What to Expect if NAFTA Talks Fail

By |2017-10-14T00:20:39-04:00October 14th, 2017|Business Centre, Business Networking, small business advice, temporary 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 […]

How to start a retail business from home

By |2016-12-07T05:39:07-04:00December 7th, 2016|seminar rooms, small business advice, temporary office space|

This blog is the third in a series about home-based profitable businesses that you can start without having to carry large inventories or to have a full-time presence in a physical office or storefront. It is often mentioned that small businesses employ more people than all large businesses combined. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a major role in the Canadian economy. Industry Canada says that 99% of businesses in Canada have fewer than 500 employees and they employ 64% of workers in the private sector. A great deal of those businesses are retail based. In the USA, the retail industry provides a way of life for the more than 24 million people who earn their livelihood from it. Regardless of the type of retail business you want to start, you cannot ignore the power and reach of the Internet. Each type of retailing has strengths and weaknesses, so you […]

Starting a serviced-based business from home

By |2016-11-23T08:02:23-04:00November 23rd, 2016|short term offices, small business advice, temporary office space|

In our previous blog Starting Your Home-Based Business, we pointed out that service-based businesses make up the majority of the most profitable small businesses you can start. We all have our own skill set and areas of expertise. The trick is to find the knowledge and skill set that you have that others are willing to pay for. Sometimes it is not your skill set, knowledge, experience or expertise that you could be selling. It could be that of others or products and services of others! You may not be an accountant, bookkeeper, tax specialist or be able to provide payroll services, but that does not mean that you cannot be the person who introduces those who need these services to those who can provide them. Just like a real estate agent does not own the property he or she is selling, you can bring a buyer together with a […]

Temporary Office Space During The Canadian National Exhibition

By |2015-08-24T10:43:45-04:00August 24th, 2015|temporary office space, Virtual Office|

One of our virtual office space clients who lives outside of the city needed a ‘touchdown’ office space while he was vending at the Canadian National Exhibition. So guess who they called? It was a no-brainer – they were already using Telsec for their virtual office and mail forwarding service. The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is unlike most consumer product shows – because instead of a few hundred or thousand potential customers, companies can have their product or brand exposed to millions of visitors during this three-week event. Small business owners selling consumer products can not only get exposure, but they can potentially sell a great deal of their product at the CNE. According to Wikipedia “The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), also known as The Ex, is an annual event that takes place at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, during the 18 days leading up to and including Canadian […]

Pan Am Games Teams are Using Short-Term Office Space While in Toronto

By |2015-05-13T01:18:29-04:00May 13th, 2015|short term offices, temporary office space|

The Pan Am and Parapan Am Games begin in Toronto on July 10, 2015. The Pan Am Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport Games, only surpassed in size and scope by the Olympic Summer Games and the Asian Games. Many of the teams from the 41 countries will be competing in  51 sports (36 Pan Am sports and 15 Parapan Am sports). With over 7,500 athletes participating, many have already began renting temporary office space in Toronto. For many of the teams, games of this magnitude cannot happen without the help of coaches, trainers and other staff – but finding team headquarters is also a necessity. While the athletes are housed in the Athletes Village, many of their support staff are not even able to stay in the same hotel, so they need space to work together. With any major international sporting event, each country sends along publicists, […]

Who Needs Temporary Office Space Solutions?

By |2013-11-07T16:30:36-04:00November 7th, 2013|Office Space, Team space, temporary office space|

There are many reasons why companies find themselves needing temporary office space. One of the most urgent needs for temporary office space occurs when a company is hit by a disaster, whether natural or man-made. The company cannot afford to just close up while they recover or search for new office space, so they look to business centres that have furnished offices that can be moved into within a few hours rather than a few days. So within mere hours, a company can be back to work and doing what it does. This is especially true if employees work on laptop computers and their files are stored on a remote cloud server. But there are other reasons why some companies seek out temporary office space, so lets explore them here. Some companies must wait to take possession of their new office space because it is not yet ready. It often […]

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