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If There is No Trade Association of Professional Group for Your Industry, Start Your Own

Even with the diverse group of business associations that are around and available, there is a chance that you might not be able to find one fit your business and others companies with similar unique business circumstances.

How you can have a Chance at Winning $100 BonAppetit Gift Card and more

We have had contests in the past on our office space Toronto Facebook page, but now we want to have one that will involve this blog and our Google Plus page. All you need to do is to comment on one of our blog posts here or follow us and comment on one of our Google Plus postings. You can give your self additional chances here on the blog by clicking on the social media buttons about the blog entry and Like the posting on Facebook, Share the posting on Twitter or LinkedIn, or click to give the blog posting a G+. Our grand prize that will be drawn July 2 is a $100 BonAppetit Gift Card that is good for use at Montana’s Cookhouse, Milestone’s Grill & Bar, Kelsey’s, Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill, or Harvey’s ($100 would buy a lot of hamburgers!). Our secondary...

Attending Conventions and Trade Meetings is important for your Small Business

Just as we mentioned the importance of our Toronto office space senior staff Attending Conventions and Seminars to help us Serve you Better, it is also important for you as well to attend conventions and trade meetings with those in your industry or supply chain. In many instances, you do not need to be a member to attend a convention of a professional or trade association – you can request to be an observer so that you can learn more about the benefits of membership. Trade or professional membership in an industry association offers many benefits that keep business owner members on top of important, ever-changing issues, trends and government involvement within their market. Many people believe that one of the greatest benefits of being a member in an association is the business networkin...

Attending Conventions and Seminars helps us Serve you Better

Even if you sell widgets, meeting with widget associations and other widget providers, you learn how to be better at servicing your widget customers by attending seminars and conventions of your peers.

Knowing when you do not need to create an App

While we continue to talk about apps, one of our readers (who is also a Toronto office space tenant) asked us “Does every business need an App?” This was a great question and something that we had been thinking of for quite some time, as we have been pondering if we really need to create an app for our office space Toronto. Here are some factors to consider before you decide to create an app for your business. The first thing you need to do is to define the purpose of your application and prioritize all of your business and marketing considerations. Then you can determine the solution that will best address those needs now and into the future – and if an app will fill those needs. Then next thing is to have a purpose for your app. Remember, there should be a business decision t...

The first Long Weekend of the Spring is upon us!

The Victoria Day weekend (the May two-four to some people) is here! This marks the beginning of Spring and Summer long weekends. Traditionally many people take this weekend to open the cottage or go for their first camping trip – but not for many of our office space Toronto clients who have been talking about staying in the city. There are so many events going on this weekend that it is hard to keep up with them. One of our Toronto office space clients mentioned that they were taking their kids to the Toronto International Circus Festival at Harbourfront Centre, which is a free, three-day showcase of acrobats, daredevils and buskers aimed at children under 12. Other events this weekend aimed a families are BikeFest in Trinity Bellwoods Park and Pirates and Princesses at Black Creek Pioneer...

The Business of White Label Apps could be for you!

As we have mentioned in previous blogs (including the posting Smartphone Apps for Business – “There is an App for That”), mobile apps are the hottest thing to hit the technology world since email. Apps are used by both consumers and businesses to fulfill a role or do a common task with greater ease – so sometimes there is no need to “reinvent the wheel.” White Label Apps allow companies to personalize and re-brand an existing app technology and sell it as their own, under a license from the app developer. The concept of white labeling is not a new one, but can actually be traced back to the record industry (remember those vinyl disks?). But it is more commonly known for mass-produced generic products including electronics, consumer products and software packages such as DVD pla...

Go Leafs Go is the Sentiment around our Office Space

While we normally hold off our lighter-themed blogs until Fridays, the casual Friday inspired wearing of Toronto Maple Leaf jerseys and the talk around the proverbial water cooler at our Toronto office space made us realize that we cannot ignore the fact that the Leaf’s have not won the Stanley cup in 46 years. The fact is that they have not even been in a playoff game in 9 years – so Toronto fans do have a great deal to celebrate and cheer for. With the Toronto Maple Leafs pulling off a game 6 win Sunday night against the Boston Bruins, they re-ignited the fans of Toronto with a game 7 in this series and a hope that they could be one playoff round closer to the Stanley Cup finals. Many of us will be spending the night watching with friends at home or a local pub, but one of our offi...

Smartphone Apps for Business – “There is an App for That”

More and more small businesses depend on their smartphones and the usages keeps growing. This is because off all the apps that are being developed for business purposes

Technology can be the Equalizer for Small Businesses

It is important that small businesses realize that discovering new technology can be that great equalizer that can level the playing field between their small and medium businesses and their much larger competitors