Nick Leviton and Joe Kingland Show How to Save Money and Time in Business
EDINA, Minn., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — You know about death and taxes.
If you're in business, don't forget about commercial real estate and information technology. You can't escape either one. But here's how smart Twin Cities businesses can save money on both.
"When it comes to commercial real estate, never put all your marketing dollars in one basket," says Twin Cities Commercial Real Estate expert Nick Leviton.
"If you're thinking about selling or leasing commercial space in the Twin Cities western metro, your agent should use at least 3 marketing tactics to get you results as quickly as possible," says Leviton, who suggests the following tactics:
- Proprietary database of tenants. "The best deals are found in the hidden Twin Cities commercial real estate market. I specialize in the western metro and send targeted mailings to the highest probability prospects. I then follow up mailings with phone calls to discuss the opportunity," he says.
- Strong online presence. "I market any Twin Cities commercial property through the Colliers website, on Loopnet, Costar, Craigslist and on the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors site along with on my own website," according to Leviton. This gives you the largest online presence possible.
- Signage exposure. "I have over a million square feet of space across the west metro," says Leviton. With numerous incoming calls daily from interested tenants and buyers, signage is one of the most important marketing pieces a broker can offer.
"There are more ways to save time and money on Twin Cities west metro commercial real estate, but these should give you a starting point," says Leviton, who has more than 8 years of experience doing over $37 million in transactions. For more information, visit www.NickLeviton.com.
When it comes to IT costs, you can save money and headaches with "Software as a Service" and "Smart Support," according to Joe Kingland, president of Twin Cities IT Management experts ManageInfinity.
"What is software as a service? It's an application hosted by a vendor and made available to customers, usually via a web browser. It's the smart choice for any growing businesses," according to Kingland.
"An excellent example is Office 365, which can include Microsoft Office Professional, email, secure online documents storage, and secure chat – for $15 a month per user," he says.
Any good Twin Cities IT consultant can help reduce your spending on technology with the right mix of Software as a Service. But, just like death and taxes, there's no escaping tech support. And just like finding a dentist or a line of credit, the best time to line up tech support is before you need it.
"Find a Minneapolis St. Paul IT support vendor and vet them before disaster strikes. The last thing you want to do at 5:15 on a Friday afternoon is Google 'tech support' to find someone to fix your network. You set yourself up for a costly mistake when you choose an IT consultant in a panic," says Kingland.
If you make the wrong choice in selecting a Twin Cities tech support firm, you may lose more than time and money. "With the wrong tech support vendor — or no tech support at all — you can lose your data, your customers, your employees, your personal records, even your business."
For information about hassle-free technology services for small and mid-size businesses in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Twin Cities Metro Area of Minnesota, including cloud technology solutions, go to http://www.manageinfinity.com/