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How to Find the Right Business Premises

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There is a lot to consider when setting up a business. You have to make many important decisions as you go along.

One of the most important of these is where to locate your business. Whether you are looking for commercial property in Wimbledon or office space in central London the tips below will help you find the right business premises.

Reputation

These days, the image of your company is very important. The majority of consumers like to purchase products and services from companies that they believe they can trust.

If you base your company in a shady area, you can expect people to be wary of doing business with you. It is far better to pay a bit more and move just a few streets over to work out of somewhere that has a better reputation.

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Ease of access

You need your customers to be able to reach you easily. Therefore, it is important to locate yourself in an area with good transport connections. If people are going to need a car to reach you make sure that there is adequate parking available.

Even if you run the kind of company where face-to-face contact with customers is not essential, ease of access is still important. You still need to be located somewhere that is easy for your staff and suppliers to reach. Numerous studies show that being located in a good area with an easy commute is vital for retaining good staff.

Practical for you

If you are juggling looking after your family while running a business you also need to think about how practical the location will be for you personally. There is no point in locating your company miles away from where you live if it means a long commute for you.

It is far better to look for somewhere nearer home. In the long term, you will save yourself a lot of time by doing so. It will make getting to and from work less stressful and help you to be flexible. Being located fairly close to your home and your children’s school will make it practical for you to combine the school run with your journey to work.

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Room to expand

We all hope our business will take off and grow. Therefore, it makes sense to choose business premises with enough space to allow you to expand when you are ready to do so.

That does not mean leasing a warehouse that is twice the size you need. Rather, looking for space in an area where there are plenty of other units available to lease should you need to.

Value for money

Naturally, all of the above is important, but so is value for money. To be competitive, you need to keep your overheads as low as possible. That includes the cost of running your business premises.

It makes sense to take the time to shop around and way up the pros and cons of each site including the terms of the lease. Sometimes you will need to compromise to find affordable premises, but that is better than putting the financial future of your company at risk by leasing offices you really cannot afford.

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Trump Comments on Stock Market’s latest drop – says it’s ‘peanuts’

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Trump says Tuesday’s market drop is ‘peanuts’

President Donald Trump played down the stock market’s losses on Tuesday as “peanuts” when compared with the importance of striking a good deal with China and the gains since his election.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average “was about 16,000 or 15,000 and now it’s almost at 30,000,” Trump said at the NATO summit in London. “It’s going to be at 30,000.”

“If the stock market goes up or down — I don’t watch the stock market. I watch jobs. Jobs are what I watch,” he added. Today’s move is “peanuts compared to — we have picked up record numbers so that’s OK. That’s the way I feel.”

The major stock indexes slid Tuesday after Trump said he thinks it would be a good idea to delay signing a trade deal with China after the 2020 presidential election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 450 points at its lows on Tuesday, led lower by trade-vulnerable AppleCaterpillar and 3M.

“In some ways, I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal, but they want to make a deal now, and we will see whether or not the deal is going to be right,” Trump told reporters before U.S. markets opened Tuesday. When asked if he had a deal deadline, he added: “I have no deadline, no. … In some ways, I think it is better to wait until after the election if you want to know the truth.”

Despite his assurances that he doesn’t watch the market’s daily moves, Trump often tweets within hours of when the U.S. equity market reaches an all-time high. He has tweeted the keyword “stock market” 107 times since his inauguration

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Ok so there’s always that time when you just wish so bad you could straight up say whats on your mind, but you know you really shouldn’t, so you don’t. Well leave it up to kids to say exactly what you’re feeling, no hesitation or regret. Check out these kids quotes that say everything you wish you could!

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How to become a better businessman in 6 steps; Priceless advice from Entrepreneurs

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Become a better businessman in 6 steps following this priceless advice from accomplished entrepreneurs.

  1. “Do something you’re very passionate about, and don’t try to chase what is the hot passion of the day.”

    Jeff Bezos accentuates having passion for what you are doing, because if you don’t love it you are much more likely to give up. It’s hard to take an idea and turn it into reality, especially by yourself or when people whom you respect tell you it can’t be done. The passion and love you give to your project will determine it’s success rate over time.

    Jeff Bezos Become a better businessman

  2. “Don’t let people who you may respect and who you believe know what they are talking about tell you that it can’t be done.”

    Pierre Omidyar continues to say that often they will tell you it can’t be done and that’s only because they don’t have the courage to try it.

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  3. “If you know exactly who you want to be, you need to spend as much time [as possible] with people that are actually that already.”


    This advice from Gary Vaynerchuk is actually priceless when it comes to success in the business world. Think as well “It’s not what you know but who you know,” and surround yourself with people you look up to. Human’s adapt to their surroundings quickly, and soon you won’t just want to be an entrepreneur, you will also know how to act like one.

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  4. “Come up with 10 new ideas every day.”


    Coming up with at least 10 new ideas every day will keep your “idea muscle” in shape, which is critical for an entrepreneur in order to keep going and stay ahead of the fast paced business world. James Altucher continues to say that once you’ve done this for about 6 months you will be an idea machine. New ideas keep passionate projects alive and ensure growth in every direction.

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  5. Realize that, “naturally, nobody is interested in your ideas. You have to persuade them, and you have to show them that you are the one person out there that can do it.”



    Robert Greene, an American author known for his books on strategy, also says that “no one is really going to help you or give you direction.” Realizing this sooner than others will give you a head start and the ability to stop looking for recognition in others. Instead, you can focus on your passion project and make it perfect, and the world will not be able to ignore it.


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  6. “Don’t think about ‘how do I get big fast.’ That will happen if you build something meaningful and important.”




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    Danae Ringelmann’s advice is not something to skip. If you rush your ideas or your product you will be relying on luck more than anything to create success for you. While luck is certainly involved in alot of things, relying on it or betting on it to ‘get big fast’ doesn’t help you become a better businessman. Being proud of what you create, instilling passion into your work, and working hard will ensure success more than anything.


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