Why Can’t I Get A Good Deal on A Vacant Space?

A storefront in a shopping center sits empty.

Vacant storefronts and offices can be found in many communities. The restaurant down the street has never received a new tenant. The retail storefront around the corner has been vacant for over a year.  Business owners may assume that pursuing long-vacant real estate means they’ll be able to get a better deal. If a space … Read more

Commercial Lease Agreements 101

With great property comes great responsibility. Commercial lease agreements spell out the responsibilities of both the tenant and landlord. Whether your lease agreement is one page or thirteen, you’ll want to understand the terms before you sign. While there’s no standard commercial lease agreement, most commercial leases address similar items. Read more about what you … Read more

How to Apply for a Small Business Loan

A small business owner stands smiling at the entrance of her establishment.

You may be considering a loan if you’re ready to expand your business, but you lack the capital to do so. As your small business grows, you may need to purchase inventory, equipment, supplies, or commercial real estate to keep pace with demand. Applying for a small business loan can be overwhelming. From the multitude … Read more

How Much Rent Can I Afford?

For lease sign on a commercial real estate building in Branson, MO.

As you browse locations, one thing may be at the forefront of your mind: rent. How much rent can your business afford? Should you pay more for a nicer location? Could you get away with a location with a lower rent cost?

Most people want to pay as little as they can for rent without scaring away their customers. You want an affordable space that’s accessible and welcoming. Your budget and operating costs, along with the location’s traffic, will affect how much you should spend on rent.

Read more about commercial rent and how to find what rent you can afford.

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Choosing A Location Based on Your Target Market

A young couple looks into a storefront window with shopping bags and drinks in their hands.

You’ve got a great idea. You’ve got a great business plan. Now, all you need is a great location to see it all come to fruition. 

The Small Business Administration cites that more than 30.7 million small businesses open each year. You may think online sales are king, but for restaurants and retail, brick and mortar stores are vital for success. 

Some retail companies closed stores this year in what’s been coined a “retail apocalypse.” Yet, for every company that closed a store, 5.2 companies opened new locations. 

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Branson’s 2019 Small Business of the Year

Bob and Steve of Commercial One Brokers receive the 2019 Small Business of the Year award.

Commercial One Brokers is proud to join the ranks of leading businesses in our area. Last month, we were recognized as the 2019 Small Business of the Year by the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). We are overwhelmed with gratitude to receive this honor from our community leaders. 

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Gross And Net Leases: What’s The Difference?

Someone signs a modified gross lease for a commercial real estate property.

Searching for a new business location can be fun. That is until you face the confusing plethora of lease types. Commercial real estate leases will differ depending on the property and the landlord. Gross and net leases are standard property leases that you may encounter as you narrow your search for a location. 

What’s the difference between a gross and net lease? Learn more about these types of commercial leases, so you can decide which is right for you and your business. 

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Before You Sign, Check These 4 Lease Provisions

A commercial lease agreement sits on a wooden table next to a pair of glasses, money, and a pen.

Your business needs a new space, and you’ve found the perfect location. Before you sign on the dotted line, be sure to read your current lease carefully. You may have obligations to fulfill before you can move out of your space and into a new one. 

You should always review your old lease prior to entering a new commercial lease agreement. What provisions, or clauses, are in the lease? What do you have to do to move out? Can your landlord show the property in the meantime? Your lease agreement should provide answers to how you and your landlord will move forward. 

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How To Find The Right Location For Your Business

After finding the perfect commercial real estate property, a welcome sign hangs on the door.

Finding the right space for your business can make all the difference. You need to find a location that’s right for you and your customers. Before you begin to look for a new location, you’ll want to take your space, customer, and budget needs into consideration. Knowing the answers to these three questions can help you find the perfect place for your business.

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Why You Should Have A Store in Branson!

Images of the Branson Landing, Tager Outlets, and the Grand Village Shops

Retail has grown 3.2% average per year. Multiple retailers avg. over $450+ per sq. ft. in sales volume Daily population of more than 120,000 visitors (9M annually), market area population over 85,000, that generate over $1.2B in retail sales per year. Ranked as the 17th best US vacation destination by Trip Advisor. Exposure to a … Read more