Entrepreneurial State Of Mind

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Being an entrepreneur is an innate trait that some are born with and some aren’t. It’s a mind set that many with this gift can’t seem to escape. They see the world as a large opportunity and continuously seek ways to seize the moment.

The world has seen its fair share of entrepreneurs who have succeeded and others who have failed miserably. It truly is a high risk, high reward life style.

Companies such as: Microsoft, Apple, Virgin, Tesla & Amazon all began as an idea on a piece of paper, by larger than life personalities that once started out in their parent’s basement. After countless trials and tribulations, these individuals were able to successfully penetrate a market and become king pins of their respective industries.

However, this success certainly didn’t come overnight. It’s a known fact that even these successful would-be billionaires were once on the verge of being homeless, surviving on ramen noodles and living out of the back seats of their vehicles. It was only their entrepreneurial instinct that kept them pushing through these hard times and as luck would have it, their hard work and determination paid off.

Then, you have the other side of the coin.

In the early 2010’s, the world became obsessed with the reality TV concept of seeing entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to investors on shows like Dragon’s Den or Shark Tank.

These shows gave the everyday viewer a chance to see what entrepreneurs were coming up with, prior to their multi million dollar success. Some were successful, while most failed to develop a concept that could wow not only the investors, but the audience who were watching the show. In some cases, the feedback went as far as telling these individuals to “stop putting money into this and walk away while you still can” or “this is the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard of”.

One thing to be taken from the countless seasons of good ideas and bad ideas is that the mindset of the participants never veered from their end goal of being a successful entrepreneur, regardless of the feedback they received.

Whether you possess this way of thinking or not, it’s important to remember that each person has a place in the world to be successful.

Most importantly, any good entrepreneur needs the proper business solutions to complement their ideas, so they can continue to develop and grow.

At Virtual Business Offices, we have those solutions for you.  Whether it be a corporate address, live reception services, access to meeting rooms or a combination of all three, our wide range of virtual office packages are fit for businesses at any stage of their growth.

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Social Distance Doesn’t Mean Professional Hiatus

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Socially Distant but still need to run your business?

Minimize the loss in productivity that working from home causes with a virtual office solution. No, it’s not an office you can tour through VR. It’s a comprehensive service that sees us provide you with everything you need to run your everyday business remotely.

Virtual Business Offices provide you with a Bay Street address that’s not your home (everyone looks at Google Maps these days), as well as mail reception, forwarding, and scanning services. We also offer live reception services, because staying professional on the phone might be a little bit more difficult when you’re working from home; with kids, pets, and all the other distractions that are present outside of the office.

Let us manage the day to day errands that take up significantly more time when working from home – most people don’t have a mailbox or receptionists in their kitchen, after all.  Our services provide you with more time, energy, and willpower to stay focused on your business, your career, and your success – even in these very distracting times.

When this is all over and society returns to a happy and healthy normal, we can work to provide you with a tailored plan that suits your businesses needs.  Maybe you need space to meet clients every week? Or a physical office space to operate from? Virtual Business Offices can provide anything required to turn that virtual office into reality.

For more information on our virtual services, please see our virtual packages, contact us, or call 416 214 1840.

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Get a discount on your Meetings with Virtual Business Offices

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Did you know you can get discounted Meeting Room hours with your Virtual Package?

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, at 20 Bay Street, WaterPark Place, The Rostie Group Meeting Rooms are an excellent resource when meeting your out-of-town or even local clients. And with a Virtual Package, you get discounted Meeting Room hours, so you can take full advantage of all our amenities.

With direct access to Union Station via the PATH network, our location makes it easy for you and your guests to arrive at your Meeting Room without ever stepping outdoors.

Industry leading technology and a variety of conference room sizes and layouts makes The Rostie Group the ideal choice for any off-site meeting requirements.

Our extensive Catering Menu, which includes options for all dietary restrictions, presents delicious selections for all of your guests.

But, why spend all your time in the meeting room? Take advantage of The Rostie Group’s premium location and extend your experience at Toronto’s most exciting destinations and hot spots.

If you’re looking for an elegant, and fully serviced meeting space, contact us today for more information on how The Rostie Group can improve your meetings experience.

 

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Grow your Company with a Virtual Office

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Small or large, all companies have the same goal: to grow. This can be from a simple desire to expand into other geographical territories, or from wanting to grow financially. Of course, if growing was easy, everyone would do it. 

From a small startup which has just now reached their profitability or IPO stage, or a large multinational wanting to expand into a new territory to grow globally, every company struggles with growth. Not only is it a large monetary investment, but it’s a risky proposition. Even the largest companies who spend adequately in order to research their expansion can find themselves in a hard spot and needing to bail out. Losing out not only financially, but in lost opportunity cost as well.

So how can Virtual Business Offices help?

Grow with Virtual Business Offices

Here at Virtual Business Offices, we are in a position to help your company grow in a safe and controlled way. By signing up for one of our available virtual packages, you get professional phone answering, mail handling and forwarding, and more importantly, a premier Bay St. address which is recognized the world over as the financial center of Canada. 

However, these are just the tools by which you can extract the real value of our virtual services. The value comes in using us to grow your company further. A local phone number and a local address add trust to your business by showing that you’re not just trying to grab international business, but that you’re here and contributing to the local economy.

It will also reduce costs for your clients by letting them send their mail locally, and call local phone lines, thereby increasing your potential client base, as well as maintaining higher satisfaction levels.

We can even save you more money with our meeting room hours. Complimentary with our virtual packages, you can use free meeting room hours to meet with local clients and officials, with beautiful Lake Ontario or Toronto cityscape views and just steps away from Union Station.

If you’re looking to grow your company internationally, then getting a virtual package is just a no-brainer: taking that complicated process that is growing your company, and making it easier and more cost-efficient than ever before.

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Virtual Services: The Key to an Effective Online Presence

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It’s 2019 and the world is operating in a very virtual manner. Shopping is done online as opposed to in-store, dating apps are taking precedence over the traditional ways of meeting people, and a multitude of businesses are thriving without physical office spaces.

The key to all of this is an effective online presence.

Businesses that have been able to pull ahead of their competition are growing increasingly reliant on their ability to attract their target audience via the web. Countless work hours and funds are allocated to creating an online experience that separates themselves from the rest.

Whether it is ordering a pizza from Domino’s, purchasing a TV from Amazon, renting a cottage on Airbnb, or finding a date for Friday night on Tinder, there is an industry leader who has developed the framework on how to operate efficiently in their respective field.

So what is it about an online presence that sets the industry leaders apart?

According to Spin, elements like solid navigation, clear call to action; proper layouts and being mobile friendly play imperative roles in making a good website successful. While these elements seem discernible, you’d be surprised at how many former industry leaders are finding that they’re step behind because they aren’t changing with the times.

Forbes also highlights the benefits in creating an app that is free for download on both android and iOS.

It’s no secret that businesses who are mastering both platforms simultaneously are creating an insurmountable divide between their competition and themselves.

But, this success didn’t come overnight.

The trial-and-error period of creating an online presence is coming to its close. Users don’t hold the same level of patience as they would have 5 years ago. If a website isn’t easy to navigate, mobile friendly, or attractive, potential business will fall by the way-side.

Placing greater emphasis on research and design, structured management, clarity of vision, and a reliable support system is paramount to ensuring that your online platform reaches its potential.

One of those invaluable support systems is a reliable virtual office provider.

Virtual Business Offices provides the kind of support that allows our clients to concentrate on the task at hand and further expand their businesses online presence.
With a Premier Bay St. Address, Live Reception Services and Fully Equipped Meeting Rooms, you can run your business from anywhere in the world, knowing that all your needs are being met with the utmost professionalism.

Startups can be difficult to build

How Startups can use Virtual Offices

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Building Startups is difficult. You have to not only figure out every detail of your business model, but you also have to assemble a team, determine your costs, shake hands with other business people, find space, etc. The list is endless. You’re creating something out of nothing, and that can be years and years of hard work to achieve. 

However, that isn’t to say that you have to come up with details yourself, and that there isn’t help out there. Smart entrepreneurs know that the key to success in their startups is not to do everything yourself, but to build a good team around you. “No man is an island”, such as no business can be.

But you’ll have to allocate a good portion of your budget to attract top talent. Just as you want the best and brightest to be part of your arsenal, there are also many more entrepreneurs out there also building their dream and also seeking those people for their own startups.

So you have to budget carefully. And as anyone who has built a business in the past knows, it can be difficult to find funding, especially if your business model requires a large investment before it can start returning profits. Startups are built on early labour, and many fail before they turn profitable. Additionally, investors in your business want to know how their money is being spent, and if it is being spent well. That means you have to be smart with those investments, and save where you can, and spend where you need to.

Thankfully many companies have been built from exactly that premise: Saving you money on your own endeavours.

You can outsource email, accounting, graphic design, and even fabrication.

However one major cost center for startups is their space. Rent is high, especially in large cities, which of course, is where you want to be.

You and your staff may spend most of their time working from home. And there are definite advantages to that, especially when it comes to cost and time spent commuting. But working from home does come with two large caveats: How will your staff ever meet to discuss their issues, and how likely are you to be taken seriously as an Entrepreneur if you give someone a residential address?

Appearances can be powerful, and something as simple as the location of your business can give off the wrong idea.

So not only do you need space, but you also a prime address, and that will be especially expensive. With the need to save money in mind, Virtual Business Offices can help you.

With us, you’ll get a world recognized Bay Street Address. As well as professional phone answering services, mail receipt and forwarding, and even professional meeting spaces for when you absolutely need to meet your clients face-to-face.

Take a look at our plans, and get one step closer to building that business today! 

 

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Meeting Hours: The third piece of the Virtual Puzzle

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When you search for a virtual package, meeting room hours is likely to NOT be near the top of the list of requirements. It is likely that the same things that make that virtual service so attractive (the address and the service) are the main focus points. You may not even be near, or regularly visit your virtual address location.

Despite that, here at Virtual Business Offices, our virtual plans include meeting room hours. You can book a room through our online portal, and come visit us here in Toronto’ downtown core. Why would we do this knowing that it may not be a priority for our clients?

Years of experience providing business services have taught us a few things, among these are the following two: It pays to be prepared, and first impressions are important.

Our purpose in starting Virtual Business Offices was to provide virtual services to companies who need them, regardless of size. Of course, a service like ours tends to attract smaller and ambitious companies.

Startup culture means that you are making more business deals and growing your network from coffee shops in the local community. That’s perfectly acceptable in the ever-changing world. Work is mobile and everyone, and thing, is connected. When it comes to landing the big fish, the large business deals that take your startup to the big time, you’ll want the absolute best meeting room you can get. We allow our surroundings to shape our ideas and our mood and everyone has different preferences when it comes to their surroundings. When meeting with high level executives and their staff, you will most definitely not want to do so in your local pub.

For these important meetings that help shape the future of your business, you want to make sure that everything goes well.

Our meeting rooms are decorated to suit even the most exclusive of tastes, and have the latest tech to make sure that your meeting goes perfectly. And our virtual plans include free meeting room hours, so that when you’re finally ready to take the next step, you’ll have the best place to do so.