Knowledge Feeds Confidence

The Key to Being a Successful Independent Retailer Being knowledgeable in all the aspects of your independent retail business is important, because it builds your confidence. As your confidence builds it means your business is [...]

The Golden Rule

Treat Others the Way You Want to be Treated The inspiration behind “The Golden Rule” at GRR is that we would like independent retailers to be treated with the same respect and integrity that the [...]

The Golden Rule: How to get Tenant Allowance or Tenant Improvement Money

Tenant allowance. It’s exactly what is sounds like; money for new tenants. A common misconception about tenant allowance is that only national businesses are the ones that can receive it. However, in reality anybody can [...]

NEW LEASING: HOW TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE 800 LB GORILLA

New leasing can sometimes be a stressful undertaking. From finding the perfect location, to actually signing on the dotted line, there will likely be some obstacles on the way. The biggest problem that arises when [...]

NEW YEAR NEW LEASE: WHAT LEVERAGE DO YOU HAVE?

Leverage is using something to maximize your advantage in any given situation. It’s typically an asset the other party doesn’t have, that they want. So what does your business have to offer a landlord? Big [...]

NEW YEAR NEW LEASE: ITS NOTABLE THAT EVERYTHING IS NEGOTIABLE

So what is negotiable on a lease agreement? Well folks, great news! Everything is negotiable. Remember close mouths don’t get fed. So please make it a point to negotiate all the formalities of your lease. [...]