How Finance & Tax Professionals Use Virtual Office Services During the Busy Tax Season

Finance and tax professionals, whether they work solo or as part of a larger firm, can use virtual office spaces and services to stay on top of their workloads, especially during the busy tax season. Professional virtual office spaces can be particularly useful when back-to-back client meetings are necessary...

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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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Overview of Virtual Offices, Executive Suites and Co-Working Spaces

Work has changed. In an age of instant communication, cloud-based applications, and workplace versatility, the era of the traditional office culture has come to an end. Providers of virtual offices, executive suites and co-working spaces have effectively liberated the nation’s work culture, adding dynamic and energizing new choices...

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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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Virtual Assistants & Remote Assistants: A Comparison

While the traditional virtual assistant is likely to work from home, an executive-level virtual assistant is part of a greater brick-and-mortar presence. This fundamental difference opens the door for extensive training opportunities that broaden the professional's support capabilities.

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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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Virtual Assistants Provide a Competitive Edge

Countless small business owners rely on remote assistants or offsite receptionists to help with critical organizational duties. While some are content to offload simple tasks to self-employed, stay-at-home support people, others demand more comprehensive services...NULL

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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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How Mail Services and Professional Addresses Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

In today's mobile economy, digital entrepreneurs often work from varying locations. While this can help save money and increase agility, it comes with one big drawback:

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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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