CoWorking in a Gig Economy

As we enter into a new business landscape of non-traditional office environments, the entrepreneurial spirit has extended into the world of temporary and remote offices. The concept of coworking has become a global phenomenon. With the increase in digital capabilities, many jobs no longer require people to be in an office to perform their daily duties. This has given people the freedom to establish themselves in rented desks and virtual offices. By providing a strong work-life balance that continues to be a key selling point for any employee, an open-door coworking space can give the 21st century worker the option to dictate their own hours and work on multiple projects.

The truth is, more and more people, especially young people, are choosing to change careers with regularity. Whether it’s for a new challenge, the opportunity to collaborate on a fresh startup idea or simply for economical advancement, the old adage of sticking with a career and then switching every 5 years to ‘learn your trade’ has come to be somewhat passe. People develop skills relevant to rapid technology shifts and they bring these abilities with them to evolving trends in a developing
professional community. Coworking spaces allow people to be visible to talent recruiters and also allow them to stay abreast of industry trends and even the possibility to mingle with competition.

The trend of coworking will continue to grow as many people opt out of traditional workspace options. Many large corporations have begun to establish their operations within coworking and
incubator spaces. This workspace revolution continuously grows at an exponential pace for many reasons but the most important is that it allows companies to surround their workers with innovative thinkers at a reduced cost compared to the rising cost of traditional business real estate.

Visit rostiegroup.com to learn more about our coworking packages and start your shared workspace experience with Toronto’s most comprehensive and executive provider.

The January Scoop is Out!!

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Enjoy this month’s Scoop and learn about exciting events happening around Toronto’s Waterfront. If you would like to advertise in our growing newsletter we are always happy to showcase local companies and community partners. For more information on advertising, email marketing@rostiegroup.com

Working from home compared to Coworking

Today’s employers and entrepreneurs have begun to jump on the idea that an employee allotted with certain freedoms to work where they please is a more productive employee. One component of this idea is allowing people to work more from home and creating an environment of comforts to bring about the most efficient working environment possible. Although there are many positives when it comes to working from the house, there are some areas that take away from the benefits that come with setting up shop at a coworking space where ideas can grow and people can have access to features that aren’t available from the home office (or living room).

Coworking Spaces are managed by someone else and don’t require upkeep

Working from home creates a work environment that has many uncertainties attached to it that could hinder productivity. Internet connections can be slow or even down for extended periods of time and without IT personnel available to fix the problem, hours could be lost. Coworking spaces are typically equipped with tech support to ensure that all those who are working are given the tools needed to succeed. Something as simple as printer ink running out to not being able to send out an urgent parcel could create a blip on the efficiency chart. Coworking spaces are also business centres, which means they provide people with all the necessary features of an office from a stationary standpoint as well as an administrative one, with reception services to ease the pressure of handling mail, phone calls and other tasks of that nature. Which brings us to our next point..

Coworking eliminates distractions.

Working from home comes with a lot of distractions that can be eliminated when one spends time in a shared workspace. The binge TV watching that carries over from the night before or the home cleaning that you’ve been putting off forever can really be tempting when you’re faced with trying to progress your business idea or project. Coworking spaces deliver all the necessary components of an office while still making people feel comfortable and as though they are not in the traditional office space. With many coworking spaces having screens to show news and business channels, it will never feel like you’re isolated from the outside world and this media can be consumed with others. Let your binge watching assist your ice-breaker conversations with the other coworkers in the space. Which brings us to our next point..

Coworking enhances networking opportunities 

The old adage of it’s not what you know but who still lives on today. As we become more well connected through social media and other online outlets, it is imperative to interact with people as often as possible to push your business forward and connect with those who are in a position to help you fulfil your agenda. Coworking spaces have evolved into a modern networking event where an ever-revolving door of new people can deliver the opportunity to meet the most unlikeliest of colleague that could provide your startup or established business with possibilities that would not be made available at a typical office and certainly not from the home office. Finally..

Coworking spaces are designed to encourage people to be more productive

With the highest speed internet access, lounge areas to relax, meeting rooms to host clients and coffee stations to boost the typing fingers, coworking spaces are designed to bring people together for one purpose; to get things done. Getting out of the house and into a shared workspace provides the creative juices that bring about the best in people who want to take their ideas to the next level. Being around other like-minded people has a way to generate conversation that can deliver fresh opinions and attitudes that might be not be immediately considered without that outlet. Being in the thriving part of the city will get you motivated and ready to do your best work.

Start your coworking experience today with Toronto’s best business centre provider. Visit rositegroup.com today to learn more.

#ThirstyThursday Oktoberfest

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Join us @ The Rostie Group for our Oktoberfest #ThirstyThursday Social for some well deserved Highlander Brew Co. Local Craft Beer courtesy of SIP.  Make sure to not miss out on this opportunity to unwind after a hard days work for fun times, social networking and some great beer.  

What is SIP? SIP is a membership club for discovering bars and restaurants near you.  SIP members enjoy 1 Welcome Drink per day at any of their partner venues which includes tons of Toronto hot spots.

Download the SIP app today and enter the invite code sipbar30 to enjoy a FREE 30 day trial!

 

Social Fridays Are Going Local!

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The Rostie Group is proud of our collaborative and supportive Waterfront work community.

This fall we are starting a new initiative to feature local businesses at our Social Friday’s and special events! Everything from microbrewery beer, to wine and cheese! The possibilities and opportunities are endless.

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Creating long-lasting relationships between businesses is our business! Get your product featured within the Bay St. business community and the Waterfront work community.

Toronto thrives on entrepreneurship and The Rostie Group is a business centre focused on supporting and growing with your business.

Want to get in on the action? We would love to hear about your business!

Connect with us at info@rostiegroup.com and be sure to check out our Twitter and Facebook pages!i-support-local-658

The Scoop is out for September

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September means it’s time to go back to school.  The Rostie Group is very proud to celebrate their 15th year with Concordia University’s Goodman Institute.   Thank you so much for being a part of our work community!

The scoop is out for September and there is no sign of the city slowing down after such a fun summer.  Make sure to check out some of the awesome events happening on Toronto’s Waterfront.

With events such as Canada’s International Air Show, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Busker Fest and more, there will not be a dull moment this month.

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Build your brand awareness in Toronto with a Lunch ‘n’ Learn and Rise & Shine Breakfast!

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Build your brand awareness and gain new clients in Toronto! The Rostie Group at 20 Bay Street, WaterPark Place wants to help your business succeed in Toronto with the right exposure. Lunch ‘n’ Learns and Rise & Shine Breakfasts are a very popular and promising method for educating business professionals and attracting new clients to your company. At The Rostie Group, we offer modern and professional boardrooms and training rooms to host the seminar – at no cost to your company! With over 100 clients, and a social media and digital marketing platform that reaches more than 10,000 people – your Lunch ‘n’ Learn or Rise & Shine Breakfast is guaranteed to pull a promising audience.

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Elaine Newman, CEO of Global Learning, Lunch ‘n’ Learn 2015

In one hour you have the chance to engage and educate potential clients, business partners, and Toronto’s financial district on the inner workings of your business.

Business methods, challenges, successes and failures all make for relevant presentation starters. People want to to know the story behind your startup and how they can partner with you to create a promising future for all business in Toronto.

Whether you are heading up a tech company, the next big bank, or making it as an entrepreneur, a Lunch ‘n’Learn or Breakfast Seminar is the best way to get your brand, your business and your name out in Toronto.

Take a look at some of the insightful and inspiring Lunch ‘n’Learns and Rise & Shine Breakfast Seminars that have been hosted at The Rostie Group:
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Do not miss this opportunity to make your brand a household name and gain valuable exposure to Toronto businesses!

Call today to book your free Lunch ‘n’ Learn or Rise & Shine Breakfast in Toronto!

1-800-648-1840              info@rostiegroup.com

 

The Scoop is Out for March!

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Spring is in the air…almost! Before the snow melts, make sure you check out the Sugar Shack on the Waterfront’s Sugar Beach March 12th-13th! The Waterfront also has tons of activities for March Break, including Kids Camps.

St. Patricks Day is also just around the corner, be sure to head to the Miller Tavern for some amazing specials and a Guinness or two!

 

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