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April 19, 2018

How To Avoid These Common Issues When You Travel

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If you’re someone that has ever experienced a trip gone wrong, then you’re definitely not the only one. For one reason or another, it’s often far too easy to encounter problems when you’re traveling. As much as we’d all love for every single trip we take to go smoothly, this isn’t always the case. It can actually be quite tough to ensure that your travel plans actually do go to plan. However, as much as you may not be able to control everything about your trip, it is often useful to ensure that you can avoid as many issues as possible. Believe it or not, there are some common issues that tend to crop up time and time again. So if you want to ensure that things can go as smoothly as possible, here are five things to avoid. 

Poor Hotel Choice 

If you’ve ever arrived at a hotel and realized it’s nothing like you thought it would, it’s time to make sure that doesn’t happen again. In order to avoid staying at a really bad hotel, you have to do one very vital thing. It’s important that you do extensive research and consider reviews to find the right place, such as Fairfield Inn & Suites Villahermosa, that you’ll feel comfortable in. When you’ve read those reviews and seen real life pictures, you’ll feel a lot more confident about where you’re staying and you’re more likely to find that it’s a great place when you do arrive. 

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Overweight Luggage 

When your luggage is significantly overweight when you travel, it’s easy for you to get stressed out. Because nobody wants to have to pay those extra fines. So, instead, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re smart when you’re packing for a trip. Really edit down the things that you’re taking with you and get a scale to weight your luggage when you’re all packed, just to avoid any nasty surprises at the airport. 

Language Barriers

While you’re not always going to be able to learn a new language overnight, you will want to make sure that you can avoid any issues with language when you travel. To help you, be sure to pick up a phrase book - or better yet, download an app. You’ll find that you can speak into it, and it will translate for you. 

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Wasted Days 

It’s often far too easy to spend days doing absolutely nothing when you travel. And it can be frustrating. So to make sure that you make the most of your time when you do travel, build an itinerary before you go. Then, you’ll get to see and do as much as possible when you’re there.

Sickness 

And finally, nobody likes to get sick when they travel! This one may seem obvious, but it happens all too easily. Make sure that you get the shots you need before you fly out and don’t drink the water (bottled only). It’s also handy to know where the local pharmacy is and avoid the midday sun. Always wear sunscreen when you are out in the sun to avoid sun damage too.
April 18, 2018

The Office-Hunter’s Hurdles—What to Avoid When Looking for a Workspace

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Your hunt for appropriate office has been one rife with frustrations, big and small. You are so exhausted at this point that you are ready to give up and sign the next lease that offers you an affordable rate. Before you leap into a commitment that might last at least a year, you want to make sure your investment will be worth the effort. 

Finding suitable office space, even for the novice professional, is possible but can be tricky. Sage advice states location should be the motivating factor behind your choice of space, but your budget argues otherwise. This, on top of other factors, can make looking for office space extremely difficult. 

To know what to avoid when looking for workspace, keep reading below. 

Not Planning for Space 

Looking for an office space can be made much easier if you go in knowing exactly how much room you will need going into your search. To find how much space you need, first, find the square footage of the space and then find the amount of floor space by measuring all of the space that does not contain furniture or equipment. Subtract the floor space from the total square footage and divide this number by 36. This formula will generate maximum occupancy

Not planning for Growth 

Right now, your business might be in its infancy. You have enough space to meet your clients’ needs. In a few years, business picks up and you find that your office space is a little too cosy for comfort. With your clients sitting on top of each other as they wait for you, you really consider finding another spot, except you entered into a lease that at the time was a bargain but today if you broke it would be costly. 

One way to avoid the above scenario is to seek out an office solutions company that can provide you with all of the amenities related to office space at a much lower cost. Some of the more popular plans are the traditional executive office suite, the virtual office and co-working spaces. All three plans are scalable, so as your business grows you do not have to spend exorbitant amounts of money relocating, as the leases are easily modified. More importantly, the leasing terms tend to be more flexible, requiring a commitment for as little as a month.

Ignoring the Fine Print 

A big mistake that could cost you several thousand dollars, later on, is related to understanding all of the details related to your lease. When signing an office lease, make sure you understand details related to what is and is not included in your rental. 

For example, certain repairs are picked up by the management company and others the renters are responsible for. Another detail that sometimes is skipped over is related to costs for fitting out the place after the lease is over. Also, very important is understanding what penalties are assessed for late fees and for breaking the lease. 

Letting Cost be a Deterrent 

While your budget is a major factor in determining how much you can spend, penny-pinching to the point you sacrifice placing yourself in a prime position to save money is also another unwise move. Location is important, especially in a larger city where proximity to the business district, transportation hubs, and other sources of foot traffic can make or break your business’s ability to generate income. 

Exchanging location for price might hinder your efforts to make money by not placing you in the right spot. Again, there are alternative, flexible office solutions that can meet your business needs without being overly expensive. 

Finding a Workspace Utopia 

When looking for workspace, finding your utopian ideal is not some far-off ideal. Most of the frustration that is involved with finding space can be alleviated by going into the hunt knowing how much space you need and knowing the A to Zs of the lease you sign. Using those keen business skills that have helped you this far, you might find the search for affordable office space is one walk-through away.
April 03, 2018

The Future Of Your Money

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So many people spend their time trying to think of all the best ways to make as much money as they can. And while this is good - as everyone needs money, it gives people that financial freedom to be able to do whatever they want in life - it's important to know that there are many other things to focus on too. 

What happens if you're lucky enough to come into a lot of money? Then what? What are you going to do with it all? You need to envision the future of your money, because while there is nothing wrong with it sitting in your bank account - there are so many other things that you could do with it, whether that be putting it to good use, or making the number even higher than it already is. 

If you're a professional in this department, you most likely already have a vision of what you plan on doing, but if you don't, then you should definitely start thinking about creating a plan of action. 

Here are a few examples to get you started.

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