Creating a Professional Storefront

Posted November 1, 2017
Having a professional storefront can make your business look more appealing and give you a competitive advantage over your competitors. Customers live a very busy life and one way to capture their attention and get them through your door, is by having an appealing storefront. Storeowners have the ability to promote their company by displaying a storefront that represents their business. These tips can help you decide how to decorate your storefront and get passing customers in from the sidewalk through your doors. Window Graphics Window graphics are a great option for businesses because it gives multiple options for design. The storeowner can add letters, designs, and shapes to create …

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Decorating Your Personal Office Space

Posted August 3, 2017
You spend a lot of your day at work. Your cubicle, desk, or office is your home away from home. Since you spend so much time there, it’s important to create a warm environment that will help keep you focused, motivated, and happy. Now that your company has found the perfect office space for you and your coworkers, it’s time to personalize your work zone.For starters, before decorating, make sure you understand the company policies for decorating your personal work space. A little DIY office décor can help you create a cute cubicle, but be sure it’s allowed! Take a look at your coworker’s work space to get an idea …

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Starting a Business in Illinois

Posted May 1, 2017
Chicago, Illinois is a prime hub for anyone looking to start a business. In this marvelous city, businesses have access to a wide variety of consumers, locations, and partners to make owning a business a success.One aspect of Chicago that makes it a perfect location to start a business is that it has affordable rental spaces. Chicago is one of the largest cities in the United States yet rent is not as ridiculously priced as it is in other cities such as San Francisco or New York. The Chicagoland area also has a wide variety of transportation options. With a well-planned highway and expressway system, intricate railway system, and two large …

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Benefits of leasing business space in the Chicago suburbs

Posted February 2, 2017
Chicago is the third largest U.S. city and is home to some of the most unique and developing cultures and economies. Being near such an amazing network of options to improve growth is extremely important for any company’s success. One way to take advantage of the amazing opportunities the Chicagoland area provides is by settling your business in and around this booming area. There are many advantages to leasing business space from retail and office space to industrial and commercial warehouse buildings in the Chicago suburbs.If your company requires employees to do a lot of travel for work or you have products that often require fast shipping, being near two …

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Location, Location, Location!

Posted November 1, 2016
The location of any business’ office space is extremely important to the well-being of the company. There are numerous factors that come into play relative to location that can and will affect your business.Your workplace needs to be easily accessible for clients, staff, and servicers. If your business is located in an area that is difficult to find, clients will not be able to find you and may be turned away. Staff need to have ease of access so that they do not become frustrated which may affect their work efficiency. When your business needs services completed, such as heating and cooling or painting, your service provider will need to …

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Make the Most of Your Office Space

Posted July 21, 2016
Now that you’ve found the perfect office space for your business, check out these tips to design it in a way that will make a lasting impression.Arrange desks and chairs: Position your workstations along walls and in corners to open up floor space and make your office feel larger.Update furniture: Get rid of large, bulky desks and change them out for smaller more space-saving alternatives.Create shared office space: Incorporate a common area into your space where the entire office can meet and connect on projects and ideas.Minimize clutter: Don’t leave papers and sticky notes thrown about. Make sure you have enough storage and organizers so that everything has a proper …

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Your Start-up's First Office Space

Posted May 2, 2016
Deciding to acquire office space for your start-up company can be very exciting but a little daunting. There are a lot of factors that should weigh into your decision on whether your business is ready to take that first step into a new setting.  First of all, does your company have the necessary funds to follow through with the plan of getting an office space? Preparing a spreadsheet to observe your net monthly income and expenses is the best way to get an idea of how financially stable your company is. If you are happy with where your business is at financially and you have plenty of wiggle room to tie …

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Why leasing your office space is beneficial

Posted February 5, 2016
Starting up a business and having to worry about finding the perfect office, retail, or industrial space can be a huge weight on your shoulders. The decision to buy or lease the space shouldn’t be added stress, however. The choice is simple, leasing is the way to go and here is why:Leasing your office space is the way to go if you are worried about having to make a down payment on the space or monthly mortgage payments. When you purchase a space for your business, you are typically expected to pay 25% of the purchase price as a down payment.  The 75% owed on the price of your new …

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Start Your Office Search Here

Posted December 1, 2015
Don’t enter the hunt for a new office space blind. By answering a few simple questions, will be on your way to finding the perfect office for you, your staff and your clients. LocationIs it easily accessible for both clients and staff?Is it in a secure neighborhood with accommodations for your clients and staff (i.e. coffee shops, restaurants, gyms)?Is there a dedicated postal address?Are there any direct competitors in this area?PriceCan you afford the rent deposit now?Is the space priced similarly to those in this location?Are there any hidden fees (i.e. parking, heating, cooling, internet, maintenance)?SizeWill it be able to fit all of your employees comfortably with plenty of space?Will you …

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Office Design Trends to Consider When Buying Office Space

Posted August 3, 2015
It’s no secret Americans work hard. Most full-time employees spend an average of nearly nine hours per day at work. With so much time spent at the office, the layout and design of the office should be a priority to business owners who want satisfied and productive staff. Before looking for an office space, have a layout in mind so you can find the right space to accommodate your plans. Here are a few office design trends you might want to keep in mind when searching for your next office:Shared space: a collaborative workspace is important for a younger generation of workers, who enjoy sharing ideas, building on concepts and need …

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