Six tips to create a more customer-focused business

By Amanda Jesnoewski If you want to create a real competitive edge in your business start focusing on your customers. It sounds obviously simple, but the fact is most businesses continue to focus on what value they can get as opposed to what value they can give.   But when you start to focus on your customers and what they want and need, you create better products and services, generate more business opportunities and sales, develop more loyal customers and increase your … [Read more...]

Want your business to succeed In email marketing?

There are many different ways to market your product or business on the internet, but if you are looking for the most effective way, you should consider email marketing. Email marketing will allow you to reach a large number of people who are already interested in what you have to offer. Read more     Book your meeting online with one click! The Rostie Group is Toronto’s premier mid-sized meetings and conference centre and boutique provider of fully furnished personal and … [Read more...]

Spring clean your business with these tips

By CAROLINE MCMILLAN PORTILLO. The Charlotte Observer Professional organizer Jennifer Burnham tackles everything from hoarders' homes to estate sales, corporate headquarters to home-based offices. The 31-year-old started her Charlotte, N.C.-based company, Pure & Simple Organizing, in 2010. She's often called on to help small-business owners, and as an entrepreneur herself she's learned that small organizational issues can grow to be the difference between an exhausting day and an … [Read more...]

Drive more traffic for your business online

By Jennifer Barry The latest changes to Google’s search algorithms have marketers and web designers scrambling to devise new ways to boost SEO results. If your company is currently struggling to climb the search rankings, you may be missing out on an important tool that helps drive more traffic. The more you engage and share on social media, the better your search results will be. If you’re not sure how to continue driving traffic to your site through social media, read on to learn … [Read more...]

It’s Not A Company Picnic, It’s A Business Event: Tips To Survive

BY Lisa Quast The sun is finally shining brightly and you’ve just been told that your employer has scheduled a picnic for employees and their families. You’re thinking about hot dogs, apple pie, baseball and finally getting to relax with your colleagues. Many people don’t think twice about how they should act at company events, such as a spring or summer picnic. News flash: It’s not just a company picnic – it’s a “business” event. If you’ve never thought about it this way, then I’m … [Read more...]

National Day of Honour – Red Friday

The ninth of May has been officially declared ‘National Day of Honour’. It is an opportunity for Canadians to honour the valour, strength and sacrifices of all those who served in Afghanistan over the last 12 years, including more than 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces members who helped to combat terrorism, stabilize Afghanistan and rebuild the country’s capacity to provide its own security. A service on Parliament Hill was held today to pay respect to the sacrifices of the wounded and fallen … [Read more...]

Dutch perspective on Toronto’s Future, Urban planning, and Design

With the new RBC WaterPark Place  office tower being built, waterfront redevelopment, and all the construction in Toronto's South Core,  our CEO, Cynthia Rostie, sent us on a mission to learn more about urban planning in Toronto. Housing several start-ups and taking pride in our innovative clients, Cynthia felt it would a great opportunity for us to also see a full blown innovation centre in action.  Abigail Bristow and Samantha Flores would like to thank MARs Discovery District Centre for … [Read more...]

Check out our new office tower that is opening in a few months!

RBC WaterPark Place: http://t.co/rIyFNxUaqT RBC WaterPark Place, at 933,000 SF and 30 storeys, is where the modern Toronto workplace is headed. The property offers an inspiring work experience, with the city's only PATH connection to the waterfront, 360-degree lake and skyline views, intelligent amenities, and a vital and refreshing waterfront location. It is the third, and final, tower in the WaterPark Place complex. And as the city's first LEED Platinum office tower, it is the evolution of … [Read more...]

Coworking connects entrepreneurs through shared office spaces

When Christopher Charlesworth’s crowdfunding business HiveWire started ramping up, he realized it no longer made sense to run the business out of his condo. So two years ago, he rented four desks in the Centre for Social Innovation’s Spadina Ave. coworking space, one of more than 20 such facilities in the Greater Toronto Area. Located between Dundas St. W. and Queen St. W., CSI Spadina has temporary and permanent workspaces in two renovated floors of an old building with plenty … [Read more...]