The Canadian Entrepreneur's Guide to Startup Accelerators

The United States’ startup scene may receive the bulk of the world’s attention, but Canada has a robust small business culture of its own. In fact, it’s a great time to start or grow a startup company in Canada, and you don’t have to do it alone.

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Can I Decorate My Virtual Office?

Renting a virtual office space, whether it’s a shared office or an executive suite, can sometimes feel cold and impersonal. You may even feel like your business is staying in a temporary motel, not settling into its permanent home.

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5 (More) Team Building Games & Activities That Are Perfect for Small Businesses

Back in 2016, we shared 5 creative team building activities for your office. There weren’t any trust falls on our initial list, and you won’t find any cliched games on this list, either.

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How Small Business Owners Can Find Talented Freelancers and Independent Contractors

It’s a scenario many small business owners and entrepreneurs are familiar with: As the company grows, more and more people are needed to keep things moving. Some businesses opt to utilize full-time staff, but hiring dedicated employees isn’t in every small business owner’s budget.

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Growing Your Canadian Small Business (On a Budget)

From brainstorming workable business ideas to creating an effective business plan, you’ve done the legwork needed to get your small business up and running. Now, it’s time to expand your operations.

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How to Secure Small Business Financing in Canada

Don’t let a lack of financing derail your dreams of growing your small business. In Canada, there are a variety of ways to acquire funds for your company. Some entrepreneurs bootstrap their operations with personal funds, others try crowdsourcing, and many scrimp and save for years to build their vision.

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Growing Your Business with a Virtual Team

We’ve talked about hiring and managing a virtual team here on the Intelligent Office (IO) blog before, and now it’s time for small business owners like you to learn how to use your virtual team to grow the business.

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How to Increase Employee Engagement in Your Small Business

The majority of Canadian employees are not actively engaged at work.

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Virtual Assistants vs. In-Person Executive Assistants: Understanding What Your Business Needs

Knowing when to delegate is one of the most important skills you can develop as a small business owner. Delegation frees up time for you to work on the things that only you can do, like determining the company’s growth strategy and networking with high-level contacts in your industry.

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When Should My Small Business Consider Virtual Support Services?

Most small business owners take on a variety of roles within their company… oftentimes, without even realizing how much they’re juggling.

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4 Toronto Parks That Are Perfect For a Walking Meeting

Getting out of the office is one of our favorite hacks for more productive meetings, and going outside is even better. When it comes to meetings, taking a walk in the park is a great way to switch things up and help everyone get into a more creative mindset. Luckily, there’s no shortage of inspiring green space in downtown Toronto.

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Top 3 Challenges Small Business Owners in Canada Face

To Grow Your Canadian Small Business, Watch Out for These Obstacles

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My Toronto-Based Startup Needs Office Space… Where Do I Find It?

From Coworking to Private Offices, Here’s the Entrepreneur’s Guide to Rentable Office Space in Toronto

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Employee Recruitment Strategies: The Virtual Office

The best businesses are built with talented employees, but finding talent can be difficult. Business owners must get creative to find, attract, and retain the best employees in their industry. One of the most effective employee recruitment strategies is the use of a virtual office. Here’s how modern business owners are using the service to their advantage.

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4 Canadian Franchising Trends for 2019

Franchising is Alive and Well in Canada, & Here’s What 2019 Has in Store

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The Benefits of Having Multiple Office Locations in Canada

Why Business Owners and Professionals Need Access to Multiple Office Locations

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Your How-To Guide to International Market Research

International Market Research for Canadian Business Owners

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