4 Reasons Your Office Renovation Needs a Project Manager

Do you really need a professional construction management team to oversee that office renovation project? After all, you’re not designing the Taj Mahal, right? How much trouble could it be to manage the installation of flooring, rearranging furniture, setting up equipment and applying a few coats of paint? If you are considering shouldering the responsibilities of […]

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5 Quick Tips for Your Pharmacy Renovation & Design

As your pharmacy grows or you begin to offer new services, renovating to modernize and keep up with trends can add to your opportunities. A well thought out plan considering key points before you begin helps create a new space that is flexible yet specific to your current needs. Here are ten things to consider when […]

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5 Way an Office Renovation Can Improve Productivity

If your office is looking old or run down, did you know that can affect productivity? If business has hit a slump and staff seems in the dumps, an office renovation could breathe new life into everything. Upgrading the lobby sofa is not enough. To really inspire employees and get things humming, take the time to […]

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12 Essential Tips for Managing a New Commercial Build

As your business grows, your office space must grow along with it. That often means renovating an existing building, adding on to your facilities, or building an entirely new structure. Following are some tips for new commercial builds to help you make the most out of your renovation or new construction. Adhering to these tips might save […]

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5 Things to Look For When Building A Commercial Renovation Team

An office renovation is a complex construction project. It’s important to partner with professionals who become more than contractors. You need professionals that perform as your own team members. It may seem a daunting task to build your own team of architects, electricians, etc. Here are 5 questions to ask contractors being considered for your perfect commercial renovation […]

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Before You Sign: 5 Things to Check Before Making Leasehold Improvements

Although buying a property for your business might be ideal, it isn’t always possible or practical. And when you need to do some renovations on a property to set it up for your business, leasing your building space might be the most cost-effective option. Before you sign that lease, however, make sure you check these […]

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5 Things to Consider When Preparing for an Office Renovation

So, you’re thinking of renovating your office space, and you’re wondering – what needs to happen before someone breaks out the hammer and nails and disturbs the office peace? Here are a few things to consider doing at the beginning for a smoother remodeling process. 1. Gather input from your employees Your employees work in […]

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How your Office Design Can Affect Employees

Your employees have to spend day after day in the office, the same four walls pressing in on all sides and the same sights, sounds, and smells assaulting their senses for hours at a time. The design of your office space is crucial to the experience that they will have while at work — do […]

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5 Ways to Have a Green Commercial Renovation

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?

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

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

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

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 Reno Needs an Architect

Why Your Office Reno Needs an Architect

Renovations 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 renovations require […]

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Selling Your Business – Planning an Exit Strategy

Selling Your Business - Planning an Exit Strategy

Starting a business is often intimidating, overwhelming, and frightening. Depending on the business there are myriads of people, tools, and considerations that you have to put together and fine tune to ensure your business will be profitable. Selling that business is no different, and in fact it may be everything that starting a business is […]

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Questions to Ask When Hiring a Commercial Contractor

Planning for any major renovation takes a lot of preparation. When it’s your office, you want to make sure it’s done right and in a decent amount of time. 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. […]

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The Best Colours for your Dental or Healthcare Clinic Waiting Room

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, anxiety and even fear. 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 […]

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5 Actionable Tips for your New Commercial Build

5 Actionable Tips for your New Commercial Build

A new commercial building can bring great rewards, but it also requires a lot of planning between multiple entities. If you’re looking to house your dental practice or health clinic in its very own dedicated building, study the following five tips first to ensure that your project will start off on the right foot. 1. Plan your budget […]

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3 Tips for Improving Your Healthcare Practice

Tips for Improving Your Healthcare Practice

What do patients want from you? For the healthcare professional, some answers will be fairly straightforward. Most patients are going to want competent service provided by a trained healthcare professional. But what do you do if you want to go beyond the obvious and be truly excellent? Here is a summary of 3 things that Michael […]

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How to Make Your Dental or Healthcare Practice Reception Area Look Great

How to Make Your Dental Reception Area Look Great

The competition for patients is tough. Most patients know they have an increasing number of options for care and they are not afraid to use them. To attract and retain a steady patient load, good patient care is seldom enough. Patients expect you to impress them. Whether you operate a dental or healthcare clinic, don’t underestimate the power of an attractive […]

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Got Office Design Ideas? Questions to Ask Before You DIY

Got Office Design Ideas? Questions to Ask Before You DIY

Building or remodeling a clinic is a huge investment, perhaps the largest investment you’ve made since investing into your business in the first place. In the hope of reducing costs, some healthcare professionals consider doing the work themselves. After all, there are so many do-it-yourself (“DIY”) shows and websites out there, and you’re an educated […]

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Leasing Commercial Property in Canada

Leasing Commercial Property in Canada

While property ownership is often the gold-standard goal of every business or practice for investment and business equity reasons, it is not always the right choice. For many businesses, commercial property leasing is a more attractive option. This is especially true for medical and dental practices, and for a number of very important reasons. Just Starting […]

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Buying Commercial Property in Canada

Financial Commitment for Buying Commercial Property in Canada

The decision to buy a commercial property for your clinic or practice is not a decision that should be entered into lightly. Purchasing commercial property is a serious step for any business, and one that should only be undertaken after carefully considering all the ramifications. The most important consideration is the financial commitment. The financial commitment of […]

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Buy or Lease Commercial Property for Small Business? 4 Factors to Consider

Financial Commitment for Buying Commercial Property in Canada

If you have a small business like a medical or dental practice, deciding whether to buy or lease a commercial property is a critical undertaking. Both options have clear advantages, and both options have clear disadvantages. While finances are of paramount importance when deciding, which option is best for your particular situation, there are also […]

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The Value of an Office Makeover

The Value of an Office Makeover

No matter how well a service is performed, or an office is designed, the physical space of your business is a huge factor in the impression you make on your clients, both new and existing. The aesthetic of an office is valuable for new businesses, existing businesses and in the process of selling a business. It involves […]

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A Feng Shui Design Concept for your Office, Dental Practice or Healthcare Clinic?

A Feng Shui Design Concept for your Office, Dental Practice or Healthcare Clinic?

Interior designers specializing in office décor acknowledge, Feng Shui principles are a good selling makeover concept for dental or medical office property listing. Feng Shui principles take office renovation into a new sphere of cognitive engagement. True balance attained through synthesis of space and practical use value in Feng Shui, makes the philosophy especially adept for […]

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3 Tips for Office Design to Increase Productivity

3 Tips for Office Design to Increase Productivity

Studies show that simple solutions for staff underperformance might lie in some basic office design changes. Bright, natural lighting and a specific colour scheme can help make your healthcare clinic operate like a well-oiled machine. Here are three office design tips that to increase productivity at work. 1.  Lighting: Bad lighting causes eyestrain that can lead to fatigue and […]

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FAQs: Should We Renovate or Build New?

FAQs: Should We Renovate or Build New?

As a commercial property owner, the decision to renovate or rebuild will face you at some point in your ownership. As the property ages, problems and issues develop with building infrastructure and the building itself. Aesthetic preferences change and tenants want updated looks. As experienced contractors, we get this question a lot from our clients: renovate or […]

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FAQs About Buying Commercial Property in Canada

FAQs About Buying Commercial Property in Canada

If you or your company are looking to purchase a piece of commercial property for your dental or medical practice, you no doubt have many important questions. Where to purchase? How much will you need for a down payment? How does it compare to leasing? Here are a few of the questions about purchasing commercial property […]

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Top 10 Things to Consider BEFORE Buying Commercial Real Estate

Before signing a commercial lease, make sure you know about these 6 potential pitfalls!

There is a unique criteria for every buyer when it comes to purchasing commercial real estate. But no matter what your circumstances, there are still fundamental questions that you should ask during the consideration phase. Here are the top 10 things you need to think about before buying commercial real estate. Thinking in the future […]

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Preparing Your Practice for Sale – Facility, Plant & Equipment

Preparing Your Practice for Sale – Facility, Plant & Equipment

Not unlike buyer ability to realize immediate cash flow when considering the purchase of a practice, they are also absolutely driven by status and the basic optics of any investment. Many of our clients have mature or outdated practice facilities, so during the course of their appraisal we make suggestions regarding aesthetic improvements and are often met with push-back.

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FAQs About Commercial Leases in Canada

FAQs About Your Commercial Leases in Canada

Leasing space for your practice is one of the most important decisions you will make when you open or relocate your dental practice or healthcare clinic. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions that we hear about from our clients about their commercial leases in Canada. You can always refer to the Canadian Commercial Tenancies Act for […]

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3 Ways to get more Referrals for Your Dental Practice

3 Creative Ways to get more Referral for Your Dental Practice

Referrals are a great way to build the clientele of your dental practice. For an established dental practice, 70% of new patient growth should come from internal patient referrals. But besides providing excellent care and service, what can you do to build your word-of-mouth referrals? Here are 3 suggestions of creative ways to get more referrals for […]

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Architects vs Designers: Who You Need and Why

Architects vs Designers Who You Need and Why

If you’re considering a substantial commercial renovation or new build, you need to have the right people on your team keeping you in budget, on time, and in full compliance with the law. In addition, you’re going to need an objective sounding board that can help you plan for the uses of your space. Architects […]

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The Keys to Choosing a General Contractor: What Business Owners Need to Know

The Keys to Choosing a General Contractor

Hiring a contractor is the most important step a business owner will take when building a new facility or updating existing space. The key to hiring an efficient, trustworthy contractor lies in your ability to ask the right questions before you hire a contractor. Below are the top 12 questions you should ask when choosing a general contractor.   […]

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Top 10 Things to Consider BEFORE Signing a Commercial Lease

6 Important Things to Consider BEFORE Signing a Lease

One of the most critical tasks facing any business owner is signing a commercial lease. To be successful, your business needs a good location. Unfortunately, good business real estate is both a finite and an expensive resource. If you want the best location for your existing business, or if your business is just starting out, […]

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5 Easy Tips for Your Next Office Makeover

Easy tips for your next office makeover

Is your office drab and boring? Was your last office renovation during the first Trudeau administration? Studies have shown that worker can be increased by revamping their work environment and replacing drab with warm and inviting, and boring and staid with colorful and cheerful. Just as importantly, many customers associate outdated offices with outdated, boring […]

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How to Improve Security for Your Practice or Medical Facility

How to Improve Security for Your Practice or Medical Facility

Medical, dental, and related healthcare facilities are a tempting target from thieves. From expensive computer and office equipment, to prescription drugs and medical supplies, much of what you use in your daily practice could be a quick source of cash for resourceful thieves. You need to take steps to make sure that your practice is protected, and […]

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Renovating Your Practice? Now May be the Perfect Time to Go Paperless

Renovating Your Practice? Now is the Perfect Time to Go Paperless

Are you currently planning on a major renovation to your dental or healthcare practice? If so, now would be the perfect time to consider going paperless. A paperless office would not only help your practice gain valuable new efficiencies in patient service delivery, but also help regain valuable office space currently being used to store paper […]

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Creative Ways To Get More Referrals For Your Dental Practice: Focus On Kids

Get more referrals for your dental practice by focusing on kids

A Canadian Institute for Health Information report records that each year 19,000 day surgery procedures to treat cavities are performed on children under the age of 6. In children ages 6-11, over 23 percent have at least one cavity, missing, or filled tooth. In adolescents 12-17, the statistic soars to over 58 percent. If you’re […]

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Simple Tips To Make Your Practice Or Clinic More Appealing

Simple ways to make your practices more appealing

We want to help you make and keep customers. Having a well designed clinic is one of the first steps you can take in achieving this, but it is also one of the most daunting. Customers will appreciate feeling more comfortable in an environment that they might feel is too impersonal and possibly intimidating. Here’s […]

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5 Signs It’s Time To Update Your Practice

There are a few warning signs it could be time to update your practice.

If a medical or dental practice has been established for a number of years, it’s easy to become complacent. After all, ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it’. But keeping up with trends and technology is more than having up to date magazines in the waiting room. Here are a few signs that you might need to […]

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Ready to Renovate? Don’t Miss a Step with this Office Renovation Checklist

Ready to Renovate? Don’t Miss a Step with this Office Renovation Checklist

Same old scenery, different day? The furniture has lost its comfort, the wallpaper that once brought everyone an uplifting vibe has dulled, even the carpeting could use a change. Maybe you’ve been convincing yourself for a while now it’s time to venture into the world of renovation, but are a little nervous about the process. How do you go […]

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6 Tips on How to Sell Your Practice.

6 Tips on How to Sell Your Practice.

You’re looking to sell your practice. Maybe you’re retiring. Maybe the hospital has given you an offer you can’t refuse. No matter why you want to sell your practice, there are certain aspects of the sale you should be aware of before buyers are sending offers your way. Selling your practice is a big commitment, […]

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Best Practices of Dental Office Design

Best Practices of Dental Office Design

Having an updated and innovative dental office that showcases your own aesthetic is important, but it takes a lot of creativity, planning, and setting realistic goals. There are five main aspects of utilizing the best practices of dental office design and the following allows you to have your dream office that is functional and pleasant […]

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4 Key Steps in the Planning Phase for Office Renovations

4 Key Steps in the Planning Phase for Office Renovations

From time to time, you’ll want to renovate your workplace–freshen up the look and feel, change up the space, and add functionality or style for broader appeal. When it’s time to upgrade your office, you may not know where to start. There are a lot of factors to consider, and while you may be a professional […]

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6 Steps to Increase the Value of Your Dental Practice

6 Steps to Increase the Value of Your Dental Practice

Is your practice growing or declining? 75% of practices have experienced declines since the last recession. That’s a pretty scary number. There are two reasons for wanting to increase the value of your practice: either you’re thinking of selling it or you want to upgrade your current practice to the next level. In either case, […]

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4 Surefire Ways to Grow Your Medical Practice or Health Clinic

4 Surefire Ways to Grow Your Medical Practice or Health Clinic

When operating a successful medical practice, whether you’re a physician, dentist, optometrist, chiropractor or any other type of health-related practitioner, one of the goals on your mind is to increase the value of your business. With that in mind, here are some surefire ways to get more clients, keep your practice going strong, today and […]

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