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Course Description

Brick & Mortar is not dead and most small businesses still need some type of physical location. But what they need now may look very different than it did pre-pandemic. This session covers basic and advanced topics for leasing a commercial space and also addresses changes we have seen during the pandemic. 

Course Outline

  • Site selection
  • Zoning and compliance
  • Lease structure and money flow
  • Rent Calculator Tool
  • Terms and other provisions
  • Adapting for the Pandemic and beyond
  • Q&A 

Learner Outcomes

  • Understand the importance of ingress/egress, visibility, traffic patterns, signage restrictions, tenant mix, parking and exclusivity.
  • Understand the difference between zoning compliance and building/business compliance. 
  • Understand the different types of leases and how to calculate the actual rent and other expenses. 
  • Understand how to determine and negotiate lease terms, other costs and landlord contributions. 
  • Understand the legal and personal ramifications of entering into a commercial lease.
  • Identify industry trends that may drive space selection.
  • Learn how to repurpose space in an existing lease. 
  • Learn how to modify business operations for a new space.

 

Notes

A Public Service and Outreach Unit of the University of Georgia. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

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Section Title
Brick and Mortar Reimagined
Type
Online - Fixed Date
Days
T
Time
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Dates
Dec 07, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
1.0
Hosting Center
  • UGA SBDC Webinars
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $29.00
Instructors
Section Notes

All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Liz Overstreet at loverstreet@georgiasbdc.org or call 912-651-3200.

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