Rise N’ Shine – It’s Pancake Time!

The weather is beautiful and we feel that it is time for another networking event. This time we will host a fun breakfast that will allow you to network with our clients. Please be sure to join us for our Pancake Networking Breakfast on June 24, 2014 from 8:00-10:00 AM. … [Read more...]

Now Available: A New Home for Your Office Team

Here at the Rostie Group we pride ourselves in being able to provide quality and affordable office and team space for rent. Move In Today! An excellent space that can be used for projects, team space for up to 30 employees, or whatever your business need may be. Features include: Fully furnished and available at any notice. Spectacular city views Situated in the thriving downtown South Core, steps away from Union station and just a stone throws away from the lake. Flexible and … [Read more...]

Starting a new business can be scary

From our experience over the years serving startups and running our own startup we are always interested in what it takes to help young companies survive the early stages. A clear business plan, a tight well-balanced team and the right attitude are among the things that go a long way to making it as a startup business. According to writer, Murray Newlands' one should be able to "anticipate failure." Fail well i.e. have the ability to fail and learn from your mistakes quickly in order to … [Read more...]

Team Space Now Available at The Rostie Group

The Rostie Group is pleased to announce that one of our team rooms has just become available. It has beautiful views and can accommodate up to 30 employees. We look forward to discussing your company's needs and offering you a suitable office solution. … [Read more...]

Great meetings result in something tangible.

Do you know what it takes to have a great meeting? Or, how not to ruin one? Making sure that you have certain rules when it comes to the preparing for and running a meeting is critical to ensuring that your team emerges from the meeting room on the way to something valuable and tangible. "No agenda should include the words information, recap, review, or discussion. Great meetings often have agendas that are no more than one sentence, like "Determine the product launch date" or "Select … [Read more...]

Keep your business competitive with good eMarketing

Being able to connect with your audience online is important to your business' survival in the long term. Maximize Your Google Presence Google offers many tools to aid small business marketing strategies. Whenever a customer uses Google to search for your product type, you want Google to lead the customer to your business. To appear on Google search, Google Maps, Google + and millions of customers’ mobile devices, you need to list your business with Google Places. Simply sign into your Google … [Read more...]

101 Secrets to Running a Successful Home-Based Business in Toronto

Originally posted by Sara Wilson According to the Small Business Administration, more than 50 percent of small businesses are home-based. Home-based businesses offer low overhead, helpful tax incentives, and the opportunity to work in your pajamas, among other benefits. But before you get started, there are some things — 101, to be precise — that you should know about running a company from home. Here is our list of top tips, lessons, pitfalls, and more to get you on your way. Getting … [Read more...]

Seven tips for a great home business

Original post by Tony Featherstone A friend recently asked how I have managed to work from home for so long and stay sane. Good questions. As appealing as it sounds, working from home does not suit everyone. Doing it for years requires discipline, self-awareness and careful planning to avoid key traps. Comments about working from home usually fall into two categories. Some say a home-based business must be a terrific lifestyle with all that supposed extra time and flexibility. Others ask … [Read more...]

Keep your office space in Toronto organized with these 25 tips

25 Tips to keep your office organized and running smoothly by Janet Taylor  1) Clean out each desk drawer, to free up even more valuable storage space. 2) Clear off the top of your desk, then wipe off the surface of the desktop. 3) Keep essential items on your desktop (computer, phone, fax, card file). 4) If you work with more than one person create an in box for each person. 5) Have a master to-do list for each day at your desk. 6) Pre-Sort the mail.  To-File, To-Read, … [Read more...]