When talking about office business centres, a lot of people will say that they are used by small businesses to look bigger than they are. The truth is that business centres make your business more professional – and not just because of the professional business address. Having a professional receptionist is not about having the appearance of someone answering your calls; it’s about having someone answer your calls and handling them at your direction in order to better serve your customers and potential clients.
While appearances are important to a small business, having the right tools, equipment and on-demand support staff are also very important because they help firms succeed while saving on capital costs – as well as the costs of full-time support staff.
The capital costs of leasing or buying modern photocopiers and network printers are burdens that a lot of small businesses do not want to assume, especially when they are not using them to their full potential. Also, they know that these devices must be replaced in a few years with another model that has more features and cost savings. In a true office business centre, you need only pay for what you use. Having to hire a part-time or full-time administrative person can not only be costly in terms of wages, but also in terms of paying benefits. This is especially true if you are having to pay them for 20 or 40 hours a week, and only have a need for them about 4 or 5 hours a week intermittently.
At a business centre like Telsec, you can hire staff to do secretarial, bookkeeping, data entry, desktop publishing and other administrative tasks to free up your time to concentrate on your business. We also have a list of trusted and preferred service providers who are highly recommended for such tasks as accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, photography, graphic design, web building, web page optimization, writing and many more.
The other way that business centres make your operation more professional is that by working in a professional office environment, you work alongside other professional business people who have offices there too. Getting to know your fellow office tenants can not only expose you to networking opportunities, but also gives you a chance to get some valuable business advice and tips for being successful.
Lastly, it is important for businesses to have a professional place to meet with customers, potential clients and even suppliers. There is no need for small businesses to pay extra rent in their traditional office space for a meeting room that sits empty and unused most of the time. As an office-space tenant at an office business centre, you get access to professional Toronto meeting rooms and boardrooms often without paying extra for them. At Telsec, our office tenants enjoy free use of 7 boardrooms and meeting rooms, while enjoying complimentary coffee, tea and cold, filtered water.
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