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Turn Business Failures into Success

Sacha R - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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Throughout your time as a business owner, you will have a series of happy moments as well as moments that didn’t go quite as expected. It’s important to keep yourself and your business on track and not allow these moments to become monumental. So how do you turn a business failure into success?

• Assess the Situation: You may not be able to fix an error or situation on your own, but, it is up to each business owner to make situation assessments. When you’ve hit a bump in the road, take notes of everything that is happening to help rectify the issue.
• Become Efficient: The statement “we’ve always done it this way” could be detrimental to your business. The processes you had in the beginning were, in all likelihood, inefficient; it’s time to ditch those processes and switch to something that is more efficient.
• Plan for the Unexpected: Business owners shouldn’t operate their business while wearing rose colored glasses, you should be prepared for the unexpected. There are many aspects which are outside of your control such as changes in the economy.

Above all, don’t quit. A setback doesn’t mean you need to close your doors forever, simply use it as a learning experience. As your business continues to grow and change, the needs of your office or retail space will continue to grow and change as well. With properties throughout Albany County of varying sizes, we are sure to have a space your business will flourish in! Contact us today to schedule a tour!

 

4 Ways to Encourage Office Collaboration

Sacha R - Thursday, June 07, 2018

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If your team has been feeling overwhelmed with work, or they have encountered a mental road block that’s keeping them from completing a task or coming up with fresh ideas, then it’s time to incorporate items into your office space that encourage collaboration.

Encourage Office Collaboration in 4 Ways

1. Creative Space: Whether your business is an office or retail space, having a creative space for your employees to gather is essential. The space should encourage open discussion and allow for ideas to begin flowing. This space also allows for conversations to be held away from others who aren’t involved in the specific scenario and won’t disrupt their work.
2. Open Floor Plan: Many offices have noticed a higher level of collaboration when they switched to an open floor plan. They encourage active communication, brainstorming, as well as addressing questions quickly and easily.
3. Snacks: We’ve always been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but snacking throughout the day keeps our energy up and spirits high. Whether it’s a snack cart in a central location, homemade goodies in the kitchen, or candy in meeting spaces, the occasional snack will help keep the momentum going and encourage more conversations and collaborating.
4. Music: Light background music has been known to keep the creative juices flowing as well as inspiring creativity and team building. While it is not meant to be intrusive, there is a happy medium that any office can find suitable for their needs!
 
Perhaps you have tried incorporating these ideas, among others, into your workspace and you’ve found that your team is still stuck. If this is the case, it could be your office or retail space causing the issue. Don’t let your space hinder the growth of your business! Contact us today to schedule a tour of our commercial and retail spaces!

 

The Benefits of Implementing Innovations in Your Business

Sacha R - Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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Business owners and their staff should be looking for new and innovative ways to help the business prosper. But it doesn’t stop at the research level, you will need to consider the innovations that will be best for the company and put a plan into place to implement them.

How Businesses Benefit From Implementing Innovations

1. Showcase Your Qualities: Help your business stand out from competitors in your market by showcasing your unique qualities. It’s common for businesses to say they are different from their competitors, but, to really put you ahead of the crowd it helps to showcase what makes you truly unique.
2. Increase Productivity: As your business continues to grow, you may find that the staff has become overwhelmed with their workload. If this is the case, you may find that it’s more beneficial to implement a new process to get the work done. This might even be a group effort that you and your staff discuss during a company meeting. It could also be beneficial for you to know how your staff is feeling and how they feel a new process could help.
3. Solve Problems: If you have a persistent problem that reappears frequently, it could be due to a cookie-cutter answer. Think outside the box to find an answer and solution that will work for the business as well as finding a solution once and for all. Whether the issue has been product related, shipping methods, or office productivity, there’s sure to be a solution that will help your business.
4. Beat the Competition: Business owners who take on an innovative thought process and are open to a new process, procedures, and technology are more likely to beat their competition. Those without this thought process is more likely to be left behind.

Contact Rosetti Properties

An additional way to help your business flourish is to set up shop in one of our commercial or retail spaces! With properties throughout Albany, New York, your clients will find that you are centrally located and easy to access. Contact Rosetti Properties to schedule your tour!

 

5 Team-Building Activities

Sacha R - Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Teammates high-fiving

 

 

Team bonding and growth are essential for any business, but, it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Bringing your team together can be as simple as getting up from your desks and going outside.

5 Team-Building Activities That Won’t Break the Bank

1. Book Club: You can meet monthly or quarterly, whichever fits the schedule of your business the best. As individuals, we tend to enjoy reading different authors, genres, fiction or non-fiction, which creates a great opportunity for your staff to share their favorite books and authors!
2. Eat-and-Meet: Turn your staff meeting into a session where you enjoy good food while recapping your accomplishments or struggles. Taking food or beverage requests from your staff can give everyone better insight to their teammates and what they enjoy eating. Having pizza or bagels at every meeting gets old, try something new!
3. Get Outside: There are so many fantastic places to go for a long walk or hike in New York’s Capital Region. It’s ok to have a bit of shop talk going on during your outdoor excursions, but, it’s also nice to simply take in the scenery and enjoy non-work conversations.
4. Game Time: Try incorporating a friendly game into your team meetings, especially ones that help break the ice and for the team to get to know each other. Games like Two Truths and a Lie is a classic game where each person tells two truths and one lie about themselves and the rest of the team has to guess which one is the lie.
5. Cards of Recognition: When you see something great happening in your team, whether it’s them coming together to create a solution, or just going above and beyond their daily duties, give them a small shout out with a card of recognition. While this won’t necessarily create a bonding session for your team, it will give them a sense of recognition, which is always nice!

Find the Ideal Location

For your business to flourish, it’s important for your team to come together and bond, but, it’s more important for your business to be in a location that is truly ideal. If your business is located in a part of town that is less than appealing, or the building is difficult to access, this can deter potential clients or customers, and even the staff you’re striving to hire. Rosetti Properties has both commercial and retail properties throughout the greater Albany, New York area which is centrally located to so many great places! Contact us to schedule a tour of our properties and to find a place to set up shop!


 

4 Tips for Maximizing Your Office Space

Sacha R - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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With the amount of time you spend in your office taken into consideration, it is important to maximize your space while creating efficiency. It’s a fine line between “organized chaos” and “chaos”, and from an outsider’s perspective, they could look the same.

4 ways to maximize office space

1. Declutter and define: Clutter can slow an office down physically and mentally, which hinders the effectiveness of the business. It is also easy to misplace something you thought you just had your eye on; when in reality it’s at the bottom of a pile.
2. Think vertical: The addition of shelving units can be monumental for offices. Our commercial buildings are “A” rated which means they can be built or altered to fit the needs of your business, so if shelving units will work for you – let us know!
3. Cut down on paper: Relying on a lot of paper can mean that there are miscellaneous piles throughout the office of documents that are unclaimed – or ones that didn’t need to be printed. Not only does it begin to pile up, but, it also creates the need for more filing cabinets and storage – both of which can take up space.
4. Reevaluate your desk: When we think of owning a business, we often picture a large office with an even larger desk. It’s time to reevaluate that picture and decide if a smaller-scale piece of furniture can do the job just as well. This will free up floor space so that you can incorporate other essentials into your office.

If you’ve tried these tips and found they didn’t help clear up as much space as you were hoping for, it could be a sign that you need to find a new place for your office. If this is the case for you, schedule a tour with Rosetti Properties. We have spaces throughout the Capital District and are sure to have something that will help your business prosper.

 

5 Ways to Make Your Office More Energy Efficient

Sacha R - Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Man using tablet

 

As a business owner, you know that there are gadgets and pieces of technology that your office needs in order to flourish. However, many of these pieces of equipment have the tendency to increase your electric bill. If this is the case for you, it’s time to find a common ground that will allow your business to grow, without costing you a fortune to keep the lights on.

5 ways your office can be more energy efficient

1. Shut down at night: One of the biggest offenders to raising your electric bill is caused by equipment being left on when everyone is home for the evening. If the equipment does not need to be on when the office is empty; switch it off before locking up.
2. Use Energy Star-qualified products: The Energy Star label indicates that the equipment uses at least 20% less energy than a standard model. This label allows offices to know that they are making the best choice for the office.
3. Use power strips: Even when not in use, most office electronics use what is referred to as “phantom energy”, which means even though it’s sitting idle, it is still drawing power from the outlet. Rather than unplugging multiple pieces of equipment, consider purchasing a power cord for items such as computers or printers, and then flip the switch to off when they aren’t needed.
4. Switch to laptops: Desktops have a tendency to use more electricity than laptops. Businesses that swap even a few of their desktops for laptops can see an increase in energy efficiency.
5. Set sleep modes: Most pieces of office equipment, such as copiers or computers, have a “power save” mode or “sleep” mode setting which can be used turned into an energy-saving mode after a certain number of idle minutes.
 
These are only 5 of the energy savings tips we have to offer you! To learn more ways to become energy efficient and to schedule a tour of our properties, contact Rosetti Properties today. Your ideal space is waiting for you to set up shop!

 

 

4 Landscaping and Snow Removal Benefits Your Business

Sacha R - Friday, March 23, 2018

Beautiful Landscape

 

As with the interior of your business, the outside makes an impression on your visitors, whether it’s clients or prospects, how the area around your building is maintained speaks volumes. Many property management companies do not offer either service to their renters, which can create quite a headache for you as a business owner. For our tenants, landscaping and snow removal services are part of our property management services!

The Benefits of Our Professional Landscaping and Snow Removal

Long-Term Economic Benefits: Curb appeal is key for many businesses no matter the current weather conditions. Landscapes that are well maintained are likely to attract the attention of those passing by whether they are on foot or driving. A well-put together landscape and walkway gives the impression that you are detail-oriented, proactive, and that you appreciate the aesthetics and quality of your business.
Environmentally Conscious: In addition to curb appeal, plants and foliage around the property are beneficial to the environment. Plant life has the potential to reduce soil erosion while increasing rainfall retention. The cleaner water means a potentially less toxic environment for the wildlife around your business.

Increased Safety: The likelihood of your business closing due to weather conditions, such as snow, is minimal, which means it will need to be accessible. The lack of snow removal raises the risk of potential clients opting to move on from your business to a competitor since they cannot easily access your business. Additionally, if the parking lot or sidewalk are not properly maintained it increases the chances of personal injury – which is just as dangerous to your business.

Long-term Savings: Rosetti Properties maintains the landscaping services and snow removals for our commercial and retail spaces so that the business owners can focus on the more important aspects of their business. Additionally, since we handle the maintenance for the property, it alleviates the concern of finding companies to maintain your landscape as well as snow removal. This in turn saves you financially in the long run.

If your business currently resides in a facility that does not offer this service, then it’s time to set up shop in one of our spaces! Contact us today to schedule a tour of our available offices, we’re sure to have a space that is perfect for the needs of your business!

 

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4 Office Decorating Tips from Rosetti Properties

Sacha R - Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Open office efficiency

 

Your business is essentially home away from home and while you want it to have many creature comforts we enjoy, you also need it to maintain a professional image. This balance is easy to obtain using these decorating tips we have gathered!

4 Office Decorating Tips

1. Make a Good First Impression: Making a good first impression is something we’ve heard about for most of our lives in preparation for the workforce. It doesn’t just stop at your personal demeanor; you also need to take your business space into consideration. Take an honest look at your business, almost as if you were a client visiting the office. Is it clean, organized, and inviting?
2. Add Some Color: The color(s) and décor of your office should reflect the business and its services. Legal offices, for example, tend to stick to the neutral tones, but adding a pop of color can bring life into the building. Whereas creative businesses tend to have more color throughout the office, but, these offices should keep in mind that too much can be overwhelming. The key to color is moderation!
3. Remove the Clutter: Throughout the life of your business you’re apt to acquire a stack of papers, documents, and other office debris. These piles are rarely dealt with, even though we tell ourselves we’ll take care of them. If the piles aren’t handled accordingly, they could cost you potential business as well as valuable time. Your staff could potentially spend a large amount of time looking for a paper or document that could be in one pile or another.
4. Get Organized: In addition to removing clutter, your office needs to get organized! This may not seem like it’s a part of decorating, but, it is. There’s more to decorating than painting and hanging art. Create functional spaces for specific office activities. For example, your printer, copier, and fax machine should have their own space with their supplies that keep them running.

Perhaps you’ve run out of space and no amount of reorganizing or decorating can help maintain the professional appearance your business deserves. If this is the case, contact Rosetti Properties to schedule a tour of our properties! Our commercial buildings are “A” rated which means offices can be altered or built to meet the needs of your business! All commercial spaces are suited for individual needs and surpass all town codes and ordinances. We look forward to helping you find the property best suited for your business!

 

Do You Know When it’s Time to Expand Your Business

Sacha R - Thursday, February 22, 2018

Expand your meetings with this office

 

The goal for every business owner is for their business to flourish and succeed, but, do you know when the right time to expand your business is? An obvious sign that it’s time to expand is outgrowing your current location, whether it’s a home-based office or brick and mortar office.

Aside from needing more physical space, there are a few concrete signs that will help you decide when the time is right to expand your business.

Determining When It’s Time To Expand Your Business


Amount of Business: Do you have more business than you can handle or have you turned down business because you’re too busy? Are your employees working around the clock? If either of these are a “yes”, then it’s time to expand. Having too much business is a good thing, turning away business because you don’t have enough space, product, or employees to handle the business, creates a bad situation.

Monitor Your Industry: Many industries are susceptible to growth and rapid changes. It is essential to monitor trends and changes in your industry as well as your business. You will need to keep up with the changing market especially as it evolves, rather than fall ball and suffer the consequences.

Funds and Sustainability: Arguably the most important factor to expanding your business is whether or not the business has the funding and sustainability in order for an expansion to be realistic and feasible. The cost-benefit will need to be weighed heavily if you were to expand but needed to take out a business loan. It is not ideal to take on more debt than your business can withstand.

Find the Ideal Location: For your business to truly flourish, it may be dependent upon its location. Rosetti Properties has commercial and retail office spaces throughout the Albany, New York area which can be built to suit the needs of your business. Contact us today to schedule a tour to find the space your business deserves!

 

Home-Based Business vs. Brick and Mortar

Sacha R - Friday, February 02, 2018

Shaker Run Plaza

 

As a business owner, you need to weigh the pros and cons of all of your options. Which internet package will best fit your needs, what technology will help your business thrive, and even if you should base your business from your home or have a storefront brick and mortar location. Certainly you have heard people boast about the luxury of working from home, but, is that truly the best option for your business?

Brick and Mortar vs. Home-Based Business

While running a home-based business may seem as though it is more cost effective, that may not actually be the case. Individuals who leave their home for the day in order to go to work have a tendency to turn down their heat or A.C. If your business is based out of your home, you are unable to lower your heating or cooling. Therefore, you are heating or cooling your home constantly throughout the day which raises your overall costs.

Additionally, you may need to install a business landline or purchase a secondary cell phone with the sole purpose of maintaining business calls. There may come a time when you feel the need to have a second computer as to eliminate distractions on your personal computer during business hours. Congruently, you will need to make sure your software and internet can handle the needs of your business.

Most importantly, if you are operating your business from your home, you will need to convince your clients that you are professional and serious about them and your work. Unless you have a separate entrance and a section of your home that is completely dedicated to your business, clients are less likely to take you serious. Home-based offices also run the risk of eliminating foot traffic. Brick and mortar offices create an opportunity for your business to be found easier and perhaps on a whim by a potential client who was in the area. You also won’t have to worry about maintaining a professional front and business appeal with a brick and mortar location.

The expansion of your business will also be limited and hindered by your home office. Is there enough room for yourself and employees? If the answer is no, are you able to handle every aspect of the business on your own?

 

Contact Rosetti Properties

With these few aspects in mind, you may find it easier and more beneficial to have a brick and mortar office for your business. To find the location that will best suit you and the needs of your business, contact us to schedule a tour. With properties throughout the Capital Region, we are sure to have a property you will want to set up shop in!