How to optimize your local SEO Strategy?

October 10th, 2023|Comments Off on How to optimize your local SEO Strategy?

Local search is a powerful tool for many businesses – especially small ones. For instance, roughly 46% of Google searchers are looking for local information and businesses. A robust local SEO strategy can set you apart from competitors and get more users to your website or through your doors. If you work in a coworking space, you can use these SEO tips to your advantage too! In this post, we break down some simple SEO methods you can use to boost your overall strategy that can help improve your lead generation or sales. Read on for more.  What is local SEO? Local SEO is the process of optimizing your online presence and assets to increase your organic traffic and brand awareness. You can do this with the following strategies: Creating and optimizing a Google Business (GMB) Profile Including local keywords based on your location  Producing relevant and local content Any […]

How to simplify your small business

September 17th, 2023|Comments Off on How to simplify your small business

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 [...]

Virtual Office Solutions for Opening a Canadian Branch Office

April 27th, 2023|Comments Off on Virtual Office Solutions for Opening a Canadian Branch Office

Expanding a foreign business overseas while maintaining profits and cost-efficiency can be a challenging feat. If you’re tackling all the business changes to move abroad in-house, it can come with a whole different set of obstacles. The two most common ways in which foreigners can register to operate in Canada are through the registration of a Canadian brand or the incorporation of a Canadian subsidiary. Sometimes, foreign companies will just open a brand office to dip their toes in the market – because the cost of registering a branch office with the government is less expensive than potential legal fees with incorporating a subsidiary. Having only a branch office allows foreign companies an easier from Canada should they not see the results they were expecting in their expansion. Thankfully, virtual office spaces can be an affordable and effective solution. What is a virtual office address? A virtual office gives businesses […]

The Many Benefits of Virtual Offices

April 25th, 2023|Comments Off on The Many Benefits of Virtual Offices

Virtual offices provide flexibility to remote workers and employers by performing various business tasks and functions. They’re a cost-effective and flexible way for professionals to work from wherever they want while having a business address at a central location. In this guide, we outline the top benefits of virtual offices. Cost effective A traditional office space can quickly put a dent in your wallet. Whether you lease or purchase an office, the expenses will still generally be higher than a virtual office. One of the many benefits of virtual offices is there’s zero investment or risk involved. Skip the rental or lease agreements and office setup and enjoy the extra money on a monthly basis. Professionalism Depending on the type of business you run, listing your home address on your website, brochures or stationery can appear unprofessional to your clients. One of the many perks of a virtual office is […]

So what is a virtual office and what is telecommuting?

February 13th, 2023|Comments Off on So what is a virtual office and what is telecommuting?

Excessive traffic congestion and surges in the cost of infrastructure in almost all major cities of the world are forcing businesses to adopt “virtual office” models in order to support telecommuting. Switching over to telework provides businesses and their employees with a solution to both traffic congestion and increased overhead costs. Virtual offices, by their nature, are designed to facilitate telecommuting. But you may be asking yourself: what is a virtual office? What does telecommuting mean? And what’s the difference between remote work and telecommuting? In this article, we explain what virtual offices are and how they facilitate and support telework. What is a virtual office? A virtual office is a combination of off-site live communication and address services that allows users to reduce traditional office costs while maintaining professionalism. In other words, a virtual office is a type of office space that does not physically exist at a given […]

How to Onboard New Staff Remotely

November 29th, 2022|Comments Off on How to Onboard New Staff Remotely

When new hires receive proper employee training from the beginning, they have more chances of becoming successful in their position. However, as most managers know, training employees online can be stressful to say the least. [...]

Starbucks offers meeting room, but do they give you a professional look?

November 14th, 2022|3 Comments

Some Starbucks coffee shop locations have private meeting rooms with WIFI access. And while it sounds like a great idea to go to a local Starbucks and reserve a private meeting space, we can’t help but wonder how professional that will seem to your clients. Remote Workers and Coffee Shops Working from home every day can become tiresome. With the distractions of family members, chores, and pets, your work productivity tends to suffer. For people with remote jobs, working at a coffee shop can seem like a pleasant experience, as it’s a chance to get out of the house and avoid distractions. However, coffee shops are only a temporary solution since they come with their own set of drawbacks. The amount of traffic can be unpredictable, so you never know how loud it will be or if you will be able to find a spot to sit. This kind of […]

Google My Business and Virtual Addresses

July 29th, 2022|Comments Off on Google My Business and Virtual Addresses

Google My Business is a valuable marketing tool that will bring your business to the forefront of people’s search queries. However, if you don’t have a physical address, you may have given up on the [...]

How to start a home-based wholesale or manufacturer distribution business

May 29th, 2022|Comments Off on How to start a home-based wholesale or manufacturer distribution business

Before explaining how to become a distributor from home, it is important to explain what a distributor is. Basically, a distributor is a middle person that serves to move products from the manufacturer to the market. While some distributors are retail and sell directly to end users, others are merchant-oriented and sell and move products from the manufacturer to wholesalers, that in turn sell to retailers. Understanding what is a wholesale business The practice of wholesale distribution is a true buying and selling game and can involve risk. It is a game that requires good negotiation skills, a nose for sniffing out the next “hot” item in the particular category you are known for, and good salesmanship to find the right buyers. The basic premise is to buy the product at a low price, then make a profit by tacking on a low enough dollar amount that it still makes […]

Why is a Mail Forwarding Service Better Than Post Office Change of Address Mail Forwarding?

April 21st, 2022|Comments Off on Why is a Mail Forwarding Service Better Than Post Office Change of Address Mail Forwarding?

When you are just starting out your small business, or when your business begins to grow, you will probably need to change your business address. You might need to change it once, twice or even more times – depending on the type of business, the type of location, or what your future office space needs and requirements are. With that in mind, it’s essential to understand how to protect your business from losing mail after conducting a post office change of address service. Sometimes, clients will use your old address without realizing you have moved, and your mail will get lost in the process. But using a mail forwarding service can stop this from happening. Learn how to forward mail in Canada, how to complete a post office change of address in Ontario, and why third-party mail forwarding services are better than Canada post mail forwarding services. What is a […]

What is Telecommuting in a Virtual Office Space?

February 10th, 2022|Comments Off on What is Telecommuting in a Virtual Office Space?

Many experts say that excessive traffic congestion on roads and surging infrastructure costs in almost all the major business cities of the world are forcing companies to adopt “virtual office” models in order to telecommute [...]

Virtual Telephone Services

February 8th, 2022|Comments Off on Virtual Telephone Services

If you find yourself dreaming of a virtual receptionist because you're staying glued to one location in order to avoid missing important calls – you may want to look into virtual phone services. They would [...]

Benefits of Virtual Office Space during the Pandemic

January 19th, 2022|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Virtual Offices

January 14th, 2022|Comments Off on Advantages and Disadvantages of Virtual Offices

Being that we write about the advantages of virtual offices all the time,it is quite easy for us to point out the various and many advantages of a virtual office. When it came to finding disadvantages to virtual offices, so we had to scour the internet looking for disadvantages. The disadvantages we found were mostly in respect to employees that telecommuted through a virtual office.

How To Handle Returning To Work

October 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Transitioning To A Virtual Office

May 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Transitioning To A Virtual Office

Preparing to transfer your business to a virtual office So you have decided to make the switch from your traditional office space to a virtual office. This is a great way to save some money, [...]

Overcoming the Pitfalls of a Virtual Office

March 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Overcoming the Pitfalls of a Virtual Office

The virtual office has come a long ways since Telsec Business Centres’ was established in 1980. A business using a P.O. Box for its address was not really looked upon as a negative and several Fortune 500 companies used a P.O. Box for customer enquiries and transactions. The remote office and workforce has become widely accepted as major corporations begin to adopt coworking office space as their primary means of providing employees’ a workspace and support staff. Coworking leverages the flex time (employees choose their working hours) component and ability to do some work at home that millennials are favoring. This has saved these companies a lot of money in real estate and support staff costs. Why a Virtual Office? A virtual office takes coworking to a whole new level with the ability to have all work done by a remote workforce. Many digital marketing companies use a virtual office […]

The Rise of the Digital Nomad

August 25th, 2017|Comments Off on The Rise of the Digital Nomad

A growing number of people have decided to ditch the daily grind and live a life more traveled. They call themselves digital nomads and much like the hitchhiking hippies who thumbed their way around the globe well into the 1980s; their world is an open road waiting to be explored. Advantage Access Today’s digital nomad has a huge advantage over previous generations of working travelers that can make a life of constant travel more economically sustainable than trying to dig roots back home. The advantage is constant connectivity. From near universal ubiquitous WiFi to always-on mobile data, digital nomads can live in the same Internet environments no matter where they are on Earth. Access to high speed Internet is the greatest lifestyle game changer since the invention of cheap airline tickets. It, along with  If you have a laptop and can find work helping other businesses online, you have the […]

Working from home has its challenges, but looking professional does not have to

June 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Working from home has its challenges, but looking professional does not have to

As the writer of this blog, I primarily work from home and only go into the office a few times a week. Today was a great weather day (well until it got cloudy) and I took my laptop outside and did some work in front of my apartment building. While I was out there, one of my neighbors (who also works from home) came out to get some fresh air and take a break from his work. My neighbor Blake is a hair stylist who works on films, creates wigs for movies and live theatre as well as takes on cutting hair for private clients in his apartment (yes, he has a professional hair studio set up in his apartment).  Today Blake was stressed out, but by work.  His stress came from a friend who could not understand that because he was home, that he was still working and could […]