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Support Services and Meeting Rooms When Working From Home

This is blog 4 in a series of blogs about the “Challenges of Working from Home Rather Than at an Office Space Toronto“. In this blog we are discussing how when working from home, you also have challenges with support services – no place to meet and sometimes just not having enough space when you need to grow. In a large business office space environment when your fax starts to act up you just call the office support service team. There is often someone there to  fix it for you right away and soon you’re good to go. When your computer crashes two hours before your deadline, there is often a spare computer available to work on your files off the server. When you need to print a file and your printer is down, you can usually access a network printer to send your print job to. When...

Balancing Work and Home Life When Working From Home

In our blogs series about the Challenges of Working from Home Rather Than at an Office Space Toronto, we have talked about dealing with distractions from family and friends as well as the professional appearance of an Office Space Toronto While Working From Home. Finding the balance between work and home life when working from home is not as easy it is when you work in an office space Toronto with structure and procedures. While working from home as a self-employed business person means you have to take more control over your schedule and your environment, you have to make sure you also find the idea balance between work and home. Far too often the lines get blurred and the quality of not only your home life is affected, but the productivity of your business can also suffer. Remember, R...

Professional Appearance of an Office Space Toronto While Working From Home

This is the second blog in a series about the Challenges of Working from Home Rather Than at an Office Space Toronto. The fact is that working at home is not the trend of the future – it is the trend of today. We discussed previously that many do not realize that operating a business at home is not without its problems. In our first blog in this series, we focused on how the most common problems are the distractions from family and friends. The second most common concern of many small business owners who work from home rather than at an office space Toronto is whether their clients will perceive their business as being professional and serious because they work from home. Since home businesses are often wrongly regarded as “hobby businesses,” their professional image and credibility often ...

Challenges of Working from Home Rather Than at an Office Space Toronto

Working at home is not the trend of the future, but the reality of today. As more and more people leave corporate life for a simpler and relaxed business environment or consulting career, many people who are starting up their businesses often choose to start by establishing a home-based office rather than an office space Toronto. What many do not realize is that operating a business at home is not without its own problems, trials and tribulations. The ten most common problems are: Distractions from family and friends Being taken seriously in business Working too much Separating work and personal life Lack of support services Not enough space Feeling isolated Lack of privacy Self-discipline and self-management Zoning Over the next few blogs, we will be discussing how to overcome some of the...

Are Teachers’ PD Days Good For Small Business?

Professional Development (PD) days for teachers are not always good for parents, especially those who run their own businesses. The idea behind these days is for teachers to get a chance to upgrade their skills and learn new, more effective teaching techniques. But the negative side is that parents who work full time are having to scramble to find alternative child care. For parents of school-aged children who work for large companies that offer them the option to use a “sick day” for family obligations, or allow a “flexible holiday” so they can stay at home with their children, this is not a problem. However, for people who own their own business or work for a small company that needs to staff their office space Toronto on an ongoing basis, these PD days are a huge...

Walter Cronkite Predicted The Virtual Office in 1967

Watching a video from 1967 can often bring humour to many people under 45 who were not even born then. It was quite enlightening, however, to watch a video from 1967 with Walter Cronkite talking about the predictions of what a home office space would look like in the 21st Century. It was amazing how “not that far off the mark” it was. Remember, this show aired 45 years ago, long before the Internet and long before anyone even thought of the idea of a virtual office Toronto. Even the fact that (while not actually working) someone thought to have flat-screen video panels in this vision of the future was truly amazing. They really tried to envision things that could be possible in the 21st century. Yes, back in those days most people did not even have colour TV, and the big black-...

A New Trend Might Be Going Back into Seminar Training Rooms

The trend over the past decade has been that less and less people are traveling for seminars and conferences and doing things via teleconference and Internet web conferences for training and educational purposes. This trend is not only saving businesses a great deal of money in travel expenses, but it can be much less stressful and taxing than the travel itself. Don’t get too comfortable in your office chair, because there is a new trend that might be a hybrid of classroom training and Internet seminars. There might be some travel time involved, but usually it will be about the same as your commute to your office space Toronto. Over the past two years there have been a few trainers that have been renting Toronto seminar training rooms with teleconferencing abilities, thus allowing them to ...

A Rant About Fake Facebook “Like” Requests

As many of my friends know, I am not only a tenant at Telsec, but I also write some blogs for them and sometimes endorse them on my own Facebook account. I have requested permission of the Telsec management to write this little rant, because I am really beginning to find myself being sick and tired of seeing fake “like” requests in the form of photos that have been photoshopped. I am sure you have seen them and may have even given them a “like”, only because you thought it was a good thing to do. But what you do not realize is that you are feeding into fakers and fraudsters who stand to profit from your “like” without any regards for the good causes they are piggy backing their fraud on or without any regard to the photo they have manipulated. There is one such phot...

Snow Storms and Office Space Toronto

Did you wake up this morning at your normal time and expect to get to work on time? Obviously you did not watch or listen to the weather forecast last night. Some call that “Not Doing Your Homework”; others will say that you planned on just plowing through because you have a vehicle to do it. What does this have to do with office space Toronto? You will see soon. I woke up this morning at 4 am to drive my girlfriend to her work (normally she takes public transit). We knew the roads would be difficult, especially with not having winter tires on my car. I kept the radio low (so as not to get distracted) and my speed down. I knew even without snow tires that I could get up to normal speeds, but I also knew the limitations of my car for stopping in such conditions. After arriving b...

Having Shared Office Space Toronto Can be Good in Many Ways

Having shared office space Toronto can be good in many ways, but let us first tell you what Toronto shared offices are. There are many businesses and entrepreneurs who need office space Toronto, but they do not need a full-time downtown Toronto office space. What they need is a desk to work from (to do paperwork or administrative tasks) and a place to receive business mail and meet customers. When a client signs up for a Toronto shared office, he or she is signing up for  a turnkey office solution in an office space that is also shared by other companies or professionals at a fraction of the cost of a traditional office space. The first way that a shared office space Toronto solution can be a great option is the low price. A company can have access to a shared office space for only $225 pe...

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