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Naomi’s t-shirt business, Chic Couture, has blossomed, and her inventory has outgrown all possible nooks and crannies in her studio apartment. Ned writes website copy for corporate clients, and, with gym socks all over the floor, there’s no way he want to meet with them in his studio apartment. Noreen wants to start a dance […]

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Moving from home office to commercial space is a big leap in the life of a small business. The obligations you take on in a commercial lease can become your largest single monthly expense…and your largest single exposure to risk. Patricia found this out the hard way. Her fragrance and cosmetics business was growing. As […]

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Q: How much does a lawyer charge to look at a lease?  I am trying to figure out what is important.  I was hoping you might be able to give me some insight. A: Lawyers’ fees to review a lease generally depend on the amount of time it takes to do the job.  That, in […]

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The current climate may seem like a great time to secure office space.  Landlords want to make a deal, bargains seem to abound; space that was out of your league 2-3 years ago now seems within reach. Is now the time to leave your home office? Should you make the leap to commercial office space? […]

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The hidden costs of a commercial lease might be more than you can afford to pay. Like renting an apartment, an office lease gives your company the comfort of a place it can call home. But home can turn into a white elephant pretty quickly when business takes a turn–for better or worse. It’s harder […]

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