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The Top Business Trends for 2022

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Evolving technology and innovations make the business world a dynamic place. No one business trend remains constant for too long. To keep up with the fast-paced business world, small businesses need to be able to adapt to major trends. Here are the top business trends to look for in 2022: Remote Work Will Continue The world saw a huge increase in remote working in 2020 that has continued throughout 2021, and it is expected to continue growing in the years…

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Supply and Demand Trends That Could Impact Your Small Business

By Charleston, Charleston Office Market, commercial construction, commercial development, Construction, Economic Growth, Manufacturing

Do you think keeping up with supply and demand trends isn’t necessary for you? Think again! Almost half (45%) of American businesses are struggling with supplier delays right now. If you’re not among that half, then you can expect to feel the repercussions soon. Experts estimate the global supply chain problems will only get worse as we head into 2022. If you’re not keeping up with supply and demand trends, then you should be. Why? They’ll impact your business in one way…

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New Construction, Remodeling, or Renovation: Which Is Right For You?

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The average person often uses the terms “new construction”, “renovating”, and “remodeling” interchangeably. But did you know that they have very different meanings when you’re talking to professional contractors? What’s the difference between each type of project, and which category does your next project fall under? Let Carolina Services, Inc. answer your questions: New Construction With a new construction project, you’re typically starting from nothing to create a new, original space perfectly tailored to your needs. It may seem like…

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3 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Commercial Construction Company

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Whether you are an existing company doing a remodel of your space or a new tenant doing a build-out, you have a lot of things to consider when hiring a commercial construction company. Commercial construction has a few similarities to residential construction, but there are also many differences and potential complications for your business. If you’re planning on outsourcing your commercial construction needs, there are 3 questions you should ask to make sure you are choosing the right company.  1….

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What is Value Engineering in Commercial Construction?

By Charleston Office Market, commercial construction, commercial development, Construction

Commercial construction projects take on all shapes. Whether you are building or renovating an office, warehouse, or retail space, you want to make sure that your needs are met and your resources are maximized. When it comes to value engineering in construction, the goal is more about the best use of resources as opposed to finding shortcuts or the cheapest materials.  What is Value Engineering? Value engineering in construction is a method the project team uses to improve your project’s…

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Supply Shortages? You Can Still Completing Office Renovations

By Construction, Space Planning

Now that much of the country is getting back to in-person work after the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of companies are looking to make changes to their office spaces. Some companies have chosen to update their spaces, and others have decided that a full renovation is in order.  But there are new challenges in place for the commercial construction and renovation sector that could impact these plans. So far this year, we’ve seen volatile pricing for materials, an uncertain…

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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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You Deserve to Take a Break Today!

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

Working eight hours or more day after day can be mentally and physically challenging. Whether you work outside doing manual labor, have to stand on your feet all day, or are anchored to a desk, it’s vital that you take breaks for the sake of your health. And, when you supervise people that do these jobs, it’s just as important to encourage them to take some time-outs. Study Shows Correlation Between Employee Engagement and Breaks Working your staff to the…

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Should You Renovate Your Office 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 renovate your office space.  Your office needs to reflect your brand, and this is tough to accomplish if it isn’t functional or its look is outdated. As…

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The Benefits of an Ergonomic Office

By Design, Office Design, Space Planning

===As a business owner, you probably have a long list of goals. Chief among them will be things like maximizing productivity, cutting costs, improving product quality, and treating your staff well.  What if you could achieve all of these goals by making an ergonomic office one of your top priorities? When you look at the many benefits of integrating ergonomics in your workspace, you’ll discover why these initiatives have so much value.  Here is what you need to know about…

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Want a Healthier Workspace? Consider These Renovations

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 a 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 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 unforgettable…

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Office Interior Design – Give Your Space a Face Lift

By Design, Office Design

Good office interior design incorporates 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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