Regus Opens Canadian Locations for Small Business Week
Regus is a big supporter of Canadian small businesses. We’re inviting people who run and work for small businesses to come into our Regus spaces to test drive working from a shared office space.
Small business owners and employees encouraged to work from a shared work environment
TORONTO: In celebration of Small Business Week, Regus is opening its business lounges in Canada from coast-to-coast. From October 19 – 23, small business owners are invited to test drive working from a shared office environment to increase professionalism, reduce overhead and drive business growth.
Global workspace provider Regus provides convenient, high-quality, fully serviced spaces for people to work, whether for a few minutes or a few years. From small businesses to large companies like Google, Toshiba and GlaxoSmithKline, companies choose Regus so to work flexibly, reduce overhead and make their business more successful.
“Regus is a big supporter of Canadian small businesses,” said Wayne Berger, VP of Regus Canada. “We’re inviting people who run and work for small businesses to come into our Regus spaces to test drive working from a shared office space.”
What: Regus Opens its Centre for Small Business Week
When: Monday, October 19 – Friday, October 23
Where: All Canadian Regus locations
To find the closest business centre and learn more about Regus, visit www.regus.ca.
Top 5 Money-Saving Tips For Small Businesses
Be mindful of investing in technology
For a small company, dealing with IT equipment like printers and broadband wastes valuable time and money. If you can outsource it to someone else you can focus your resources on core activities. Business centres offer small firms access to facilities that they could not afford themselves.
Avoid high overheads
If you do need physical space, try to avoid fixed leases. In the initial stages it is virtually impossible to predict your progress in 6-12 months’ time. A long-term fixed lease on property acts as a straitjacket – physically constraining your ability to grow or forcing you to pay for unneeded space.
Outsource the legwork
It's important not to let the administrative requirements drain your resources. Acquiring property, equipment and furniture abroad consumes time and money; better to let someone else do this for you such as in a shared workspace.
Outsource the peripherals
With traditional office working, there are often separate bills for rent, cleaning, IT and broadband, and so on. But SMBs can outsource all these aspects to a single provider in business centres.
Contain the costs of mobile working
There are plenty of ways to reduce the cost of working away from the office. Free WiFi is not just available at coffee shops, but often at quieter, more professional places too. Business centres can offer free tea and coffee, and some offer fixed-price deals that offer drop-in access to workspaces and Internet at centres all over the country. It’s an end to the unexpected expenses associated with working on the move.