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So what is a virtual office and what is telecommuting?

Many experts say that excessive traffic congestion on roads and surging infrastructure costs in almost all the major business cities of the world are forcing companies to adopt “virtual office” models in order to telecommute to work. So what is a virtual office Toronto and what is telecommuting? According to Wikipedia “A virtual office is a combination of off-site live communication and address services that allows users to reduce traditional office costs while maintaining business professionalism. Frequently the term is confused with ‘office business centers’ or ‘executive suites’ which demand a conventional lease, whereas a true virtual office does not require that expense.” One problem with the Wikipedia explanation is that the author of the Wiki is mistakenly tr...

Avoid the “matchbox mentality” when seeking a Toronto office space for rent

You buy a bag of potato chips, pop it open, and half of what comes out is air! You purchase the same food items for the same amount of money and the portions are smaller. That same shrinking value for your dollar is happening in real estate too. Many of the condominiums rising in Toronto’s downtown core are a prime example. Yes, the buildings are replete with amenities, but the units themselves are getting smaller and smaller in terms of square footage when compared to older buildings that are just as elegant. This “matchbox mentality” is occurring in many commercial office space for rent Toronto buildings too – but NOT in ALL Toronto office space for rent locations! For example, many office space for rent Toronto landlords are scrambling to meet the needs of an ever-more-demanding busines...

How much PROFITABLE time do you spend in your Toronto office space each week?

Here are some surprising facts from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. Canadians are actually spending less time working! In 2010, employed Canadians were working fewer hours on average each week compared to three decades earlier. Canadians worked 36.2 hours per week on average which was down from 38 in 1976. This seems incredible because many groups, especially self-employed people renting Toronto office space, are constantly busy and under tremendous stress just to keep their heads above water in this flat economy. This includes those who have a Toronto home office set-up – or who work out of a Toronto commercial office space, Toronto executive office space building, small Toronto office space business centre or who use Toronto shared office space for a landing office (ideal ...

Kung hei fat choi From Telsec 农历新年

As I was driving into my Toronto office space this morning, I heard a radio announcer trying to say Kung hei fat choi, but his pronunciation sounded a little off, it sounded like he was saying “Gung Hei Fat Choy “. So I asked one of the Mandarin speaking office space Toronto clients what the proper pronunciation was. He told me that neither was the Mandarin way of saying Happy New Year (not an exact translation). It seems that  “Xin Nien Kwai Le” is the Mandarin way. He went on to tell me that his wife is from the Philipines and her family is from the Fujian province of China, where they speak a Chinese-Filipinos dialect called Hokkien. The Chinese-Filipinos say Kiong Hee Huat Tsai. He also informed me that much to many North Americans’ dismay, Kung hei fat choi (in Cantonese), Xin N...

Why I chose my Toronto office space for rent at Telsec

A few weeks ago, I was overheard telling a friend why I chose my Toronto office space for rent at Telsec Business Centres on the 18th floor of the Toronto Star Building at 1 Yonge Street. The Telsec staffer who heard me suggested that I write this guest blog. So that got me thinking back to 1989 when I first made my decision that the best Toronto office space for rent would be at Telsec.I used to work out of an apartment near the Bloor/Jarvis area. It was a big enough space, but eventually the corner I was using began to grow and grow. Soon, it took over the entire apartment to such an extent that it didn’t feel like a real home any more – just a place of business that happened to have a fridge and a TV. So I started to look at the best office for rent Torontocould possibly offer. I’m a wr...

1st Snowfall of 2012-Happy my Toronto Office Space is at Telsec

I woke up this morning to head into my Toronto office space at Telsec.  I didn’t realize it had snowed until I was walking towards the door and heard a crash. I looked out the front window and noticed a nice covering of snow on the ground and an SUV plowed into a parked car. Oh, the signs of a first snowfall. There are a few reasons why I am happy that my Toronto office space is at Telsec. The first reason is the location. Because it’s just south of Lake Shore Blvd., it’s really easy to get to and being able to avoid bad winter drivers is always a good thing. I can take Lake Shore Blvd. or avoid most of it by taking back roads like Commissioners and Queen Quay, with only a short drive between the two on Lake Shore. The second reason I am happy my Toronto office space is a...

Need Office Space Toronto-There is no app for that but there is Telsec

It seems these days that the solutions to a lot of problems can be fixed with an app. Need to find a restaurant? There’s an app for that. Need weather information, there’s an app for that. Need local traffic information? Yep, there’s an app for that! But there is No app for office space Toronto – well not yet anyway. So what is an APP? The American Dialect Society may have answered that question, but not in a way that helps those unfamiliar with the term really get a grasp of its meaning. In early 2011 they named the term ‘app’ word of the year . The Society’s rather short and abrupt definition is as follows: The shortened slang term for a computer or smart phone application. So you still want to know what an app is?  The word app is a noun, and it...

A Toronto office space for rent – and relaxation!

Every holiday season at this time of year, many hard-working Canadians use the time between Christmas and New Year’s to relax. Some who rent Toronto office space, however, use this time to catch up on work because there are far less distractions. I was very surprised when I came to work Christmas afternoon (beats watching bad TV) and each day during that entire week, that I was not alone! Many tenants in my Toronto office space for rent on the 18th floor of  One Yonge Street (Telsec Business Centres) also used this opportunity to get more work done. And because their phones weren’t ringing off the hook in their Toronto office space, there was less stress and more smiles. We all exchanged greetings and had time to get back home for Chirstmas dinner with our loved ones. Then it d...

Merry Christmas Happy Hanukkah and Seasons Greetings

I wanted to write a blog giving warm wishes to Telsec’s Toronto office space for rent clients and the readers of this blog for this festive season. I wanted to be as inclusive as I could. The most commonly celebrated holidays at this time of year are Christmas and Hanukkah, so Merry Christmas to those who observe Christian holidays and Happy Hanukkah to those Jewish friends who celebrate the eight-day festival commemorating the miracle of the oil after the desecration of the Temple by Antiochus IV Epiphanes and his defeat in 165 BC. As I did some research, I also found that this time of the year is also a time for other celebrations. While some of them are cultural and some that are seasonal, others are celebrations of parody. Yule, Yalda, Yulefest, Mōdraniht and Saturnalia are some of the...

Opening a branch office in Toronto can be easy and inexpensive

Having a branch office in a city that you are just begging to service or sell into can often sound like an expensive proposition, but it does not have to be. Opening a branch office in Toronto can be easy and inexpensive when you select the right office space or virtual office space location. The first step in finding the right branch office in Toronto is to determine your branch office needs. You have to consider if you require physical office space in Toronto and how much Toronto office space you will require. Should the office be located in downtown Toronto? How many employees will be working in your Toronto branch office? What office equipment will they require (photocopier, fax machine, network printer)? Will they need telephone and Internet services? Will your office require a boardr...