Yearly Archives: 2014

Five Tips For Finding Office Space For Rent

You've spent months, maybe even years, to come up with the perfect business plan, company name, logo and company culture. It's all just the way you dreamed, but if your office space doesn't match your image, you're working at a deficit. If you want to have a completely cohesive image, everything has to be perfectly in sync. Here are some tips for finding office space in ...

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Live/Work/Play: Where Will Millennials Be Leasing Office Space?

Millennials, or Gen Y, are those born between 1976 and 2001. They are over 80 million and will be fully half the workforce in America by 2020. A December 2011 blog post by Cornerstone Management Institute describes Millennials as “being raised at the most child-centric time in our history – the ‘My kid is an honor student’ generation. Perhaps it's because of the ...

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[New eBook] Office Pre-Leasing Checklist

Whether you are leasing an office for the first time or renegotiating your current contract, Hartman is here to help you through the process in finding the perfect office space for your business needs. This Office Pre-Leasing Checklist will answer many of your questions such as: • When do you need to begin looking at your options? • What do you need to kno ...

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Office, Industrial and Retail Space in Houston

According to business statistics published in Colliers Global Retail Highlights, Houston is one of the most successful cities in America. Office-using employment has recovered 243%, nearly double the national average. Financial activity employment recovered by 109%. Employment among companies needing office space grew by 3.2% in the 2013-2014 year. Some of that growth come ...

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Why Renting Office Space is Important for Your Small Business

If you are a small business or a freelancer that is considering renting office space space for the first time, then you are making a smart, bold move. While you are weighing this decision, consider all the benefits of having your own space to conduct work. This article will discuss three reasons why office space is a wise investment.   A Place to Impress the Clients When ...

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How to Start Your Own Business

Starting your own business is a tedious task. It is even harder for those who do not have a formal business education. Many aspiring entrepreneurs give up because they do not believe they have what it takes. Anyone can start a business. Even though starting a business is demanding, it can be done. Here is a complete checklist on starting your own business for aspiring en ...

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Want the Coolest Office Space? It’s About Imagination!

It’s no secret that comfortable surroundings, healthy indoor air quality and freedom to be themselves make for not only productive employees but happy ones. Happy people tend to stay with a company if they have the coolest office space ever in which to work. Top brands with next to no turnover have proven this with the most amazing offices. Take Google’s office, for ex ...

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5 Tips for Renting Retail Space

As a new business owner, you're inundated with decisions that will either make or break you. One of the biggest decisions you'll have to make is where your business will be located. Although it may seem a bit daunting to find the perfect retail space for your small business, it doesn't have to be. Here are five things that you should consider before you are renting ret ...

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How to Search for Space for Your Opening Business

So you're opening a business - congratulations! This is a busy and exciting time for you and there are many different important parts before you can open your doors. Including that you need to actually have doors to open! Here are 4 things you need to include in your search for office, retail, or industrial space for your opening business. 1. Location We all know the ...

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Tips When Looking to Lease Office Space

Whether you are starting a new business or looking to relocate an existing business you will need to find adequate office space. How to locate what is right for the needs of your business is important. Consider the following tips when leasing office space. Find a Property Management Company with History Obviously you are planning on having a successful business. Once you ...

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10 Great Reasons to Move to Houston

When people picture the city of Houston, they often picture the heat mixed with the oil refineries and turn their nose. But this does not do justice to the thriving city that remains one of the most up and coming in America. Not only is this place home to twenty six of the top Fortune 500 Companies, and by extension the best place to look for jobs, but your pay check will ...

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3 Things to Consider When Renting Office Space for a Small Business

There are several reasons why you may find yourself in the market for some new office space. Has your small business grown and you now have more employees to accommodate? Maybe you need more free space for inventory, or want to be located at a more convenient place near home or your customer base. Whatever the reason, the leasing process can be difficult without a plan. S ...

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Is Your Home Office Keeping You Productive?

Working from home gives you many advantages and a lot of freedom but is your home office keeping you productive or hindering you? Firstly you need to avoid mixing your work with your personal life. This applies to the home office too. Remember that your office is an office. So avoid watching television in your home office if it is not related to work or hanging out with f ...

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Easy Ways to Optimize Employees Time

Optimizing employee’s time is imperative for any business to be successful. It is important for businesses to conduct training for their employees regularly and to ensure every employee remains up to date on the latest technologies in the field. It is also good to place measures into your company policy that ensure all employees perform well. These measures can include s ...

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10 Great Reasons to Move to DFW

If you are looking for a new place to live, consider moving to Dallas Fort Worth. Here are ten reasons to move to DFW: 1. This city is the biggest metropolis in all of the South. It is actually the fourth biggest in America. This means that it has something for everyone to do ranging from nightlife to sports to dining. This city might be located in the South but it still ...

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10 Apps to Save You Time at Work

1. Swipetimes The Swiptimes app functions similarly to a budget planner only instead of showing you where your money went it shows you were your time went. It can be used to see how much time you spend on individual projects and presents it in a bright and colorful way (like pie charts). This allows you to alter your schedule as needed so that you can allocate as much tim ...

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Tips to Recycle in Your Office

Start to Recycle in your Office In an office there is a lot of opportunity to recycle. In an office setting it is imperative that you dispose, recycle, and reuse old technology in a responsible manner. It is also important that your company engages in computer practices that are eco friendly. A company can help instigate recycling by providing recycling programs inside a ...

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Best Way to Save Electricity this Summer

Save Electricity in Your Office this Summer In order to save electricity this summer your business needs to conduct an audit. An energy audit can be quite useful when it comes to finding areas in which to save. There are many reasons for you to have energy audits for commercial buildings performed. The most basic reason is that the energy audits for commercial buildings w ...

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Top 5 Things to Consider when Traveling for Work

Top 5 Things to Consider when Traveling for Work When you are traveling for work there are five areas you need to consider. The first is pre-travel. Before you leave for business travel you need to ensure you have formal documentation that approves your travel from the company. You should ensure you have completed any necessary medical exams particularly for long term or ...

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The Best Retail Business Idea that Will Make your Business Better

Wifi is the Best Retail Business Idea that Will Make your Business Better Public wifi for modern retailers became just as important as having running water and heat for many businesses. With the number of smart phone owners skyrocketing the use of electronic commerce has expanded and is now widely accepted. Smart phone use while shopping has become a way of life for alm ...

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How to Prevent Hiring Mistakes

How to Prevent Hiring Mistakes Making errors in judgment while hiring employees can cost you and your company dearly. Here are some common mistakes that are made during the selection of potential candidates. Writing an ambiguous job description: Failing to write a detailed job description can draw a pool of individuals with irrelevant qualifications. Ensure that any pros ...

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How to Manage Moving Expenses for your Business

How to Manage Moving Expenses for your Business Moving and relocation can be a costly endeavor for any business but money can be saved in certain areas to make the financial burden less stressful and more tenable. Your first step should be to create a comprehensive budget for the move. During the chaotic period of transporting goods, costs can accumulate quickly if the bu ...

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How to Create a New Business Plan

How to Create a New Business Plan If you need a new business plan it is important that you cover the following: The first part of your plan is the executive summary. This should be around one or two pages maximum. The next part is the company overview. You should include your mission statement and your vision. You should also include the products or services you will offe ...

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Retail Space vs. Office Space- Which Do you Need?

There are three kinds of commercial property: office, industrial, and retail. Each type of space is unique and offers different features to the tenant. Also, each type offers a different yield on investment. These yields depend on your location, type of business, and different economic factors. For the purpose of this post, we will focus on the difference between office an ...

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How Social Media Can Help Build Your Business

How Social Media Can Help Build Your Business It seems like everyone is on Facebook these days. Grandmothers, children, and everyone in between can leave you a message, ask a question, post pictures, and keep in touch with every relative living in the world today. By taking advantage of Facebook, your business can find a larger client base than ever before and find a succ ...

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Best Things to Do in Texas this Summer

Best Things to Do in Texas this Summer Famous for its barbecues and football games, Texas thrives in the summer and has a wealth of events taking place during the season. Here are a few activities that are sure to catch your attention: 1) If you haven’t visited before now, SeaWorld San Antonio can't be missed this summer. The immense 250-acre aquarium and theme park f ...

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Easy Ways to Help Employee Morale in the Office

Easy Ways to Help Employee Morale Motivating staff can be challenging, especially if your staff does not feel involved in the company. Employees are much less prone to being actively involved. So get them involved to boost employee morale! Take the time to sit down each week and ask each employee for their input. Get everyone involved in staff meetings and gather input f ...

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The Importance of Email Marketing

Importance of Email Marketing Email marketing is not in fact a dead art like many might say. It started out as one of the most preferred internet marketing tools and remains as such. When used in the correct manner, email campaigns can catch the attention of customers and businesses alike, and effectively engage your current customers. As you lay out your email marketin ...

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Five Notable Office Buildings in Texas

You know the saying, “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” You may or may not agree, but there are definitely some large, beautiful, and interesting office buildings throughout the state. Finding the right office space for your company can take some time and dedication to the subject. There are few things better than feeling at home when you are actually at work, and that ...

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How to Transform an Old Office into a Super Office

Does your current office space seem bland, boring, or disorganized? The look and feel of your office isn’t just about appealing to an important client who also happens to appreciate interior design. Your office design affects productivity and morale in big ways. The right setup encourages alertness, collaboration, and innovation in the workplace. Before you begin a renov ...

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Importance of Creative Space in the Workplace

Creativity is imperative in the workplace no matter the business. Whether your company is trying to sell products or advertise for other companies, creativity is the foundation for success. Creativity is what drives employees to think and work with what resources they have. It is what helps them identify and solve problems. Encouraging creativity alleviates the mentality o ...

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How You Can Save on Office Expenses

How to Save on Office Expenses When it comes to office expenses there are multiple ways in which you can save money. The first deals with the premises itself. The second deals with office furniture and equipment. Small businesses in need of saving money can use a flexible office space in order to save time and money. If your company has been downsized or you are just sta ...

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How to Calculate the Square Feet Needed for Office Space

Where to Begin? When you are starting a new business, or your business is in need of some reconfiguration, you may need a new office space. But where to begin the search? Before you sit down with your real estate agent, it will behove you to do some basic calculations for office space so that when your agent asks what your requirements are in square footage, you can give ...

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How to Curb Negativity in the Workplace

How to Curb Negativity in the Workplace Meeting management is one of the most important aspects to maintaining productivity and curb negativity in the workplace. When employees are more involved in the decision making process they are more likely to work harder to see the goals through to completion and are going to be happier employees overall which reduces negativity.  ...

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Five Features Every Retail Space Needs

Looking for the perfect retail space? It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of a particular location, but you should always look out for what’s best for your business. Pay attention to these five features and how they relate to your retail store before you jump. Functionality for Customers Consider what features make the shopping experience easier, more pleasant ...

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Great Tips to Keeping Great Employees

When you have great employees, you need to keep them. This is critical to the long term success of your company. Managers agree that employee retention is the best way to keep your customers satisfied, increase product sales, keep co-workers satisfied, and keep reporting staff happy. By keeping great employees you can plan effective organizational learning. If your company ...

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Best Ways to Deal with Dysfunctional Teams

Best Ways to Deal with Dysfunctional Teams Promoting effective team work is one of many areas of responsibility which fall under your professional duty and facing a dysfunctional team can make it difficult. There are several ways to promote an effective inter-personal team. You need to display legislation, regulation, inspection, and organisational requirements by review ...

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Best Sales Tricks in 2014

Best Sales Tricks for 2014 You may have heard of the “salesperson's touch” but it is more than just a phrase – it is a powerful tool to clinch sales. It isn't referring to the broad smile, the sparkling eyes and the machine gun speech that all good salespeople possess. It isn't something mythical or something un-definable that the best sellers just have. It is some ...

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Time Management Skills To Learn for the Office

There are many opportunities to improve time management by utilizing meeting management software for corporations as well as large organizations. The use of meeting management software is designed to aid corporations in terms of how their meeting time is spent, measuring the success of meeting business objectives discussed in meetings, as well as establishing meeting polic ...

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Best Marketing Tricks for Your Business in 2014

Yelp is an essential marketing tool for businesses with an online presence. It was started in 2004 and today continues to serve as a resource for millions of potential customers seeking information about local eateries. Whether your restaurant is brand new or just looking to start a brand new internet presence, yelp should be one of the first tools you use to increase cus ...

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Seven Things to Look for When Leasing New Retail Space

Want to find the best retail space for your store while staying budget friendly? Look for these seven things before you sign any lease. Location The first thing to do is pick a location. Prime location for your retail store is near a high-traffic intersection or shopping center. You are likely to get more traffic in these areas, because potential customers will drive and w ...

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Benefits of Shared Desk Space

Traditional offices have worked hard to segregate every employee. Each person is given a desk or a cubicle. In either situation, the person is taken away from others around them and placed into a private place where they are forced to work alone. Some companies spend thousands of dollars each year on offices and desk space that never gets used, and they limit the creativit ...

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Food Solutions for a Healthy Office

Finding Food Solutions the Right Way When you are stocking an office kitchen it is important to keep the shelves and the fridge full of healthy food solutions that won’t break the bank but will also keep employees motivated. Almost every office has a break room or kitchen of some kind in which healthy food solutions can be integrated. Instead of stocking the shelves wit ...

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Settling on Office Space Rental

Some businesses that are looking for an office space rental might need to take out a business loan. Before doing this, business owners should consider the key issues faced by small businesses. For small business owners seeking an office space rental they should know that first, their company will have two methods of raising their capital and these include equity contributi ...

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How to Find Office Space for Rent in Texas

If you are interested in office space for rent you should have a thorough understanding of the length of your lease. The rent on an office space for rent will be largely determined by the length of your lease. Landlords who sign lease agreements which are long term are generally open to concessions because a long lease ensures financial security for the landlord while simu ...

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Retail Space For Rent

Importance of Finding the Right Retail Space for Rent When you are launching a new company, it is important to find the right retail space for rent. However, finding the right retail space for rent can be daunting if you do not know what size office space your company will need. There are small business owners who have already answered this question upon start up and still ...

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Rent Retail Space with Hartman

If you want to rent retail space you should know how to negotiate the best lease for your company. You should consider that one of the biggest expenses incurred by growing companies is the cost to rent retail space. By knowing how to negotiate for the best lease you will be able to save your company money when you rent retail space and then you will be able to turn around ...

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Office Space Lease Advantages

Office Space Advantages An office space lease can be advantageous for a small business owner or an entrepreneur, especially when compared to the cost and hassles associated with trying to buy property. Since each company is different and their needs are never the same as another company, it is important to analyze your company’s individual case before making a decision ...

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Great Speakers Simple Steps to Speaking

There is no need to make mistakes in front of others, especially in front of employees or potential clients. So follow just a few simple steps to ensure you are becoming a great speaker. 1. Tell them who you are. Most of the time you have someone to introduce, but that isn't the same as hearing a little from you. Mention some interesting things about yourself so they loo ...

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Referrals from Your Customers

Most businesses need new customers and the best way to find new customers is by existing customers giving referrals to you. Sometimes receiving referrals isn't as helpful to your business because they are given by the wrong customers, bad timing for the referrals and even bad referral methods by your company. There is a way to do it correctly and here are 7 ways to reall ...

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Top Houston Submarkets for Office Space

Houston Submarkets to Lease In Office space in Houston has stayed strong through the last few years and is performing above and beyond the national average. As more office buildings are built inside the loop, office space is becoming easier to locate and helping the markets rise and have excellent performance. Below we will review the top Houston submarkets to lease off ...

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Greenspoint District is Growing

Have you been thinking of moving into the Greenspoint district? Greenspoint is an international destination only minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Port of Houston. But what makes this location unique? Greenspoint district is actually a gateway to other parts of the world. With Houston being a huge part of the global economy in foreign trade, there are man ...

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Seven Ways to Start your Day off Better

Make your day better with seven easy tips to keep your mood positive and start your day with optimism. Instead of waiting for your last snooze alarm to go off, get up a little earlier. For most, this is the hardest part. We love to sleep until the last possible second, but in reality you will be more tired if you keep hitting the snooze button rather than getting up. Usual ...

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Accounting Tips to Help Save Money

Having unorganized receipts all over the office and in your desk drawer isn't the best way to start off the new year in your business. To organize your accounting from the beginning will help you when it comes to tax time and will help you with your bookkeeping throughout the year. To begin the new year think about what your business needs by looking at these tips below. ...

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