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Working From Home can get Very Lonely, so how can you Fight it?

By |2023-01-27T13:43:45-05:00January 16th, 2023|Coworking Office Space, Growth & Innovation|

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the number of people working from home has skyrocketed. While the number of individuals working from home was on the rise even before the pandemic, these numbers have only continued to grow since. One of the biggest complaints from people who work from home or from home-based small businesses is loneliness. Studies cite loneliness as one of the key psychological issues people face when working from home. This is often due to the fact that many people who work from home and those who start small businesses from home are unprepared for an isolated working environment. In this article, you will learn more about the effects of working in isolation and how to combat loneliness when working from home. What is Working From Home Loneliness? Working from home loneliness refers to a gradual onset of feelings of loneliness that people experience when they’ve worked in […]

Building More Influence on Social Media

By |2023-01-27T13:30:16-05:00January 14th, 2023|Growth & Innovation|

Building greater influence on social media is more about giving back to your customers than promoting your product or service. It’s about building relationships and showing potential customers that you are providing them with more than just a product or service. You need to show them that you want to help. Helping your potential clients does not always mean finding ways that your product or service can assist them. It can be as simple as sharing business, marketing, or online expertise that has nothing to do with what you sell or promote. It’s about building brand loyalty and trust between your customers and yourself. Doing this can put your brand at the top of their mind when they are looking for the types of products you sell or the services you provide. Telsec Business Centres rarely creates posts about its office space options or its virtual office products. Nevertheless, it […]

An entrepreneur’s glossary to some common business terms

By |2022-12-22T10:42:47-05:00December 20th, 2022|Business Trends, Growth & Innovation|

We at Telsec have compiled a glossary of common business terms and acronyms related to entrepreneurship and small businesses. Some of this business terminology may be familiar to you while some you may have only heard in passing without knowing what it meant. Whatever your experience level or familiarity with these business terms–whether you use these terms on a regular basis, heard them used without knowing their meaning, or you’ve never heard of them at all– our business terms glossary covers the most commonly used business terms and their definitions. So without further ado, here are some business terms every professional should know. Advertising A form of marketing that captures the attention of the public and raises awareness for a product or service through paid announcements on electronic media such as radio, television, or internet PPC (pay per click), as well as on print media such as billboards, posters, newspapers, […]

How to Onboard New Staff Remotely

By |2022-11-29T11:20:24-05:00November 29th, 2022|Growth & Innovation, Virtual Office|

When new hires receive proper employee training from the beginning, they have more chances of becoming successful in their position. However, as most managers know, training employees online can be stressful to say the least. You will need to do more work than you normally would when onboarding someone in person. Training new employees online is more than giving them some documents to read and sign. To properly onboard a new staff member, you need to start with how you run the interview. From there, start introducing them to their mentor, initiate relationships with the broader team, communicate with extra clarity, and have frequent check-ins. 1. Meet the team interviews Although most companies hold interviews where the interviewee gets a chance to meet current staff members, this type of interview is especially important with companies who work remotely. With in-person jobs, new hires typically get the chance to meet everyone [...]

Differences Between Coworking and Business Centre Office Solutions

By |2022-10-27T18:47:37-04:00September 12th, 2022|Coworking Office Space, Growth & Innovation, Shared Office Space|

The flexible workspace sector is home to different types of workspace accommodations. Within the flexible workspace sector, you will see coworking spaces and business centres. Although there are a few similarities between coworking spaces and business centres, the main differences can be seen in how they operate and the perks they can offer small businesses. The types of Office Space Business centre office solutions offer a wide range of office spaces for businesses to choose from. The types of office spaces can range from: Coworking spaces Private office rentals Daily office space rentals Meeting room and boardroom rentals Executive office suits Commercial office rentals Team spaces As you have probably noticed from the list above, business centres also offer coworking accommodations. Whereas a stand-alone coworking office will only be able to offer coworking space, and will not include as much variety for different types of office space. Cost and Hourly […]

How to start a home-based wholesale or manufacturer distribution business

By |2022-08-29T15:15:03-04:00May 29th, 2022|Growth & Innovation, Shared Office Space, Virtual Office|

Before explaining how to become a distributor from home, it is important to explain what a distributor is. Basically, a distributor is a middle person that serves to move products from the manufacturer to the market. While some distributors are retail and sell directly to end users, others are merchant-oriented and sell and move products from the manufacturer to wholesalers, that in turn sell to retailers. Understanding what is a wholesale business The practice of wholesale distribution is a true buying and selling game and can involve risk. It is a game that requires good negotiation skills, a nose for sniffing out the next “hot” item in the particular category you are known for, and good salesmanship to find the right buyers. The basic premise is to buy the product at a low price, then make a profit by tacking on a low enough dollar amount that it still makes […]

Virtual Assistant Services: Should Business Professionals Use Them?

By |2022-06-28T15:50:49-04:00April 22nd, 2022|Growth & Innovation, Virtual Office|

Currently, many businesses use modern technology like virtual offices and telecommuting to get more done without physically being somewhere or meeting someone face to face. Small business owners and entrepreneurs can also take advantage of this convenient and flexible way of work with the use of a virtual assistant. But what exactly is a virtual assistant and how can they help your business?  Learn what a virtual assistant is, what business tasks you can outsource to them, how much it will cost you, and the benefits and downsides of hiring a virtual personal assistant. What is a Virtual Assistant? A virtual assistant is an individual hired to take care of recurring tasks and business administrative responsibilities. Small business owners, self-employed individuals, and managers hire virtual assistants to help free up their time for other personal and business-related tasks. This individual works remotely, using the internet and phone to conduct their [...]

Virtual Telephone Services

By |2022-02-15T15:05:10-05:00February 8th, 2022|Growth & Innovation, Virtual Office|

If you find yourself dreaming of a virtual receptionist because you're staying glued to one location in order to avoid missing important calls – you may want to look into virtual phone services. They would be a great addition to your virtual office, and can simplify the way you connect with your clients and team members. All while experiencing dozens of additional benefits along the way. What are Virtual Telephone Services? A virtual telephone system is a cloud based phone system. It’s a type of phone service that allows you to receive and make phone calls or texts using an internet connection. When you use this cloud-based system, you’ll get a virtual phone number that’s tied to an account — rather than a device or location — which means accessing your business number is as easy as signing onto a desktop, web, or mobile app with an internet connection. Virtual [...]

Best Dining Spots for Client Meetings in Toronto

By |2022-01-19T18:25:26-05:00January 19th, 2022|Downtown Toronto Office Space, Growth & Innovation|

Lunch meetings help in building a positive relationship with your business clients. It is a semi-professional setting where you can discuss new business avenues with the client while building camaraderie. You may have seen Don Draper on television's famous series Mad Men, mesmerize his clients at fancy lunches that inevitably helps him sell a campaign idea. We cannot help you with that iconic Don Draper charisma, but we can definitely help you find those fancy lunch spots in Toronto. All the restaurants and lounges mentioned in this article are located around our prime office location in Toronto’s prestigious Financial District. Moreover, we will also go over how to invite clients to lunch in a professional correspondence. How to Invite Clients to Lunch Inviting clients to lunch can be tricky. You need to organize the meeting and facilitate the correspondence with the client in a professional and time sensitive manner. The [...]

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