As an Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner, are you Taking Care of Your Personal Brand?

By Office Space Toronto In standard14th April, 2015

Yes, you may have taken care of your business or product branding. You may even have a professional business address and office space in a prestigious office building. Too often what many entrepreneurs and small business owners forget to take care of is their own personal brand. This means that people also want to know who

Another Reason why a Virtual Office Works Better Than a P.O. Box

By Office Space Toronto In standard13th April, 2015

While we have often told our readers about the benefits of virtual office arrangements over using a P.O. Box, this week we learned of a lost business opportunity caused by a small business owner that uses a P.O. box. One of our newest office-space rental prospective clients told us of a recent incident whereby his

Places offering small business help that most entrepreneurs do not consider

By Office Space Toronto In standard8th April, 2015

In a recent blog we told you about the various ways that a small business can get free or low-cost help from the public library, but there are other sources of help that often go undiscovered. For example, local, Provincial/State and even Federal governments have various programs and resources that are often unknown or under-utilized

Public libraries are not usually places where small businesses look for help – but they should be!

By Office Space Toronto In standard6th April, 2015

Whether you are starting or growing a small business, your public library can be a great resource. Modern libraries are not just buildings full of books. They now have resources that you may not know about. Like other public libraries across North America, the Toronto Public Library offers free programs and seminars on everything you’ll

Welcome to the new Telsec Website

By Office Space Toronto In standard6th April, 2015

Over the past few months, designers, staff and outside contractors have been working on developing a new Telsec website. We not only have a new look, but we also have new technology that is working to improve our visitor experience. While our website has been using a responsive design for the past few years, we

Where you Work may Affect how you Focus on Your Small Business

By Office Space Toronto In standard25th March, 2015

Garages, basements, kitchens, living rooms, coffee shops, and co-working spaces are commonplace for a start-up’s so-called headquarters. But are those types of locations the most productive places to get work done? For a small group of entrepreneurs these may work; but for many others utilizing these types of spaces, their creativity is being lost without

You Realize you Could use the Guidance of a Mentor, but how do you Find one?

By Office Space Toronto In standard23rd March, 2015

Before beginning your search for a mentor, you need to be able to understand when and where you need help. This will improve your chances of finding the right mentor to help you. You do not want to look for a mentor who is specialized in accounting, when you need help with marketing and distribution.

You Don’t Need a Dragon or a Shark – You May Just Need a Mentor!

By Office Space Toronto In standard22nd March, 2015

Entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to grow their new or existing businesses will sometimes appear on popular TV shows like Dragon’s Den or Shark Tank to pitch their ideas to millionaire investors. While some of the people who appear on the show truly need the financial help and the clout they get by partnering

You Have Built Your Brand – now you Need to Protect it!

By Office Space Toronto In standard17th March, 2015

Everything identifying your small business , including your name, the names of your products and services, your logo, slogan and taglines, create a unique statement for your small business. Your memorable branding is what gives you that edge over your competitor and helps drive brand and customer awareness and loyalty. In order to keep your

Building More Influence on Social Media

By Office Space Toronto In standard16th March, 2015

Building more influence on social media is more about giving back than talking about your product or service through your social channels. The competitive landscape in which your brand operates changes every day. But it must still show potential customers that you are providing more than just a product or service. You need to demonstrate