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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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