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Why Open a Branch Office in Toronto, Canada?

By |2021-11-04T09:50:33-04:00May 5th, 2016|Growth & Innovation, Office Space|

In the digital age, the number of opportunities available to businesses is greater than ever because ubiquitous connectivity means the world is at your fingertips. So your customers can be almost anywhere! The only barrier to opportunities becoming realities is your ability to communicate and compete in new markets. Whether it be a large or small business or technology start-up, there comes a time when every business must expand its market in order to maintain growth and continue to gain market share. If you’re a local business delivering local services, you’re looking to grow into other cities or nationwide. But if your business is already reaching its full potential nationally, then businesses will generally look to expand internationally. Why international expansion should start in Canada For U.S.-based companies, countries like India, China and Asia with large populations and huge perceived markets are often the first choices for international expansion. The more logical country […]

Suggestions on managing the virtual office revolution

By |2021-06-30T17:59:46-04:00April 26th, 2016|Growth & Innovation, Office Space, Virtual Office|

In a previous blog Ways grow your Small Business quickly, we mentioned that one of the fastest ways to grow your business is by hiring virtual office staffers that you do not need to create office space for. To some companies this might be easy; but others have the fear of losing the ability to track employee progress. The trick to making it work is by having the right tools and constant communications with the remote team. Implementing a remote-workforce team allows you to source talent from any location, meaning you have access to the smartest, most capable workforce in your industry. This means that not everyone on your team needs to live within driving distance of your main office. In most cases, you will want a new hire to spend their first weeks at your office for training and meet the rest of your team in person. This not […]

How to find the perfect office space

By |2021-05-04T10:42:13-04:00April 12th, 2016|Growth & Innovation, Office Space|

In some of our previous blogs like “Your Office Space Toronto Location is Key to Your Success” we talked about the importance of where you locate your office and the much-touted “location, location, location.” But there is much more to finding the perfect office space for your business – you have to find somewhere that is ideal for you and your employees too. You have to consider that your office space not only affects your day-to-day operations and your staff morale, but also your brand image. So besides location, what are the other things that you need to consider? Price is a very important factor to most businesses when choosing a new office, especially their first office. If they spend too little, they either end up with an office they are not happy with, or they may find themselves moving out after a few months. A business that spends too […]

How to do business in Canada: Choosing a business structure

By |2022-03-08T11:36:04-05:00April 7th, 2016|Growth & Innovation, Mail Forwarding Service, Office Space|

In the post expanding your service based business into Canada, we discussed some considerations you should examine before you begin to move a service-based business into Canada. In this post, I will explain the different types of legal entities that can be used to do business “with Canada” and “in Canada.” The legal structures open to your business are many, so taking the time to choose the best one for your needs is an important part of the process for a successful expansion. One of the best references for information about doing business in or with Canada is found on the Canada Trade Commission site. You’ll find information on everything from Visa and immigration to investing in Canada. A U.S. or other foreign-based company has many options to choose from when selecting a business structure in which to carry on business in Canada. The entities available to do business include: […]

Our building is now Silver-Certified as Green Friendly

By |2021-11-04T14:57:35-04:00March 23rd, 2016|Office Space|

We have blogged about our office space and the building that houses it being green friendly – but now we have actual proof from an independent outside organization. The Toronto Star Building at 1 Yonge Street in downtown Toronto has been awarded Silver Certification from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Canada. BOMA BEST is the Canadian industry standard for commercial building sustainability certification, and the only assessment and certification program of its kind for commercial buildings in Canada. The BOMA BEST Program provides a consistent framework for owners and managers to critically assess six key areas of environmental performance and management. These include: Energy Water Waste Reduction and Site Emissions and Effluents Indoor Environment Environmental Management System Over the past number of years, the management of 1 Yonge Street has performed a lot of retrofits to the building to ensure they were heading in the right direction […]

Is the cubicle dead or just dying?

By |2021-11-05T12:46:55-04:00March 15th, 2016|Coworking Office Space, Growth & Innovation, Office Space|

As Millennials are becoming the largest group in the North American workforce, companies are changing their office strategy to attract and retain them. This is because, unlike previous generations, they are less loyal and more demanding. Millennials are not interested in being stuffed in cubicles and being told to just get the work done; they work differently than those who preceded them. Businesses are not just giving into the wishes and wants of Millennials, they are putting money into research to see how to best accommodate a group of people that are predicted to make up to 30% of North American retail spending by 2020. Happy and productive employees also make for good customers. Companies responding to their growing relevance are increasingly turning to human-centered designs to attract them. Researchers are observing human behaviour and envisioning a way to do things more efficiently, enjoyably, productively and intuitively. In doing this, […]

Office Space Trends for 2016

By |2022-03-08T11:40:57-05:00March 8th, 2016|Office Space|

In today’s post, I’m going to discuss office-space trends for 2016 with a bit of a twist. Usually we would just discuss the office design changes and what’s driving them. In our last post “Canadian businesses are having a 30% off sale” we discussed what should happen when the Canadian dollar falls to the levels it currently sits at. Where are the U.S. businesses we expected? Canadian economists and business people have been waiting for this phenomenon to kick in and everyone is a little perplexed that it’s either slow in coming or that things have changed considerably since the “great recession.” IMO, an opinion which is not widely held, I believe there are new factors at play that will see old trends in the way U.S. business people and consumers react to “Putting Canada on Sale.” We at Telsec Business Centres are mixed in our opinions as to whether U.S. business people […]

Coworking Office Space Versus Business Centre Office Space

By |2022-02-28T18:07:33-05:00February 9th, 2016|Office Space|

When searching for a place to do business, the buzz term of coworking is sometimes confused with shared office space and office business centres, but they are not the same thing. The flexible workspace sector is home to all manners of different types of workspace. It is important that you find the best option for your small business. It is important to know and understand the subtle differences between a coworking space and a shared office, or a serviced office. Let’s first start with explaining what coworking is. Coworking spaces market themselves as proving grounds for the future of work. They are often where software developers and start-up founders can network over coffee and fresh-baked cookies. Essentially, they are destinations for freelancers and entrepreneurs who want an office that doesn’t double as a kitchen table or their kid’s playroom. There are those who say the coworking movement grew out of […]

Cost Comparison of Different Office Solutions

By |2021-11-07T13:08:26-05:00January 21st, 2016|Office Space|

Which office-space option is best for you and your small business? When setting up a new office space, one has several options to choose from – ranging from moving into a rented office, taking space in a Business Centre, sharing space with another company, or taking up a virtual office space option. Yes, the are quite a few office space options for any given business, and each one comes with several choices, their own unique costs, advantages and disadvantages. So how does one decide what is best suited for the needs of his or her small business? It is important to factor in the total cost as well as look at the total lifetime cost of the office space option that you are selecting. But it is more important to select an office-space option without hidden costs. Far too often, a businesses will sign up for an office that carries […]

How to Create a Productive Office Space

By |2016-01-19T00:24:13-05:00January 19th, 2016|Coworking Office Space, Office Space|

There is always room in every office to boost productivity – but finding the right balance and setting is not always that easy. You want your staff to focus on their tasks, but they also need to collaborate to bring better ideas and results to the projects at hand. This is the challenge of trying to create a productive office space. It is often thought that to have focus in an office means having a quiet space, but quiet offices are not always the best environments for collaboration. Collaboration requires a very different environment than one meant for solitude. Collaborative office space is where employees can brainstorm, bounce ideas off one another, and make phone calls without worrying about disturbing those around them. In trying to create a productive office space, a balance must be struck between the need for a team to be collaborative and for some individuals to […]

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