Five tips for small business success

By Ian In standard5th April, 2016 Five tips for small business success

Just starting a small business can be difficult, but making it successful can be even more problematic. Before we get to the tips we had planned to offer, a suggestion is to keep searching for tips for small business success. Out there on the internet are helpful sites and experts who will have tips for

MBC’s: What’s the difference and why does it matter?

By Ian In standard31st March, 2016 MBC’s: What’s the difference and why does it matter?

Whether it’s meeting rooms, Boardrooms or Conference rooms (MBC’s), what’s the difference and why should it matter? A boardroom is traditionally a room set aside for meetings of the board members of a corporation or organization. The phrase meeting room implies a less formal space – meaning a room that is set aside for any

Reasons why it may be time to abandon your current office space

By Ian In standard29th March, 2016 Reasons why it may be time to abandon your current office space

Technology is evolving and changing rapidly. And perhaps the way the staff of your small business is working, has been evolving too! The Internet and access to Wifi are changing where work can be done. These factors and other technology are re-shaping the needs of business for traditional office space. Traditionally your workers required special tools

Our building is now Silver-Certified as Green Friendly

By Ian In standard23rd March, 2016 Our building is now Silver-Certified as Green Friendly

We have blogged about our office space and the building that houses it being green friendly – but now we have actual proof from an independent outside organization. The Toronto Star Building at 1 Yonge Street in downtown Toronto has been awarded Silver Certification from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Canada. BOMA

More small business tax tips and links to where to find them

By Ian In standard18th March, 2016 More small business tax tips and links to where to find them

As a provider of office space and virtual office services to our clients, we also strive to provide advice and assistance to help them be more successful small businesses. Back in February, we published a blog called “Tax Tips for Canadian Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs“. Since then, we have been asked to provide more links from

Is the cubicle dead or just dying?

By Ian In standard15th March, 2016 Is the cubicle dead or just dying?

As Millennials are becoming the largest group in the North American workforce, companies are changing their office strategy to attract and retain them. This is because, unlike previous generations, they are less loyal and more demanding. Millennials are not interested in being stuffed in cubicles and being told to just get the work done; they

Who you hire to do your small business marketing reflects on your image

By Ian In standard10th March, 2016 Who you hire to do your small business marketing reflects on your image

It is important to know who you hire to do your small business marketing, because their actions and work reflects on the image of your brand and your company. When an outside marketer makes a mistake, your audience will still see your brand and not theirs. Last week after leaving a meeting at my Telsec

Office Space Trends for 2016

By Ian In standard8th March, 2016

In today’s post, I’m going to discuss office-space trends for 2016 with a bit of a twist. Usually we would just discuss the office design changes and what’s driving them. In our last post “Canadian businesses are having a 30% off sale” we discussed what should happen when the Canadian dollar falls to the levels it

Canadian businesses are having a 30% off sale – well, almost!

By Ian In standard19th February, 2016 Canadian businesses are having a 30% off sale – well, almost!

It is no secret that American businesses start to look north when the Canadian dollar is lower and the American economy is picking up. This is because they see Canada as a place they can save and grow at the same time. Basically a lower dollar is both good and bad, depending on your place

Things that anyone who works from home knows all too well

By Ian In standard16th February, 2016 Things that anyone who works from home knows all too well

If you have experience working from home, there are things that you know all too well – and the crazy hours we keep is only the beginning. Yes, our home offices are just minutes or seconds away, but that morning “commute” can often get interrupted by a family member calling, or the dog wanting to