Social Impact Investing: What Is It?

By | Investing

Making money can be a dirty business. But, that means it doesn’t have to be! As our economy moves into the future, more and more investors are thinking about how they can have a positive impact on the world. It’s no secret that industries like fossil fuels, agriculture, and manufacturing create pollution, and the defense industry is always creating new weapons for conflicts around the world. As we explore the world of social impact investing, you’ll find that there are incredible opportunities not only to help the world, but can also be lucrative for the savvy investor. What is Social…

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The Cons of Standing Desks

By | General, Office Best Practices, Office Space Design

Several months back, we explored the benefits of standing desks. But, as with everything good, there is always a bad side. Some time back, the craze around standing desks lit the furniture and office design world alight. Scores of people started flocking to the standing desk, believing it was a revolution in office work life. Read about the craze: 7 Benefits of a Standing Desk – Healthline.com As stated above, the news about standing desks isn’t all good. From different types of back pain to muscle fatigue, there are definitely negative aspects of this furniture craze. Read below some of…

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Why Buy Used or Pre-Owned Office Furniture

By | Office Best Practices | No Comments

Why Buy Pre-Owned? First and foremost, Saraval warehouses a large number of complete workstations and used trading desks along with monitor arms & file pedestals in an effort to provide immediate delivery of a complete multi-monitor trading desk. There’s no doubt that new trading desks and technical furniture is expensive. Many small and medium sized businesses simply can’t afford to buy new. Buying pre-owned is much more cost effective, saving up to 80%.  You can see the used desks for sale that we currently offer. Saraval can customize the look of your project by manufacturing new end panels in the color…

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How to Create a Multiple Monitor Setup with 2 or More Displays

By | Office Best Practices, Office Space Design

For high-powered computer users – regardless of the industry – having multiple screens can help increase productivity and give you an edge on how you’re perceiving your projects. This is especially true for traders, dispatch,  and control room operators. Having multiple monitors is important because you can dedicate a full screen to multiple tasks. Often, people will display different parts of the same process on multiple screens to cut down on having to switch back and forth between screens. We’ve put together a quick guide on how to set up multiple screens on one computer. This includes the hardware you’ll…

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How to Organize an Office Move in Five Easy Steps

By | Office Space Design

Your office is getting ready to move. While this is generally a major event for any company, it often signifies some sort of major transformation happening with the organization – either growth or shrinking. It’s easy to understand why this is a stressful time for any office manager. Most people have had to move from one living situation to another, but in terms of offices most people have never had this kind of undertaking on their plate. That’s why we’ve put together five points of consideration for moving an office that we see in almost every case. The considerations –…

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The Most Promising FinTech Startups in NYC

By | Startups

The Financial Tech industry – FinTech for short – brings two of the most powerful elements of business together. While New York City has been a finance capital for decades, the emergence of FinTech startups have changed the game forever. But not all FinTech startups are created equal. To be a truly valuable investment, FinTech startups typically need to find novel ways to solve common problems. That’s why many of the successful startups offer services accessible to the general population. We’ve put together a list of the four most promising FinTech startups in NYC right now, with a quick explanation…

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2019 Office Design Trends

2019 Trends in Office Design & Furniture

By | Office Space Design

If you ask any office employee about the environment of their workplace, they’ll most likely have strong opinions. That’s because the place where we spend 40+ hours a week working can have a major impact on our mood, health, and well-being. It’s easy to imagine that going into an office awash in grey and sterile colors and furniture doesn’t do much for motivation and creativity. On the flip side, offices that are too all over the place can lend themselves to a lack of productivity and distraction, something that will assuredly cost any business’ bottom line in a major way….

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The Three Best Trading Courses in NYC

By | Trading

Stock trading is risky business. That means being armed with the best knowledge possible is crucial to your survival in the industry. While a degree in finance is certain to give you some kind of leg up, specialized training and experience boost your chances of success by orders of magnitude – that’s because these are most often taught by traders themselves. It’s important to understand that these schools offer a wide range of classes, from understanding bond dividends to highly math-intensive courses. Because the world of trading is so diverse, you would be doing yourself a favor by consulting a…

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Can I Claim Office Furniture On My Taxes?

By | Office Best Practices, Taxes

When building your office, every penny counts. All business owners know that one can claim expenses on their taxes, which help to boost net profits and lower your tax bill. The way this works is through tax deductions. Essentially, you take the price of a deductible expense from your gross profits – what happens is you are taxed on what is left over after deductions. The creation of your office opens up many opportunities for tax deductions. Many expenses that are required for the running and open of your business are deductible, such as rent, supplies, and more. Office furniture…

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The Five Best Conferences for Hedge Fund Managers

The Five Best Conferences for Hedge Fund Managers

By | Hedge Funds

As hedge fund management is an ever-changing world, it’s best to keep up on the latest trends from industry leaders. Conferences are one of the best opportunities to hear from leaders in the industry of hedge fund management about new emerging markets, opportunities to optimize your investor operations, and get insider information on the hottest opportunities for new growth. We’ve taken a look at some of the best hedge fund manager conferences in the country, starting in December and going into 2019. You’ll find there are many opportunities to get top-notch information about the industry, its future, and new developments…

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