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Google My Business and Virtual Addresses

By |2022-07-29T09:35:27-04:00July 29th, 2022|Virtual Office|

Google My Business is a valuable marketing tool that will bring your business to the forefront of people’s search queries. However, if you don’t have a physical address, you may have given up on the hope of using Google My Business in your marketing strategy. We are here to tell you that there is still hope. What is Google My Business? Google My Business is a free tool that enables you to create a listing for your business on Google. You create a profile stating what products or services your business offers, where your business is located, your phone number, etc. If a person makes a search query and Google deems that your business offers what this person is searching for, it will bring up your business at the top of its business listings results. For example, if Anne is looking for an ice cream shop in Toronto, she would [...]

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 [...]

Why is a Mail Forwarding Service Better Than Post Office Change of Address Mail Forwarding?

By |2022-04-22T11:14:21-04:00April 21st, 2022|Mail Forwarding Service, Virtual Office|

When you are just starting out your small business, or when your business begins to grow, you will probably need to change your business address. You might need to change it once, twice or even more times – depending on the type of business, the type of location, or what your future office space needs and requirements are. With that in mind, it’s essential to understand how to protect your business from losing mail after conducting a post office change of address service. Sometimes, clients will use your old address without realizing you have moved, and your mail will get lost in the process. But using a mail forwarding service can stop this from happening. Learn how to forward mail in Canada, how to complete a post office change of address in Ontario, and why third-party mail forwarding services are better than Canada post mail forwarding services. What is a […]

What is Telecommuting in a Virtual Office Space?

By |2022-02-15T15:05:01-05:00February 10th, 2022|Virtual Office|

Many experts say that excessive traffic congestion on roads and surging infrastructure costs in almost all the major business cities of the world are forcing companies to adopt “virtual office” models in order to telecommute to work. So what is a virtual office and what is telecommuting? What is a Virtual Office? According to Wikipedia “A virtual office is a combination of off-site live communication and address services that allows users to reduce traditional office costs while maintaining business professionalism. Frequently the term is confused with ‘office business centers’ or ‘executive suites’ which demand a conventional lease, whereas a true virtual office does not require that expense.” One problem with the Wikipedia explanation is that the author is mistakenly trying to compare a virtual office Toronto to a Toronto office business centre – the author does not take into account that the top Toronto virtual office locations operate out of [...]

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 [...]

Benefits of Virtual Office Space during the Pandemic

By |2022-01-19T16:50:03-05:00January 19th, 2022|Business Trends, Downtown Toronto Office Space, Growth & Innovation, Virtual Office|

The pandemic has forced organizations and start-ups to move operations to the virtual world. This has increased the demand for virtual office spaces, especially in the start-up and small business community. Virtual office spaces have helped small businesses and start-ups immensely during the pandemic. Through virtual office spaces, these companies can have a physical address and office-related services, thus helping the companies to save money they would have to spend for an office lease and administrative staff. Virtual offices give the company employees the freedom to work from anywhere, and in the meanwhile the company can still have a physical mailing address. Moreover, the company can also have a professional receptionist answering company calls and redirecting them to the intended employee. Virtual office spaces also come with perks such as quick access to meeting rooms and videoconferencing. Who Can Use Virtual Offices? People working from home requiring a professional presentation [...]

How To Handle Returning To Work

By |2021-04-05T19:16:29-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Downtown Toronto Office Space, Growth & Innovation, Virtual Office|

How do employees feel about coming back to the office? Nervous, excited, worried? What’s your plan for keeping people safe and keeping your business profitable? There is a divide between returning to the office and working from home. Understanding the landscape today – and how it’s likely to evolve – is key for businesses wondering what to do next. In the coming weeks, as restrictions will start to loosen, companies around the world will start to bring people back into the workplace. There will be some that will be happy to be out of their homes, while others will be anxious to return. Below are some thoughts on what companies can do in the short term to prepare for a return to the office to ease your anxiety: Optimize the current experience When some or all of the current employees cannot be together physically, it is important to maximize the [...]

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 [...]

Transitioning To A Virtual Office

By |2021-06-28T16:12:10-04:00May 21st, 2020|Virtual Office|

Preparing to transfer your business to a virtual office So you have decided to make the switch from your traditional office space to a virtual office. This is a great way to save some money, expand your professional network, and gain some flexibility, but it is still important to prepare your company for the transition if you want to implement this change successfully. By following some of our helpful guidelines, suggestions, and tips. Learn what to expect from a virtual office Virtual offices offer a whole host of different features and services including: A professional business address and/or phone number Mail receipt and forwarding Call answering by a live receptionist and call forwarding Access to physical office space, including private offices and conference rooms Essential business services at the physical office space, including: High-speed WiFi Printing Fax Audio/visual presentation hardware Basic catering, such as coffee, tea, and light snacks Access [...]

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