Here you will find more business feng shui 商业风水 tips that may help you to develop a thriving business.
Internal physical layout for business feng shui “YIN YANG PRINCIPLE”
This was discussed previously in Office Feng Shui but expound further here. Do not choose a shop or office layout that is very long and deep, like a ratio of 1:3 or more (breadth/length) as illustrated. These long and deep rectangular layout is very common in prewar shop houses like Duxton, cantonment, Neil road, Chinatown, east coast, joo chiat, Geylang. Some of these are converted into SOHO offices/studio or even retail shops. Notice the main door which is “yang 阳” energy and the back of the office is “yin阴” energy. Due to the long and deep layout it is very difficult for the yang energy to travel all the way to the end. So the energy is “choke” before even reaches the middle of the office. This causes disharmony in accordance to “yin- yang” principle. It will increase staff turnover and worse of it all it is harder to get “sales” for your product or service. Health wise it causes throat, lungs and respiratory issues. And to add on to the problem most of these prewar layout usually have the main door faces a staircase leading downwards. It is difficult to solve the problem due to structural constraints.
On the contrary do not choose an office or shop layout that is shallow and wide like the illustration on the right.
This causes the “yang” energy to enter but unable to linger inside the office or retail shop. It is difficult to retain profits so the Company will have a situation of “left pocket in and right pocket out”.
The Role of Main door in Business Feng Shui
The location of Main Door is of paramount importance in business fengshui. Ensure that it is within the Wealth sector or Reputation sector further information can be found in “Destiny feng shui”. Ensure the main door does not face a “constricted” space example narrow passageway or worse still faces a wall. Do not get a shop or office where the main entrance/door faces a slope or staircase leading downwards. This causes the “yin” energy to escape from the office and it caused terrible money loss. Ensure the entrance of your main door is unobstructed and generally speaking having a water feature at the opening side of the door way is encourage.
Observe the road structure leading to your retail shop, are you located at the “tail end” of the road? This is similar to home units at the cul-de-sac end of the road
Identify your product/service to match the location
If your business is a fast-moving consumer product or service then it should be located along “阳 Yang energy” i.e. major/main road not tucked away in minor/back-lanes road. One great example is Singapore orchard road where all the major shopping malls are present. On the other hand minor roads/back-lanes “阴 Yin energy” are more suited for niche market or specialised services such as pet shops, organic food, pedicure/manicure brothel etc Niche products or services are “offerings” that customers purposely come looking for you instead of mass-appeal impulse buying goods or services. The problem is sometimes feng shui masters are so myopia over trivials like counting of light bulbs, colour scheme, logos, tilted doors, desk placements and could easily overlook the bigger picture of business feng shui audit which is the “location” is wrong to start with. This principle is particularly important for retailers. The location of your business sometimes even precede over the importance of “Business Destiny 宅命” Take for an example a “fast-food franchise” that caters to the mass-market should be in major shopping malls/main roads and not along minor roads where there is no crowd. This seem like common sense.
Timing of “Earth” energy 三元九运 and not Birth Profile lucky elements
Some of my clients were recommended to choose an office space or shop space based on Bazi / Birth profile lucky elements which is wrong too. Take for instance your birth profile requires metal and based on 5 elements principle Metal is in the West or North-West sectors so in Singapore it is in Tuas area right? So if your business is a fast-moving consumer product do you want to have a shop in the industrial side of Singapore? To make matter worse West belongs to the Period 7 where the “Earth energy地运” ended in 2004 Feb. For investment reasons your can consider an office that overlooks Southwest, Southeast and North direction where there is “water” such as fountain, open space, swimming pool and so forth. Water in the Southwest direction is good during 2004 to 2024 and North or Southeast direction from 2024 to 2044.
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