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Rotating CN Tower Office Space Toronto?

I recently read about a restaurant barge in Cleveland, Ohio that is undergoing a massive renovation to re-purpose the vessel to become floating office space for its new corporate tenants. A Cleveland-based software firm called LeanDog is looking to be Cleveland’s first “office harbour” visionary to have their office on the water. The are not alone on this venture – it seems they will be joined by a marketing company on the former restaurant and the city hopes that the attention the concept is getting will attract the creative corporations who are looking for inspiring workspaces like this one. This inspired me to think of creative office space that Toronto could use. One thing is for sure, I could not imagine converting the former Captain John’s floating restaurant into Toronto...

The Smoking Area as a Networking Place Around Office Buildings?

In the latter part of the 20th Century, smoking in offices and other public places like restaurants, bars, malls and convention centres was banned in most cities in North America and other countries around the world. These smoking bans forced those who still smoked to go outside their Toronto office space to have a cigarette. Many Toronto office buildings found that people were congregating around the entrances to buildings, so “designated smoking areas” were created away from the doorways and entrances. With smokers forced to congregate in these designated smoking areas started, it made for a perfect climate for people who did not know each other to begin to talk to each other. After all, most people are not going to just stand there and puff while staring straight ahead. They...

Water Cooler Chat Around Our Office Space Toronto Is Often About Business

With March Break coming to an end, there still seems to be fewer people in the halls of our Toronto office space. While there are fewer people, there are a few new younger faces around the office because some office space Toronto tenants have chosen to bring their high-school-aged children into the office to help them with some of their work. There are still those office-space tenants congregating in the 18th floor kitchen who are talking about three news stories that have an effect on Canada  and two of them are involving men seeking leadership roles named Marc. It seems that that Marc Ouellet was not not selected as Pope and the fact Canada’s First astronaut Marc Garneau is dropping out of the race to lead the federal Liberal Party were most talked about during the afternoon. But t...

Immigrant Entrepreneurs often look for office space Toronto at Business Centres

As we have been writing about entrepreneurs, senior entrepreneurs and then women senior entrepreneurs, we have also not mentioned another growing group of entrepreneurs that have office space for rent Toronto within our office business centre – immigrants. A great number of immigrants with unique skills make their way to Canada every year for a new opportunities and a chance of a better life, only to find that the skills they bring are sometimes not recognized or accepted here. Many are Doctors, Engineers, PhD’s and other highly educated people who find themselves with degrees that are not accepted in Canada. While many are forced to take low-paying jobs to survive while trying to acquire the necessary credentials, other are choosing to create their own jobs by starting a business. With li...

Business Centres are a Great Resource for Senior Women Entrepreneurs

The fact is that more and more women entrepreneurs are very much what is driving part of the Canadian economy – and small businesses are crucial to this sector. But more than that, women who are in their forties to sixties are experiencing the biggest growth aa entrepreneurs, as we discussed in our previous blog about how More Senior Women Entrepreneurs Take Office Space for Rent Toronto. While many women have been successful running small businesses from home, others have found it easier to work from an office space Toronto that is more conducive to doing business. They are able to reduce the potential distractions from accomplishing their business goals at home. As well, they do not want their customers hearing children talking or dogs barking in the background while conducting a busines...

More Senior Women Entrepreneurs Take Office Space for Rent Toronto

My Last few blogs have been about senior entrepreneurs, but it was pointed out to me that I neglected to mention that many of the seniors who are entrepreneurs that have office space for rent Toronto at Telsec Business Centres are women. So I’m writing this blog outlining why women are starting businesses at a more advanced age. A 2008 Human Capital and Women’s Business Ownership report from the U.S. SBA (Small Business Administration) Office of Advocacy made some interesting statements that I thought were important to share. Women’s share of total incorporated and unincorporated self-employment is now approximately 35 percent High percentages of the self-employed were in the 40–49 and 50–59 age groups. Self-employed women were also more likely to be self-employed in the previous yea...

Small Business Financing for Seniors

In previous blog entries we have been discussing how seniors are starting businesses, many after they have retired and want a small business not just for the additional income, but also for the chance to do something they always wanted to do. Not every senior wants to dip into, or have the savings to borrow against, when starting a small business. Opening a business is not just about renting office space Toronto and hanging out your shingle saying Open for Business. It takes money to get a business off the ground. One of our office space Toronto clients suggested that the first place that a senior should look for help with business financing is by looking into to government grants. He mentioned that many Provinces and States offer grant programs to help seniors start small businesses. Acco...

Reasons Why Seniors are Starting Businesses

Call it a sign of the times. More older Canadians than ever before are starting their own business at a time when we might expect them to retire, or even after they retire. While most of these businesses will likely be home-based, many are started using office space Toronto, just to get the seniors out of their homes. As mentioned in our previous blog, people between 55 and 64 represent one of the largest group surges in entrepreneurial activity by age (just behind those who are 35 to 44). There are several factors for this trend, including increased longevity. But probably the single largest factor is economic. These entrepreneurs are at the age when they must look at their retirement finances, but also look at how they will keep busy and active in their retirement years. This combination...

Our Office Space Toronto Says Welcome ‘Seniorpreneurs’

Over the past number of years, many of the new entrepreneurs that rent office space Toronto have been women who wanted to take on the role of business owners. For many it was a choice of necessity when their job prospects started to become rare because of a slowing economy. While many women entrepreneurs are much more likely to choose small businesses in the service and retail industries, women entrepreneurs are also getting into the software and financial service sectors. When most people think of business start-ups, they think of young ambitious men and women. But the new players in start-ups seem to be people in their late fifty’s and early sixty’s. Yes, seniors have surged to the forefront of the entrepreneurial stage and many of those are women.  This growing trend of busi...

Feeling Isolated When Working From a Home Office

In part 5 of our continuing series of blogs about the Challenges of Working from Home Rather Than at an Office Space Toronto, we are going to discuss one of the hardest topics for people to understand about working from home – the feeling of isolation from the world. A major concern in running a business and working from home is the feeling of being constantly alone. It is not something that one notices in the first weeks or months working from a home office. It can sometimes take several months before it is noticed. Even though the signs are not always evident at first, the feelings may still be lingering in the back of your mind. It takes place when the excitement of your freedom and being your own boss eventually wears off. You start to feel like you are being tested on your sincerity a...

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