General Small Business Tips

So you want to start a small business, we have prepared a few tips to help your small business succeed. While these are just some simple tips, they are often the most overlooked details for starting and running a small business. General Small Business tip #1 – Make Sure You Are Your Ready for Entrepreneurship. It is easy to come up with an idea to start a business, but not so easy to actually launch and build a profitable business. Eighty per cent of businesses fail in the first five years. While planning your business, you need to budget for shortfalls in sales or economic downturns. General Small Business tip #2 – Prepare a Business Plan. By not preparing a business plan, you are preparing to fail in you business. Most small businesses that create a thorough business plan tha...

Small Business Social Media Tips

Social media has become one of the most important networking tools for today’s small business. Companies use social media to not only reach new customers and get exposure, they also use their social media channels to retain existing customers. By keeping your presence on social media, you are keeping your brand top of mind, compared to your competition. There are plenty of free or inexpensive ways to build your social media circles, first by engaging those you know to join your social media business page. Google Plus pages for business are important because these are the pages that Google bases your local information on. Small Business Social Media Tip 1 – Learn how to market your business on social media. Even if you intend to use traditional marketing avenues, social media is...

The Office Christmas Party for Small Businesses

Far too often people who own or work for a small business do not get the priviledge of enjoying that annual tradition of the company Christmas Party (or seasonal gathering for those more politically correct types), These types of events are not just a chance to celebrate a particular holiday, they are events to re-afirm comradship with the people you work with.

Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas? Which is Better for Your Small Business?

From a small business perspective, you have to decide if you want to follow the political correctness that many large businesses participate in by stating happy holidays on your business correspondence or Merry Christmas.

Small Business SEO Tips

Small business are always trying to find advantage over the big guys in terms of being found on the Internet. It used to be the company with the most inbound links were the ones who ranked the best on the search engines.

How Re-targeting and Re-marketing Can Help Your Small Business Website

Ever notice that the ads you see reminds you of websites that you have recently visited or searched out? How did the ads know you were interested in that?

Virtual Office Tips

Companies who do not need a physical office space will often use a virtual office within an office business centre in order to have a prestigious business address to put on their business cards, letterhead, brochures and other business-related material. Some will choose to just have the mail service while others will choose the Mail and Telephone service to give them access to a live professional receptionist who answers their calls based on their instructions. Recently, Telsec introduced a new VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocols) that has an optional VoIP handset that can be used anywhere in the world (provided there is an internet connection). Here are some tips to help you use a virtual office service to its potential as well as some advice to help you find the right virtual office for ...

U.S. Thanksgiving Without the Macy’s Parade?

The same storm that is affecting New York, is also the reason that has started rumors that it may cause the cancellation of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

Small Business Meeting Tips

Meeting customers in person can often make or break a sale. Having the right meeting space and location are key to having a successful meeting.

Can you use a Bitcoin to Rent Office Space Toronto?

You cannot use a Bitcoin to rent office space Toronto – yet. There does not seem to be any Canadian office space business centre that is yet to accept Bitcoin transactions. There was one co-working office space that had been touted and promoted to be the first co-working office space in Toronto to accept Bitcoin transactions, but its internet domain name expired earlier this month and there is no way of reaching them. If you do not know what Bitcoin is, we will give you a brief introduction. A Bitcoin is a distributed, peer-to-peer digital currency that functions without the intermediation of any central authority. The Bitcoin portal WeUseCoins has a video that gives the basics on what a Bitcoin is. But we wanted to give you a little more info, so we went to ...