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Virtual Office Tips

Companies who do not need a physical office space will often use a virtual office within an office business centre in order to have a prestigious business address to put on their business cards, letterhead, brochures and other business-related material. Some will choose to just have the mail service while others will choose the Mail and Telephone service to give them access to a live professional receptionist who answers their calls based on their instructions. Recently, Telsec introduced a new VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocols) that has an optional VoIP handset that can be used anywhere in the world (provided there is an internet connection). Here are some tips to help you use a virtual office service to its potential as well as some advice to help you find the right virtual office for ...

U.S. Thanksgiving Without the Macy’s Parade?

The same storm that is affecting New York, is also the reason that has started rumors that it may cause the cancellation of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

Small Business Meeting Tips

Meeting customers in person can often make or break a sale. Having the right meeting space and location are key to having a successful meeting.

Can you use a Bitcoin to Rent Office Space Toronto?

You cannot use a Bitcoin to rent office space Toronto – yet. There does not seem to be any Canadian office space business centre that is yet to accept Bitcoin transactions. There was one co-working office space that had been touted and promoted to be the first co-working office space in Toronto to accept Bitcoin transactions, but its internet domain name expired earlier this month and there is no way of reaching them. If you do not know what Bitcoin is, we will give you a brief introduction. A Bitcoin is a distributed, peer-to-peer digital currency that functions without the intermediation of any central authority. The Bitcoin portal WeUseCoins http://www.weusecoins.com/en/ has a video that gives the basics on what a Bitcoin is. But we wanted to give you a little more info, so we went to W...

Global Entrepreneurs Week and Startup Weekend

This week is Global Entrepreneurs Week and there are more than 300 events planned by more than 150 organizations in the GTA. Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international movement designed to inspire millions (mostly young people) to embrace the concepts of innovation, imagination and creativity through entrepreneurship. There are various types of events going on around Toronto including networking events, meet and greets, training events, free seminars and other professional development events, plus a whole lot more. One of the larger events as part of Global Entrepreneurs Week is Startup Weekend, a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. This is the sixth year of Startup Weekend Toronto, b...

Business Centres Make Your Business More Professional

When talking about office business centres, a lot of people will say that they are used by small businesses to look bigger than they are. The truth is that business centres make your business more professional – and not just because of the professional business address. Having a professional receptionist is not about having the appearance of someone answering your calls; it’s about having someone answer your calls and handling them at your direction in order to better serve your customers and potential clients. While appearances are important to a small business, having the right tools, equipment and on-demand support staff are also very important because they help firms succeed while saving on capital costs – as well as the costs of full-time support staff. The capital costs of leas...

Small Business Tips for Choosing an Office Space

Having a business address is very import for the image of your small business. We have put together these few tips to get you thinking about some of the things to consider when looking for a business address. Tip 1 – Choose the type of office space that best suits your budget. If you can get an interior office for much less than a window office, save the money. At Telsec, we have a variety of different offices and different office-space plans to fit our tenants’ budgets. You may want consider a semi-private or shared office space to save even more money. Tip 2 – Get the most prestigious business address that fits your budget. Having a good business address will show your customers that you truly mean business. Telsec is located at 1 Yonge Street, which is also home to the...

Small Business Banking Tips

Many small businesses are usually focused on sales and working their business, but forget about equally important aspects like business banking. So we have gathered a few tips for small businesses to help you think about some of the things you should consider when doing your banking. Tip 1 – Bank deposits can take up to 3 days to be verified. Just because you deposited a cheque today doesn’t mean the funds are in your account. However, as of August 2012, you are entitled to withdraw the first $100 from a banking machine deposit. Tip 2 – Make sure you have the right loss and theft protection. If you’re using your business debit card for transactions, ask your bank what kind of protection it offers if the card is stolen or lost. Tip 3 – Get the right business account and fe...

Lest We Forget on This Remembrance Day 2013

Lest we forget all of those who laid down their lives for Canada! Now you ask why was the poppy chosen as the symbol of remembrance for all of Canada’s war dead? It is because the poppy became an international symbol for those who died in World War 1. It was a poet who first made the connection between the poppy and battlefield deaths. Prior to the First World War, very few poppies grew in Flanders fields. During the bombardments of that war the chalk-like soil became rich in lime from rubble, allowing those ‘popaver rhoeas’ to thrive. When the great war ended the lime was absorbed, and the poppy began to disappear again. I was not until Lieut-Col. John McCrae, a Canadian doctor who wrote the poem IN FLANDERS FIELDS, made the connection that the scarlet-coloured poppy quickly became the sy...

What the Term “Shared Office Space” Means to Different Businesses

The term shared space and share office space can sometimes have different meaning to different people, depending on the context of the type of office facility you are thinking of.