What Office Space Amenities do you Expect When Renting an Office?

By |2021-04-27T15:46:09-04:00April 5th, 2021|Office Space|

Office space amenities can be very important, but being able to get ones that are not included as a cost in the original lease can be even more important. Far too often when people are searching for office space, weather it be traditional raw office space or serviced office space at a business centre, they assume that certain amenities will either be available or they can gain access to them or install them on their own. Recently this writer moved into a new apartment unit that was created within an existing apartment building. I made arrangements to have an Internet company come and hook up my service. When I moved into the apartment, I noticed that there were plenty of electrical outlets, but there was no telephone jacks or cable outlets. Not having these outlets would make it difficult to get either DSL Internet via a telephone line, or to […]

Helpful Office Cleaning & Safety Tips

By |2021-04-05T16:03:04-04:00September 25th, 2020|Office Space|

Having a clean and neat office space is an essential part of helping to keep yourself organized, a relaxing space to work in, and lastly a clean office is a more sanitary office. A clean office helps to keep your employees healthy and not sick. Avoid germ buildup and dirty spaces with these simple tips to keep your office space clean. So what are some of the hotspots that you should be aware of and how you can help to maintain cleanliness of them? Below are some helpful tips for cleaning these spaces and to help stop the spread of germs. Clean your computer & mouse on a daily basis Your computer, mouse and phone are often one of the most overlooked places to clean by employees. Therefore these are one of the places that sometimes harbour the highest amount of germs and bacteria. In every office, there should be [...]

Helpful Tips To Simplify Your Small Business Life

By |2021-04-28T13:40:29-04:00September 17th, 2020|Office Space, Virtual Office|

Business owners are always looking for new ways of streamlining everything they do, to save time, money, and energy. If being busy has dominated your life, it’s time to regain control. Below are some helpful tips to simplify your small business so you’ll have time for what matters within your small business. Take your business digital Your website is potentially a main access point for any client. When it comes to the website, don't worry as much about fancy graphics, the focus should be making sure visitors can get the information they need. Setting up an FAQ page on your website can help with reducing the number of potential clients calling you and asking you basic questions. This page can also prevent a frustrated client going to another business. Many web hosting companies can provide reliable websites for relatively little money, as well as provide helpful tools for setting up [...]

Things are changing around Yonge and Queen’s Quay – but Telsec is here to stay

By |2021-04-05T19:14:09-04:00August 6th, 2019|Downtown Toronto Office Space, Office Space|

If you haven't been down to the Harbourfront area of Toronto in a while, you'll be quite surprised at all of the changes that are happening from Yonge Street to Parliament Street along Queen's Quay. While new buildings like Corus Quay (home of Corus Entertainment’s Radio, TV and educational content creations) and George Brown College have been completed for several years at their Sugar Beach location, more buildings are going up on the same property. Several new condos have also been completed and people have moved into the area west of the Redpath Sugar complex. And, more are being built. There are also plenty of other mixed-use buildings under construction along the north side of Queen's Quay. With all the development that's underway and more development planned for an area that was traditionally shipping docks, warehouses and light manufacturing, this growing area has truly come into its own as a [...]

How & Why Big Business Will Drive Coworking Office Space Growth

By |2021-04-05T18:47:41-04:00August 30th, 2018|Coworking Office Space, Office Space, Shared Office Space|

  Coworking & Flexible Workspace: Will It Be the Death of Traditional Offices? Since coworking and flexible workspace became a trend a few years ago, office space design has been the subject of much speculation and discussion. Business sites like Inc., Entrepreneur, Harvard Business Review and Forbes have featured numerous articles about the latest and greatest coworking/flexible office space designs, and of course, we at Telsec Business Centres have discussed alternative office space options for several years now, as providing office space in its many variations is both our specialty and service. Here we continue the conversation about coworking and flexible workspace from the perspective that not only does it make good business sense for entrepreneurs, startups and SME businesses, but it also represents a cost-effective solution for corporations and larger businesses. In fact, corporate and larger businesses will be the driving force behind the growth of coworking/flexible workspace, as […]

What is Coworking Office Space?

By |2021-04-05T18:25:29-04:00April 11th, 2018|Coworking Office Space, Growth & Innovation, Office Space|

  Coworking: The Who, What, Why & Where for Startups & Entrepreneurs As a marketer one of my prime resources for promoting all our products are the questions that potential clients ask about our services. Since coworking is a new offering in the flexible workspace category that we didn’t have a lot of questions about, I used a tool which identifies the questions in the suggestions that users get when they enter search terms into Google. The best content that I can add to a site is content that answers questions our website visitors may have about our offerings. Coworking: What Does It Mean? Easily the $64 question as even the spelling is disputed as to whether it is coworking or co-working. What it means depends on who you’re asking. To some users it means: All non-traditional office space (flexible workspace) A workplace design and environment Office space with themed […]

What to Expect if NAFTA Talks Fail

By |2021-04-05T19:16:29-04:00October 14th, 2017|Growth & Innovation, Office Space|

Most businesses in Canada share a deep seeded defect that is so common as to be part of our DNA yet so malignant it corrupts the very foundation of Canada’s national sovereignty. The flaw is not a fault of planning or ideology. It is not caused by neurosis or insecurity. It is a simple yet subtle mixture of geography and the physics of supply and demand. Most Canadian businesses are entirely dependent on access to the American market, or are reliant on serving businesses that are successful only because they enjoy easy access to the American market. Stretched primarily along a 6400km border with our southern continental neighbour, approximately 35million Canadians live a relatively excellent life by finding ways to collaborate with or feed the enormous appetites of a post-industrial consumer society eleven times bigger than our own. Some are haulers of water and hewers of wood and miners of […]

Why Move from the Burbs to Downtown Toronto Office Space?

By |2021-04-05T19:16:30-04:00May 30th, 2017|Growth & Innovation, Office Space, Virtual Office|

Many companies are choosing to move their offices downtown and away from the suburbs. Lets discuss why this is happening and what are the advantages of the downtown location for customers, colleagues and employees. In the past several years, a handful of North America’s largest corporations like Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and even McDonalds have joined the exodus from their suburban headquarters and campuses to new office space that is located downtown, and millennial’s seem to be the driving force. Yes, many companies chose to accept the usually higher cost of downtown space opposed to what they are paying in the suburbs, because they help attract younger workers. These workers want the chance to walk to nearby amenities and areas with a sense of place, rather than a generic business park campus or driving to a nearby shopping mall. This is also because these same workers want to be close to […]

Team space: The flexible hours office-space solution

By |2021-04-05T19:23:17-04:00May 25th, 2017|Office Space, Shared Office Space|

The office space buzz these days is for entrepreneurs and small business owners to look at coworking. But this is not the best solution for companies with more than 5 or 10 employees. The solution for some small businesses is to create their own private coworking office – called team space or open-office environments. This concept is not unique to small businesses. Even large companies like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have embraced the concept of open-office team spaces. Business owners and senior managers want to feel connected to their companies’ day-to-day operations – and they find open layouts and team space helpful to that end. It doesn’t hurt that open layouts also maximize square footage efficiency. But the criticisms of open-concept team space claim a lack of efficiency when it comes to workforce performance. They also claim that research suggests employees simply can’t concentrate in these “collaborative” atmospheres. But when […]

Changing needs of coworking space in 2017

By |2021-04-05T19:23:17-04:00May 23rd, 2017|Coworking Office Space, Office Space, Shared Office Space|

Do you know coworking? Coworking as you may know it is changing. The fact is, it might have already changed! The reason is that more an more people are looking at shared office space as an alternative to other commercial office options. This means that coworking spaces are getting bigger with more people using them. The other reason that coworking is growing is that more small business owners are seeing the cost savings of shared office space. They are seeing the benefits of the community involvement opportunities that come with the entire concept of coworking. The concept of coworking is entering a highly competitive phase, as more and more new spaces are opening up. But the fact that shared office space is being offered at lower rates than other office options is no longer enough to lure the smart small business owner. It is the sense of being part of […]

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