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Top 10 Advantages of Renting Toronto Office Space from an All-in-One Business Centre  

Many expanding businesses, start-ups, international businesses and even established larger forms are looking to downsize their real estate and office-space. They are turning to all-in-one serviced office business centres and executive offices for their businesses office needs. Business owners are realizing that, with an all-in-one business centre to fill their office needs, their company can see a significant amount of savings in all aspects of their total office expenses every month over traditional raw-office-space leases. Read on to discover the top 10 advantages of all-in-one office space for lease in Toronto. Professional Receptionist at Your Disposal If you’re a business start-up or are significantly downsizing your company, you’re probably operating with minimal office support staff...

Working Wireless in the Office? You Need to Know who has Access.

As Wi-Fi technology improved and faster speeds resulted, businesses who did not want the expense of running wires all through their offices started to look more seriously at Wi-Fi. With the help of stronger signals and better equipment, the Wi-Fi alternative started to become more popular. While businesses use repeaters and wireless access points to maximize the strength of connection in their office space, small businesses found that these solutions could also be scaled to their needs. In a smaller office space for rent, you may only need one access point! Today you cannot go down the street and have your device telling you of available WiFi access points. Today, just about every location – from coffee shops and restaurants, librarys, bookstores and many other places – offers Wi-Fi. You c...

Small Business Funding for Women

One of the obstacles women entrepreneurs face is their access to financing. Sometimes it can be harder for women entrepreneurs to get funding than it is for their male counterparts

Office Safety and Security Issues Faced by Female Entrepreneurs

While workplace safety and security is an issue that every entrepreneur and small business owner has to think about, they are often more important to a female entrepreneur who works alone. As a general rule, it is not safe to work in an isolated office location, even for men. But for women entrepreneurs who have limited funding, these types of office environments may be the only alternative that fits their limited start-up budget. Working in isolation can put anyone at risk for security problems. Putting aside security risks, working in a stand-alone office with no contact with other people can also be a major safety factor when it comes to possible accidents that may occur. Nobody ever expects a home accident to happen, but a slip down the stairs or a kitchen grease fire can occur in the ...

Women Entrepreneurs and the Challenges They Face

For the past several years, women entrepreneurs have become the fastest growing segment of the small business community. Although creating businesses at this fast pace, there are some significant roadblocks that women business owners have to face that are different than their male counterparts. Women still face the same challenges as their male counterparts, but sometimes they face challenges that men do not have to overcome. When it comes to catching up with their male counterparts, women have made great strides in the business world over the past 30 years. But today’s women entrepreneurs still experience a few major obstacles. Within today’s business world, women’s opinions and advice are still not always viewed as “expert” compared to that of a man. This gender bias is huge hurdle...

Pan Am Games Teams are Using Short-Term Office Space While in Toronto

The Pan Am and Parapan Am Games begin in Toronto on July 10, 2015. The Pan Am Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport Games, only surpassed in size and scope by the Olympic Summer Games and the Asian Games. Many of the teams from the 41 countries will be competing in  51 sports (36 Pan Am sports and 15 Parapan Am sports). With over 7,500 athletes participating, many have already began renting temporary office space in Toronto. For many of the teams, games of this magnitude cannot happen without the help of coaches, trainers and other staff – but finding team headquarters is also a necessity. While the athletes are housed in the Athletes Village, many of their support staff are not even able to stay in the same hotel, so they need space to work together. With any major...

5 Reasons why Every Small Business Should Have a Website

According to (CIRA) the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, only 41% of Canadian small businesses (see CIRA’s 2014 Factbook) have a website at all. The ironic thing about all these sad statistics is that Canadians are the second heaviest users of the Internet globally, averaging 41.3 hours per month online. Lets examine why your small business should have a website. 1) Your customers use the Internet like they used to use the Yellow Pages phone book. Your potential customers are using their computers, smartphones and tablets to decide where to go and who to buy from. If they do not find you, then you have basically lost a sale for your small business. This is especially true if you want to be found in local searches. With mobile technology today, people are doing their local searches...

Why Should Start-ups and Small Businesses use a Serviced Office?

A question that we often hear is “why use a serviced office?” So, let us look as some of the advantages to using an alternative office space like a serviced office over traditional office space – as well as some of the perceived disadvantages. It is important to note that business centres serviced offices offer more than office services. The advantages of serviced offices over traditional offices are: Many business centres’ office-space solutions provide a sense of community for a small business to network and exchange knowledge. Serviced offices have no building “fixed expenses” like taxes, repairs etc. Low or no capital expenditure to open and maintain your office or workspace. Flexible rental terms that facilitate full utilization of space needed for business growth. Serviced offi...

When you own a Small Business, Every Week Should be Small Business Week!

May 4th, 2015, the official start of “Small Business Week” in the United States, yet in Canada Small Business Week is in October. Every year since 1963, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. In fact, every year since 1963,  the President of the United States issues a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Having a week of recognitions for small business is important because every day, small business owners are working to grow their small businesses to create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and continue to increase North Amer...

Why is a Mail Forwarding Service Better Than Post Office Change of Address Mail Forwarding?

When you are just starting out your small business, or when your business begins to grow, you will probably need to change your business address once, twice or even more times – depending on the type of business, the type of location, or what your future office space needs and requirements are. If you choose to have Canada Post or the U.S. Postal Service forward your mail each time you move, it will: Cost you hundreds of dollars. Last for only 12 months. Provide no in-person presence or alternate “forwarding methods.” Require government-issued photo ID and authorization to act on behalf of the business. Mail forwarding with Canada Post or with the U.S. Postal Service may not be the best for your business because: Many of your present, past and potential customers may not try to contact you...

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