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 GetSpokal.com 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

What Kind of Learning Should you as a Small Business Owner be Doing?

By Office Space Toronto In standard28th January, 2015

One of the bigger themes of many small business blogs and advice givers it to keep learning. But what does that really mean? What do you as a small business owner need to learn? Learn more about your own product or service. Sounds simple, but after the initial launch of a new product or service,

Tips on Continuing to be a Successful Small Business Owner

By Office Space Toronto In standard27th January, 2015

Small business owners are always searching for ways to stay successful by constant innovation and introducing new products or services. But sometimes it is not that simple. We have compiled a list of things to do and things not to do that have worked for many small business owners who want to continue their success.

Small Business Owners can Choose to Hire Employees or Contractors

By Office Space Toronto In standard21st January, 2015

When a small business owner starts to see a need for more people to work within his or her business, they are faced with the dilemma of hiring an employee or contracting the job out to a freelancer. Both situations have their advantages and disadvantages. The hard part is deciding which is best for your

What is the Coffee Situation at Your Small Business Office? What is it Costing You?

By Office Space Toronto In standard19th January, 2015

Look around any office space of a business, large or small, and you will see either coffee mugs or paper coffee cups on many of the desks. Coffee is a large part of the business environment, but some business owners often do not consider what it is costing them when they do not provide coffee