Keeping up With Your Small Business Content When you are Running out of Ideas

By Office Space Toronto In standard15th January, 2015

In some of our previous articles about blogging and content creation, we have mentioned about keeping your content relevant to your customers and followers. In other postings we have mentioned that the key to keeping your audience is keeping up your blogging and social comments, not letting too much time pass between them. This is

Small Business Owners Should Know SEO Basics

By Office Space Toronto In standard13th January, 2015

Small business owners are generally not website developers, so they hire a developer. On paper, the site they design for you may look amazing, but does it follow SEO (Search Engine Optimization) best practices? Take some time to look up SEO best practices, so that you know what your designer can or cannot do when

Focus on the Successes of Your Small Business and not on “Trends”

By Office Space Toronto In standard12th January, 2015

Almost every other blog posting that you might see from various sources is telling you about the trends to watch for in 2015 – but there are few that remind you to improve on your 2014 successes. Many small businesses discovered some great things that were successful for them in 2014. Just because the year

Public Cellphone Usage Advice for Business

By Office Space Toronto In standard8th January, 2015

Have you ever been on public transit or in a confined public place and could overhear the intimate details of a loud cellphone talker? Most of those overheard conversations are about where a person is heading or what some of their private plans are. So, they are simply annoying to hear – not to mention

Expanding a Service-Based or Non-Retail Business Into Canada

By Office Space Toronto In standard7th January, 2015

For a variety of reasons, Canada remains a top choice for many United States companies or brands looking to expand outside their home market. Some reasons for this are geographic proximity, a common language and a similar legal system, as well as similar consumer income and spending habits. But there is also the advantage of

Stepping Into a New Office to Begin the New Year

By Office Space Toronto In standard31st December, 2014

It is this time of year when home-based small business owners make resolutions to take their small business venture to that next step. They are at a point in their business where they can no longer use their home address as a business address. Some small business owners who are looking to get away from

Building Influence Online Can Help Grow Your Business

By Office Space Toronto In standard19th December, 2014

Many small business owners and entrepreneurs are trying to use social media to get their message out to the masses, but are they actually building influence? Or do they know why they should be building influence? We want to help educate you on why your business should be an ‘influencer.’ Yes, you may be posting

How Well do you Know Your Customers? Can you Name Each of Them?

By Office Space Toronto In standard18th December, 2014

There is a café in Toronto called the True Love Café. From time to time, I will stop in for a coffee on my way into the office. I am by far not a regular, but the owner remembers my name every time I go in. That is what I call customer service. However, knowing

How Should Small Business Owners Deal With Holiday Season Stress?

By Office Space Toronto In standard17th December, 2014

This can be a very stressful time of year for small business owners. Even those who do not celebrate Christmas can get stressed in December and early January. It is almost expected that small retail owners are stressed by the crowds, but they are also stressed by wondering if they will make enough sales to

An Entrepreneur Needs to be a Detective

By Office Space Toronto In standard15th December, 2014

Before entrepreneurs begin working on their business venture, they need to do some detective work. Thinking of starting a business is similar to how you buy a car. You just don’t walk into a random dealership and say you want to purchase a car. You need to do some research before making such an important