Painless Networking for CEOs: Tips for Thorough Preparation

iStock-665394842Boost your confidence and get the most out of networking by following these tips.  

Have you attended a networking event only to feel like you didn’t get much from itDo you ever feel uncomfortable or anxious at a networking event? If you said, “yes”that’s okay! Many entrepreneurs and business owners are intimidated by approaching a complete stranger and engaging them in conversation. For some, especially introverts, it can even be terrifying. However, you can feel confident at your next networking event through a little planning and finding what works best for you.

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What Every Owner Needs to Know About Project Contingency

Contingency_Blog2_1200x627Unforeseen project circumstances cost Owners time and money. Learn more about project contingency to ensure you’re financially prepared for the unexpected.


The pressure to keep project costs as low as possible is often overwhelming for Owners. On one hand, you want to finish on budget and make your proforma. On the other hand, the numbers are tight and the margin is thin. So, when it comes to planning and establishing your construction budget, adding contingency can seem to inflate the budget. However, when unforeseen issues arise having a little cushion already built into the project budget can actually create safeguards to ensure the project is completed within budget.

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7 Things You Need to Know Before Signing A Commercial Lease

 iStock-648943142Don’t regret signing your next commercial lease. These 7 tips will prevent disappointment.

Signing a commercial real estate lease is often the single, longest commitment a CEO or business owner will make for their company. So, it’s not surprising many CEOs and owners are concerned about tying their business to an unfavorable lease agreement or to an undesirable location or space with no flexibility for growth.

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Selling Your Business: Commercial Real Estate Tips

iStock-827615404When it comes to selling your business, you absolutely need to know your business’ value. Don’t overlook commercial real estate as part of your valuation.

With 50% of all small business owners over 50 years old, many will be exiting and selling their business within the next 5 to 15 years. It can be difficult to look that far ahead because CEOs and business owners are mostly interested in generating immediate and steady income. However, if you own a business, you’ll want to consider an often overlooked factor that will maximize your total payout down the road: commercial real estate.

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10 Leadership Books Recommended by Top CEOs

10 Leadership Books for CEO'sNeed encouragement or looking to improve your leadership skills? Read these inspiring books recommended by 10 top CEOs.  

Books inspire, motivate, produce thought change, and allow for relaxing (yet productive!) downtime, so it’s not surprising top CEOs and business owners make reading a priority for personal and professional growth. Top CEOs view reading not only as a source of entertainment and relaxation but also as a means of exploring different ways to handle the challenges and opportunities they may face. By looking at another point of view, they test their own ideas and thoughts which makes them better, stronger leaders. 

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