IT'S YOUR BUSINESS: Business news releases Friday, March 20, 2009

Doing more with less at home and online

Frugality. Efficiency. Downsizing. Rightsizing. Trend spotters all agree: In 2009, the focus will be on doing more with less. In the home, this means getting more functionality from the available space. From closet customization and Murphy beds, to home office and storage solutions for the garage, pantry – and nearly every room in the house – more and more people are finding beautiful, space-saving and cost-efficient alternatives to an expensive move or remodel project.

“Folks may not be in a position to buy a bigger house or remodel the one they’re in, but they need more space. That’s where we come in”, said Pete Crownover, of More Space Place, Naples. “There’s been increasing interest in Murphy Beds, Custom Closets and Home Offices in particular, beginning even before the latest economic news.” he added.

More Space Place has even launched a new Web site, www.naples.morespaceplace.com, to make it easier for homeowners to find innovative solutions – such as a bedroom that doubles as a home office or a living space that converts to a guest room with bookshelves that part to reveal a hidden wall bed – and explore among the thousands of style and finish combinations so that they can get something unique to their home and lifestyle. For those that may be overwhelmed by the number of choices, More Space Place even offers free design services to customers.

“In this economy especially, everybody wants to do more with less. Our customers range from professionals living in high rise condos to suburban families and a growing number of empty-nesters who still want overnight accommodations for visiting family and guests. The good news is they can achieve their space saving goals on a budget and they don’t have to sacrifice style.” Pete said.

With over 44 locations across the USA, More Space Place is the nation’s largest selling retailer of Murphy beds and wall beds.

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The Closet Company moves

The Closet Company has moved from its showroom location of 3605 U.S. 41 N. in Naples to the Industrial park.

The new location is 271 Commercial Blvd., Naples FL 34104. Please contact us with any questions at (239)434-6655.

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Naples investigative agency has more than 16 years of experience

Knurek Investigations is a full service investigative agency offering professional investigations, security consulting, and armed personal protection.

The agency is owned and operated by James Knurek, who has more than 16 years of experience in the investigations and loss prevention field. Our services consist of but are not limited to: theft & fraud investigations, thorough due diligence and background investigations, and hard to find skip trace investigations. Please visit our Web site for more information, http://www.kiprivateeye.com, or our office at 886 110th Ave. N. Suite 8, Naples, FL 34109.

For more information, call (800) 909-0013.

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Coaching agency now in Naples and Fort Myers

Mars Venus Coaching, world leader in business and communications coaching and the global phenomenon founded on the principles of author and speaker John Gray, PhD, is now available to businesses in Naples and Fort Myers.

Join Jan Wood, Facilitator for a “Must See” Free Seminar, “5 Ways To Grow Your Business In Today’s Economy”, Wednesday, March 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Club at the Strand, 5840 Strand Blvd., Naples. R.S.V.P. janwood@marsvenuscoaching.com. You’ll come away with tools to implement immediately to raise revenues by 46 percent and your profits by 61 percent.

For information about Mars Venus Coaching for your business, contact Jan Wood Sr. Executive & Business Coach (239) 370-9690.

Mars Venus Coaching Franchises are also available in FL for qualified professionals. E-mail Jan Wood, Master Franchisee at

janwood@marsvenuscoaching.com or visit our Web site, www.marsvenuscoaching.com

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Client relations management sponsored workshop

James P. Carroll, master’s of business administration, RFC president, financial advisory consultants, LLC, recently sponsored a Client Relations Management workshop focusing on improving business processes to build and strengthen relationships with both existing and new clients.

Mr. Carroll says that “Given the current unprecedented financial crisis, it is even more critical today that we provide service that meets or exceeds our client expectations and this workshop focused on that goal”

The primary speaker Mark Terrett, Vice President Operations at Financial Planning Consultants, LLC in Middletown, Ohio, focused his instruction on key areas such as utilizing software to improve productivity as well as maintain FINRA and Broker Dealer compliance. Financial Planning Consultants is a provider of leading CRM and Financial Planning Software for Wealth Managers in the United States.

Mr. Terrett stated how he “was pleased with both attendee workshop participation and the first-class, Fort Myers Office facility provided by Financial Advisory Consultants”. FAC provide wealth management to Lee and Collier County clients including fee-only money management, financial planning and estate planning.

In addition to Jim and his staff, executives from the Tampa and Orlando area as well as New Jersey, Ohio, and Georgia attended the timely workshop.

For further information on this press release or requests for further information should be directed to Kathy at (239) 596-1158.

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Stock Development posts strong February sales

Stock Development posted a strong new home sales report for February. For the month, Stock Development posted 26 new home sales at its communities of Lely Resort, Paseo and Vivante, up from January’s 24 sales.

According to Brian Stock, CEO of Stock Development, the company’s sales volume totaled $9.6 million, a nearly $2 million increase over the previous month, for an average sale price of $370,000. Lely Resort led the way with 15 new home sales.

“We sold a new home nearly every day and indications from the first week of March show the trend continuing ” said Stock. “For the month the average sale price increased by $50,000, demonstrating that the market is responding to our architecturally superior homes and world-class lifestyle amenities. The current buyer is more educated than ever and they recognize the overall value found in a Stock Development community.

Stock Development is building homes priced from the $160’s to more than $1 million in three Southwest Florida communities.

At Lely Resort, a total of 13 neighborhoods are offered with prices beginning from just $199,990. Residents have access to The Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort, a separate non-golf clubhouse providing a casual, tropical atmosphere. There are also three championship golf courses, two golf clubhouses and a Village Center in the Olé neighborhood.

Paseo offers flats and town homes in 14 designs, as well as six casita floor plans, priced from $169,990. These homes range from 1,200 to more than 2,000 square feet under air. Two neighborhoods of single-story, two-story and courtyard-style single-family homes are also available. Floor plans range from 1,649 to just over 3,000 square feet under air plus attached two-car garages.

Vivante offers two- and three-bedroom condominiums with 1,485 square feet to 2,500 square feet of living space and prices ranging from $149,990 to $499,990. Harborfront units are priced from just $299,990.

Stock Development is located at 2647 Professional Circle in Naples. The Web site is www.stockdevelopment.com.

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