You Can be a Coworking Nomad

September 10th, 2023|Comments Off on You Can be a Coworking Nomad

Imagine a utopia where working professionals are no longer tethered to one main location and office space and aren’t limited by distance. For many entrepreneurs, this type of working life is a reality. So, how can more workers make this their everyday life? Working remotely has become more and more popular and has opened up doors for many different types of professionals. Whether you’re trying to start your own business or simply make money while exploring the world, choosing the digital nomad route might be for you. In this guide, we break down how you can become a remote worker in a way that fits your lifestyle. What is a digital nomad? Sometimes, the word nomad can have a certain connotation. However, in terms of being a digital nomad, this means professionals go from location to location and stay connected digitally. Digital nomads use modern technology and communication to perform […]

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How to Create a Productive Office Space

January 19th, 2023|Comments Off on How to Create a Productive Office Space

A business’ most valuable asset is its workforce. That’s why more and more employers are seeking newer and better ways to improve their employees’ productivity and happiness in the workspace. Nothing affects an employee’s productivity and happiness so much as their work environment. Whether employees work from home or in an office, you want your workspace to be conducive to productivity. This is where an office that is designed and optimized for productivity comes in. A productive office space improves not only your business’ output but also contributes towards employee well-being and happiness in the long run. Other benefits to a productive work environment include increased focus, improved work quality, and higher job satisfaction rates. When you make an effort to improve your employees’ work experiences it shows your employees that you care about them and are actively looking for ways to make their work experience more pleasurable. Creating a […]

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Working From Home can get Very Lonely, so how can you Fight it?

January 16th, 2023|Comments Off on Working From Home can get Very Lonely, so how can you Fight it?

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the number of people working from home has skyrocketed. While the number of individuals working from home was on the rise even before the pandemic, these numbers have only continued to grow since. One of the biggest complaints from people who work from home or from home-based small businesses is loneliness. Studies cite loneliness as one of the key psychological issues people face when working from home. This is often due to the fact that many people who work from home and those who start small businesses from home are unprepared for an isolated working environment. In this article, you will learn more about the effects of working in isolation and how to combat loneliness when working from home. What is Working From Home Loneliness? Working from home loneliness refers to a gradual onset of feelings of loneliness that people experience when they’ve worked in […]

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Co-working Offices

January 5th, 2023|Comments Off on The Advantages and Disadvantages of Co-working Offices

Over the past number of years a new office trend emerged. Well, not exactly a new office trend, just the renaming and modifying the concept of the shared office or hot desking. This new trend is called CoWorking office space

Differences Between Coworking and Business Centre Office Solutions

September 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Differences Between Coworking and Business Centre Office Solutions

The flexible workspace sector is home to different types of workspace accommodations. Within the flexible workspace sector, you will see coworking spaces and business centres. Although there are a few similarities between coworking spaces and business centres, the main differences can be seen in how they operate and the perks they can offer small businesses. The types of Office Space Business centre office solutions offer a wide range of office spaces for businesses to choose from. The types of office spaces can range from: Coworking spaces Private office rentals Daily office space rentals Meeting room and boardroom rentals Executive office suits Commercial office rentals Team spaces As you have probably noticed from the list above, business centres also offer coworking accommodations. Whereas a stand-alone coworking office will only be able to offer coworking space, and will not include as much variety for different types of office space. Cost and Hourly […]

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How to work remotely without working from home

August 29th, 2022|Comments Off on How to work remotely without working from home

Routines can be comforting, if you are used to working from home the idea of going elsewhere can seem overwhelming. However, sometimes we need a break from our regular routines to stay motivated and productive [...]

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Pros and Cons of Hot Desking

July 29th, 2022|Comments Off on Pros and Cons of Hot Desking

The term hot desking originated in Chicago in the 1990s. The idea came from the phrase hot racking when sailors would share bunk beds on a ship. The sailors would work in shifts, and once [...]

Will Flexible Workspaces Disrupt the Traditional Satellite and Branch Office Markets?

November 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Will Flexible Workspaces Disrupt the Traditional Satellite and Branch Office Markets?

In our introductory post to Flex space solutions post “Flexible Workspace what is it and who benefits?” we explained flex space refers to office space provided outside the “conventional lease” markets. In Toronto, this includes coworking space, most business centres and shared office space providers. As corporate businesses learn more about how the flex space networking culture and entrepreneurial environment affects their employees and see the results, flexible workspace has the makings of becoming a long-term trend in this segment of the office space market. When you dig, you see there is far more driving the move to a flexible workspace by corporations than to a cheap office space. Why Flexible Workspace is Tailor Made for Satellite and Branch Offices To move employees from corporate headquarters to a satellite or branch office requires a lot of time and energy from managers and support workers to procure, furnish, decorate, and outfit an office space with […]

Shared Office Space Toronto

October 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Shared Office Space Toronto

Shared office space in Toronto can come in several forms with a variety of payment terms, overhead and types of office space being shared. The list includes: Coworking office space Traditional office space where 2 or more businesses share the office expense Semi-private Office in a Business Centre where 2 businesses share an office Team office space is a larger office shared by several employees of a single business Flexible workspaces The Pros and Cons of Coworking Shared office Space Coworking office space is like a business centre that charges a monthly membership fee rather than a monthly rental fee. More networking opportunities are perceived to be one of the advantage, however, at telsec we have seen that there is also a sense of community and collaboration in our business centre. The biggest advantage that coworking provides is in the low costs and use of shared business equipment and support […]

How & Why Big Business Will Drive Coworking Office Space Growth

August 30th, 2018|Comments Off on How & Why Big Business Will Drive Coworking Office Space Growth

  Coworking & Flexible Workspace: Will It Be the Death of Traditional Offices? Since coworking and flexible workspace became a trend a few years ago, office space design has been the subject of much speculation and discussion. Business sites like Inc., Entrepreneur, Harvard Business Review and Forbes have featured numerous articles about the latest and greatest coworking/flexible office space designs, and of course, we at Telsec Business Centres have discussed alternative office space options for several years now, as providing office space in its many variations is both our specialty and service. Here we continue the conversation about coworking and flexible workspace from the perspective that not only does it make good business sense for entrepreneurs, startups and SME businesses, but it also represents a cost-effective solution for corporations and larger businesses. In fact, corporate and larger businesses will be the driving force behind the growth of coworking/flexible workspace, as […]

Alternative Office Space: A Better Way to Conduct Your Business

July 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Alternative Office Space: A Better Way to Conduct Your Business

  Why Home Offices Should Move to an Alternative Office Space It’s true: working from the comfort of your home may be an idyllic scenario for those who are self-employed, or for online entrepreneurs running a small business with only a handful of remote employees. Depending on where you live, a home office can also spare you the time, expense and hassle of a commute. However, it’s also true that working from home has its drawbacks — and many more than you might expect, if not already experienced. Here, we explore why you should move your office from your home to an alternative office space, such as a shared, traditional (private or semi-private), or coworking space — or at the very least, consider renting a virtual office. De-Romanticizing the Home Office: A Reality Check When discussing their decision to move their business from a home office to a private or […]

Changing Needs of Coworking Space in 2018

June 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Changing Needs of Coworking Space in 2018

Coworking space has evolved to mean much more than simply shared office space. While coworking office space is an accessible and affordable alternative to renting a traditional commercial office space, lower operational cost is no longer its strongest selling point. As noted in our previous article about the changing needs of coworking space in 2017, small business owners and entrepreneurs are now seeking a sense of community with other like-minded professionals. So what makes for a sense of “community”? For some small business owners, it may mean an environment that fosters professional networking, or alleviates the isolation of an individual or home office. For others, it may mean working alongside those sharing an industry or vocation, such as tech development or remote freelancing. For still others, it may mean a sense of exclusivity, such as coworking spaces that are solely dedicated to women. Regardless of what it may mean to […]

What is Coworking Office Space?

April 11th, 2018|Comments Off on What is Coworking Office Space?

  Coworking: The Who, What, Why & Where for Startups & Entrepreneurs As a marketer one of my prime resources for promoting all our products are the questions that potential clients ask about our services. Since coworking is a new offering in the flexible workspace category that we didn’t have a lot of questions about, I used a tool which identifies the questions in the suggestions that users get when they enter search terms into Google. The best content that I can add to a site is content that answers questions our website visitors may have about our offerings. Coworking: What Does It Mean? Easily the $64 question as even the spelling is disputed as to whether it is coworking or co-working. What it means depends on who you’re asking. To some users it means: All non-traditional office space (flexible workspace) A workplace design and environment Office space with themed […]

Flexible Workspace: What is it and Who Benefits?

March 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Flexible Workspace: What is it and Who Benefits?

I recently read an interesting Flexible Workspace Study about how flex space is perceived by end users; individuals responsible for procuring office space for their companies; coworking and serviced office providers and landlords. The survey was not huge as the study describes its composition as being “The survey was sent to over 500 people across the industry.”. However, combined with my experiences here at Telsec Business Centres for going on 4 years and as an end user I’d agree with much of what the study shows as the benefits of the workplace environment for workers and organizations. What is Flexible Workspace or Flex Space? Flexible workspace: the term the industry uses to refer to any type of space outside of the conventional lease market. Identifying the different types of respondents included excellent definitions for coworking; serviced offices; hybrid office providers which are office space providers with a mix of coworking and serviced office space and flexible workspace which includes all […]

Trends in the business space looking forward

December 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Trends in the business space looking forward

It’s the end of the year as we’ve known it and more of us are several yards short of fine. Only after the phrase “dumpster fire” becomes a frequently used descriptor on the national newscasts does one realize they’ve entered a new place, a terra incognito built simultaneously on fear and false equivalency. But that’s where we are and that’s what drives culture and culture is both cause and outcome of business. If only the only thing to fear was fear itself. That luxury is so last decade. Writing this piece while simultaneously checking social media and listening to the drone of cable news in the other room one might think we’re on the edge of a swirling abyss, surfing the event horizons of several significant disasters at the same time. So this isn’t really a predictions piece. It is more of a how things look right now piece. The […]

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Changing needs of coworking space in 2017

May 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Changing needs of coworking space in 2017

Do you know coworking? Coworking as you may know it is changing. The fact is, it might have already changed! The reason is that more and more people are looking at shared office space as an alternative to other commercial office options. This means that coworking spaces are getting bigger with more people using them. The other reason that coworking is growing is that more small business owners are seeing the cost savings of shared office space. They are seeing the benefits of the community involvement opportunities that come with the entire concept of coworking. The concept of coworking is entering a highly competitive phase, as more and more new spaces are opening up. But the fact that shared office space is being offered at lower rates than other office options is no longer enough to lure the smart small business owner. It is the sense of being part of […]