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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Healthy and Clean Air in Your Office Space

By Construction, Installation, Space Planning

Since we spend roughly 90 percent of our time indoors, having clean air matters. Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the “quality” of the air in your office’s indoor space. More specifically, you want your office to be free of pollutants and materials that float freely throughout the building, which might cause significant harm to both occupants and your business.  How Indoor Air Quality Impacts Productivity There is an established link between clean offices and higher cognitive functioning. In short, this means that having…

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Renovate Now? Or Later?

By commercial construction

As your business changes and grows, it makes sense that the office space it occupies is going to need to evolve to keep up. Whether you have experienced massive growth, have more office staff working from home, or have simply changed the focus of your business, now might be the perfect time to think about remodeling your space.  Your office needs to reflect your brand, and this is tough to accomplish if it isn’t functional or its look is outdated….

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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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