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Canadian Small Business Tax Tips

By |2024-03-19T11:36:11-04:00March 16th, 2024|Growth & Innovation, Office Space|

Navigating small business taxes can be a daunting task for many entrepreneurs and small businesses in Canada. Having a plan and being informed can help alleviate some of the pressures of doing your business taxes. There are a few things business owners can do to optimize their tax strategies to minimize liabilities and maximize returns. Here are some of our tax tip suggestions below: Keep Accurate Records Maintaining detailed and organized records is crucial for small businesses to track income, expenses, and deductions accurately. Use accounting software or hire a professional accountant to keep your financial records up-to-date throughout the year. This will not only streamline the tax filing process but also ensure compliance with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements. Claim Small Business Deduction The Small Business Deduction (SBD) allows eligible Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs) to benefit from a reduced federal corporate tax rate on their active business income. To […]

How to Start an Online Business

By |2024-01-23T13:19:05-05:00January 23rd, 2024|Growth & Innovation, Office Space|

Starting your own service-based business from home comes with plenty of benefits and perks. When you’re a business owner, you can avoid the 9-5 work-life and be your own boss, while working on something you’re passionate about or skilled at.  Service-based businesses make up the majority of profitable businesses: they require low investment and can allow for high profits and ROI. The trick is to find the knowledge and skill set that you have that others will pay for.  The Benefits of Starting a Business Online In a lot of ways, the internet has leveled out the playing field for small businesses around the world. Generally speaking, creating an online business is straightforward and easy, and can have many benefits. We break them down below: Lower Overhead Costs Cost reduction is one of the top benefits of starting an online business, however, this can also depend on your business model, […]

How to Build and Host Your Own Webinar

By |2024-01-23T13:18:39-05:00January 15th, 2024|Growth & Innovation, Office Space|

Since the rise of remote work, webinars have become more and more popular. Because companies are leaning towards virtual events, learning to host an effective presentation is essential.  If you’re new to webinars or want to brush up on your skills, check out our guide below and check out our top tips.  What is a Webinar Host? A webinar host is the main person in charge of running a webinar. As a host, you will have all the permissions to manage the webinar on the back end, the panellists and the attendees. In general, there can only be one main host that does most of the presenting and questions. You can also stop a panellist’s video, remove attendees from the webinar and much more.  Here is a brief break down of their main roles: Welcome the webinar guests Troubleshoot any setbacks Introduce the keynote speakers Represent the brand  Lead the […]

The 4 benefits of hiring a freelance writer

By |2023-12-05T12:01:19-05:00December 1st, 2023|Growth & Innovation, Office Space|

Companies and marketing departments of all shapes and sizes hire freelance writers to help with their brand voice, blog and website management and upkeep. If you’re trying to scale your content marketing strategy without hiring an in-house writer to keep costs low, then taking on a freelance writer could be the option for you.  What is a freelance writer? Freelance writing encompasses various specialties that cater to different needs. Freelance writers often market their skills in specific areas that play to their strengths. So, if you need writing for a particular project, then hiring a freelancer is a great solution. Here are some types of freelance writing: Content writing: Create engaging and informative content for websites, blogs and social media. This can include articles, blog posts, listicles, how-to guides and much more.  Copywriting: Crafting persuasive and compelling copy for marketing materials, advertisements, sales and landing pages, product descriptions, and email […]

Renting a Coworking Space: Convenience and Amenities

By |2023-11-22T11:20:24-05:00November 7th, 2023|Office Space|

If you’re looking for an outstanding coworking space, you need to take a look at the extra services and amenities they offer. Although there is no set list of amenities to watch out for when comparing coworking spaces, it’s good to have a rough idea of what you’re looking for.  In the list below, we outline some of the top amenities and services you can find in shared office spaces. Based on this list, you can decide what you or your business needs and find a space that works for you.  What are coworking space amenities? Office amenities are the little things that tie an office together. They are extra touches that can help bring office together. This can include simple things like a common room, light fixtures, coffee and snacks and much more. Not only do amenities propel culture, but it shows employees that organizations value their time and […]

How to simplify your small business

By |2023-11-01T09:14:54-04:00September 17th, 2023|Office Space, Virtual Office|

Tons of business owners are always looking for new ways to improve and streamline their businesses. If being a busy business owner has dominated your life, it’s time to regain control. Below are some helpful tips you can incorporate into your everyday work habits. Simplify your business so you can spend time on what matters. Take your business digital One of the best things you can do for your small business is take it online. Your website is the backbone of your company and it’s where your current and potential customers will learn more about you – and more importantly find your products or services. It’s essential your website answers your audience’s questions. This can include contact information, address, FAQ pages and product pages. By providing this content on your website, you prevent frustrated clients from moving onto other competitors.  On top of your website, you can create a digital [...]

Business Casual does not just Apply to Business Attire

By |2023-08-31T11:33:03-04:00August 26th, 2023|Office Space|

Coworking spaces are leading the way in terms of the new modern office. While some remote professionals and businesses sign up for coworking offices to take advantage of the networking opportunities, others might join to avoid the overhead costs associated with offices. The main objective though – professionals want a nice environment to get their work done. Because coworking spaces are less traditional, it’s not always clear what the dress code is. In this post, we breakdown the basics of dress codes at a coworking space. Represent your company and brand If your business and brand meets with clients, it’s always recommended to put your best foot forward. Many people judge based on first impressions so wearing a professional outfit will only get you further ahead. However, if you’re just starting out and haven’t had the time to develop your brand identity, the simplest way to do so is to […]

Private vs Semi-Private: The New & Improved Coworking Office Space in Toronto

By |2023-11-01T10:47:31-04:00April 25th, 2023|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms, Office Space, Shared Office Space|

Corporate offices and cubicles are slowly becoming a thing of the past. Although they might work for some companies, they can actually be a wasted investment for others. Depending on the structure of your organization, having a private or semi-private coworking space could be the solution for you. If you want your business to have all the professional amenities of a real leased office space (furniture, office supplies and equipment and more), then a coworking space is an excellent choice. Continue to operate and grow your business without the hassle of a long-term lease and expensive overhead. What is a private office space? Like the name suggests, private office spaces are private and are reserved for employees that work for a specific company. They have dedicated workstations, boardrooms and meeting rooms. In general, private office spaces are rented for longer periods of time. A lot of companies will sign a […]

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