Don’t Look for Cheap Virtual Office Space
There’s a difference between cheap and inexpensive. Cheap is normally associated with poor quality, whereas inexpensive refers to a fair price or good deal. So, when you are looking to rent a virtual office the ideal situation is not necessarily to find the cheapest option, but to find an inexpensive solution that gives you the best value for your dollar. Downsides to cheap virtual office space Location of the virtual offices Cheap virtual office spaces are not typically located in central downtown locations or even in actual office buildings that one would associate with a business. Some cheap virtual office spaces are no more than post-office-style boxes located in a storefront or an industrial complex. When you create a Google My Business account using a cheap virtual office address, you will get fewer views on your listing. This is because cheap addresses are not located in busy areas with high […]
What Makes a Good Meeting Room
A professional conference room can be the difference between running a successful meeting or leaving attendees feeling confused and unsatisfied. In order to maintain prosperous business relationships you need to ensure the space you're inviting [...]
Best Dining Spots for Client Meetings in Toronto
Lunch meetings help in building a positive relationship with your business clients. It is a semi-professional setting where you can discuss new business avenues with the client while building camaraderie. You may have seen Don [...]
Benefits of Virtual Office Space during the Pandemic
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 [...]
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 [...]
Things are changing around Yonge and Queen’s Quay – but Telsec is here to stay
If you haven't been down to the Harbourfront area of Toronto in a while, you'll be quite surprised at all of the changes that are happening from Yonge Street to Parliament Street along Queen's Quay. [...]
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
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
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
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
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
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. […]
How Re-targeting and Re-marketing Can Help Your Small Business Website
Ever notice that the ads you see reminds you of websites that you have recently visited or searched out? How did the ads know you were interested in that?
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
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.
The Benefits for Small Business Owners of Living Downtown
We wanted to talk some specific benefits for small business owners who have downtown Toronto office space in choosing also to live downtown Toronto
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?
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
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
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 […]