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Greening your building without breaking the bankhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/greening-your-building-without-breaking-the-bankGreening your building without breaking the bankProperty owners are fast learning that greening their buildings is no longer just about saving the planet, says Sadhna Maharaj, regional property manager at Business Partners Limited. 2018/07/25 10:00:00 PM
Tech and cultural shifts changing the face of propertyhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/tech-and-cultural-shifts-changing-the-face-of-propertyTech and cultural shifts changing the face of property While the ebb and flow of economic cycles continue to exert its influence on the property market in predictable patterns, longer-lasting changes are taking place due to cultural shifts and the technological revolution that we are living through, says Stanton Naidoo, executive general manager for property and asset management services at Business Partners Limited.2018/07/25 10:00:00 PM
Eleven tips for starting and growing your own property portfoliohttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/eleven-tips-for-starting-and-growing-your-own-property-portfolioEleven tips for starting and growing your own property portfolioWhen the worst of a business’s start-up struggles are over, and the venture at last starts producing regular surplus income, many an entrepreneur’s gaze shifts from the shop floor to the wider environment, in search of more passive investment opportunities that can help to diversify their wealth and spread their risks. 2018/03/25 10:00:00 PM
Seven things to consider before signing a lease for business premiseshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/seven-things-to-consider-before-signing-a-lease-for-business-premisesSeven things to consider before signing a lease for business premisesFor many entrepreneurs, signing a lease for their first business premises marks a seminal moment in the growth of their ventures. After months or years in the home or garage, it can seem like the first real step into the business world. It is often also one of their more substantial deals which, if they get it wrong, can cost them many tens of thousands of rands.2017/05/29 10:00:00 PM
When renting a premises makes sensehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/when-renting-a-premises-makes-senseWhen renting a premises makes senseThere is a certain allure to owning your own business premises that tends to skew the decision of whether to buy or to rent in favour of ownership – security of tenure, the freedom to chop and change the structure, the growth of the value of the property, and, often, the stature that property ownership seems to add to business achievement.2017/05/29 10:00:00 PM
Ten tips for finding the right rental premises for your businesshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/ten-tips-for-finding-the-right-rental-premises-for-your-businessTen tips for finding the right rental premises for your businessThe choice to rent premises remains a weighty one and the side effects of signing a lease without doing sufficient homework will be borne by the business for as long as the lease lasts, which could even mean years. 2017/03/26 10:00:00 PM
The top five reasons to buy your business premiseshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/the-top-five-reasons-to-buy-your-business-premisesThe top five reasons to buy your business premisesRenting your business premises from a landlord makes a lot of sense when a business is young. Even though most entrepreneurs start out with loads of optimism, nobody really knows just how big a premises they will need or will be able to afford.2016/07/27 10:00:00 PM
Growing your property portfolio not as simple as it seemshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/growing-your-property-portfolio-not-as-simple-as-it-seemsGrowing your property portfolio not as simple as it seemsIn many cases, the most straightforward property investment decision you can take is to buy the building that your business is based in. Although no property deal is risk free, at least you know the building, the area – and of course the tenant. But what if you're interested in expanding your property investment portfolio beyond the building that you occupy?2016/05/26 10:00:00 PM
Buying a propertyhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/buying-a-propertyBuying a propertyThere is something about owning a property that gets the blood of business owners pumping. On the face of it, buying a business property is supposed to be a clinical decision, albeit a complex one. But Gerrie van Biljon, Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS) executive director, finds that there can be deep emotional issues mixed in that can cloud judgments.2015/05/25 10:00:00 PM
In hard times, property location becomes even more importanthttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/in-hard-times-property-location-becomes-even-more-importantIn hard times, property location becomes even more importantThe thing about a cliché is that it always contains a kernel of truth, and no less so for the well-known refrain of "position, position, position" as the three most important factors to consider when buying property.2014/11/24 10:00:00 PM
Thinking of redeveloping? Do your calculations carefullyhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/thinking-of-redeveloping-do-your-calculations-carefullyThinking of redeveloping? Do your calculations carefullyOn the face of it, an older commercial building can look like a juicy opportunity for any business person with an entrepreneurial eye and some surplus cash to invest. A lick of paint, a bit of fixing, and the tenants will be queuing up to sign long, easy leases, right?2014/11/24 10:00:00 PM
Buying a property for your businesshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/buying-a-property-for-your-businessBuying a property for your businessIf you're thinking about buying commercial property, knowing the ins and outs of buying in this sector will ensure that you make a sound investment with both short and long-term rewards.2014/09/26 10:00:00 PM
Choosing the right location for your businesshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/choosing-the-right-location-for-your-businessChoosing the right location for your businessYou feel the time is right to buy premises for your business and for whatever reason (you've outgrown it or it's not the right location), you want to move from your current location. A new location is a long-term commitment and can make or break the business, so it's important that you do your homework.2014/09/26 10:00:00 PM
Investing in a commercial property joint venturehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/investing-in-a-commercial-property-joint-ventureInvesting in a commercial property joint ventureLong since regarded as a good bet, investing in commercial property can yield substantial returns over a number of years. Unlike with residential property, a commercial investment is usually paid off within ten years and once the property is paid off and occupied by long-term tenants, the property owner can start investing in more properties.2014/09/25 10:00:00 PM
Property rewarding for astute investors, but note the warning labelhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/property-rewarding-for-astute-investors-but-note-the-warning-labelProperty rewarding for astute investors, but note the warning labelOwen Holland, Business Partners property investment general manager, understands why business owners who find themselves in the harvesting stage of their careers often look to the property industry to invest their surplus income.2014/05/28 10:00:00 PM
10 things to consider when you're thinking of buying a propertyhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/10-things-to-consider-when-youre-thinking-of-buying-a-property10 things to consider when you're thinking of buying a propertyWhen it comes to the question of whether it is better to buy or rent your business premises, the phrase used most often by business experts is "it depends". Jeremy Lang, Business Partners regional general manager, is no exception. It is an age-old question, he says, in which each business must grapple with its own unique needs and circumstances2013/07/25 10:00:00 PM
Buy or rent: a simple question with some intricate answershttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/buy-or-rent-a-simple-question-with-some-intricate-answersBuy or rent: a simple question with some intricate answersOwen Holland, general manager for property investments at Business Partners, has a simple rule of thumb when it comes to the question of whether to buy or rent your business premises: when you are planning to stay there for more than five and especially ten years, rather buy.2013/07/25 10:00:00 PM
Finding the right location for your small businesshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/finding-the-right-location-for-your-small-businessFinding the right location for your small businessFinding the right location for your small business is a matter of determining what is absolutely crucial and what can be safely compromised. There is a lot riding on this important decision, and with so many factors to consider, it can seem overwhelming.2012/11/04 10:00:00 PM
Buying vs rentinghttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/buying-vs-rentingBuying vs rentingMany small businesses are successfully started and run from home. But as the business grows, or if you intend to open a shop, then you will have to look at commercial property. And that opens up an interesting debate – do you rent, or do you buy?2012/08/19 10:00:00 PM
Tips when looking for business premiseshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/tips-when-looking-for-business-premisesTips when looking for business premisesOne of the things you have to think about carefully when starting or buying a business is where it is or will be housed. There are many factors that will influence your decision, but let’s look at the most important issues to get you in the right frame of mind.2012/04/15 10:00:00 PM