Need to know how to create a Construction Budget? Or maybe you have to renegotiate your existing lease. Then take a look in Deal School for some great 101 advice all written by experienced professionals
What is "The Development Process"? - Wouldn't it be nice if building your dream came with step by step instructions?
Site Selection & the Development Process By Thomas J. Filazzola, P.E. - Of course the demographics of the neighborhood and other marketing aspects are critical at determining what constitutes a good location, but that's only half the battle.
Proportionate Share - The most misunderstood thing about proportionate share is that it doesn't necessarily mean an equal share. You may be paying much more than your "fair" share of common charges and or taxes.
Market Planning 101 -There's a big difference between a good site and good-looking site. Think of a Market Plan as a business plan for your location.
About Real Estate Brokers - What they do and are they really worth the premium that they charge
Your Lease is Up, But Are You Really Out of Options? There's always opportunity to be found, even in your expiring lease!
Tactics and Tips
to help make your renewal profitable.
Construction Budget -
As important as your Business Plan, a well-prepared budget will help get you and your business started on the right foot.
The Environmental Benefits of LED Lights - The benefits of modern LED technology do not stop at their energy design...they also do not contain the toxic chemicals that are used in older fluorescent bulbs.
Painting Green - An increase in demand for green buildings is fueling the commercial painting contractors industry towards developing greener paint and coating products
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on which the structure of this nation was built are:
Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence"
- Eddie Rickenbacker
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Buying a Franchise - Evaluating Franchise Investments and Franchise Disclosure
Buying a franchise represents a different approach to starting a business. Some statistics are impressive: it is said over 40% of all U.S. retail sales are through franchised establishments. But an alarming number of franchised operators make less than the minimum wage, working 7 days and 60 to 80 hours a week, pursuing an expensive and elusive American Dream that turns into a nightmare of epic proportions. These cases of franchise failure can and should be prevented.
Real Estate Development Information for the Independent Businessperson