How To Effectively Structure & Run A Client Meeting

By |2021-04-05T14:03:03-04:00January 26th, 2021|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms|

Getting off to the right start with a client can make or break a business deal. Whether you are self-employed or a small business owner, client-relations are an essential part of your job responsibilities. Therefore, when it comes to meeting with clients to discuss current or future contracts, you should always have a plan of action to ensure your clients are happy with the interaction. Here is what you need to know when it comes to structuring and running a client meeting. Choose a Professional Setting When setting up a client meeting, it is important to choose a location that works for all parties involved. It is best to try and schedule a meeting outside of your office space. Using a larger and more spacious setting like a meeting room or conference room creates a professional atmosphere where everyone can feel relaxed and comfortable. When you take the time to [...]

Choosing The Right Venue for Your Corporate Event or Seminar

By |2021-04-05T19:12:41-04:00April 18th, 2018|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms|

  Tips on How to Find the Perfect Venue for Your Small Event It’s incredibly easy to put the cart before the horse when it comes to finding an event venue for your small corporate or business to business event. To a great degree the venue you choose will be dependent on the purpose and goals of the event, expectations of the audience and budget for the event. Free Event Space Isn’t Always the Best Choice What if you have a free venue for your corporate event? You still need to access the free event space because it may not be suitable for the purpose of the event or meet your attendee’s expectations for the event. When choosing a venue your focus should be on meeting the purpose and goals of the event! Often small corporate events can be held in the business location to cut costs and for employee […]

The best group training and meeting layouts

By |2021-04-05T19:13:21-04:00May 11th, 2017|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms|

When you are planning a training session or meeting, the layout of the training/seminar room can be just as important as its location. The layout of the room can set the tone and change the desired outcome of your meeting or training session. You just need to choose what that direction and outcome is going to be. Have you ever been in a meeting in a room that was in a different configuration from one you are accustomed to? Was that meeting or training session more or less effective than what you expected? That format was most likely planned to achieve the best results of what the meeting organizers were trying to accomplish. Let us help you to understand the reasons for different training or meeting room layouts – so when you rent one from a business centre like Telsec, you will get what you need. It is important to […]

Adjusting to a business centre from a home office

By |2021-04-05T19:23:17-04:00May 9th, 2017|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms, Coworking Office Space, Growth & Innovation, Shared Office Space|

That time has come that your business has outgrown your home office and you need real office space (even if it is shared or only part-time) that has a professional business address. Your best choice is a downtown office business centre that has several options. When we talk about office space options at a business centre, three primary ones come to mind: Private offices, semi-private offices and shared office space/coworking offices. For the purposes of this article, we will be talking about adjusting to shared office space/coworking offices – since that will probably be your best option when you first move out of your home office. Shared office space is also your best option in terms of flexibility regarding when you can utilize the space. Why? You pay only a small monthly fee for unlimited access during regular business hours. With coworking, you become a member and choose from various […]

How small business owners can benefit from dog parks!

By |2021-04-05T18:56:31-04:00April 20th, 2017|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms, Growth & Innovation|

  The idea for this blog came from one of our office-space tenants who has networked at dog parks for the past few years and has established some great business contact that way. This past week, he invited a number of those dog park contacts (most of which work downtown) into one of our large meeting rooms and treated them to lunch to talk about setting up a formal networking group. If you take some time out of your office space and spend a few hours observing “the off-leash,” you will learn a great deal about how dogs play and behave in a pack. But more importantly, you will learn about how their owners behave when they let their pets off the leash. You will notice that most owners come to the dog park, unleash their pet and immediately turn to their mobile phones or chat with other dog owners. […]

How a small business finds its training seminar opportunity

By |2021-04-05T19:13:22-04:00April 19th, 2017|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms|

When you are launching a new product or a new business process or procedure, the most important thing is to train your staff and your distributors about the new product and how they can help the end-customer better understand it. You could go around and train one or two people at a time. But you could also arrange a large group training seminar. If you do not have the space, consider renting a training seminar room in offering professional atmosphere at an upscale office business centre. With in-house classroom training and development, a group of employees gathers in a room (on-site or off-site) and is led through the training program by an instructor. These sessions can be facilitated by trainers who are either employees themselves or outside specialists that are familiar with the new product or service. In-house/internal training does not always need to be about a new product or […]

Small business and start-up growth tips

By |2021-04-05T19:16:30-04:00March 31st, 2017|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms, Growth & Innovation|

Start-ups and small and medium-sized business owners are always looking for new ways to make sure they stay ahead of their competitors – and growth is the way that most experts see as the best answer. They want to stay competitive with other small business, but they also want to stay competitive with larger global brands. Growth can come in many forms, but the top ones currently are: Expansion into new markets Building your online presence Automating the processes within your company Do not just attend networking events or training seminars – create your own Expansion into new markets. Canadian companies should look outside their borders for new markets, but not before tapping into good growth markets at home. Once those Canadian growth markets are exhausted, then they need to explore U.S. markets that closely resemble the make up their best Canadian markets. They need to look at the demographics […]

Business tips inspired by Barbara Corcoran

By |2021-04-05T19:16:30-04:00March 14th, 2017|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms, Growth & Innovation, Office Space, Virtual Office|

Barbara Corcoran is the real estate contributor for NBC’s TODAY Show where she regularly comments on trends in the real estate market. But most people know her as one of the sharks on ABC’s reality hit show Shark Tank. If you really want to question her business knowledge, consider that she turned a $1,000 loan and parlayed that loan into a $5 billion real estate business. Then in 2001, she sold that business for $66 million. This shows that she knows a little about building a business. Here are some of her best tips for small-business owners from an article on the Forbes website (followed by our comments): “Don’t be afraid to make big mistakes. All the best things that happened in my business happened on the heels of failure. Don’t be afraid to fail; it’s proof that you are meant to be a successful entrepreneur. The only difference between people who […]

How to promote a networking event

By |2021-04-05T19:13:22-04:00March 9th, 2017|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms, Growth & Innovation|

Whether you’re planning a charity event, business networking cocktail hour, reception or educational conference, getting the word out about your meeting can be a big challenge. To adequately promote an event, planners need to target potential attendees using a variety of media. While your networking events may not need its own website, people need one place to check for information about what’s coming up next, or how they register to attend the event. You can use anything from a Facebook group to a Meetup group or even your own website. Whatever you choose, you need to make it a priority and keep it updated. Without a high level of consistency, your past or future attendees won’t be able to keep up or let their own networks know about your events. You want to make it easy for your converted audience to share your event. You need to find what appeals […]

Choosing the right meeting room for an important session

By |2021-04-05T18:56:31-04:00March 2nd, 2017|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms|

Where you meet a small business client or supplier can be just as important as the topic or the reason for the meeting. It is your job to find the ideal type of space and the best location for your meeting. If you, like many other small businesses, do not have your own on-site meeting room or boardroom, you need to find the ideal meeting room for rent. You need to choose a rental meeting room that will complement the professionalism and the agenda of your meeting. Location, location, location. When you are planning an important meeting, your choice of location will set the mood. Location is not just about a physical location and a prestigious address, but also about professionalism. You do not want to ask a prospective client to have a meeting in an out-of-the-way place or the back of a coffee shop. The other factor that is […]

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