If you are hoping to lease some new office space in South Florida, now may be the time. South Florida commercial real estate is as dodgy as it’s ever been but more and more recently the customers have taken the upper hand

It’s no secret that the If you did not take on commercial real estate at these distressed levels, or even if you had, you’re going to need a partner to help navigate the choppy waters. Your home for mortgages or leases, whether you’re looking to buy or lease property, is Morris Southeast Group.

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As the economy turns around and people begin to return to the workforce there are going to be challenges. Remember these five suggestions when you make these first steps back to work.

  • To get back to work and be successful you’re going to have to remain focused. Set goals, keep after them, and achieve.
  • Don’t waste time in your day. Be as productive as you can while you’re working so that you don’t waste time.
  • Short breaks actually improve productivity. So remember that you’re going to need to take a break once in a while.
  • At the day’s end, whether you have worked all day or have just been on the search for work, you need to be able to have “at home relaxation time” at the end of every day.
  • Keeping your body up to 100% is the best way to achieve these goals. You’ll be productive and remain focused when you eat well, exercise, and avoid bad behaviors. This is a good piece of advice for life!
Follow these five steps and you’ll be in the mode to succeed. If your own office becomes what’s needed, call onB Morris SoutheastB for all your South Florida office space needs.
Source: How to cope with change upon returning to workforce
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Most businesses close for Thanksgiving so the majority of our office spaces around South Florida will be closed and quiet today. We like the peacefulness and silence of it while the employees are away at their homes or visiting family to have delicious meals and a warm, loving atmosphere.

There are many things that we are thankful for this year at Morris Southwest Group. Of all the things webre thankful for, the readers of our blog are high on the list! Webre happy to be able to bring you business news and tips week after week. Webre always excited to share our own news with all of you. We hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Keep coming back!

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Some corporations in the South Florida area are looking for ways to reward employees and show how much they are appreciated during this holiday season. Everyone loves a bonus, but there are still many businesses that have to scale back in order to keep their doors open. There are plenty of gift ideas that can be a great direction to go in for a business that wants to stand out. Here are a few examples from The Miami Herald for corporate gift giving this holiday season:

  • Dolce Shot is a Miami based company that makes 2 ounce servings of energy shots. Everyone enjoys finding cool new local companies to support and this might cut back on the need to make a new pot of coffee half-way through the day.
  • Technological gadgets like a wireless speaker or a new skin of phones or laptops can be a lot of fun, especially if personalized to reflect your companybs logo.
  • Consider things like limited edition bottles or personalized desk sets.

Check out more of the suggestions from The Miami Herald and then come back and let us know what you think in the comments section below. Do you like the direction this takes holiday gift giving on the corporate level?

Source: South Florida guide to corporate gift giving
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Businesses all over the nation have been getting a lot of attention lately. Politically, there are a lot of questions regarding changes in policy and the health of the economy that strongly influence whether or not small businesses can keep their doors open. It can be difficult to remember that businesses of all sizes are still a community and so they sometimes reach out to help each other out.

In Boston, theybve been pairing large corporate CEOs with small businesses and upstarts for bspeed coachingb sessions. In fact, since 2009 when the economy was in the midst of a recession, bigger businesses like Goldman Sachs, Starbucks, Staples, and more have been contributing to keep giving small entrepreneurs a chance.

American Express also encourages people to participate in Small Business Saturday after Thanksgiving to help people remember how important it is to invest in their local business owners. Read more about this and what businesses are doing to support their community on The New York Times.

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How can a business prepare for something like this? There are a few things that will probably need to happen in order to entice people to stay with their companies.

  • Many Baby Boomers are healthier and more active than previous generations. If companies can keep them interested they will probably continue working with their companies.
  • Businesses will need to embrace the expectations of Generation Y workers such as including benefits like working from home and a dynamic work environment.
  • Keep your older workers by making sure that their efforts are recognized and there is enough support from supervisors and coworkers.

By looking ahead and ensuring that your workers are happy and well taken care of, you can avoid problems in the future when the job market shifts and you may be looking at a shortage of skilled workers.

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Are you spending too much time at work and not enough time enjoying your home and social life? A surprising number of people might be unaware of just how out of balance their lives have gotten. It is hard to tell when you are working too hard sometimes, especially if you have a specific goal in mind and you know you have to put in the hours to reach it.

Luckily, the Mayo Clinic has provided us with symptoms that can clue us in on just how unbalanced our lives are. Do you suffer from any of these symptoms?

  • Fatigue
  • Lost time with friends or loved ones
  • Too much responsibility

You might not think that this is a big deal, but this can have a significant impact on your performance at work as well. If youbre tired them your productivity and ability to think rationally decreases. If you are missing out on time with the important people in your life then that also affects your focus as well as your total quality of living. Putting in extra hours can also have the effect of having more expectations placed on you.

What are the ways that you keep your home and work life in balance? Share your tips with us in the comments section below or on our Facebook page!

Source: Work-life balance: Tips to reclaim control
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