By Brian McGowan

So you finally did it. You took the plunge and decided to become an entrepreneur. Now you need to find a retail space where your business will thrive.

Believe it or not, finding the right space for your business may be one of the hardest but most important steps in starting your business. That’s because finding a location you can afford which is convenient for your clients isn’t always easy.

That’s why working with a licensed real estate professional who knows the trade area, is so important.

Below are a few tips to keep in mind when seeking Staten Island retail space for lease.

1.Know how much space you really need – paying for space that you don’t really need is like burning money in a fire. Even if the retail…

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Empire Outlets Riverside Galleria

By James Prendamano

Last week I spoke with the Staten Island Advance business reporter, Tracey Porpora about why developers are constructing new Staten Island retail centers when the National trend is to reduce the number of brick and mortar stores.

Currently, Staten Island residents spend upwards of $1.2 billion shopping off Island. The main reason for this is the lack of quality retail options…

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South Shore Staten Island

Last month the Staten Island Advance reported that four of the top five neighborhoods for Staten Island homes sales are in the South Shore.

South Shore neighborhoods have a distinctly suburban feel offering large homes on tree lined streets, sprawling beachfront homes and smaller townhomes nestled into vast, wooded areas.  The South Shore offers beautiful parks and open space, chief among them is Conference House Park where you can tour follow trails to ancient Lenape Indian burial grounds or tour the house where General Washington met with leaders of the British army.

There are many reasons that South Shore neighborhoods are considered desirable.  As our own Mario Minelli points out in the article, this area of Staten Island offers new…

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