How To Handle Returning To Work

By |2020-10-23T12:57:52-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Business Centre, Downtown office space, small business advice, 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 |2020-09-22T09:47:24-04:00September 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 |2020-05-21T12:22:25-04:00May 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 [...]

What is Your SEO Location Strategy?

By |2019-12-23T16:46:49-05:00March 28th, 2019|Virtual Office|

Generally when you think of a location strategy it is for a bricks and mortar business. The bricks and mortar location strategy is a plan to determine the best location for a business based on its needs and objectives. Depending on the business their SEO location strategy could be far more important than the physical location especially if lead generation or sales is dependent on the web. Local SEO and Location The most important component of any local SEO campaign is the NAP (Name, Address and Phone) that is listed on GoogleMyBusiness (GMB), local directories and elsewhere. Google search uses these citations to associate an entity with a website and business. There are many scenarios where a business might change its address to accommodate growth or a more professional appearance. Managing NAP’s with Citation Services Managing the elements of the NAP is not always easy. Consider that with every change […]

Overcoming the Pitfalls of a Virtual Office

By |2020-10-05T11:01:34-04:00March 18th, 2019|Virtual Office|

The virtual office has come a long ways since Telsec Business Centres’ was established in 1980. A business using a P.O. Box for its address was not really looked upon as a negative and several Fortune 500 companies used a P.O. Box for customer enquiries and transactions. The remote office and workforce has become widely accepted as major corporations begin to adopt coworking office space as their primary means of providing employees’ a workspace and support staff. Coworking leverages the flex time (employees choose their working hours) component and ability to do some work at home that millennials are favoring. This has saved these companies a lot of money in real estate and support staff costs. Why a Virtual Office? A virtual office takes coworking to a whole new level with the ability to have all work done by a remote workforce. Many digital marketing companies use a virtual office […]

The Rise of the Digital Nomad

By |2019-12-27T17:42:18-05:00August 25th, 2017|Virtual Office|

A growing number of people have decided to ditch the daily grind and live a life more traveled. They call themselves digital nomads and much like the hitchhiking hippies who thumbed their way around the globe well into the 1980s; their world is an open road waiting to be explored. Advantage Access Today’s digital nomad has a huge advantage over previous generations of working travelers that can make a life of constant travel more economically sustainable than trying to dig roots back home. The advantage is constant connectivity. From near universal ubiquitous WiFi to always-on mobile data, digital nomads can live in the same Internet environments no matter where they are on Earth. Access to high speed Internet is the greatest lifestyle game changer since the invention of cheap airline tickets. It, along with  If you have a laptop and can find work helping other businesses online, you have the […]

Working from home has its challenges, but looking professional does not have to

By |2019-12-30T09:26:12-05:00June 1st, 2017|Business Centre, Virtual Office|

As the writer of this blog, I primarily work from home and only go into the office a few times a week. Today was a great weather day (well until it got cloudy) and I took my laptop outside and did some work in front of my apartment building. While I was out there, one of my neighbors (who also works from home) came out to get some fresh air and take a break from his work. My neighbor Blake is a hair stylist who works on films, creates wigs for movies and live theatre as well as takes on cutting hair for private clients in his apartment (yes, he has a professional hair studio set up in his apartment).  Today Blake was stressed out, but by work.  His stress came from a friend who could not understand that because he was home, that he was still working and could […]

Why Move from the Burbs to Downtown Toronto Office Space?

By |2019-09-06T15:18:16-04:00May 30th, 2017|business address, Office Space, small business advice, 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 […]

Does your start-up really need a private office space? Here are some questions to ask yourself.

By |2019-12-29T16:26:42-05:00May 18th, 2017|Business Centre, Virtual Office|

The first few months (or even years) of a start-up are often executed from the owner’s garage, basement or kitchen table. But as the business grows, it’s time to move. However, where you go is just as important. Your location can affect your company’s productivity, creativity and community – not to mention budget. Insiders agree that choosing the right environment depends on the work that’s being done and the people who are doing it. Some entrepreneurs are taking the plunge, either buying or leasing commercial office space to give their start-ups credibility and authenticity. Is opening up in your own office space a smart move early on for a new business? If you’re considering leasing traditional private office space, you should curb your enthusiasm long enough to ask yourself these questions. What will it cost to lease office space other than the monthly rental payments?  When you’re considering leasing office […]

Seven tips for starting a successful small business or start-up

By |2019-12-30T09:22:35-05:00May 16th, 2017|1 Yonge Street, Business Centre, small business advice, Virtual Office|

The biggest fear of starting a small business is failure, but there are things you can do to limit your chances of failure and increase your potential for success. While most of the advice here is not new, we are going to remind you of them and try to put a new angle on them so they make more sense. Have passion for your work. Having passion for your work does not mean that it is your only calling, but you need to be excited about it to the point where others see your passion. Starting a small business is not easy, and if it seems too easy, you might be doing something wrong. It is important that you enjoy what you are doing, because it will take a lot of work and personal energy to ensure that your small business venture has a chance of being successful. There are […]

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