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How to Create a Great Place to Work

By Office Space Toronto In standard27th April, 2015

It is no surprise that when a ranking of Canada’s 100 best workplaces was recently released, that Google and AOL Canada (Large and Multinational Category) held on to the their top spots in the annual study by The Great Workplace, which is a global research, consulting and training firm. However, these types of studies usually

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Every Small Business Should Have a Procedures Manual

By Office Space Toronto In standard22nd April, 2015

You may already have a disaster recovery plan that will keep your doors open by using alternative office spaces. But do you also have a procedures manual that details all the important plans for keeping your business going? The creating of a procedures manual is often overlooked in disaster recovery plan strategies – but it

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Small Home-Based Businesses are Moving into “Shedquarters” – but What Does That Mean?

By Virtual Office Toronto In standard19th April, 2015

For many years, small businesses have been started and run from home, but then there comes a time when that business outgrows the home office or finds it too distracting, so owners seek out office space for rent. But now there is a relatively new trend, “Shedquarters”, that allows small businesses (especially those with more

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Small Business Owners Also Have to Remember to be Good Customers

By Office Space Toronto In standard16th April, 2015

So, we have given our followers advice on branding their product, service, business and even personal branding. But one of our office space for rent tenants told us that we have not touched on tips for being a good customer. In a way, being a good customer is also about your personal branding. Whether you

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As an Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner, are you Taking Care of Your Personal Brand?

By Office Space Toronto In standard14th April, 2015

Yes, you may have taken care of your business or product branding. You may even have a professional business address and office space in a prestigious office building. Too often what many entrepreneurs and small business owners forget to take care of is their own personal brand. This means that people also want to know who

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Another Reason why a Virtual Office Works Better Than a P.O. Box

By Office Space Toronto In standard13th April, 2015

While we have often told our readers about the benefits of virtual office arrangements over using a P.O. Box, this week we learned of a lost business opportunity caused by a small business owner that uses a P.O. box. One of our newest office-space rental prospective clients told us of a recent incident whereby his

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Places offering small business help that most entrepreneurs do not consider

By Office Space Toronto In standard8th April, 2015

In a recent blog we told you about the various ways that a small business can get free or low-cost help from the public library, but there are other sources of help that often go undiscovered. For example, local, Provincial/State and even Federal governments have various programs and resources that are often unknown or under-utilized

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Public libraries are not usually places where small businesses look for help – but they should be!

By Office Space Toronto In standard6th April, 2015

Whether you are starting or growing a small business, your public library can be a great resource. Modern libraries are not just buildings full of books. They now have resources that you may not know about. Like other public libraries across North America, the Toronto Public Library offers free programs and seminars on everything you’ll

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Welcome to the new Telsec Website

By Office Space Toronto In standard6th April, 2015

Over the past few months, designers, staff and outside contractors have been working on developing a new Telsec website. We not only have a new look, but we also have new technology that is working to improve our visitor experience. While our website has been using a responsive design for the past few years, we

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Where you Work may Affect how you Focus on Your Small Business

By Office Space Toronto In standard25th March, 2015

Garages, basements, kitchens, living rooms, coffee shops, and co-working spaces are commonplace for a start-up’s so-called headquarters. But are those types of locations the most productive places to get work done? For a small group of entrepreneurs these may work; but for many others utilizing these types of spaces, their creativity is being lost without