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  • 3 things your self-storage business needs to compete

    Self-storage facilities are part of a growing industry in Australia. With more and more consumers and small businesses needing access to storage, the industry is bound to become even more competitive in future years. To stay ahead of the trend, consider these three amenities for your self-storage facility.

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  • Conscious consumerism and your retail business

    As younger consumers gain more and more spending power, it’s vital businesses understand what they look for in a brand. Conscious consumerism is driven by these fresh-faced Australians who are after environmentally sustainable and socially ethical products. Here, we discuss the importance of an ethical supply chain.

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  • Budget 2018: Expectations for commercial real estate

    Commercial real estate is rarely directly impacted by the federal budget. However, certain changes to sector funding and job creation strategies pose potential implications for property on the Gold Coast. Here, we break down some of the ways the budget is positioned to influence commercial real estate.

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  • 4 tips for improving your workplace

    This year, the average Australian in full-time employment will work about 2008 hours, assuming no annual leave is taken. That’s a lot of hours! Since we’re spending so much of our time working, it’s worth putting time and energy into improving the workplace. Here are four tips to help your reno process.

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  • 3 ways commercial lending differs from residential

    Are you considering buying commercial real estate on the Gold Coast? There are plenty of benefits to owning commercial property, either as a source of investment income or as ground for your own start-up. However, financing can present a challenge because it differs from residential lending.

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  • APRA’s latest plans good news for Gold Coast investors

    There’s even more good news for Gold Coast property buyers: APRA is lifting their 10 per cent benchmark on investment loan growth. Put in place four years ago to minimise risky lending practices, APRA has confirmed that the cap is no longer necessary. Here’s what the announcement means for Gold Coast investors.

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  • 5 common commercial tenancy mistakes to avoid

    As a new or seasoned business owner looking to acquire a commercial lease, you’ve got a great journey ahead of you. With smaller up-front costs and less long-term commitment, commercial leasing is a fantastic idea – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t pitfalls that should be avoided. Here, we highlight five of them.

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  • Have you ever considered investing in senior housing?

    Looking to add to your commercial property portfolio? Before buying something familiar, it’s important to look into new, emerging spheres as well, including senior housing. With more and more Baby Boomers entering aged care, there are clear opportunities for high returns. We take a closer look here.

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  • Retail insights: How to collect (and use) in-store data

    Today, bricks-and-mortar retailers face more competition from the internet than ever before. If you don’t give consumers what they’re looking for, they’ll go online. So how can we keep this from happening? The answer lies in collecting customer data in-store and providing exactly what they’re after.

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  • Is it time to renovate your commercial space?

    Have a big vision for your commercial space? Before you get to work, make sure you’ve thought carefully about what renovating would mean for your business. Certain projects can add major value to your space but only if you’re adequately prepared. Here’s how to make sure your Gold Coast business is ready.

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