Feng Shui Your Business: Create a Corporate Boardroom for Global Success

We live in a global economy and, for many U.S. businesses, videoconferencing helps bridge the gap with our neighbors to the East. Now, more than ever, it's important to design a corporate boardroom that will optimize your opportunities, promote a positive flow of chi, and encourage business success.

Here are a few Feng Shui tips to help you create a better boardroom for your business.

1. Select your conference room location carefully - Conference rooms should not be situated next to stairs, elevators or bathrooms, and they should not be the first thing you see when you enter an office building.

2. Make sure the room is big enough. - The room should comfortably hold a large, round or oval table with plenty of room around it for clearance behind chairs. Mirrors can be used to visually expand a space if the room is smaller than desired.

3. The executive or meeting head should be in the command position, with a view of the door but not directly in line with the door, from the head of the table.

4. Avoid sharp corners and angles on walls or furniture, as these expel “killing” (sha) chi that can cause health problems, reduce productivity and cause misfortune. Some points can be softened by placing plants in front of or on top of tables.

5. Streamline technology. Messy wires, broken equipment or old technology that has outlived its useful lifespan diminishes productivity while sending a message that the business may be struggling and cannot afford better. Consider new equipment, with wires hidden to reduce electronic clutter. While it's understandable that a conference room will have visible technology, consider equipment cabinets to hide equipment when it's not in use, as electronics emit extensive life energy that can inhibit focus, cause distraction and slow down decision-making.
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5 Feng Shui Tips for Choosing New Office Space

When you're choosing office space to launch a new business or to relocate, it can be a daunting prospect.

A lot of factors come in to play, including your budget, the location of top talent for your industry, the cost-of-living, average salaries in the area and, of course, the business itself.

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Feng Shui Your Business For Rapid Growth and Increased Profits

Are you an entrepreneur, independent contractor or small business owner whose business is not growing as fast as you'd like? For centuries, business owners and other professionals have used Feng Shui to increase their fortune and achieve their business goals.

When you bring your outer environment into alignment with your inner desires, you'll be amazed at the results. This month, OmTimes gave me the opportunity to share an amazing Feng Shui success story with their readers.

Click this link to find out, step-by-step, how a New York City photographer harnessed the power of Feng Shui to grow his business. By changing the placement of the stove when he renovated his NYC apartment, directing chi to the Fame and Recognition trigram of his home, and adding fresh fruit and flowers to his living space, he put the wheels in motion for great success. That year, he began winning national awards for his children's photography, while word-of-mouth referrals for his business began to take off.

Opening Doors to Opportunity

The most important thing for a small business owner is not necessarily awards, referrals or even income -- it's opportunities. Given the right opportunities, anyone can achieve their dreams. This rare, complete Feng Shui case study published in OmTimes shows how Feng Shui opens doors to opportunities, which home owners and apartment dwellers can then walk through to achieve their goals with ease. And you can do it too!

After reading Michael Jurick's story, if you're inspired to learn more, call me to find out how you can have an in-person Feng Shui consultation to put you on the path to greater success in your business, career, love life and more.
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Feng Shui for Business: Host a Sidewalk Sale to Welcome Customers

In a previous post, I talked about how frustrating it is to try to enter a business and realize that one of the front doors is locked.

You can welcome opportunity, positive chi and buying customers into your business with a Feng Shui entryway that includes a clean, unlocked front door and a wide open path into your business.

As the whether gets nicer, you may want to attract people by tossing both doors wide open, putting a rack outside, and hosting a sidewalk sale. Nothing says “come in” better than discount prices and enticing merchandise on your front sidewalk. Make sure you don't actually block your door with the sale merchandise; leave a clear path for entry.

More Feng Shui Tips for a Retail Business

- When you place your sidewalk sale signs, make sure they are neat and professional. Blue backgrounds with bold print convey a sense of trustworthiness, as does blue type on a white background. (Check out the #1 Internet retailer, Amazon.) Red is also an auspicious color. Make sure everything is spelled correctly in order to make a positive first impression.

- The merchandise you display can be in colors drawn from nature or in bold, eye-catching colors like red (or a mix of the two). These will catch the attention of passersby and encourage them to make a purchase.

- Do everything you can to keep the area in front of your store neat and attractive. Pick up garbage and debris, and, if possible, place flowers or live plants near the entryway of your store.

Ready to use Feng Shui to improve your business? I offer commercial Feng Shui consultations for land selection, office leasing or purchase, or existing retail or office space. Learn more today!
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Feng Shui for Business Owners: Are You Locking Out Success?

“Please use other door.”

How many times have you seen this sign on the front door of a business? The well-meaning business owners who put up the sign to direct the flow of traffic may not realize they are blocking opportunities and possibly frustrating customers.

Even worse is when there's no sign at all, and you try to pull a door open, only to find it locked.

Or how about this: An enticing piece of merchandise catches your eye, so you try to walk inside a little New York City boutique. Then you see a hand-printed, tattered sign on a 8.5 X 11 paper that says, “Go around back.” (Or there's no sign and you have to figure it out yourself.) What is your mindset like now? Do you still feel like buying the piece that originally attracted your attention?

Locked Doors Block Chi -- and Customers

Locking the doors to a business that is supposed to be open and welcoming to customers is not good Feng Shui. It won't help attraction opportunities into a business. By all means, lock your doors at night and use a security gate, but when you're open for business, show the world you're open.

Follow these other fast and easy Feng Shui tips to make sure your retail shop always entices customers and opportunity:

- Keep the glass on your front door and windows clean and fingerprint-free so customers can see inside.

- Welcome shoppers with attractive window displays.

- Don't block too much of the view into the store; let customers see inside so they'll want to come inside.

- Have a clear path inside your store's front entryway that invites visitors to walk in and browse.

Ready to take your business to the next level? I offer commercial Feng Shui consultations for land selection or existing retail or office space. Contact me today to find out more!
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