Growing Your Business From Home

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A virtual office is:

All the benefits of a physical office, without having to physically be there! (When you do get lonely though, you are welcome to join us in our coworking space if you need some social interaction and a change of scenery…and coffee!)

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A virtual office is great for:

  • Work from home individuals who would like to maintain a professional appearance and have their administrative duties handled professionally.
  • Small businesses that want to save costs on office space.
  • Medium and large businesses looking to expand into a new market.
  • Business individuals who need to meet clients in a professional environment on a semi-regular basis.
  • Businesses that conduct interviews on an irregular schedule.
  • Independent workers (freelancers, lawyers, and family-run businesses) that want to save time and cut employee costs.
  • When permanent space for all staff doesn’t make sense, but a central address and location for client meetings is needed and will ensure your business runs effectively.

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Virtual tenants can have all their phone calls answered by on-site receptionists, and mail forwarded to anywhere in the world, from our high profile downtown location. Whether your company is located locally, nationally, or abroad, The Rostie Group’s Virtual Office solution can help you build a truly “borderless” business.

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Come visit us to meet your ‘virtual assistant’. We have real people who you will come to know very well, handling all of your mail, greeting your clients on the phone in your company name or in person.

Cut overhead costs by only coming into the office when you need to meet a client who just arrived via Porter airline, for videoconferencing, or having a team meeting. The quaint Baltic, Caspian and Lake Joe rooms boast beautiful views of downtown Toronto.

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At The Rostie Group it is all-inclusive. You receive a discounted rate for meeting rooms, the ability to use coworking space and invitations to all networking events, lunch ‘n’ learns and training sessions. Plus when you are ready to move into a physical office, your transition will be seamless! Your business can grow within The Rostie Group community, from virtual office to coworking to long-term office resident, your business will thrive and grow without having to change your business address!

We love our work community and are involved in local events taking place along the Waterfront all year long! Don’t miss the Spectacle of Lights beginning on November 28th! #itsbetterbythewater

Ultimately the best reason for having a virtual office – at the very least a mailing address –  is that it enables you to focus on developing your business, sales and client base –  avoiding the stress of day-to-day operations .

Check out all of the flexible packages available here. We can custom build a package to suit your business needs! Want 10 hours of coworking with a mailing address and live receptionist? We can build a membership just for you! Need a meeting room every week for 4 hours, plus a Bay St. address for all your packages to be delivered to? We do that!

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Girl Guide Cookies for everyone!

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The Rostie Group is a proud supporter of Girl Guides of Canada.

Classic Girl Guide Cookies are in season and will be available for the next week in all of our meeting rooms!

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Our work community is always looking for ways to support and engage with our community and community members. Thank you to Paola at Slalom for bringing in all the Girl Guide cookies, The Rostie Group is happy to support your community!

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WaterPark Place Athletics Now Open

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20 Bay Street, WaterPark Place has its very own Athletics Facilities!

Run by TriFit, this all-inclusive centre is home to a vast array of active living amenities for tenants of WaterPark Place.

Exclusive Features Include:

  • Large Group Exercise Studio with Vaulted Ceilings
  • Full schedule of group exercise classes including Yoga, Indoor Cycle, Barre, Zumba, Kickboxing, Metabolic classes – and our favourite Cardio Dance Party!
  • State of the art Life Fitness cardio and strength equipment
  • Dedicated Free Weight Area
  • Change rooms with showers and day lockers
  • Towel Service
  • Open Monday to Friday 6a.m. – 7p.m.

Monthly Fee only $40.00/month + tax

With a gym at your office, there’s nearly no excuse why you can’t get a workout in!

Studies have found that employees that take care of themselves live longer and don’t become sick as easily as other people. Healthy employees also present a positive image to the people they work with, which helps build a proud and effective working environment.

Sign up today by going to:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=223410

or calling

(416) 360-4047

 

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This is our Waterfront

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Welcome to our Waterfront work community!

We love being a part of Toronto’s vibrant and fun Waterfront.

From June 19-21, 2015 the Redpath Waterfront Festival helped launch Toronto’s newly revitalized waterfront with 5 Events in 4 Parks over 3 Days along 2 Kilometres, making it 1 Giant Party!
Events included Party on the Promenade, DANCE Pan American Style, DockDogs & Ultimutts, Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival and Sweetness Pride Beach Party.

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The promenade never looked so good!

We are looking forward to 2016!

Happy Birthday Coworking

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The newest buzzword ‘Coworking’ is here to stay and its taking the world by storm with over 2500 coworking spaces now operating across the globe.

It was August 9th 2005 that Brad Neuberg opened the first collaborative workspace, called Spiral Muse, and dubbed it “coworking”. He was quickly joined by other early coworking leaders like Tara Hunt & Chris Messina, who were original founders of the Hat Factory (along with Brad Neuberg and a few others), and finally Citizen Space, which is still a thriving coworking space to this very day in San Francisco.

Join us in celebrating Coworking’s 10th birthday and try a FREE week of coworking at The Rostie Group!

Book today – 416-214-1840 – info@rostiegroup.com

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Kajama Summer Boat Cruise!

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This is your chance to get on board one of Toronto’s best attractions and sail the Kajama, a traditional 165 foot three masted Schooner boat cruise!
Sit back and relax with a cold drink from the fully licensed bar, and a delicious meal as you set sail on Toronto Harbour and beautiful Lake Ontario. The best Toronto attraction in our work community!

Join us in celebrating summer!

When: Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Where: Queens Quay terminal, just outside of 20 Bay St., WaterPark Place
When: the cruise boards at 5:30p.m. The perfect after work drink spot.

Tickets are $21+HST.
Email rsvp@rostiegroup.com to reserve yours now!

Freelancers Unite – with Coworking

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Are you a Freelancer looking for a place to connect, network and get work done?

We are offering free coworking hours and a special discounts  on coworking packages for freelancers. Get your creative juices flowing and let us take care of the rest.

Enjoy an all-access workspace with Wi-Fi, printing/ fax capabilities and of course complimentary coffee!

Be inspired. Take a stroll along Toronto’s Waterfront, only a few short steps away from your workspace.

Be connected. Coworking encourages like-minded people to come together and share ideas. Our shared office environment encourages networking and is home to an array of entrepreneurs, startups and business owners.

Be productive. Focus on your work without the stress of a home-office or crowded coffee shop. We take care of all your workspace and caffeine needs.

Call today!

416-214-1840

Toll-free:1-800-648-1840 info@rostiegroup.com

#RostieTalks – Miller & Bean

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New video interview! #RostieTalks, features Miller & Bean, Toronto’s reliable office coffee service. Watch Spencer Anderson, our Customer Service Representative interview Josh Nehme, Director of Accounts Management and Partner, as they dive into the exciting details of this service based company in the GTA providing premium coffee, filtered water, and breakroom supplies for offices.

Q. Tell us a bit about your business and the area you specialize in.

A. Miller & Bean is an office coffee service company. We provide coffee, filtered water, and break room supplies to companies in the GTA.
Q. What sets you apart from the rest?

A. Our number one product is the BaristaPro bean-to-cup coffee machine, it’s the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly coffee machine for the office. Clients love it, best seller. The other “intangible” thing that sets us apart is our focus on customer service. It all boils down to creating relationships and we’ll go to the end of the world for our clients
Q. What do you love about having your business in Toronto?

A. Toronto is a vibrant and exciting city. If you look at all the development, all the business that is happening here… it is clearly the best place to be in Canada, even North America… to grow your business.

 

Q. How long have you been at the Rostie Group and why do you like it here?

A. Miller & Bean has been providing coffee service in Toronto for 7 years now, and we moved our sales and admin office to the Rostie Group this year. Our warehouse is 5 minutes away but working in a professional office environment right on Bay St., has already proven invaluable. It gives us quick and easy access to our clients and it’s perfect for training and meetings.

 

Q. When you look back, what is the most memorable experience you’ve had?

A. I’m very lucky because I get to do the fun stuff with our clients. A lot of them have charities they support and we’ll come in and support them too. Whether it’s a run, or a BBQ, or a party, those are always fun. I was lucky last year, I got out of rappelling on Old City Hall.

 

Q. What motivates you?

A. I want to build a great business. I want people to look at our team and think “those guys are making a difference”. I like that sense of accomplishment, that feeling of pride… that motivates me.

 

Q. What are the three pieces of advice you would give to others looking to try their hand in your industry?

A. -Make sure your phone is fully charged every day, because it’ll be ringing non-stop

-The mornings are early, so drink a lot of coffee, don’t worry about sleep.

-Treat your clients like gold. Keep your word.

 

Q. Where do you get your caffeine fix?

A. Lucky for me I’m never out of coffee. We’re always doing a demo here and there or testing out some new blend, so have constant access to caffeine. That’s not the problem. LOL

 

Q. What do you prefer, regular coffee or espresso?

A. Both! I have a Keurig at home and that gives my morning jolt, right now I’m loving the dark roasts. Our BaristaPro makes QWE espresso, so americanos, lattes, cappuccinos…I sneak a few of those every day too.

 

Q. You’re on a desert island and allowed only one item…

A. My cellphone, and a charger. And some coffee. Am I allowed three?

 

Q. What are you going to plug your charger into?

A. Can I bring a portable generator?… and some coffee? Can I bring three?

 

Happy Birthday Cynthia!

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Happy Birthday Cynthia Rostie

Happy Birthday Cynthia!

The team at The Rostie Group would like to wish Cynthia Rostie a very Happy Birthday. We hope she has a wonderful day and is enjoying her travels. We look forward to celebrating with her upon her return!