Moving to Charlotte?

It’s hard to imagine that a city of almost 2 million people can still feel small. For those who prefer the big city feel, a condo or flat Uptown will do the trick. If you prefer a smaller, family-friendly neighborhood where everyone knows each other, venture south a bit. Regardless of what you are looking for, there is something for everyone in Charlotte.

Below we list a plethora of Charlotte attractions and positive traits of the city. When people think of Charlotte, many people immediately think of banking. Well, at least they did before the economy started to decline. The truth is, yes, Charlotte is a big banking center- 2nd to New York City- however; despite what many people think, banking is not the industry responsible for the greatest number of jobs in Mecklenburg County. In fact, it’s not even the 3rd, 4th, or 5th. Believe it or not, Manufacturing accounts for the largest number of jobs in Charlotte- 135,000 of them! Second is retail trade, third is healthcare, fourth is accommodation and food services, and banking comes in at seven. Continue reading “Moving to Charlotte?”

Are You Moving Offices? Here is a Guided Checklist

Moving offices can be an expensive and stressful project especially if proper planning is not done prior to the exercise. However, with a detailed plan and a bit of forethought, you can avoid lots of pitfalls. Remember, before your move, you need to establish the location, space, and affordability of the exercise. Below is a checklist you can use when moving premises to a new location. Continue reading “Are You Moving Offices? Here is a Guided Checklist”

Home Moving Made Easy – Top Tips for an Easier Charlotte Relocation

Homeowners in Charlotte NC sell their homes and move, on average, every five to seven years. That’s a lot of moving, and it can be a stressful time for anyone. But by preparing for your next move, you can greatly reduce the stress involved and simplify the entire process. Here are some tips on how to do that: Continue reading “Home Moving Made Easy – Top Tips for an Easier Charlotte Relocation”

How to Support Your Local Charlotte Bike Shop While Respecting Your Budget

Bob asks : I’m struggling between being a good supporter of my LBS and keeping my budget/bike stuff spending in check. I know I need to support my LBS and buy stuff from them. But it’s tough to justify when they sell everything at MSRP and I can find most of the items online for 10-25% less. Is it fair to ask for a discount from the LBS? or does that make me an ass? I don’t expect them to match the prices but maybe we could meet in the middle somewhere. To be clear, I think I’m a pretty decent customer. I buy parts from them because I know I’m going to need their help when I inevitably screw up what I’m working on. I’m very comfortable paying for labor and my LBS guys are great about sharing their knowledge. My friend from the LBS even came to speak at my work when I hosted a seminar on bike commuting.

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Losing Those Last Extra Pounds? Try commuting on a bike

It is a known fact that as we age it is harder to keep the weight off.  Not only are our own bodies changing and making it more difficult, but as well as limited time and more responsibilities.   It was much easier in school, or a younger age to go for a run, make a healthy dinner or join a sports team. Continue reading “Losing Those Last Extra Pounds? Try commuting on a bike”

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