A Guide to the Venue Vetting Process for Booking Your Event

By |2018-07-20T01:07:45-04:00July 20th, 2018|seminar rooms, Training rooms, Venue Rental|

Booking a Venue: Event Planner, Venue Procurement Agency or DIY? Planning a seminar for your SME organization, or perhaps a business to business networking event? One of the first items on your checklist that you’ll need to consider is the venue. There are several ways you can go when choosing a venue: consult with a professional event planner, hire a venue procurement agency, or do it yourself (DIY). Here, we cover all three options so you can make an informed decision. DIY If you’re a hands-on person who likes to be in control of every detail, or you simply don’t have the budget for contracting an event planner or agency, then you’ll want to opt for making the venue arrangements yourself. The caveat with going the DIY route is that there’s more to booking a venue than you might think. It requires research, vetting and negotiation with the venue owner, […]

The best group training and meeting layouts

By |2017-05-11T10:26:31-04:00May 11th, 2017|Boardrooms, Meeting Rooms, seminar rooms, Training 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 […]

How a small business finds its training seminar opportunity

By |2017-04-19T04:47:51-04:00April 19th, 2017|seminar rooms, Training 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 |2017-03-31T00:45:37-04:00March 31st, 2017|Doing Business in Canada, seminar rooms, small business advice, Training rooms|

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 |2017-03-14T23:41:08-04:00March 14th, 2017|small business advice, Team space, Training rooms, 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 |2017-03-09T10:48:23-04:00March 9th, 2017|Business Networking, Meeting Rooms, Training rooms|

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 […]

Can’t find a networking event that suits you? Create your own networking event business!

By |2017-02-08T10:13:45-04:00February 8th, 2017|Business Centre, Conference Rooms, Training rooms, Virtual Office|

So you have gone to a few business networking events and they did not turn out to be what you expected. Maybe you ran into the challenge of being taken seriously by more seasoned business people. Here is an idea: host your own networking event and build up your credibility. By planning and sponsoring a networking event, you’re suddenly transformed into a business leader in the community. You are bringing entrepreneurs and small business owners together to talk shop – and many believe that only a leader does that. The added bonus is that you also bring extra exposure to your business and brand. Here are some tips on how to pull off successful networking events: 1. Choose your event venue wisely. You do not want to choose a venue that is not easy to get to and not centralized. Many people will suggest you host your networking event at […]

Tips for business growth: Reading, planning and wasting money!

By |2017-01-12T11:21:04-04:00January 12th, 2017|seminar rooms, small business advice, Training rooms|

Did you know that reading, planning and wasting money are three things that you may not have thought of when trying to grow your small business? When is the last time you picked up a book on business or even a biography of a successful business person? I am not talking about sitting down and reading a book cover-to-cover, but reading key chapters that could influence you on ways to improve your business. This could be a book that is new to you, or one that you want to re-visit and learn more from, or simply to get another perspective that you did not get the first time you read it. While my preference is reading a printed book over reading an e-book, the options of available online e-books can sometimes be more convenient. Purchasing a physical book or an e-book can be great, but also consider visiting a public […]

How to create a series of seminars for small business owners and consumers

By |2019-05-23T15:43:43-04:00October 20th, 2016|seminar rooms, Training rooms|

In our previous article “How to Create a Series of Seminars” we primarily focused on creating seminars and training sessions for larger businesses, but what about seminars and training sessions for small business owners and consumers? As a small business owner, what skills or wisdom do you have to share with other small business owners or consumers? Hundreds of thousands of people pay to attend meetings, seminars, workshops and training programs every year. By creating and conducting seminars or training sessions, you could bring additional income to your business – you just need to find the topic that your audience will pay you to learn about. The most popular training topics include customer service and creative problem-solving. But they can also include team building, leadership and sales motivation. So, where are you going to start looking for your audience? Professional and local service organizations are always on the lookout for […]

How to create a series of seminars

By |2016-10-18T07:33:40-04:00October 18th, 2016|seminar rooms, Training rooms|

Over the past few decades, the seminar business has become quite big because the demand is high. The demand for seminars is not only important with some consumers, it has also become in demand by small businesses and giant corporations alike. As a small business owner, you might be able to get in the game to show off your skills and the skills of those around you. Conducting seminars could result in additional income for your business – because there are hundreds of thousands of people paying to attend meetings, seminars, workshops and training programs every year. Some of these people are sent to these types of events by their employer, while others attend them for personal growth and knowledge. There are thousands of topics being taught each year – from sales and management techniques to managing stress and building financial growth. When you are setting up your seminar series, […]

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