The Best Places in Fort Worth to Do Business

Each area of Fort Worth offers something unique to business owners here is a short take on each business section.

Alliance – Alliance airport is one of the largest industrial and corporate aviation facilities in the world. As one can imagine having a business based near an airport provides a unique and exciting setting. From Circle T Ranch, a 2,500 acre mixed-use which provides a corporate campus, championship golf and gated golf community to Lone Star Crossing, designed as a retail and leisure destination and Alliance Airport itself, Alliance is a great place to do business.

Downtown Fort Worth – Historically downtown sections of a city were devoted to business and Ft. Worth is no exception however with the implementation of the Trinity River Vision Project business owners and residents will have one of the most unique downtown areas in the world. Adding additional pizzazz to downtown is Sundance Square which has combined living, dining, shopping and business into one home. Major corporations like Merrill Lynch, A. G. Edwards and D.R. Horton call Sundance Square home.

North Fort Worth – How much more historic can you get in the west than home to the Fort Worth Stockyards? The Stockyards were the last major stop for rest and supplies for the drovers heading longhorn cattle up the Chisholm Trail and the images that one can conjure up from that are still alive today. Many of the buildings in the Stockyards still have the old west fa├žade and thus offer business owners a wonderful look and feel that other cities just can’t match.

South Fort Worth – The Southside as it is known is on the rise. This exciting, eclectic and historic section of the city offers business owners an opportunity to be on the ground floor of it’s renaissance. There are dozens of restoration and new construction projects that are attracting new businesses and residents from around the world.

Southeast Fort Worth – With some of the best views of downton the Southeast section is also experiencing revitalization and an influx of new business and residents. Like much of the rest of the city Southeast Ft. Worth offers historic buildings, upscale restaurants and shopping as well as a diverse residential population.

West Fort Worth – From Lake Worth which is home to the City Park to Carswell Field home to Navel Air Station Joint Reserve Base, west Ft. Worth is unique to itself. Although you can find historic buildings and more traditional residential sections plenty of businesses have found success in this part of the city particularly those with ties to the military.

As you can see finding office space in Fort Worth that fits a business in both personality and amenities should not be hard to do and with the growth of the city and investment by the city to improve services and development, Ft. Worth Texas is one of the best places in the world to do business.

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Entrepreneur Mindset Secret ~ YOU Inc. Take Responsibility!

Always see yourself as being Self-Employed!As an Entrepreneur you will always accept complete, 100% responsibility for everything you are and everything you will ever be.

Entrepreneurs refuse to make excuses or to blame other people for their problems or shortcomings. They have successes that they take kudos for and they have failures that they learn from. To an Entrepreneur a failure is just a slight obstacle ~ a small challenge to overcome ~ a tiny stepping stone leading o success.

Thomas Edison failed a thousand times before he perfected the light bulb and like all great and true Entrepreneurs, he never gave up!

So if you want to be a successful entrepreneur then it’s time to stop complaining about things in your life that you’re not happy about. Refuse to criticize other people for anything. You and only you are responsible for your success.

If there’s something in your life that you don’t like, it’s up to you to do something about it. Always remember you are in charge. Remember the old saying “If it is to be then it is up to me!”

The top three percent of Americans see themselves as self-employed, no matter who signs their pay cheque. The biggest mistake you can ever make is to ever think that you work for anyone else other than yourself.

As an Entrepreneur you are always self-employed. You are always “YOU Inc.”

You are always the president of your own personal services corporation, no matter where you might be working at the moment. It doesn’t matter who you work for….you are still….”YOU Inc.”

When you see yourself as self-employed, you develop the entrepreneur mentality. The mentality of a professional ~ highly independent ~ self-responsible ~ self-starting individual. And remember you get paid for what you are worth. So the more valuable you are the more money you make.

Now……..instead of waiting for things to happen, you make things happen. You are the boss of your own life, so you take charge. You see yourself as completely in control of your physical health, your financial well-being, your career, your relationships, your home, your car, and in fact every element of your existence. This is the mindset of the truly excellent person.

Entrepreneurs are intensely result-oriented. They take high levels of initiative. They volunteer for assignments and they’re always asking for more responsibility. In other words they always “Step Up To The Plate”

As a result, they become the most valuable and respected people in their organizations. They continually prepare themselves for positions of higher authority and positions in the future. If you are serious and truly want to be a successful Entrepreneur then you should do the same.

Ask yourself this question: If you were president for a day in your company, or were completely responsible for results where you work, what one change would you put into place immediately?

Whatever it is, write it down, make a plan, and begin on it today. This decision alone could change your life.

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Stepping Up Downtown Revitalization

The Need to Step Up Downtown Revitalization

An old saying goes something like this: “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” This saying applies to the places we live. While some people may love the South because of their mild winters, others may despise their humid summers. Some people may love to live downtown because of the great night life, while others would prefer a place away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Some qualities, however, remain a constant in finding a place to live. Everyone wants a safe neighborhood, good neighbors, and proximity to schools and stores. Traditionally, all of these could be found in the downtown areas of our American cities. Unfortunately today, many downtowners find themselves living in substandard housing, in areas of the city that are obviously falling apart socially, economically and physically.

Imagine how it would be to wake up every morning to the smell of dog urine, feeling a cold wind coming in from the broken glass of your window. You know that there isn’t much for breakfast, so you decide to stay in bed. Somehow, you think, maybe if you go back to sleep for a while, things will be better when you wake up.

Or, imagine that you awake one morning to the smell of pancakes cooking and coffee brewing in the kitchen. As you get out of bed, your new bedroom carpet greets your feet.

Is it any wonder that one of these scenarios is more likely to produce a person that will do well in school, find a good job, and be a productive citizen?

Studies have shown that the environment in which a person lives can have a positive or negative impact on that person’s behavior. For example, a person living in an area that is well cared for will be more motivated to do his or her part to take care of the area. A person who lives in an area that is falling apart will have less motivation to take care of the area, and could actually contribute to the area’s degradation.

Go into almost any modern suburb, and it won’t be long before you see construction workers with their hard hats and leather gloves, building a new strip mall or Wal-Mart. At the same time, there is another store closing its doors downtown and moving out, creating yet another vacant building in the middle of the city. This sounds crazy, until you stop and look at the bottom line. The stores are going to go where the people are, and the people are also leaving downtown for the suburbs. Why would someone want to live downtown, when it is falling apart and they can have a bigger house with a bigger yard in the suburbs?

Until lately, the government hasn’t stepped in to do anything about this downtown decay. In fact, states often adopt policies that encourage suburban sprawl, disinvestment in downtowns, and disparities. Few regions in the United States have incorporated government organizations for the strategic planning of cities. The government, like the person in the first example above, seems to be pulling the sheets over its head and hoping that all the problems will just go away by themselves.

Can we blame the government for what has happened over the last 40 years to our downtowns? Elected officials only hold their positions for a few years at a time, and investing big money in downtown revitalization may not produce the instant economic gains that are required to earn reelection. As stated by Beth Mattson-Teig in her article, Financing Urban Revitalization,

“Redevelopment is much more costly than building on open suburban acreage. Additional capital is required to assemble land, raze or renovate existing structures, and clean up any environmental contamination. As a result, revitalization projects typically involve multifaceted layering of bank and commercial mortgage financing, public grants or low interest loans, tax abatements, private equity, tax credits, and other forms of subordinated debt.” (Urban Land, March 2002)

Even in a rough economy, some are seeing advantages of returning downtown. Retailers, who during the 90’s were building stores rapidly without much consideration for location, are now becoming selective. The downtown areas are great for retailers, with relatively low rent for space and a good amount of potential buyers. Another idea that is working is that of renovating old warehouses and other buildings, creating multi-use structures. There can be living quarters in the upper levels (apartments and condominiums), and commercial space on the first floor. This idea faces some opposition because many of the current two-dimensional zoning laws are not complex enough to handle multi-use buildings.

Another ray of hope for downtowns comes in the form of its residents, both people and businesses. These businesses have a strong interest in keeping the downtown alive, because they need a quality city in order to attract quality workers. Some civic groups have had a lot of success, assisting in the development of many key downtown projects or investing in the public school systems. Those interested in helping their downtown areas improve should become involved in these organizations or in local government.

Downtowns are precious links to the history of cities, and at one time they were the place to be. Although downtowns have suffered, many cities are rediscovering the benefits of downtown revitalization. With increasing public awareness of the problems affecting downtowns, local and state governments are more likely to invest public money in much needed urban renewal projects. Hopefully, someday, we will be singing the old familiar tune:

When you’re alone and life is making you lonely

You can always go – downtown

When you’ve got worries, all the noise and the hurry

Seems to help, I know – downtown

Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city

Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty

How can you lose?

The lights are much brighter there

You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares

So go downtown, things will be great when you’re

Downtown – no finer place, for sure

Downtown – everything’s waiting for you.

Downtown, by Petula Clark