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How can a virtual office help your small business?

How can a virtual office help your small business? If you’re thinking about starting or have already started your own small business, you might have toyed with the idea of setting up a virtual office business address. Here are a few things to consider when choosing your virtual office: Google search first impressions really matter! – Fake it till you make it! Does the idea of your house appearing on Google Maps every time someone looks up your business make you a little uncomfortable? A virtual office business address can be a huge help here; plus, it’ll be a good...

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Canada’s 150th Birthday!

Canada officially celebrates its 150th birthday tomorrow, July 1! We’ll be continuing the celebration over the long weekend, and as such will be closed on Monday, July 3. We’ll be back with our regular schedule on Tuesday, July 4. Have a safe and happy long weekend. Be sure to follow the official Canada 150 Twitter...

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How to Avoid the Landfill

Freecycle for desks and chairs means landfill avoidance. We recently became “Freecyclers” after hearing about the website from a new friend of TheCodeFactory, and thought we would give it a try instead of taking our used desks and chairs to the landfill. What a great experience … we are loving it! For those of you who haven’t yet heard of Freecycle, here’s a quick rundown: if you have something you want to get rid of, Freecycle is the place to be. Much like Kijiji, you post an ad with the item you no longer need but the best part...

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Coworking Space – The Summer Workation

The first official day of summer is tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited. Sunshine, warm weather, barbeques, and of course the kids are finished with school for the year. While this all sounds so enjoyable, it’s also one of the most distracting times of the year. Working from home can be a challenge when the kids are home too, so how can you maximize your productivity? Take a coworking summer workation! Our coworking space provides you with everything you need to get some head-down work done for the day. Drop by for a day or two, or even...

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Questions From Entrepreneurs

Introduction I originally had the idea for TheCodeFactory back in March(ish) of 2007 and started this blog in June of that year. Over the weekend (11-June-2017) was the tenth-year anniversary of our blog. While it seems like a long journey and a lot of ground covered it has also gone by extremely quickly at the same time. Over the weekend I reviewed my day timers and notes over the past decade finding there were a number of recurring questions from conversations with new entrepreneurs. I have taken the time to review my notes, document them a bit and offer...

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Is Inbound Marketing the New Cold Call?

Last week we shared our thoughts on the question is cold calling dead? and we felt that the post deserved a follow up — Is inbound marketing the new cold call? Tony J Hughes wrote an interesting article here based on Graham Hawkins’ book The Future of the Sales Profession. The article touches on how salespeople are falling victim to the digital transformation. A whopping 75% of buyers prefer self service as opposed to dealing with a salesperson, and in my humble opinion that number will grow in the years to come. So what does that mean for the...

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Is Cold Calling Dead? (Or does it need a name change)

There’s a lot of debate surrounding the question is cold calling dead? What I personally believe is no, it’s not dead at all; it has just transformed with the times and gotten a lot smarter. Here’s why: The Original (OG) Cold Call Cold calling originated back in the day — I’m talking before the World Wide Web days — and for good reason. If you wanted sales for your business then you had to go out there and get them. This involved knocking on doors, drop in visits, and of course the cold hard phone call. You’d have your list of phone...

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Office Space for Rent in Ottawa

We have two private offices available soon that would be perfect for single use, or for a team of two people, possibly three people with a startup-friendly feel. Suite 304 will be available as of June 1, 2017, and Suite 407 is currently available. Both suites have large floor to ceiling windows that provide lots of natural light. As with all our Ottawa office rentals, both suites also include 24/7 access, 8 hours per month in our meeting rooms, and internet access. You will also have access to our shared lunch area, where we host our monthly pizza lunches...

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