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 […]

Putting on the Gloves in Toronto Office Space

December 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Putting on the Gloves in Toronto Office Space

The old expression “Taking the Gloves Off” has often been used in business when it is time to knuckle down and “get down to business.” In these tough economic times many small businesses are having to take the gloves off and fight to survive. Other entrepreneurs and small business owners are putting the gloves on at their Toronto offices to better interact with technology. Today at our office space Toronto, this blogger noticed a woman who had an office for rent Toronto at Telsec wearing gloves in the 18th-floor kitchen. I was perplexed at what I was seeing because it was not that cold anywhere on the floor. A closer look showed that the gloves had silver-looking tips on the first two digits and on the thumb. It turns out that the woman was not wearing the gloves for warmth, but because the conductive silver thread on the tips of the glove […]

Google Recognized Importance of Downtown Toronto Office Space

November 13th, 2012|Comments Off on Google Recognized Importance of Downtown Toronto Office Space

Internet search and advertising giant Google is cutting back its sprawling offices located outside Toronto in the 905 area, consolidating in Toronto’s downtown core and opening new head offices within easy reach of downtown condos. The reason for this move is to facilitate the ability to find young talent and to retain employees who have purchased or are looking to purchase condominiums in the downtown core. Companies today are increasingly accepting the higher downtown core rents in exchange for the value of more centrally located downtown Toronto office space where they can draw from the pool of young, highly educated workers moving into newly built condos that are rising in the city’s centre. The fact is that young people aren’t happy with the long commute to and from the suburbs. These young professionals want to live and work downtown because it’s an exciting and vibrant place. Many want to be […]

Keeping yourself safe from flu at your Toronto office space for rent

November 12th, 2012|Comments Off on Keeping yourself safe from flu at your Toronto office space for rent

Yes, it is cold and flu season again. While many people are being reminded to get the flu shot, there are also other ways to help protect yourself against influenza, especially by reducing your exposure to germs and viruses around your Toronto office space. Would you believe that it is more likely that your office desktop harbours more germs and bacteria than the office bathroom? The bathroom is routinely cleaned with disinfectant while your office desk and other surfaces in your office space Toronto may not be. How often have you cleaned your keyboard? It is said that your keyboard is potentially dirtier than the average office toilet seat. Think of the potential E. coli and staph germs on your keyboard, your fingers and even on your phone! A U.S. study showed that most people they polled admitted to never cleaning their keyboards. Consider all office germs in your personal […]

Frankenstorm will not close Telsec’s office Space Toronto

October 29th, 2012|Comments Off on Frankenstorm will not close Telsec’s office Space Toronto

Weather forecasters are painting a very bleak and potentially serious picture with the weather system poised to hit Toronto and the GTA on Tuesday or Wednesday. Environment Canada is saying to expect high winds, heavy rain and even some potential snow. According to the people who study weather patterns, this “Frankenstorm” could be one of the worst storms in a century. But this Frankenstorm will not close Telsec’s office Space Toronto. The high probability of high winds and heavy rain could lead to downed trees, power outages and flooding. The Toronto area can expect winds of 60 km/h with gusts of between 80 and 100 km/h. In the event of flooding and people been forced from their homes, the Red Cross already has 200 volunteers on standby in Toronto and another 2,000 volunteers ready across the province. So why will the Frankenstorm not close Telsec’s office Space Toronto? Because our […]

A Good Toronto Office Space Business Address is a Good thing to keep

September 2nd, 2012|Comments Off on A Good Toronto Office Space Business Address is a Good thing to keep

From time to time a business will leave an office space for many reasons, but the last thing some Toronto office space renters want to do is to give up a prime business address. One of Telsec’s long time clients is moving their physical offices out to the suburbs in order for the owner to be closer to his home that is about 50 km from downtown Toronto. Instead of changing their head office address or telephone number, they have decided to give up their executive office space Toronto and keep renting a Toronto shared office space. How does this work? Well, they are simply downsizing and moving staff to another location. Their mail will still be addressed to their downtown office space location and forwarded to their suburban location on a weekly basis (or a staff member can pick it up when they are downtown visiting a client or […]

Downtown Toronto Office Space for Less Than the suburbs

August 15th, 2012|Comments Off on Downtown Toronto Office Space for Less Than the suburbs

The common misconception to small business owners and entrepreneurs is that they can get cheap office space Toronto if they go out to the suburbs. This can be true for large businesses that require large office space for hundreds of employees, but it is often not the case for smaller companies. Larger companies requiring large amounts of cheap office space are looking for a deal based on the amount of square footage they can squeeze as many employees into as they can. They want be able to maximize how they use their office space Toronto by using cubicles and temporary walls for flexibility. The savings they make on office space is often used to cover the overhead costs for boardrooms, meeting rooms and kitchen facilities. Smaller companies may also be able to find cheap Toronto office space in the suburbs, but they will find that the overhead costs will end […]

Traffic was crazy this weekend near my downtown Toronto office space

June 4th, 2012|Comments Off on Traffic was crazy this weekend near my downtown Toronto office space

On both Saturday and Sunday I had to meet a few clients only to find that Traffic was crazy this weekend near my downtown Toronto office space. Getting to my office space downtown was not a problem on Saturday, but trying to give my client a lift back uptown was a nightmare. I left the Toronto Star Building around 6:30 pm heading up Yonge Street. I was unaware that only 10 minutes earlier there had been a shooting at the Toronto Eaton Centre. Traffic was a mess on Yonge, so I decided to try Bay Street – it too was full of traffic. It was odd that there would be that much traffic at 6:30 pm especially since the Blue Jay game had ended a few hours before. It was not until I reached Richmond Street that I became aware of what had happened by tuning to CBC Radio One. […]

More Office Space Coming to Toronto

May 10th, 2012|Comments Off on More Office Space Coming to Toronto

A few years ago, I read that Toronto’s office space market was in a stable, tenant-favouring situation (according to one office realtor’s GTA office-space report). They claimed that the average vacancy rate had continued to hover at approximately 6.5 per cent while average asking net rent was declining. They even went on to say that the Toronto office space market absorbs the new supply of office towers, and with no major new supply anticipated in the near future, the company forecasted a reverse trend towards a landlords’ market by 2011 or 2012. It was interesting that they did not mention anything about office business centres in Toronto; they only talked about office space for lease in Toronto. With the last downturn in the economy, it seems that smaller businesses were starting up and growing faster than bigger businesses. Many smaller businesses that are looking at Toronto office space are beginning to shy […]

The Grass is Always Greener When…

April 27th, 2012|Comments Off on The Grass is Always Greener When…

The grass is always greener when someone looks at your job and wants it. When you tell people that you are successful and make a decent living at a job you love, everyone wants it. They love that you have your own Toronto office space and you set your own hours. They become more excited to do what you do. The excitement ends when you tell them you are an entrepreneur working for yourself without a safety net. You do not have job security or a cushy pension. You are building your future on your own. When I am asked “How do you do it?”, I often tell people that having my own business is very rewarding in many ways, but having an office space Toronto in a location that works for my clients is what keeps me busy and gainfully employed. When I was running my business out of […]

It Was a Rainy Day in Toronto, when I had to go into my Toronto office Space

April 23rd, 2012|Comments Off on It Was a Rainy Day in Toronto, when I had to go into my Toronto office Space

I woke up this morning to wet and dreary weather. My plan had been to take the day off and to take some photos down along the beach, but the weather was not cooperating. I considered instead that I would go into my downtown Toronto office space and get some work done that I had intended to finish on Tuesday. Then I realized that I did not need to go into the office and could probably get more work done from home working remotely on my office computer via the Internet. A few hours into working on the redesign of a brochure for the bicycle show, I wanted to go for a bike ride (I felt like Pavlov’s dog). The rain had slowed down almost to a stop, but the roads were still wet. I got on my rain gear and decided to brave the colder weather and go for […]

The 1000 AWESOME Things Talked About Around my Toronto Office Space

April 20th, 2012|Comments Off on The 1000 AWESOME Things Talked About Around my Toronto Office Space

The buzz around my Toronto office space on Thursday was how Neil Pasricha concluded his blog that was a list of 1000 things “AWESOME”.  It all began on June 20, 2008, when Neil set out on a mission to write 1,000 blog posts. Each of his weekday blogs was to chronicle of one awesome thing and count down until he hit #1. After launching “1,000 Awesome Things”, he started to get some attention from his friends and colleagues, but it really gained traction 20 posts in, when post 980 was linked to on a site called His blog’s popularity began to snowball further after Wired Magazine wrote about his blog and called post 980, which was titled “Old, dangerous playground equipment”.  Pasricha probably had no idea when he started his blog that it would lead to three books (two of which became international best sellers) and an app for smart phones. He […]

Flexible Downtown Toronto Office Space

July 13th, 2011|Comments Off on Flexible Downtown Toronto Office Space

So you’re browsing the internet for an office rental Toronto and/or downtown Toronto office rental. Toronto and the downtown core have literally hundreds of offices for rent, but unfortunately, many are either well beyond an individual’s budget – or they lack ease of accessibility and therefore involve hours of travelling time and daily aggravation. But if you indeed have finally found a great location, your search for flexible downtown Toronto office space is only just beginning. You don’t have to blow your budget! When searching for Toronto office suites for rent, the factor of cost simply cannot be overlooked. That’s where flexibility comes in. Flexible downtown Toronto office space should offer you a variety of options suited to your business routines and your budget. In other words, your chosen office space Toronto should include these options: Lavish, elegantly-appointed, private executive offices Smaller, less costly office space rental units that are just as […]

Top Toronto Executive Offices

May 30th, 2011|Comments Off on Top Toronto Executive Offices

To be amongst the top Toronto executive offices, you must have a host of perks and be located in an upscale and easily accessible area. And Telsec leads the way in Toronto executive offices’ locations and amenities. Let’s talk location. Since 1971, the Toronto Star Building has been a landmark in the downtown area. Not only is it a prestigious mailing address, but it’s just seconds away from GO, VIA Rail and subway transit. The Bay Street and Yonge Street buses stop right beside the building. You’re minutes from the Toronto Island Airport and there is an express bus nearby that will take you to Pearson International Airport. So, when you’re thinking of accessibility think first of a leader in this area – Telsec Business Centres. If you’re looking for the best in downtown, cost-efficient office space – the top Toronto executive offices – then look no further than Telsec […]

O.Noir-Blacked Out Dining-and Trying New Things

February 20th, 2011|Comments Off on O.Noir-Blacked Out Dining-and Trying New Things

O.NOIR – Canada’s first-ever “Dine in the Dark” has two location Montreal and Toronto. O.Noir dining is a great idea. Sighted people are taken into a blacked out dining room and served by people who are blind. The idea is that when you eat food in the dark, your remaining senses are heightened to savour the smell and taste of food. The idea is to heighten the senses of taste, smell and touch by denying diners of their sight. It’s also to give guests an appreciation for what it’s like to be blind. It’s O. Noir. The idea was built on a concept started by a blind Swiss pastor, who blindfolded his guests at home so they could understand his eating experience. The idea of a dine-in-the-dark restaurant was one to teach people about blindness, but also to create jobs for the blind. The menu is a fixed price menu […]

Writer’s Block – How do you deal with it?

November 4th, 2010|Comments Off on Writer’s Block – How do you deal with it?

Today was one of those days that I just could not find anything to write about. When I did get a nibble of an idea, I could only write a line or two. So I tried my usual source of inspiration “The News”. All of the local news was about a chemical spill in the east end, a shooting in the west end, the flood that closed the subway down during the morning commute and Stephen Harper’s decision to stop the Australian takeover of a Saskatchewan’s Potash Corp. None of those stories were of worthy of a full blog, so I continued to search for ideas. I finally decided to take this writer’s block head on, so I Googled it! The first link that came up in Google was a Wikipedia entry.  According to Wikipedia “writer’s block is  is a condition, associated with writing as a profession, in which an author […]