Organizing your small business finances

By Ian In standard18th August, 2016 Organizing your small business finances

The success of your small business will depend to a great degree on how well you plan and manage your finances. This is especially true if you will be seeking financial help, either from a start-up loan, an investor or from a government grant. It is imperative that you have a well-developed financial plan as

Planning your business is like going back to school

By Ian In standard16th August, 2016 Planning your business is like going back to school

When you decide to start a business for the first time, it is important to know that creating a solid business plan is vital to your success. A good business plan will help you know where you are headed long before you get there. Writing your business plan requires doing your homework and making some

With back to school coming, are you planning to start a new business?

By Ian In standard11th August, 2016 With back to school coming, are you planning to start a new business?

For students across the country, the lazy days of summer are coming to a close and a new school year is right around the corner. As an entrepreneur thinking of starting a new business, where to begin can be your biggest obstacle. In our previous blog Getting the Kids Back to School is a Reason to

Getting the Kids Back to School is a Reason to get Serious About Business

By Ian In standard9th August, 2016 Getting the Kids Back to School is a Reason to get Serious About Business

The commercials have already started for back to school. Stores are already putting together their back-to-school sections – and the kids are grumbling about it being too soon to think about their summer holidays ending. But what are parents thinking about? With their children going back to school, entrepreneurial parents will have more time to

Characteristics to look for in a remote worker

By Ian In standard4th August, 2016 Characteristics to look for in a remote worker

When you are looking for remote workers, you want people who have experience with little supervision (well, little in-person supervision) that are able to show results from the work that they are being asked to do. Your business has to be able to count on them, without you standing over their shoulder and making sure

What is flexible working?

By Ian In standard2nd August, 2016 What is flexible working?

How flexible is your work space? Let’s first discuss what flexible working is. Flexible working can mean a variety of things to different businesses. It could refer to hours of operation, accessibility, size of your office or even the location of your office space. Office space can be a drain on resources for start-up companies.

Location, location, location! We’ve said it’s important so many times!

By Ian In standard28th July, 2016 Location, location, location! We’ve said it’s important so many times!

While a good office/business location is often emphasized and often even preached, have you really thought about the way your business location has affected the bottom line of your small business? One of our largest office space competitors, Regus, did some research on the topic of location that we thought we should share with our

Canada Posts Business Solutions

By Ian In standard26th July, 2016 Canada Posts Business Solutions

For the most part, we forget about the post office because letter mail has been mostly replaced by e-mail. But there is still some things that small business needs from Canada Post. There is still a need for outbound marketing and product shipments. Depending on what you are marketing and who your target audience is,

Is businesss the right place for Pokémon? Some will say yes; others will say no!

By Ian In standard21st July, 2016 Is businesss the right place for Pokémon? Some will say yes; others will say no!

Pokémon has become a worldwide phenomenon that has millions and millions of people playing. But does this augmented reality game have a place in a business environment? There are some businesses who are leveraging the attention the game is giving their location, while other businesses wish they could hire a Pokémon ‘exterminator.’ If you are

International Mail Services Versus a Post Office Box

By Ian In standard21st July, 2016 International Mail Services Versus a Post Office Box

Whether you are in the USA or somewhere else around the world and you are doing business in Toronto, you most likely want a Toronto address for your Canadian mail. Postal Boxes may sound like an easy and secure way to have your business mail delivered, but are they? Let’s talk about the logistics of