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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!


 

4 Expert Design tips for Your Office

Sacha R - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Amazing Reception Desk

 

A functioning office and workspace is of the utmost importance when it comes to your business. Whether you have a big budget, or you want to stick to a more modest route, it can be easy to make your office look like you hired a professional designer.

1. Lighting: The majority of a person’s day has the potential to be spent inside an office working. Lack of good lighting can create a negative impact for your workers, especially if there isn’t enough natural lighting coming into their work space. Eye fatigue and tension headaches are some of the issues caused by inadequate lighting which ultimately, can take a toll on their work.

2. Create Spaces: Everything throughout a worker’s day doesn’t have to happen at their workspace. Whether it’s eating lunch, a casual conversation, or a creative session, creating spaces allows for workers to dismantle communication barriers while encouraging a change of scenery and spontaneity in the office.

3. Organization: When it comes to your office, it’s important to make sure everything works cohesively, and to be mindful of areas your clients or customers will see. Having a space that is organized, as well as tidy, will help make your day-to-day business operations running more smoothly.

4. Invest in Your Furniture: Going back to the budget, it might be tempting to cut corners. One place you should invest some money into is your furniture. Cheaper furniture may sound more appealing due to the up-front costs associated, but, in the long run you will have to replace these pieces sooner than if you had invested in quality items. Additionally, first impressions are a big deal. If a client or customer visits your business and they see your furniture is in shambles, they might be apt to take their business elsewhere.

The design of your office space is the foundation to your business’ culture. While the design of your office doesn’t make the business, it can certainly make the business more attractive. Maybe it’s where your office is located that is the real issue and there’s not enough design tips that can help. If that’s the situation, then start looking for a new space! With properties throughout the Capital Region, we’re sure to have what you’re looking for. Contact Rosetti Properties today to schedule a tour!

 

Start the New Year with a New Space for Your Company

Sacha R - Thursday, January 04, 2018

Commercial Space available

 

Rosetti Properties is a family owned and operated business which got its start in 1957. We take a personal interest in all of our properties and have a hands-on approach as part of our business which garners top-level satisfaction and customer service.

Benefits of Leasing from Rosetti Properties

While many property management companies have only a few properties, typically in one or two areas, Rosetti Properties has over 500,000 square feet of commercial buildings throughout the Capital Region. With a high number of spaces, you’re sure to find the office or retail space best suited to fit your needs.

Commercial Properties: Our commercial buildings are “A” rated and they can also be altered to suit the individual needs of your business.

Retail Spaces: Our retail spaces will help your business become the store your customers love to visit.

Management Services: Put your mind at ease knowing that our staff is dedicated to maintaining the building and office space. As part of our hands-on approach we have an immediate response for all emergencies.

Additionally, we maintain the landscaping and exterior of your business since this is the first thing your visitors see and first impressions are of the utmost importance for the success of any business. We also ensure that all lease standards have been met by the previous tenant and any items that need to be addressed are taken care of prior to the new tenant moving in. This is all part of our move-in and move-out preparation services. Once you’re ready to schedule a tour of our available spaces, contact us so we can get started!

 

3 Reasons to Hire Movers for Your Business

Sacha R - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Hiring a Moving Company

 

 

Moving your office to a new space or building can be an exciting time, but, it can also cause a bit of stress or missed business opportunities if it isn’t handled properly. Because of this, businesses who are moving offices should hire a professional moving company.

Why You Should Hire a Moving Company for Your Business

1.Your Employees: Whether your employees are physically fit or not, they don’t know how to properly package and move your office furniture or electronic equipment. Moving can also be stressful on the mind and body. Unless they move furniture for a living, they most likely aren’t your best option.
2.Time is Money: Consider when the move will happen. If you ask your employees to help you, there’s a good chance it will happen during business hours. The job will in fact be completed, but, they should spend their day in more productive ways. Professional moving companies can work with your schedule and get the move completed on your time and your terms.
3.Level of Difficulty: Organizing, packing boxes, wrapping furniture, and packing vehicles can create a lot of work and is more difficult than it seems. You will also need to consider what vehicles are being used. Will you use your own and your employees or rent a truck? Whereas hiring a professional moving company eliminates the stress you would be creating. They supply materials, moving equipment, and transportation.


Before you sign a lease for a new office space, contact Rosetti Properties; we have commercial offices as well as retail spaces available. Schedule a tour of our properties today!

 

4 ways to Celebrate the Holidays in the Office

Sacha R - Thursday, December 07, 2017

get Ready fo the Holidays

 

The holiday season marks the end of the calendar year and a time to celebrate with friends, family, and colleagues. If having a lavish party for your office isn’t something you have a desire for, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday season with your employees. Doing so gives you the opportunity to have your employees interact with each other, increase morale, and even work on team building.

Cookie Swap: You supply the beverages while encouraging your employees to bring in their favorite seasonal cookies. If their cookies are homemade, ask them to bring in the recipe, doing so will encourage your employees to talk about something aside from work. At the end of the swap they will have exchanged recipes and learned more about each other, encouraging team bonding and growth.

Ugly Sweater Day: Schedule an ugly holiday sweater office day. Some employees may not want to participate themselves, and that’s okay, but they’ll enjoy seeing the other fun and festive sweaters.

Schedule a Team Lunch: Whether the lunch is catered or potluck, schedule a time so that the entire team can come together and break bread. Have fun with the lunch break, play seasonal music, include games and festivities that will spark conversation and engagement.

Make a Contribution: Rather than hosting a lavish party, make a charitable contribution from your office. Donate to a charity or buy gifts for a family in need. Your team will come together and make a donation that is worthwhile creating a positive experience for everyone.

Whichever route you decide to take for your office, make sure everyone is involved as much as they want to be. Some employees may be more “behind-the-scenes” and would prefer not to be front and center (like during games). Give them the choice to participate or not, but, make sure everyone knows about the plan.

Contact Rosetti Properties
Searching for a new office building or retail space? Rosetti Properties has everything you’re searching for! With availability throughout Albany County, we’re sure to have the space you need. Contact us today to schedule a tour!

 

Learn the Differences Between a Property Manager and a Landlord

Sacha R - Friday, November 17, 2017

Difference Between a poperty manager and a land lord

 

Before renting a commercial or retail space for your business, there are obviously a lot of factors involved that you will need to consider. Have you thought about what renting from a property manager could mean for your business as opposed to renting from a landlord?

•A landlord who manages the property on their own (or with a small team) may not always be available for you when you need them the most. For instance, leaving the shop for lunch on a Saturday? What if you accidentally lock yourself out? It could be a few hours before a landlord can help you. Business owners need someone who will be less of a friend and more of a partner.

•Property managers offer a superior, more professional experience for their renters. Many landlords are less willing to spend their own money on services or repairs, whereas property managers handle repairs and services. Our concern is the safety of your business, employees, and customers. If our tenants have a maintenance request, they can simply visit our website and complete a request.

•A professional property management team may appear to be a stickler for the rules, but, this could actually benefit you in the long run. Landlords will sometimes give you a verbal agreement, only for it to fall through. Property managers handle everything in writing, protecting you - your time, investment, your interests, and business, but also protecting themselves.

As with many options in the business world, there are many options which need to be weighed. When it is done properly, as opposed to a quick decision, it can prove to be very beneficial in the long run.

When you’re ready to view our amazing commercial or retail spaces and see all that Rosetti Properties has to offer, contact us and we’ll get started!

 

6 Tips for Renting a Space for Your Small Business

Sacha R - Friday, October 20, 2017

Small business renting tips

Your business has finally reached a point where you are ready to move into an office building or retail space. For years, we’ve heard the saying that’s as old as time – “bigger is better” which isn’t always necessarily true when it comes to finding a place for your business. So how do you find the right facility to suit your small business?

1.Size: Bigger may seem like the way to go, but, that isn’t always the case for each business. You need to evaluate a few factors including number of employees, furniture, as well as function. If you rent a space with a lot of offices, but, not enough employees to fill them, they essentially become wasted space.

2.Lease Duration: Prior to asking for, and signing, a lease you need to bring up the length of the lease. There are property management companies which offer a standard duration without flexibility.

3.Learn the Demographic Area: It is important to educate yourself about the market and the spaces you’re viewing. It is easy to fall in love with the first space you look at, but, it’s important to push forward a view a few more places. You could potentially make a mistake if you’re looking through rose colored glasses. It is also just as important to learn the area surrounding your available space.

4.Get Insurance: This sounds like a no-brainer, but, through the excitement and commotion, it can easily be forgotten about. Business owners of every size need to protect their investment as well as themselves. Unfortunately, things out of your control can happen, so it’s best to cover your assets.

5.Create a Positive Space: Once you have your space and everything has been moved in and set up, it’s time to create an atmosphere where your employees will thrive. Creating an atmosphere that is made up of work ethic, strong core values while allowing a bit of freedom allows for your employees and your business to flourish.

6.Contact Rosetti Properties: Build your business the way you want with Rosetti Properties. With property throughout Albany County, we’re sure to have something you will love. We have commercial offices of every size and magnitude as well as retail spaces that your customers will love visiting!

When you’re ready to view our amazing properties and see all that Rosetti Properties has to offer, contact us and we’ll get started!



Keep Your Office Productive With the Right Space

Sacha R - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Office Productivity Tips

You already know that location is a major part of your business’ success. Take a look into the productivity level of your employees; this also plays a role into the level of success your business can reach. There was a time when open plans meant your office was reaching its highest productivity level, and then came the cubicle design. There have been many studies which link level of comfort to productivity. So which is best for your business?

Cubicles

People often think of cubicles when they hear the word ‘office’. Cubicles are great for giving employees their own space, but, doing so is a fine line. Having too many cubicles can make employees feel cramped or crowded, this can make your employees feel less productive.

Open Plan

An open plan uses large open spaces while maximizing the use of small rooms such as offices. In theory, this plan is structured so that employees can work cohesively on projects. With this in mind, the open plan also gives the chance for interns or team members with less experience to work closely with more experienced members.

So which is right for your business? Ultimately, the decision is up to you and the type of business you have. Many businesses flourish with an open floor plan and employees find it easier to access each other and work together. Alternatively, there are other businesses that need the privacy of cubicles or individual offices for their employees to be productive and focus on their tasks. Whichever the case is for you, Rosetti Properties will help you find your ideal space! Contact our office today to view our available spaces!

 

Renting Vs. Buying Your Office Space

Sacha R - Friday, September 08, 2017

Rent or Buy

As a business owner, you want to do what is best for your business and yourself. One aspect of your business to consider is whether you should buy your space or if it would be more beneficial to rent an office. Weigh your options before making a final decision with our list!

The Pros of Renting an Office

Location: Renting an office allows you to move when the time comes and you don’t have to be concerned with selling. Working with a rental office gives you the opportunity to pick a place where your business will flourish while giving you the opportunity to decide what community you want to be part of.

Less Stress: As with any form of ownership there is a lot of stress and headaches associated with owning your office. Any sort of maintenance cost is solely your responsibility. Whereas with renting an office, if there is maintenance needed you have a team who handles it for you. This allows you to focus on your business and offers you more time to complete the tasks at hand.

Costs: As opposed to buying your space, there are less upfront costs associated with renting. When buying, there are costs associated with appraisal, inspections, down payment and possible improvements needed for the property.

Flexibility: While renting your office, you have the ability to move to a new space once the lease agreement comes to an end. This is especially beneficial if your business gains more employees and you need a large space. Owning your space doesn’t give as much flexibility. You can certainly move, but, you will also need to sell the empty building. Having an empty building that isn’t selling can certainly cause a business owner a lot of stress.

These are only a few of the many reasons why renting and office can be more beneficial for you as well as your business. Rosetti Properties has many office spaces as well as retail spaces throughout the Capital District. No matter your business, or size, you’re sure to find something you love while working with Rosetti Properties. Contact our office today to find your ideal space!