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How To Handle Returning To Work

October 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on How To Handle Returning To Work

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 [...]

Location, location, location! We’ve said it’s important so many times!

July 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Location, location, location! We’ve said it’s important so many times!

While a good office/business location is often emphasized and often even preached, have you really thought about the way your business location has affected the bottom line of your small business? One of our largest office space competitors, Regus, did some research on the topic of location that we thought we should share with our readers. Yes, Regus wants our location. But Telsec is not going to give up the number one address on Canada’s most famous street, One Yonge Street, where many businesses want to be located. So, Regus surveyed 19,000 business owners and found that more than 80% of those who responded stated that “customer retention rates can be increased by greater physical proximity to customers.” Almost as many respondents (78%) also said that “physical closeness to customers also helps solve customer problems and improve customer satisfaction levels.” If your customers are seeing a business address that is […]

Reasons why it may be time to abandon your current office space

March 29th, 2016|Comments Off on Reasons why it may be time to abandon your current office space

Technology is evolving and changing rapidly. And perhaps the way the staff of your small business is working, has been evolving too! The Internet and access to Wifi are changing where work can be done. These factors and other technology are re-shaping the needs of business for traditional office space. Traditionally your workers required special tools and processes, and those tools were at the office workplace. Therefore, in order to work, you staff needed to commute from their home to that workplace. This has all changed, and now many more people are able to work from home and not take up valuable office real estate. According to a 2015 telecommuting statistics report published by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, the number of regular work-at-home employees has grown by 103% since 2005. Currently, nearly 4 million or 2.5% of workers are doing their jobs from the comforts of home at least half the time. Here are […]

Sometimes Choosing an Office Space Location is not Just About Geography

October 28th, 2015|Comments Off on Sometimes Choosing an Office Space Location is not Just About Geography

Yes, the tried-and-true statement in business is often “Location, Location, Location” in terms of the address where you locate. But that is not the only factor that you need to consider when choosing an office space location. Sometimes choosing an office space location is not just about geography and the physical location of your office. There are a number of other factors you need to consider. Your office location is not only important to your customers and visitors, but it is also important to your staff. Hiring and retaining good employees can partly be due to the office location and preferred working environment of your staff. Look at Google Canada in Toronto. A few years back, Google moved from its suburban Mississauga location to office space in downtown Toronto. Why? Because they found that the young talent they wanted to attract preferred to live in downtown and not have to […]

The Impressive new Financial Hub At 1 Yonge Street Officially Opens

July 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on The Impressive new Financial Hub At 1 Yonge Street Officially Opens

Three of Toronto’s leading financial specialists have joined forces to launch a new Banking Centre at 1 Yonge Street (Toronto Star Building) on the Toronto waterfront. Luminus Financial (formerly Toronto Star Credit Union), Interchange Currency Exchange, and CWP Financial Services Inc. (a Sun Life Financial Advisor) have partnered to create a new, amenity-laden, full-service banking experience. This means that small business owners at Telsec Business Centre (on the 18th floor of the Toronto Star Building), now have a convenient, welcoming place to handle all their financial needs without even leaving the building! According to George De La Rosa, CEO of Luminus: “The hub is designed to foster an environment where individuals can interact with the staff through large open spaces and meeting areas one-on-one, or in a group. It’s a physical expression for what we do already which is build relationships and trust so we can provide the best possible […]

Having Access to Virtual Office Services During the Pan Am Games Can Be Good

June 18th, 2015|Comments Off on Having Access to Virtual Office Services During the Pan Am Games Can Be Good

With the Pan American Games in Toronto July 10-26 and Parapan American Games August 7-15, traffic in Toronto is going to be chaotic. In an effort to avoid the traffic congestion and other crowding issues caused by the games, many of our office-for-rent tenants are asking about working remotely from home or somewhere outside of the city. Because Telsec offers remote working services to their virtual office clients, we are able to offer our office-for-rent clients options to work away from the office, while their customers believe they are in the office and it is business as usual. Try doing that in a tradition rental office! Instead of having their postal mail and correspondence delivered to their office when they are away, some office tenants are opting to pay a small administrative fee to have their mail scanned and e-mailed to them – similar to services offered to mail-forwarding clients […]

Office Business Centers Make it Easier to Budget Your Office Space Expenses

August 27th, 2014|Comments Off on Office Business Centers Make it Easier to Budget Your Office Space Expenses

Small business owners know that in order to survive, they need to have a budget and stick to it. There are capital costs, fixed costs and variable costs that need to be considered. The less capital costs that a start-up needs to budget for often means more working capital can be channeled into fixed costs until the start-up generates significant cash flow. Office expenses can overwhelm you and your budget if you aren’t careful. The beginning of your start-up isn’t the time to be extravagant in furnishing and equipping your office. You best do it “on the cheap” or at no expense at all. No, you don’t want a cheap-looking office, but you do not want to have your office consume all of your budget. This is why many start-ups and emerging small businesses will look at renting office space at a furnished office facility in an office business centre. […]

Scrap Multi-Year Leases Just Like Three-Year Wireless Plans

July 16th, 2013|Comments Off on Scrap Multi-Year Leases Just Like Three-Year Wireless Plans

The idea of scrapping long term deals is not a new thing in the office space landscape. For years office business centres have offered office space for lease Toronto on short term contracts.

Your Business Cannot Afford NOT to Have Office Space Downtown

July 11th, 2013|Comments Off on Your Business Cannot Afford NOT to Have Office Space Downtown

There are many reasons that your business cannot afford not to have office space downtown, the least of these is that it is traditional mark of successful for businesses to have a downtown address.

Living Closer to Your Office Space Toronto

April 29th, 2013|Comments Off on Living Closer to Your Office Space Toronto

Inspired by some office space inquires from business owners who live downtown, we are blogging about growing number of people who want to live and work downtown

When is it a Good Time for Small Business to NAP?

April 11th, 2013|3 Comments

The key to local internet marketing these days is not just having a website and having it tagged with keywords , you have to let the the Internet world (particularly your potential local customers) know where your business is, starting with Google Plus Local Page.

Support Services and Meeting Rooms When Working From Home

February 22nd, 2013|Comments Off on Support Services and Meeting Rooms When Working From Home

This is blog 4 in a series of blogs about the “Challenges of Working from Home Rather Than at an Office Space Toronto“. In this blog we are discussing how when working from home, you also have challenges with support services – no place to meet and sometimes just not having enough space when you need to grow. In a large business office space environment when your fax starts to act up you just call the office support service team. There is often someone there to  fix it for you right away and soon you’re good to go. When your computer crashes two hours before your deadline, there is often a spare computer available to work on your files off the server. When you need to print a file and your printer is down, you can usually access a network printer to send your print job to. When you are working […]

Balancing Work and Home Life When Working From Home

February 21st, 2013|Comments Off on Balancing Work and Home Life When Working From Home

In our blogs series about the Challenges of Working from Home Rather Than at an Office Space Toronto, we have talked about dealing with distractions from family and friends as well as the professional appearance of an Office Space Toronto While Working From Home. Finding the balance between work and home life when working from home is not as easy it is when you work in an office space Toronto with structure and procedures. While working from home as a self-employed business person means you have to take more control over your schedule and your environment, you have to make sure you also find the idea balance between work and home. Far too often the lines get blurred and the quality of not only your home life is affected, but the productivity of your business can also suffer. Remember, “you work from home, not at home.” Do not let your home office […]

Are Teachers’ PD Days Good For Small Business?

February 15th, 2013|Comments Off on Are Teachers’ PD Days Good For Small Business?

Professional Development (PD) days for teachers are not always good for parents, especially those who run their own businesses. The idea behind these days is for teachers to get a chance to upgrade their skills and learn new, more effective teaching techniques. But the negative side is that parents who work full time are having to scramble to find alternative child care. For parents of school-aged children who work for large companies that offer them the option to use a “sick day” for family obligations, or allow a “flexible holiday” so they can stay at home with their children, this is not a problem. However, for people who own their own business or work for a small company that needs to staff their office space Toronto on an ongoing basis, these PD days are a huge problem. The perception of many parents is that these PD days do not make it mandatory for […]

Snow Storms and Office Space Toronto

February 8th, 2013|Comments Off on Snow Storms and Office Space Toronto

Did you wake up this morning at your normal time and expect to get to work on time? Obviously you did not watch or listen to the weather forecast last night. Some call that “Not Doing Your Homework”; others will say that you planned on just plowing through because you have a vehicle to do it. What does this have to do with office space Toronto? You will see soon. I woke up this morning at 4 am to drive my girlfriend to her work (normally she takes public transit). We knew the roads would be difficult, especially with not having winter tires on my car. I kept the radio low (so as not to get distracted) and my speed down. I knew even without snow tires that I could get up to normal speeds, but I also knew the limitations of my car for stopping in such conditions. After […]

Having Shared Office Space Toronto Can be Good in Many Ways

February 7th, 2013|Comments Off on Having Shared Office Space Toronto Can be Good in Many Ways

Having shared office space Toronto can be good in many ways, but let us first tell you what Toronto shared offices are. There are many businesses and entrepreneurs who need office space Toronto, but they do not need a full-time downtown Toronto office space. What they need is a desk to work from (to do paperwork or administrative tasks) and a place to receive business mail and meet customers. When a client signs up for a Toronto shared office, he or she is signing up for  a turnkey office solution in an office space that is also shared by other companies or professionals at a fraction of the cost of a traditional office space. The first way that a shared office space Toronto solution can be a great option is the low price. A company can have access to a shared office space for only $225 per month plus its telephone and Internet expenses. As well, […]

The Key To Bringing Down Office Space Expenses and Being More Profitable

February 6th, 2013|Comments Off on The Key To Bringing Down Office Space Expenses and Being More Profitable

The key to bringing down office space expenses and being more profitable for many small businesses is, quite simply, to be more like “big business.” Many large businesses are getting away from some older technology and pooling other technologies that will be shared with a larger number of users – rather than having smaller pools of employees utilizing more equipment less efficiently. The other key to success is leadership, in other words leading by example. Having management that works alongside its teams makes the office environment more inclusive rather than divisive. Companies have discovered that you do not need to have a personal printer at each person’s office space, because fewer and fewer employees need to print things these days. Twenty years ago, many businesses wanted to achieve the goal of having a paperless office space, but the technology was not there. When some companies who rent office space Toronto […]