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The Small Business Owner's Guide to Successfully Managing Remote Teams

If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur struggling to manage a remote team, today’s blog is for you. While it is possible for some employees to return to the office safely, work-from-home will likely continue for many people.

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5 Ways to Support the Mental Health of Your Employees

In recent years, mental health in the office has become a hot topic. In fact, bosses and managers have realized that employees who are mentally well can do more of their best work.

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How to Win Over Your Competition's Customers

If you operate in a crowded or competitive industry, this is the guidance you need to win over the competition's customers.

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6 Mistakes for Your Small Business to Avoid During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the economy begins to open back up, business owners need to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over. Companies must approach reopening carefully and be prepared to make tough decisions about how to operate going forward.

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Essential Mobile Office Tools For On-the-Go Entrepreneurs

When you work from airports, trains, coffee shops, and other locations, you need an office that can travel with you. Here are the top tools that Intelligent Office members depend on to get their best work done from all around the world.

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Small Business Survival Tips for Tough Economic Times

Right now, times are tough for small business owners across the world. Unlike larger companies and corporations, smaller businesses don’t always have the resources needed to weather a severe economic downturn. That doesn’t mean all hope is lost, though.

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A Look at How Intelligent Office's Virtual Assistants Respond to Customer Calls

When a business owner decides to use a phone answering service, one of the most common apprehensions we hear about is how calls from customers will be handled. When you’ve spent years building a business, it’s a reasonable concern to have.

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Improve Your Virtual Meetings With These 5 Tips and Tools

In today’s modern business environment, more and more companies are realizing the benefits of allowing team members to work remotely. Additionally, it’s more common than ever to hold virtual meetings with business partners, prospects, and clients.

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Get More Online Reviews for Your Business with These 4 Tips

In many ways, online reviews are the lifeblood of your small business. Prospects want to see proof that your products or services will work for them, and there’s no better way to vet something than through reviews. If you don’t have any reviews, people aren’t going to feel confident making a purchase.

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Expand Your Business to Provinces Across Canada With Virtual Offices

For many small business owners and entrepreneurs, expanding into new provinces and cities is a major business goal. However, expansions typically come with hefty costs, especially if you need to secure office space and/or hire more employees.

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How Virtual Phone Answering Helps You Screen Calls More Effectively

Business owners face a catch-22: Some phone calls, like those from a customer or business partner, require prompt attention. However, many calls these days are from spammers and telemarketers. Answering the latter type of call is frustrating, not to mention a waste of time and energy.

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4 Ways Virtual Office Spaces and Services Make Your Small Business Look Like a Bigger Company

Regardless of your company’s capabilities, there will always be clients and customers who prefer to do business with a larger operation. If you’re running a business that’s on the smaller side, it can feel like there’s no way for you to compete with the big guys.

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.COM or .CA, Which is Better For Your Business Domain?

As a business owner in Canada, you may be wondering whether you should register a .COM or .CA domain. It might sound like these two domain extensions are mostly the same, but there are a number of considerations to keep in mind when choosing which ones you’ll use for your company.

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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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