Virtual Office Space is not Just for Small Businesses That are run From Home

By Office Space Toronto In standard3rd March, 2015

If you are regular follower of our blogs and social media postings, you will have heard us talk about the virtues of having a virtual office space as an alternative to using your home address or a P.O. Box. But this post is going to be a bit different. Inspired by a recent client’s requests

Is Your Small Business White and Gold or Blue and Black?

By Office Space Toronto In standard2nd March, 2015

Unless you have been away from the news and social media for the past number of days, you have probably seen or heard postings about a dress in the U.K. that is causing controversy over what colours it is. Some people will see a white and gold dress in dark shadow, while some people see

Losing Focus on Your Small Business

By Office Space Toronto In standard26th February, 2015

So you had a great business idea – but what happened to it? Did you forget your core idea or did you get distracted? Small business owners are easily distracted by other plans or ideas primarily because of  the media they follow. That great idea they had may have been that “next great idea,” but

Recycle and Revisit Content

By Office Space Toronto In standard23rd February, 2015

As a small business owner you are often faced with the problem of coming up with new content for your blog and social media. But have you considered recycling and re-purposing? Just like the paper you use in your office or that can of cola can be recycled, so can some of your older blogs

Using Technology to Research Your Next Small Business Office

By Office Space Toronto In standard18th February, 2015

At some point your small business will need to look for an office, whether it is your first office or an office upgrade to bigger space. It may sound simple, but once a small business owner starts his or her search they find out it is not that easy. It is all about coming up

Why Free Website Builders can be bad for Your Small Business

By Office Space Toronto In standard16th February, 2015

When an offer mentions the word “free,” it is not uncommon for a small business owner to get excited – particularly when free means something of value to them and their small business (such as website improvements and/or online marketing assistance). There have been countless free website builders that have come and gone, and that’s

Be Clear What Deliverables you Expect From Freelancers and Vendors

By Office Space Toronto In standard11th February, 2015

One of the biggest problems that occurs between a small business and a freelancer is that instructions were not made clear enough from the onset – and what was eventually delivered (called deliverables) were not what the business expected or needed. As a small business owner you know what you want – but you may

Being Late is bad for Your Small Business

By Office Space Toronto In standard9th February, 2015

This past Friday I ran into an one of our office space tenants while in the kitchen getting complimentary coffee at Telsec Business Centres. She was visibly upset. Upon asking her the problem, she told me that a salesman from a potential new vendor was an hour late – and the particular meeting room she

Are you Using Conversation Marketing Without Knowing it?

By Office Space Toronto In standard4th February, 2015

Inspired by an article written by Sarah Burke of about Conversation Marketing, we wanted to talk more about how your small business uses – or should use – conversation marketing. Are you talking TO your customers or WITH them? A conversation is really a two-way communication. So, if you are just talking to your

Why Small Business Owners Send or Receive Referrals From Competitors

By Office Space Toronto In standard1st February, 2015

There are times when goodwill between competitors can go a long way, not only in terms of healthy competition, but in the eyes of your customers. When you are too busy to fit the customer’s time frame or faced with a challenge or demand that you cannot satisfy, referring them to a competitor who can