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So far Adam Williams has created 8 blog entries.
20 04, 2018

5 Reasons Your Restaurant Will Fail

By | 2018-04-20T15:46:27+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Your Restaurant Will Fail

Running a successful restaurant is hard, and takes a ton of work. Here are some signs to look out for. You expand too quickly. Restaurants need scale to become truly profitable. No matter how good and/or popular a restaurant is, there are only so many people you can serve in one location. This inevitable truth [...]

27 03, 2018

10 things you need to know before you try to start a restaurant

By | 2018-03-27T16:05:48+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on 10 things you need to know before you try to start a restaurant

Over the years I have spent a tremendous amount of time with people that own restaurants or want to. I have learned a lot from all of these people despite myself. Below are some of the universal truths that have endured over the years. It’s going to cost a lot more than you think You [...]

26 01, 2018

Pros say Hackers, Ransomware, Growing at an “Insane Pace”

By | 2018-02-01T20:40:10+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Pros say Hackers, Ransomware, Growing at an “Insane Pace”

When we think of computer hacks and cybersecurity breaches, major retailers like Target, Whole Foods, and Forever 21 come to mind. But small businesses are just as vulnerable, and sometimes less able to recover from having their important data stolen. "It's growing at this insane pace," says cybersecurity consultant Todd Inskeep, "and it's growing because [...]

19 01, 2018

Retail Redeveloped Podcast: Monica Holmes

By | 2018-01-19T15:37:16+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Retail Redeveloped Podcast: Monica Holmes

We all love a well-designed plaza, or tree-lined streets with shady sidewalks and scenic views -- but pretty streetscapes  don't happen by accident.  Urban planners look ahead to what people want to see, then design our surroundings that way. "It's not just focused on regulation, but vision and place-making and what people want Charlotte to [...]

3 01, 2018

“Be Powerful” with Liz & Clary Hilliard

By | 2018-01-03T16:43:25+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on “Be Powerful” with Liz & Clary Hilliard

There are some things you still can't buy online -- like a good workout.  Or can you?  Liz and Clary Hilliard are finding out. "It's a way to reach clients all over the world," Liz Hilliard told Adam Williams on the Retail Redeveloped podcast.  "We are Creating that HSM family outside of Charlotte." You can [...]

15 12, 2017

Patrick Whelan Talks Restaurant Culture

By | 2017-12-15T21:17:24+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Patrick Whelan Talks Restaurant Culture

Opening a great restaurant that people want to come back to is one of the most challenging endeavors in retail.  Patrick Whalen has made that happen, and is continuing to duplicate that success with his restaurants, 5Church Charlotte and 5Church Charleston. "5Church tapped into a completely underserved marketplace," Whalen told Commercial Real Estate Broker Adam [...]

1 12, 2017

Retail Dreams Will Be Realized Uptown

By | 2017-12-01T17:48:31+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Retail Dreams Will Be Realized Uptown

A little over a decade ago, uptown Charlotte was a bustling banking center by day that grew quiet once workers went home for the day. You could walk the length of Tryon Street after 5:30 p.m. on Friday and find little to entertain you, or even keep you around.  A lot has a lot changed [...]

27 11, 2017

“Retail Redeveloped” Podcast from Adam Williams Launches In-depth Series for Retail, Commercial Real Estate, Restaurants, and More

By | 2017-11-27T19:56:47+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on “Retail Redeveloped” Podcast from Adam Williams Launches In-depth Series for Retail, Commercial Real Estate, Restaurants, and More

Where will you "shop 'til you drop" this holiday season?  Whether it's online or in a store where you can see and touch what you're buying, we know the retail landscape is changing at an unprecedented pace.  Charlotte commercial real estate broker Adam Williams takes a look into retail space that goes beyond just "window [...]