, that ‘every person has influence’ in this new social age. Understanding what Klout represents, allows an outsider to get a real look at what makes the Klout Squad tick. With a space that is designed to break down silos, and foster a work environment you never want to leave, Klout empowers their workers to dream and collaborate by any means possible.

  • Turnstone Customer Story: Mutually Human Turnstone Customer Story: Mutually Human

    Mutually Human is an expert custom software strategy design consultancy specializing in mobile web-based products services that celebrates entrepreneurship and leverages design thinking as part of it’s strategy.

  • Mobile Work by Turnstone Mobile Work by Turnstone

    Your small business community is tied together by more than a shared interest in frequenting your local sandwich shop. You stick together because you share a bond few can understand.



Informative and social, blogs are a growing marketplace of ideas. Here are some of our favorites from journalists, media outlets, trade organizations, advocacy groups and others.

  • Turnstone

    Blog posts all about culture at work, workspace, productivity, design, and entrepreneurship.

  • Harvard Business Review

    Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.

  • QuickSprout

    QuickSprout is a blog penned by serial entrepreneur Neil Patel and covers a wide variety of tips from leadership, to social media, to search engine optimization, and everything in between.

  • TED Blog

    The TED Blog shares interesting news about TED, TED Talks video, the TED Prize and more.



Hands-on tools for architects, designers and anyone involved in workspace planning to help with developing or conveying design intent, space allocation and layout, and more.

  • Turnstone Planning Ideas for Emerging Businesses

    These thoughtstarters can be used as a resource to help inspire, envision or plan your work environment. Each application provides 2D & 3D visuals, pricing and specifications for detailed reference.

  • NBS Showroom App

    Experience all four of the NBS Commercial Interiors Showrooms wherever you are, right on your iPad. Whenever we update the products on the showroom floor, your Virtual Tour app will be updated too. Download free from iTunes.

  • NBS Emerging Biz Pinterest Page

    Check out what the NBS Emerging Biz Team has pinned on Pinterest.