25 Sep '12, 2pm

Need a second location for your business? Karen Axelton points you in the right direction:

By Karen Axelton You’re ready to expand your business with a second location. Congratulations! Growth is exciting and, in today’s economy, you’ve picked a good time to go looking for new space. In many parts of the country, rates for office, retail or restaurant space are still depressed (or just starting to rise again) so there are plenty of good bargains to be had. But cost isn’t the only consideration when you’re growing into a second location. Whether you’re opening a retail store, restaurant, spa or accounting office, here’s how to assess potential locations and pick the perfect one for you. Learn from the past. What mistakes did you make choosing your first location that you can learn from now? Did you sign too long a lease, forget to ask key questions or not consider traffic patterns? If there’s anything that bugs you about your current location, make sure you don’t...

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