5 Things That You Need to Know About Leasing Commercial Real Estate

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Owning a business with any number of employees or inventory is going to require having a large enough building to accommodate it.Leasing commercial real estate is one of the least expensive ways to get set up quickly.  It is less expensive (short-term) than buying and gives you the option to move out quickly if things progress over the next few months or years.With things in the U.S. economy forecast for a positive turn, this can translate into both good and bad opportunities for those with a need for rented space.  For example you may be able to find buildings that haven’t been rented in months and are able to lock into a great price for a reasonable term.  However you could also find yourself stuck with space that is not up to … [Read more...]

Managing Financial Difficulties after a Job Loss


It doesn't matter who you are or what you do, financial hardship can hit anyone. And given the present economic condition in the world, losing your job is always a possibility.As someone who's lived through a layoff; I understand first-hand the fear and frustration of being out of the workforce. You give everything you have to an employer, and they give you the boot.There are several ways to handle this. You can get upset and live your days in misery, or you can wipe the dust off your feet and move on to bigger and better opportunities.However, as you look for something better, reality might set in. A regular job means a regular paycheck, thus a way to cover all your monthly expenditures. If you lose a job, there’s a chance that … [Read more...]

Make Sure You Know What You’re Getting Into Before Starting a New Career

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The following post is a guest contribution.  If you would like to write for My Money Design, please feel free to contact me.Sometimes it happens.  We think we know what we want to be when we grow up, and we make every honest effort to get there and fit that role.But then reality sets in.  The job isn’t quite as glamorous as we thought it would be.  The hours aren’t great.  The pay or advancement opportunities aren’t really there.  And all around everyone seems pretty miserable or complacent.Is this how you really want to spend the next 30 years of your life?  Surviving? … [Read more...]

Tips and Tricks for Researching Potential Employers

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The following post is a guest contribution.  If you would like to write for My Money Design, please feel free to contact me.Imagine you're looking for your first job or fed up with the one you have.  You put your resume out there and receive an invitation to interview.  You ace the interview, receive a job offer, and decide to take the plunge!  Everything sounds good so far, right?But then you go to work that first week and can't stand it!  It's not the job duties themselves but instead it's the people or environment that is a nightmare.  Your new coworkers are stressed, the boss is yelling, and the next few years of your life are starting to look pretty ugly.That's exactly what happened to a friend of mine when he left our … [Read more...]

Registered Trademark – How Does It Protect Your Business’s Identity?


For anyone who has spent years of hard labor developing their business brand, it is essential to protect everything you have worked for. As you diligently gather your business’ audience, you can imagine the dismay when another company starts using your brand or logo for their own. This will not only confuse the consumers of what your business is all about, but you will be sharing the same reputation with the business whose brand sounds similar to yours. … [Read more...]

How Being Successful Might Include Leaning Out From Work

A Pile Of Zen Stones by Grant Cochrane

What do you consider to be someone who’s “made it”?  Does that phrase bring up images of young fit people in business suits smiling as they rush to the next meeting holding their cell phone to their ear and a Starbucks treat in the other hand?While this is often a popular stereotype seen on TV and the media, for those of us that actually make it there it can come with a lot of sacrifices that we might not even be sure (or even aware) that we’re willing to make.So ask yourself this: Why does being successful have to stem from only your job?  Aren’t there other ways or other things you can participate in that would be just as rewarding or fulfilling?  You may not realize it, but developing a healthy separation between work and home so … [Read more...]

The Skills You Need For Your Finance Career Path

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The following post is a guest contribution.  If you would like to write for My Money Design, please feel free to contact me.Everyone who has ever wanted to start down a finance career path knows that it takes a strong capability of knowing your ways around numbers.  But these days there's just more to it than having the analytical and problem-solving chops. You're more likely to be judged on your character traits and ability to handle problems more so than ever before.   And that’s in addition to having the proper technical skills and qualifications to perform your basic duties.If you want to succeed in a finance career, then you've got to be ready.  Below are a few tips for becoming the best candidate to take the job and succeed at … [Read more...]