Meetings made easy with videoconferencing

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Video Conferencing

 

Videoconferencing is a convenient and effective meeting option which can save your organization both time and money. This technology has many advantages over traditional business meetings.

Lowers travel expenses

Share information with colleagues around the world in mere seconds without unnecessary travel costs, long layovers, pricey courier services, and all those other stresses and hassles associated with travel.

Conduct worry-free recruiting

Find the best candidate for the job no matter where they may be located. Videoconferencing enables you to pre-screen, interview, and privately interact with potential employees all while providing personal contact in the assessment process.

Gain a Competitive “Edge”

Videoconferencing gives you the instant “edge” in an increasingly globalized business world. Get a variety of diverse perspectives from off-site associates with limited planning or notice.

Stay ‘in the loop’

Whether working from the office, connecting from home, or conducting business off-site, videoconferencing allows you to effortlessly manage your business priorities while remaining an integral part of the decision making process.

Reduces your Company’s Carbon Footprint

With the business world changing rapidly, videoconferencing allows you to host a traditional meeting without the traditional constraints of space and location Bring your groups from several key locations together rather than relying on high-emission transport to get everyone into the same room.

Let The Rostie Group host your next videoconference. Our cutting-edge equipment is safe, secure, and reliable. Plus, we offer on-call technical support and assistance throughout the entire videoconferencing process. Whether purchasing or renting our equipment, The Rostie Group can provide your organization with innovative communication solutions for an ever-changing global marketplace.

Prowork with Us!

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Tired of rushing to the coffee shop and grabbing a table to work? Find yourself tipping more often and buying more coffee in order to have a place to call your `office’? Need an office space but don’t want to get tied down to a lease and worry about all the details?

The Rostie Group can help! How about Proworking?

Proworking is a professional and productive solution for all types of professionals ranging from those that are launching their careers to seasoned baby boomers starting a new business and finding their footing in uncharted territory. Imagine working under the same roof as other talented and ambitious professionals. That synergy, flexibility, and affordability is what Proworking is all about. You get to work beside likeminded people and leave the rest of the details to us. We have flexible monthly options that are tailored to your needs.

Proworking is a shared office environment where you don’t have to worry about leasing or contracts. We offer all of our clients a personalized touch, and want to stand by you and support you as you work to grow your business from its infancy or nurture it into your dream. The Rostie Group has combined elements of cafe culture and an innovative and engaging work environment to offer you:

  • A secure and personal workspace
  • Access to a wide array of business centre amenities
  • Packages that work for any budget
  • No license agreements
  • Access to a professional environment to conduct/run your business
  • A prestigious Bay Street address in the south core
  • Networking opportunities to enhance your business
  • Access to exciting in-house events that include fun social mixers, professional networking, informative talks, as well as coaching opportunities

Proworking Membership 1 (Option Flex) $250/Month

  • Access to workspace during business hours (unlimited)
  • Complimentary coffee
  • Phone / Internet and WIFI
  • Access to a locked filing cabinet (additional charges apply)
  • Telephone (long distance charges apply)
  • Use of services – photocopier / fax / secretarial (additional charges apply)
  • Transfer membership to a proworker or friend for only $50.00

Proworking Membership 2 (Option Dedicated) $500/Month

  • Access to Workspace 24/7
  • Phone / Internet and WIFI
  • Access to a locked filing cabinet
  • Small meeting rooms (5 hours / month)
  • Telephone (long distance charges apply)
  • Use of services – photocopier / fax / secretarial (additional charges apply)
  • Transfer membership to a proworker or friend for only $50.00

Rostie Group Networking Pancake Breakfast

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This morning we hosted a Pancake Breakfast in the Rainy Lake Room. It was the perfect start to the day. Thank you to those that could make it. Below are some pictures from this morning. Please stay tuned for more fun events that we will be hosting throughout the summer. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @RostieGroup

 

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Abi is here to stay!

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Our number 1 Brit just got an extension on her visa and is well on her way to becoming a citizen. We will soon get to keep her forever. The Rostie Group is delighted to celebrate with Abigail!

 

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Rise N’ Shine – It’s Pancake Time!

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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.

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Now Available: A New Home for Your Office Team

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Team Room Available Now

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 customizable office configuration to meet your company’s unique needs
    • Currently configured for 10 stations but large enough for many more options.
  • Excellent as a day office for brainstorming sessions, focus groups, and project work
  • Committed specialist support available from any of our teams (catering, in house IT support etc).
  • Rostie Group meeting rooms, voice over IP, videoconferencing, full service kitchen and business lounge all available at or for preferred rates.

We look forward to offering you a unique office solution that meets your company’s needs.

Feel free to contact us for further information or to book a tour: 416-214-1840 or visit www.RostieGroup.com

Starting a new business can be scary

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newbusiness-triangle001From 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 succeed.

Read the rest of this great article by Reid Kanaley here…

Team Space Now Available at The Rostie Group

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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.

The Rostie Group Team Room Ad

Getting the right employees for your business is crucial to success

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Getting the ‘right people on the bus’ is crucial to the success of any business but how do you ensure you are recruiting the right people with the right skills? Here’s a list that can help:

1. Re-examine your job listings. Is it just a canned description of the company with a list of required skills? Mike Ganiere, manager of talent acquisition, North America for Johnson Controls, says, “You can’t just post a position with a list of duties and expect to connect to the perfect match. People today need to know how their job fits into the organization and what impact it will have—they want to do work that matters.” Including short- and long-term expectations allows a potential candidate to see what his or her value is to the company…

Read the rest of this article here…

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

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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 Started 

We asked home-based business owners to share their best tips and advice. Here’s what they had to say about organizing a home office, skillfully operating a business from home, and more.

1. Create a work environment you feel good in. And that includes investing in professional office equipment and furniture. “Everyone is vulnerable to repetitive stress injuries from using office equipment,” says Paul Robert Edwards, coauthor of Working From Home as well as a Small Business Development Center consultant. “So take care to get things that fit you ergonomically. Particularly important are your chair and your keyboard.”

2. Keep your overhead to a minimum. “It’s not about how much money you make, it’s about how much you keep, so overhead is key,” says Craig Wolfe, founder of CelebriDucks, a company that creates celebrity rubber ducks. “It’s great that you’re working from home, but you can still bankrupt yourself through ill-conceived overspending, especially in technology.”

3. Create a strong team. “Work with experts on parts of your business where you are not an expert,” says Cathi Brese Doebler, a home-based business owner for 10 years and author of Ditch the Joneses, Discover Your Family. “For example, if you are not good with computer hardware, hire someone to help you set up your computer network. Or, if you are not an expert on taxes, find a good tax advisor. Focus your business on your areas of expertise and strength, and hire experts to help you with your areas of weakness.”

4. Work where you’re most productive, even if it’s outside of your home. “Sometimes home is not the right place and work is not the right place — even when On laptop in the poolthey are the same place,” says Stephanie Staples, a personal coach and motivational speaker. “I need a third location. For example, a donut shop, library — somewhere that even though other things are going on, I don’t have to pay attention or care about it. It is the power of the third location; I think differently, work differently, act differently there, and it really helps me.”

5. Work on your business, not in your business. “There’s a big difference between working in your business and working on your business,” says Jeannel King, a visual facilitator and coach, and founder of her own home-based business, Big Picture Solutions. “A home-based business typically translates into being a small operation of one: you! In that situation, it’s easy to focus only on product or service delivery. However, it’s essential to make time to work on our business, and that means focusing on the finances, the marketing plans, the vision and strategy, the systems and processes that provide the infrastructure for our businesses to be not just successful, but thriving and sustainable.”

6. Have the attitude that you work from home, not at home, says Edwards.

7. Don’t hide it, flaunt it! “Don’t try to shy away from the fact that you run your business at home,” says Maria Rapetskaya, cofounder of Undefined Creative, a home-based design and animation studio. “Give your potential clients the rundown of why it benefits them — like low overhead.”