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A Cheap Day Office or a Cheap Meeting Room – Without Looking Cheap!

The reason most entrepreneurs or small businesses (who do not have a full-time office) will rent a day office is to impress a client or prospective customer. The trick is to find a cheap day office or cheap meeting room without looking cheap. You also do not want to find the most lavish looking day office that might scare a prospect off by thinking your product or service will be too expensive because of the perceived high-end office. The key to renting a day office is location, as it would be with renting a full-time office. This is especially true if your clients and customers you plan on meeting with (on the same day) are in a specific geographic area. But most often, a central downtown location is the most desired place to have your day office. Besides entrepreneurs looking to impress ...

Learning More About Virtual Offices Through Video

The Internet is full of information on various subjects. If there is a topic you need to learn about, most likely there is a website devoted to it. Sometimes a website might not give you all the information you need about a topic, or the website does not present information in a manor that best suits you. Videos have for some time been the best way to convey the message you need to get across or the topic you need to learn about. When you want to learn more about office space at Telsec, we have a Telsec Office Space Toronto video. While we are working on a virtual office video, there are plenty of others on YouTube such as this great video from ABC News. There are also plenty of videos on the Internet that will help you understand how a virtual office can work for you and save you money on...

No Hidden Costs and no Scams in Virtual Office Packages

No matter what product or service you are looking for, some person or company has likely created an Internet offer that sounds too good to be true. There are even some virtual office service products promoted on the Internet that are aimed at small businesses that are too good to be true – but they are still accepted by small business owners who do not challenge them. As an entrepreneur or  a small business owner, you have to ask your virtual office provider some questions before you sign that contract. Far too often, a small business owner will sign up for a virtual office without knowing what was outlined in the fine print of their contract, and later regret signing up. Signing up with a virtual office provider is supposed to help your business, not confuse you later on with hidden charg...

Office Space Options Mean you do not Have to be in the Office all Summer

As we look around our office space each summer, there are fewer and fewer people around. It is not because there are less office tenants or a lot of people taking vacations; it is because businesses are learning the benefits of flexible office business centres that allow them to work smarter. More and more smart business owners are realizing the benefits of better utilizing services of office-space providers. Having a live receptionist that is included with their serviced office not only saves them the cost of an employee, but gives them options as to how their calls are handled. Being able to change how their calls are handled with a quick phone call or an advance email, means that their calls can be re-routed or sent directly to their voice-mail when they are out of the office. Having op...

Be Sensitive About Scents in Your Office Space

Today you often hear about workplaces and offices that are going scent-free to help protect people with scent allergies and also for reduce stress caused by scents. Not all office places are scent-free, but you can help by being sensitive about scents in your office space and reducing their impact. Body sprays and other odour-masking scents are not new, but they are becoming more prevalent because of the availability of low-cost products with fancy names and appealing smells. The problem is that some people do not know how much is too much – and how much they effect other people. Scent sensitivity affects different people in different ways. Those with asthma or chemical sensitivities may find strong scents particularly problematic due to the allergy-like symptoms they cause. Others may exp...

Ten Ways to Keep Your Office Space More Productive

What can you do to make your office space more productive and reduce the stress level for you and your employees? We reviewed through tips that we had previously written about, and looked to the internet for more ideas. You will be surprised how many are common-sense ideas that many do not even consider. 1. Forget about 9 to 5 for you and your employees. Nothing helps reduce stress more than setting your own hours. Staggering hours to avoid commuter rush periods can really help you get the day started. With some employees starting earlier and leaving earlier and others starting later and leaving later, work gets done and you have a happier workplace overall. 2. Take your meeting for a walk! As we mentioned in our series on the negative effects of sitting and the potential health risks of s...

Who is Looking After Your Office Space When you are on Vacation?

Regardless of what kind of small business you have, not taking a vacation or recreational time away from your operation will hurt your small business. Almost every small business owner will tell you that they have not taken a vacation in years because their business will not let them. Even entrepreneurs with staff are afraid to take even a day away from the office for fear of losing a client. Far too often you hear about a business person who has had a stroke or heart attack caused by stress. Stress that can be managed and controlled by a number of factors. So try taking some time away from the stress and allowing your body and mind to not think about work or business. Even a “Staycation” in your own city can allow the body and mind to revitalize. A “Staycation” is ...

Team Space is Becoming More Popular Than Private Office Space

More and more, offering flexible office space to employees is becoming popular with not only employers, but also with employees. Offices designed around activity-based working not only save space,  they also increase productivity. Team Space is becoming more popular because it is often more reflective of the needs of employees. Previously, a business would rent a large space and fill it with cubicles to inspire creativity and maximize office space usage. Today, big companies are leading the charge and opening up their office space by replacing cubicles with non-designated work surfaces and comfortable chairs where employees can literally use their “laptop computer” on their lap, if they wish. If companies like Google, Microsoft and Price Waterhouse Coopers can open up their off...

Happy 4th of July to our American Office Space Clients and Friends

To our USA-based office clients, we want to wish you a happy 4th of July, Independence Day. Whether you are working today or working out of the office, we have you covered. Many small and mid-sized American companies who are looking for a business presence in Toronto, Canada have chosen office space at business centres like Telsec. Having a branch office in the Canadian marketplace (in fact, in the largest market in Canada – Toronto) at a minimal cost, is great for their customers, but also boosts the company’s bottom line. At Telsec, we have several USA-based companies who use our office space to expand their business into Canada. While their presence might be small here, they want to keep up a corporate image of having an office locally. Some choose to have physical office space an...

The Benefits of Using a Serviced Office Space for Growing Your Business

The concept of using a serviced office space used to be the domain of start-ups and entrepreneurs, but now more companies are looking to use serviced offices for expanding their businesses. Whether in size or geographically, a service office space gives you more options for expanding your business. While serviced offices are still used primarily by small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs, they are attracting the attention of mid-sized to large companies looking to grow without the high capital cost of opening a traditional office space. This is especially true when a company wants to open a new office in a new territory where they have not had a previous presence. Opening a new office in a serviced office facility removes the need to sign long-term leases or having to buy or lease of...

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