Top 5 Mistakes To Watch Out For When You Hire a Virtual Assistant

Outsourcing has become a very popular trend, especially because of globalization and the increasing demand for quality services. Are you already leveraging outsourcing to boost your business or are you on the fence, waiting for opportunities to scale your business? If you are not already outsourcing, your competitors likely are- giving them a financial and[…]

In-House vs Outsourced Property Management

Commercial property management has become increasingly popular as the demand for commercial real estate grows. Urban development and modernization attracts new businesses, jobs and opportunities- pushing the demand for space over the last few years and making commercial property management a burgeoning industry. The question is not whether or not this industry will grow- it’s[…]

GDPR and Information Security: What Every Business Owner Should Know

May 25, 2018 will go down in history as one of the most important days for information security with the implementation of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. What is GDPR? It is a global law that manages how personal data of customers must be handled by businesses. However, the law[…]

Happiness at Work: What Do Happy Employees Mean For Your Business?

“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Conant This means having a happy, satisfied and motivated workforce is one key to a successful business. A highly engaged workforce could spell the difference between a company that achieves its goals and one that fails to grow. The more engaged[…]

4 Lessons Every Business Owner Should Learn From the Facebook Scandal

Facebook is in hot water right now over the alleged harvesting and use of personal data. An investigation regarding the Facebook scandal is in full swing, with Mark Zuckerberg being questioned by the US Senate and lawmakers in early April of this year.   What exactly happened? Here’s a brief timeline to help you understand[…]

Are You Ready to File Your 2018 Tax Return?

Tax season is here. With the signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, some businesses are still in the dark and do not know how to maximize their tax benefits. Here is an overview of what the new tax law means for businesses in the US. Lower tax rates. Under the[…]

Why Information Security is Important When You Outsource

Investing in information security is costly, but one data breach can cost you millions. The average total cost of data breach around the world is $3.62 million per day/month/year?. Data breaches are also costly in the US and Canada, with the US having an average per capita cost of $225 and Canada $190. The average[…]

Are Your Employees Overworked?

If you think your business is gaining benefits because your employees are working long hours, think again. According to a study conducted by Erin Reid, a professor at Questrom School of Business at Boston University, managers were not able to tell the difference between employees who actually worked 80 hours a week and those employees[…]

10 Common Outsourcing Pitfalls Businesses Should Avoid

  Outsourcing has been embraced by many businesses across the globe, spanning every industry type and company size. Most benefits of outsourcing are well known and include (but aren’t limited to) cost savings, improved efficiency, and productivity increases. Business process outsourcing has been proven to be a valuable consideration in the modern workplace and has[…]

5 Ways Seat Lease Can Boost Work Productivity and Efficiency

  Remote work is dead, they say. In the latter part of 2017, IBM called their remote-working employees back to office and IBM isn’t alone. Other companies like Reddit, Best Buy and Bank of America have started moving away from the remote office setup. Why? Because of productivity. According to Ed Lovely, VP of IBM,[…]