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How Partnering with a Real Estate Agent for your Commercial Lease Saves Time, Money and Stress

Negotiating a commercial lease takes a particular skill. For a business owner who is wearing too many hats already, the idea of discussing lease terms, reading clauses, looking for loopholes and working out every other detail to ensure a good deal is time-consuming and tedious. This is why partnering with a real estate agent for […]

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5 Ways to Have a Green Commercial Renovation

Being environmentally friendly is more than a trend these days; it’s a way of life. So it makes perfect sense that those planning a commercial renovation are seeking out contractors who are familiar with the products used for this sort of project. Considering a renovation or need a commercial space built? Here are 5 ways to go […]

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Is Your Practice Ready for a Multisensory Office Design?

For the average person, one of the most uncomfortable places in the world is the doctor’s office. The un-ergonomic chairs in the waiting room, the stark, white walls and long hallways, the rubbing alcohol smell of sterility — they can all add to a patient’s sense of trepidation for even the most routine visit. Even […]

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Office Moving Checklist – 3 Things You Absolutely Must Do

Congratulations! You have found the perfect space for your office, everything is signed and cleared and you are ready to go. Except there is one slight snafu…you have to figure out the moving process.   Office moves are a wonderful sign of growth and success for businesses, but it comes at a price. Moving is […]

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10 Items to Look for in a Commercial Renovation Contract

There is an old saying. “It only counts if it’s in writing.”  No matter how small your reno job is, you should have a written contract with the contractor. Here are ten issues you should make sure to cover in every contract. The contractor should have a physical address listed on the contract. If possible, before signing […]

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Office Renovation Surprises You Need to Watch Out For

When most people think of renovation ‘surprises’, the first thing that comes to their minds is home remodeling disasters — much like what you see on TV. Most people don’t realize that commercial remodels can be just as prone to surprises and disasters as residential ones are — and a lot of them are pretty […]

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Why Your Office Renovation Needs an Architect

An office renovation can be stressful or stress-free. What makes the difference is hiring the right professionals for your job. Besides choosing the right company to do the renovation, you’ll need to decide whether you need an architect.  Depending on the scope and type of improvements, you may not have a choice. Certain types of […]

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Selling Your Business – Planning an Exit Strategy

If you make a mistake starting a business, while it may set you back, chances are you will get an opportunity to reverse the mistake. When you’re selling you get one chance to get the most out of everything you have worked so hard to build. With that in mind let’s take a look at […]

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Questions to Ask When Hiring a Commercial Contractor

Planning for any major renovation takes a lot of preparation. You want to make sure it’s done right and in an appropriate time frame. One of the big steps you’ll have to take is hiring a contractor. A search through the phone book and internet will yield plenty of results. It’s hard to tell from […]

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The Best Colours for your Dental or Healthcare Clinic Waiting Room

A visit to a healthcare clinic or dental office can result in many emotions including stress and anxiety. That’s not ideal since you, as a medical professional, want your patients to be calm and relaxed during their visit. What can you do to create a calm environment that will put people at ease? Picking the right colours […]

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