Tag Archives: commercial space

Five Different Types of Landlords Small Businesses May Encounter | Getentrepreneurial.com

Renting a commercial space makes up the largest of many small businesses’ monthly expenses. The location one chooses for their business significantly impacts the overall success of the organization. Factors such as accessibility from major roadways, the amount of foot traffic the location offers and local zoning codes and ordinances all play a role in determining the best commercial location to grow a business successfully.

Finding the right commercial location takes time and care. No small business owner wants to get trapped in a lease for a space that fails to suit their unique needs or proves too expensive. When determining a location, business owners interact with various types of landlords, and do well to proceed with caution to build a mutually beneficial business relationship for landlord and tenant alike.

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Six Design Mistakes to Avoid in Your Store | Entrepreneur.com

Retailers know they must provide quality products and good service to thrive, but too often, they overlook the importance of store design to their success.

Shopkeepers sometimes try to cut corners or simply don’t plan their commercial space well. They may skimp on lighting fixtures, for example, or fail to allot enough space for the inventory they will need to carry. “There is a tremendous amount of failure in retail,” says Jerry Birnbach, a Somers, N.Y.-based store-planning consultant. “Had [store owners] done a little due diligence upfront, they would not have failed.”

Here are six common mistakes to avoid when designing your store:

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