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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...

The Key To Bringing Down Office Space Expenses and Being More Profitable

The key to bringing down office space expenses and being more profitable for many small businesses is, quite simply, to be more like “big business.” Many large businesses are getting away from some older technology and pooling other technologies that will be shared with a larger number of users – rather than having smaller pools of employees utilizing more equipment less efficiently. The other key to success is leadership, in other words leading by example. Having management that works alongside its teams makes the office environment more inclusive rather than divisive. Companies have discovered that you do not need to have a personal printer at each person’s office space, because fewer and fewer employees need to print things these days. Twenty years ago, many businesses wante...

Super Bowl Commercials are Office Space Toronto Water Cooler Talk

One would expect that the Super Bowl is the talk around the office space Toronto water cooler this week because the big game is this Sunday. But it is not the game everyone is talking about around our water cooler. It seems more people are talking about the epic Super Bowl commercials that will run on the U.S. feed (that most in Canada will not see) than the actual game. But some are talking about the sneak previews they are finding on the Internet. The reason the U.S. spots are not shown in Canada is that the Canadian television network CTV has paid for the exclusive right to broadcast the Super Bowl in Canada. They make their money back by selling ad time, and advertisers buy in on the premise that all Canadians watching will see their ad instead of the epic American ones. But as one off...

How Heath Conscious is Your Office Space Toronto?

For years business owners and managers have know that having healthy and happy employees is important to their business. But they did not know how to encourage a healthy work life. While many businesses offer to help subsidize gym memberships and other physical activities outside of business hours, most do not have the tools or ideas about how to encourage healthy practices during working hours within their office space Toronto. Researchers have found that too many people are not getting out of their office even for a breath of fresh air. They are eating their breakfast and lunch at their desks as well. Sitting down to eat in the workplace is becoming more of a regular occasion for an increasing number of workers. What is also concerning is that the diets of many office space workers appea...

Toronto Semi-Private Offices are a Great Part Time Office Solution

In our last blog we discussed the benefits of Toronto shared office space and how many businesses that work on the road or in the field find them to be an ideal touchdown office space – without the costs associated with a traditional office space rental. While shared offices can be a great solution for someone who does not need a desk to house their computer, or a filing cabinets for their printed files, Toronto semi-private offices are a great part-time office solution for a business that does not need a full-time office space Toronto. Just like Toronto shared offices, Toronto semi-private offices give an office tenant an economical alternative to renting a private office if he or she cannot justify the expense. One reason some companies find Toronto semi-private offices are a great part-...

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