workspace renovations

Renovations to Make for a Healthier Workspace

By Commercial Space, Office Design, Prepping

With a COVID-19 vaccine available and light at the end of the end tunnel finally visible, many businesses are considering their options for a healthy and safe return to work for their staff. But the threat of COVID-19, and even future pandemics, remains a concern, so companies must remain vigilant and think about the health and safety of both employees and customers in their workspace.  Some safety measures go beyond furnishing hand sanitizer and moving desks further apart than normal….

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Business Trends to Expect in 2021

By Economic Growth

One of the words that likely comes to mind when thinking about the past year is “disruption,” and not in a positive way. No one expected the changes that the last year have brought, and some businesses have fared better than others.  But 2021 is a new year, and with it comes the opportunity to rejuvenate your business or take it in a new and exciting direction. Here are a few of the top business trends that can help you…

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Choosing Location and Style for Your Business

By Commercial Space, Office Design, Space Planning

At some point, every business owner has to consider new office space for their company. Whether you’ve outgrown your current space, are moving in a different direction and need something different, or are a startup that wants to display a more professional presence, new office spaces are just part of the typical business lifecycle.  But just because moving into a new space is normal, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it some thought. When you look for office space, you…

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Can You Use Natural Stone in a Bathroom?

By Design, Space Planning

For centuries, natural stone materials like marble, slate, and granite have symbolized power and wealth when used in construction and interior spaces. Only the wealthiest citizens in ancient Greece, Italy, and Persia could afford to have a craftsman mine, transport, cut, and install these materials in a building.  While natural stone is more accessible today, it’s still considered a high-end building material. If you want to give the bathroom in your commercial space a look and feel that will be…

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Office interior design

Our Office Needs a Face Lift

By Design, Office Design

Good office space designs incorporate a combination of functionality and aesthetics to inspire workers. When you design your office, it’s important to think about its utility first. But forgetting about the other elements can impact the productivity of your workforce.  The average full-time employee spends about 1,800 hours annually at work. According to one study, nearly half (46%) of professionals claim that their workspace heavily impacts their productivity. In other words, the interior design of your office can be a…

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eCommerce Trends to Watch for 2021

By Uncategorized

Businesses around the world were understandably caught off guard in 2020. No one expected that a global pandemic would threaten the health and safety of so many people and change the way we do business.  In the midst of these events, consumers have shifted the way they buy products, and many businesses have pivoted to online sales. The eCommerce industry has seen a tremendous surge over the past year in terms of buyers, sellers, and overall revenue.  The changes are…

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Charleston’s Historic Optimism Shows in New Building Project

By Charleston, Charleston Office Market, Charleston SC, Commercial Space, Construction, Economic Growth

The past year has been anything but ordinary for the country and the residents of South Carolina. But, that doesn’t mean progress has come to a halt. In fact, many new projects have been announced in the past year, including some exciting commercial space expansions. One such project in the downtown Charleston area is well underway.  Office & Retail Project in Progress – 741 Meeting Street A project at 741 Meeting Street has broken ground and will bring plenty of new commercial…

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Increase Your Business’s Curb Appeal

By Landscaping, Office Design, Space Planning

As a commercial business, one of your goals is likely to keep vacancies filled and your turnover rate as low as possible. What many property owners fail to realize is that both potential and current tenants are judging your property based on its exterior condition as well as its location, cost, and amenities.  If your building has zero curb appeal, tenants won’t want to sign or keep a lease for several reasons. They might wonder what you are neglecting inside…

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Fastest Growing Companies in SC Among State’s Top Businesses

By Economic Growth, SC

2020 might have been completely out of the ordinary in some respects, but that hasn’t stopped many companies from finding ways to continue serving the needs of their customers. Each year, a group sponsors this ongoing competition among the state’s fastest-growing businesses.  The primary sponsors include The Capital Corporation, Integrated Media Publishing, and KeenanSuggs|HUB Insurance. Anyone can nominate a company, but the criteria for winners include that they be headquartered in South Carolina, have been in operation for at least three…

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Keeping Your Distance to Create a Safe Workspace

By Office Design, Space Planning

No one was prepared for the changes that 2020 has brought thanks to COVID-19. A global pandemic has made an entire host of changes in the workplace necessary to keep both workers and customers safe.  But, change isn’t easy, particularly when it’s sudden and unexpected. If your company hasn’t completely integrated back into the office yet, you might be struggling with ways to do this effectively. Here are some tips for social distancing at work to create a safe workplace. …

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All Work and No Play? Not Anymore!

By Charleston, Charleston SC, Economic Growth, Tourism

The city of Hanahan will be getting a new boardwalk to connect the Hanahan Amphitheater and the Bettis Boat Landing. When the project is complete, it promises to bring new opportunities for businesses and residents of the area.  New Hanahan Boardwalk Construction is Underway After some initial delays, there is now plenty of progress underway on the new Hanahan boardwalk project. According to City Administrator Mike Cochran, the plans for the project were first proposed in 2018. But there was a…

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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

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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