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Jennifer Iverson

New Engineering Degree Draws More Students

By Charleston, Charleston SC

Employers in the Charleston area will soon have another quality labor talent resource in the engineering field. The College of Charleston has announced that it will be expanding its offering for engineering majors with a new bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. If you are a current or prospective employer in the region or are thinking of studying engineering locally, this is exciting news for the industry and the growth of engineering jobs.  The Outlook for Electrical Engineers Electrical engineers design,…

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Laminate vs. Tile: Which is Right for You?

By Construction, Design, Installation, Office Design, Space Planning

Floor coverings have come a long way over the past several years, which is exciting news for your commercial space. Laminate flooring and tile flooring are two types of floors used by many businesses. They have a different look and style, and one might meet your needs more than another.  Choosing a floor for your business can be tough without all of the information. Here is what you need to know about the similarities and differences between laminate and tile…

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Protect Yourself from Cyber Theft

By Uncategorized

Cybersecurity risks for small businesses have become so prolific that managing them effectively might be considered a full-time job. To be sure, larger companies hire someone whose only role is to keep the company’s and their client’s data safe from scammers and hackers.  Sure, you can contract with one of those Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, but this generally won’t be enough to solve the issue. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) even warns that small businesses must make cybersecurity practices and…

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Staff Motivated

By Charleston SC, commercial real estate, Economic Growth

Having a motivated staff is vital to the success of your business. When your team responds positively and puts its best efforts forward, you’ll have an organization that is characterized by excellent performance and growth.  There’s a common misconception that the best way to motivate people is with cash. Compensation helps, but employees want to feel valued and appreciated above anything else. Here are some of the top ways you can keep your staff motivated and increase your business results. …

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Ready! Set! Go Back! Returning to the Office

By Uncategorized

As many parts of the country continue to reopen, employers are looking at plans to bring staff back to work. But business operations won’t look like they did pre-pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has laid out some specific guidelines for safely reopening office spaces.  While reopening your business might provide the financial relief you need and be welcome by customers and employees, it’s vital that you have a safely prepared office space before moving forward. If you’re struggling…

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Accessible Office Spaces Can Be Beautiful

By ADA Compliance

Have you considered whether your office is truly accessible? It’s been nearly three decades since the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) created guidelines to protect the rights of people with disabilities.  Only about 6% of disabled people use a wheelchair, but wheelchair accessibility is most people’s first thought when it comes to compliance. What about the other 94%, including those with invisible disabilities?  While having features like curb ramps, wheelchair lifts, and handrails are vital to ADA compliance, what other features can…

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How Do We Recover From This?

By Uncategorized

Few businesses were prepared for anything like what the coronavirus pandemic has wrought on the global economy. In just a few short months, COVID-19 has caused countries to shut borders and businesses to close doors, either temporarily or permanently.  When a crisis strikes, it can be tough as a business owner to figure out the next steps, particularly when it is something unprecedented like a pandemic. But, business leaders and entrepreneurs can take some proactive steps to remain strong and…

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Keep Your Distance at Work – the Future of Social Distancing in the Office

By Uncategorized

Cramped and open office spaces were considered the norm just a few short months ago. But, a deadly global pandemic can shift trends rather quickly. If you can currently reach out and touch someone from your workstation, then your office isn’t allowing for social distancing.  Not all employees can work remotely, so those who need to be in an office environment need to follow certain guidelines. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that workers maintain a 6-foot separation to protect workers both…

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How to Use Your Office Space More Efficiently

By Office Design, Space Planning, Uncategorized

The nature of how work is accomplished has changed drastically over recent years. More workers either get things done from home or find that they are increasingly productive in different work settings than those provided. If companies aren’t collecting and analyzing data about how their workforce is using office space, there’s a good chance that efficiency and money are being sacrificed.  Why You Should Understand How Your Office Space is Used We live in an age where there is an…

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What is Co-Work Space and Why Do People Like It?

By Charleston Office Market

Not all commercial real estate projects are targeted towards rentals, retail, or traditional office space. Another alternative that has risen to the surface is a less traditional office space layout designed for co-working space.  Many workers and companies alike now shun the idea of a traditional office environment. But, sitting at home may not be the ideal solution either. If you are considering co-working space for your next project, here is what you need to know about them and some…

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