Yearly Archives: 2015

Think About These 3 Things When Looking For Retail Space

If you are looking for retail space, then there are many things that should go through your head. You need to think through all of the possibilities before you decide on the space you are going to lease, so that you can feel confident in choosing it. Three Things To Consider When Looking For Retail Space Where is the perfect location? Do you feel that somewh ...

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Four Things To Consider When Reviewing Your Leasing Contract

When it comes to renting an office space, it is a big decision. It takes time to find the perfect space for your business. However, once you find it, it often gets tricky as you negotiate the terms of your lease. Here are some things to consider when looking through your contract. Price. Often the price is determined by the size of the space that you are rentin ...

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Use All Your Talent: Four Ways to Create Multiple Streams of Income

Do you work your butt off to find after paying bills and setting aside emergency savings, you're lucky if you can afford to go out on the weekend? Have you found yourself working overtime just to pay for simplicities like a new straightener because yours kicked the bucket, the latest Lego story from your child's book fair, and surprising your husband with a new leather jac ...

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Three More Signs That It is Time To Move Out of Your Home Office

Many people start a business so that they can work from home. Maybe you were trying to save money on childcare. Maybe you didn’t want to get dressed and out of the door every morning by eight. Whatever the reason, you have a business to be proud of. However, you might have been thinking about renting an office space because your home office is getting a little too sm ...

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Three Signs That It is Time To Move Out of Your Home Office

Many people start a business so that they can work from home. Maybe you didn’t want to commute to work. Maybe you just wanted to work in your pajamas. No matter the reason, you have built a successful business and you should be proud of yourself. However, there may come a time when you start thinking about renting an office spacebecause you are afraid that you have o ...

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Why Smaller Isn’t a Bad Thing When You’re Renting an Office Space

If you are interested in renting an office space, you might envision yourself choosing a big, impressive office. However, if you are looking to rent an office space, you may want to start looking at smaller spaces. These are a few reasons why smaller isn't a bad thing when you're renting an office space. Save Money First of all, you can save money on rent by renting ...

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What Office Amenities Make a Space Ideal for Your Business?

When relocating your office or starting a new business, an important dimension to consider is the office amenities available in that space. Many factors should affect your decision. How many employees will be working in this space? What amenities would make the setting more comfortable for them? Do you need a storefront, warehouse space, or simply an environment for ...

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What Should I Look for in a New Office Space?

Expanding your office space is exciting, but it can also be a little nerve-racking. Generally, once you pick a space, you're stuck with it until the lease ends or you're ready to expand again, which could be years. You really want to make sure you pick the right place. There are a number of things you want to make sure your new office space has. Here are a few. The R ...

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Make Opening Your Business As Productive As Possible

You have found the perfect place for opening a new business and there are things that you know you need to do to ensure that you get started off on the right foot.  Now is the time to think about what you can do to maximize production. Here are a few suggestions. Set rules and limitations on outside interruptions.  Customers find it frustrating to stand at a c ...

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Small Business Startups: Sometimes Appearance is Everything

Starting a small businesses will probably be one of the hardest things you ever do. There are so many things to know and so many decisions to make. Out of all the questions, there is at least one thing you know for sure. Appearance matters. It may not be as important as product quality, or responsive customer service, but if your company initially creates a poor image ...

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Three Fears When Starting A Business

Starting a business can be very scary. Many people never begin because they are scared. Their fears keep them from becoming successful entrepreneurs. However, you can face those fears and start a business. It is worth it! Here are some common fears and ways around them so you can start a successful business. Fear of unpredictability. Most entrepreneurs know tha ...

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Why Lease From A Professional Management Company?

When looking to lease an office or retail space, it's important to not only consider the location and monthly rent, but also the management company's reputation. Private or individual landlords don't always have the necessary experience to efficiently manage their properties. If there's an issue with the rental, you'll need a management company that can quickly get it ...

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Two More Tips To Plan A Vacation When You Own Your Own Business

Running a business is extremely challenging. You have worked hard to build up a full load of clients and steady work. Now, you want to take a vacation but you are scared of the work piling up. You worry that you won’t be able to relax the whole time that you are away because you will be stressing about your business. Here are some more tips to help you plan a vaca ...

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Two Tips To Plan A Vacation When You Own Your Own Business

Starting a business can be challenging. It takes dedication and a whole lot of work. Until you get up and running, you might end up working day and night trying to find clients so that you can start to make a profit. You might find yourself wondering what will happen when you want to take some time off. Can you afford to go away, even for a short weekend? Here are s ...

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Expanding Your Office Space? Here’s What to Look For

Are you expanding your office? That's great! Expanding an office is the first sign of a growing company. But it can also be a difficult task. Before you commit to the perfect space, you want to make sure it's right for you. Here are a few things to look for in your new office space. Convenience For Clients If your company is the type that meets with clients in the ...

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Think Big Now, Think Small Later: Planning for Success

Starting a business is one of the hardest things someone can do. If you're in the process of starting a business, you know that already. There are so many things to get done, it seems like you'll never finish them all. But often, we spend so much time and energy on the small things that we forget to consider the big picture, which is really the most important part. H ...

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Three Mistakes Made by Business Startups

Everybody wants to start their own business, and many try, but only a few succeed. Why is it so difficult to get a new company off the ground? Starting a business comes with a very small margin for error, and unfortunately, many new business owners make lots of mistakes. In almost every case, the business that makes it through the mess, into the world of successful ...

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Four Time Management Skills You Need When Starting A Business

Whether you are starting a business or have been running one for a while, it is important that you have good time management skills. It can be difficult, especially when you have a family and possibly a full or part-time job, to find the time to start a business but it can be done. Using some time management skills and a drive to succeed, your business will be up and r ...

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Starting a Business and Letting Go of The Guilt

Starting a business is hard enough. Being a parent (especially a mom) and starting a business makes it even more difficult because you are often filled with guilt. You know that you want to provide for your children and show them that you have to work hard in life to get what you want. However, you may miss certain things in their life, causing you to be filled with gu ...

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Four Tips When Shopping For the Perfect Retail Space

Whether you have decided to open your first retail store or your tenth, you know that it is important to find the perfect space! You want to make sure that your customers can easily find your store. You also want a store that is appealing to your customers so that they are happy and they keep coming back. Here are some tips when shopping for the perfect retail space ...

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Looking for an Office Space: How Much Do You Really Need?

Have you outgrown your home office? Maybe you never had a home office but you decided to rent an office space when you start your business. However, once you started looking for an office space, you decided that you really have no idea how much space you really need for your business. So, how much square footage do you really need? Here are some tips to help! ...

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Three Tips To Staying Motivated When Starting a Business

It can be very hard to stay motivated when you are starting a business. Most entrepreneurs are energized and full of great ideas to start. However, they quickly run out of steam and motivation when they encounter challenges and obstacles. Then, the real work starts and business owners have to dig deeper to keep their business going. Here are some tips to help you st ...

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What Office Building Amenities Should Lessees Look For?

When seeking new office space most businesses concentrate on square footage, location and annual cost. While these are undoubtedly important, some consideration must be given to what amenities the office building has besides four walls and a door. While the nature of the business and type of employees may dictate the relative importance of certain extras, these prove ...

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Tips for Renting Office Space With Ease

When you have done the hard work of finding your ideal office space location, it's time to think about actually renting it. This is a huge decision that could make or break your business. You don't want to make the mistake of committing to a location and then find out that the terms of the rental lease aren't suitable for your needs. Here are a few things to investigat ...

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Finding the Best Office Space: Factors to Consider

Starting a new business, relocating an existing one, or opening a business in a new city or state can prove difficult if you don't choose the right location. There are certain key elements you should focus on while you search. Consider these three areas for finding a good office space. Accessibility No matter what type of business you are operating, you need an offi ...

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3 Tips for Saving Money When Renting Office Space

Whether your business is large or small, you are probably pretty picky about finding the perfect office space. However, there is a good chance that you are worried about your budget. Luckily, following these tips can help you save money when renting an office space for your company. 1. Consider Alternative Options First of all, consider looking into alternative ...

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Commercial Real Estate Tips & Insights Top Three Office Amenities to Increase Employee Happiness

According to The International Facility Management Association (IFMA), there are three office amenities that employees love commonly provided by employers. These amenities not only make your employees happy, but they will also benefit your business in the long run. Break room: according to the above referenced report, 93 percent of employees enjoy a break room ...

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Design Your Office Space to Improve Engagement and Creativity

So you’ve found the perfect office space which will fit all your employees.  It’s in a location that everyone can get to easily—employees as well as clients.  Another plus is that you also find it affordable.  You might think that, at this point, you don’t have to worry about office space anymore.  However, there’s one important step still remaining to be c ...

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Trends in Office Buildings in 2015: Tenant and Investor Insights

In the world of commercial property management, there's a million dollar question: What do tenants want? Apparently, the answer varies, depending upon who you ask. A few things, however, were unanimous. Investors WANT to Mess with Texas According to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015 report, when investors responded regarding the five hottest markets of 2015, ...

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Looking for Retail Space to Suit Your Needs

When you're looking for retail space for your new or relocating business, it's not always an easy choice. There are number of factors you have to consider when making your selection, from size and location to the availability of parking. The best way to find exactly what you need is to contact a commercial real estate management company that can offer you a variety of ch ...

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2015 Business Trends Take Advantage of New Technology

Office designs are moving closer to looking like libraries with café tables, couches, stand-up work desks and changes in lighting.  Since technology lets you work from anywhere, offices function more as a place to collaborate, connect and maintain focus.  In fact, office space appears to be shifting towards providing a space where employees can concentrate as well team ...

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Management Company: Partnership, Reliability and Trust

When you think of “management company” what springs to mind first? Fees? Costs? How about peace of mind? At Hartman Income REIT Management, Inc., we are in business to make business better for you. How? Hartman’s mission, vision and core values are who we are. We do business adhering to these principles. What a difference you'll see that makes when you trust yo ...

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Starting Businesses: Addressing the Challenge of Finding Office Space

If you’re a business entrepreneur, then you know that finding office space can be hard. However, the magnitude of the challenge is considerably higher if your company is still at an early stage. Typically, property owners consider tenants that are willing to occupy their commercial space for at least 5 years. This is because it allows them to receive guaranteed cash fl ...

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Design an Office Space Promoting Creativity and Productivity

Once you have completed the process of locating the perfect office space, it is time to consider how you will design this space. You and your employees will be spending a lot of time in this space, so you want it to be conducive to your needs. For many businesses, creativity is a priority. Productivity is a key in every business. There are several things you can do to prom ...

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Green Technology – 4 of the Latest Advances in Office Buildings

Sustainable, environmentally friendly options have become exceedingly important in the world. Green technology has provided improvements in various industries, from transportation to architecture. The latest advances in commercial office buildings offer many eco-friendly advantages: 1. Recycled/Sustainable Insulation. Fiberglass is hardly an environmentally fri ...

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3 Questions You Should Be Able To Answer When Finding Office Space

Business professionals who are actively looking for office space typically fall into two categories: a newly established company that's ready to expand into an office space that can support business growth, or an established company that now needs a better solution for their office space needs. Whether you identify with one situation or the other, you should always appro ...

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Location, Location, Location is Most Important to Retailers

Looking for retail space is probably the most important decision that a business owner will make. And within that decision where you decide to locate your company will have as much to do with its success as what goods or services that you provide. Finding retail space that will put your business in the best possible position to thrive is key to its survival in a competit ...

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Top 10 Business Trends of 2015

Everyone is asking the same question, what are the 2015 business trends? Most business are looking to increase sales, and make their place of business a better place to work. For the ones that follow these trends, they have a good chance of making it happen. According to Forbes, this is the list of the top 10 trends of 2015: The Role of Salespeople Will Evolve: times ...

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Office Amenities That You Cannot Do Without

The day has finally come, and you are moving. You have worked in your home office long enough, and you have finally found the perfect office space. You have done all of your homework to make sure that this space has everything you need. Now it's time to check on the office amenities that will make your space just right. Office Amenities Control of the Thermostat: There ...

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How to Use Color Psychology to Improve Office Space Productivity

Color has a profound effect on our mental and emotional states. It can even alter our perceptions. For example, painting a room interior with warm colors such as orange causes people to feel warmer while using cool colors such as blue make them feel cooler. This effect has been used to save on heating and air conditioning costs. The stimulant effect of coloring a placebo p ...

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Considerations for Maximizing Office Space Productivity

Ensuring that your office space layout is conducive to high productivity requires consideration of many factors including the nature of the work, the corporate culture, and the management level of the people. While the optimal workspace can vary among the different types of employees, there are a number of considerations that universally apply to all situations. Concen ...

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Leasing Office Space: Common Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes every now and then, even though most of us do not want to admit it. Mistakes are all part of the life that we live; no one is perfect. When mistakes are made when it comes to leasing office space, those mistakes can be quite costly. The mistakes could end up costing you large amounts of dollars. Here are a few common mistakes that many tenants make ...

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Office Amenities that Make a Difference

Here's your office. There is a space for a desk. You are lucky to have a window. That's it. Water cooler is down the hall. That's not very attractive by today's standards. Employees faced with offices like this may end up feeling isolated and uncared for. But anything extra is an office amenity. To keep quality employees you need to provide a quality workplace environmen ...

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Why Renting Office Space for Your Virtual Company is More Effective

Many new companies begin as virtual businesses so they can start on a shoestring budget.The overhead costs of renting office space, buying furniture, and paying utility bills might seem frightening for a new business, but the benefits outweigh the cost. Some of the benefits of the virtual company may seem attractive at first, such as greater flexibility, no daily commute ...

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Starting Businesses: The Importance of Location

We've all heard the age-old saying "location, location, location" when it comes to running a successful business. It may even be one of those phrases that you've grown so accustomed to hearing, you haven't really paused for a moment to give it any consideration. But the adage is true - it would be very difficult to run a successful daycare center next to the county jail, o ...

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Questions to Ask When Leasing Office Space

If your small business is going to be leasing office space, it's important to know that you're choosing the right one for your business (and it isn't all just about price). Below are some questions you should ask before signing on the dotted line. What Will the Building Hours Be? You need an office space that you can access during the hours your employees will be workin ...

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Finding Office Space in Texas

In a fast recovering economy looking for office space on any significant scale can be a frustrating experience.  Office-using employment in the Dallas-Houston corridor is quickly recovering to pre-recession levels. According to the Wall Street Journal, investment in office buildings in the Dallas-Houston, which had averaged about $175 billion in 2006-2007 fell dramatic ...

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2015 Business Trends: Looking At The Big Picture

We are living in an economy that is constantly changing, the habits of consumers constantly change, and new business trends show up every year. For these reasons, it is important that a business remains updated on the trends so they can give customers the best service, along with high quality products. However, with the boom in technology, it can be tough for businesses to ...

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3 Ways Retail Space Will Benefit Your Business

Taking the next step toward renting retail space for your small business takes a lot of planning, studying, and consideration of different options. There are many strong benefits of having a retail space for your company and it might be time for you to make that move. This post will discuss three big reasons why you should consider incorporating a retail space into ...

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What to Look for in a Property Management Company

As you might know, the type of property management will play a significant role in the amount of annual revenues generated and tenant satisfaction. In such a situation, you’re more likely to have better customer service if current tenants are happy with their personal experience at the property. This article talks about what you should look for in a property when it ...

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3 Ways To Improve Your Branding Efforts

Branding isn't just something that takes care of itself. It's also not something that happens overnight or by chance. It takes careful planning and even better execution. Fortunately, businesses now have many options to establish their brand online. To do so successfully, you have to cover these three bases: Send a clear message A distorted or misunderstood message c ...

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Evolution of the Office Culture

Most people don’t know what an office looked like in the early 1900s, unless they’ve seen Saving Private Ryan. Remember the scene in which a clerk suddenly realized just how many sons Mrs. Ryan had lost in the war? The office was open with desks evenly spaced. The commanding officer was seated behind a glass wall. That didn’t change until around the 80s when cubic ...

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Tips on How Businesses Should Search for Office Space

Starting businesses are often characterized by their limited access to capital and their low chances of survival, depending on their sector of activity. However many manage to deal with these two business aspects each year, and even post solid growth numbers. When a startup experiences growth, it starts looking for a bigger office space to rent. This article offers tips ...

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Increasing Overall Efficiency by Outsourcing Tasks

Starting a small business comes with a number of advantages and drawbacks. Besides the feeling of self-accomplishment that you’ll have, there are many challenges that you’ll need to tackle on a daily basis. One of such challenges is to make sure that your financial records are always in great order. Because time is a scarce commodity, and bookkeeping duties time-consum ...

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2015 Business Books to Help you Grow your Small Business

Small businesses provide a huge advantage to their local economies by creating jobs and increasing tax revenue, among other things. If you operate a small business or are planning to, here are five 2015 business books you should read to help you in your endeavors. #1. Entreleadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches by Dave Ramsey Financial gu ...

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Check Out These 2015 Business Trends

Nobody's criticizing the way you do business. After all, if what you're doing has brought you success, there's no reason to stop. However, knowing what others strategies are popular can bring you more customers, motivate your employees, and increase your profits. To that end, Forbes Magazine discusses these 2015 business trends: Enhancing employee work/life balance. ...

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