Tips to Find the Right Office Space

Starting a new business is not an easy task, you will need lots of things to get your business going. Behind every startup business, there lies a simple idea. Which eventually turns out be successful for you and starts to generate revenue. Then you have to give your business a shape which often means renting a small office space. Of course, running a business will require help from other people whom you can call your employee. Finding a suitable office space in the city will not be simple. There are many things you should keep in mind while choosing a space as described by Cleaning Services Toronto Pro. Here are some tips for you to get going.

Know what is required

First of all you must know how space do you require? Too little will leave little space for future expansion and too much will add a heavy burden on your overall costing. Choose the office space according to the number of your employee. A standard startup business office should not be more than 1000 square feet, which is enough for 6 employees. All a need a basic layout of your workstation and set the furniture according to that. Then you are ready to go.

Know about Employee’s Location

You must keep in mind where your employees mostly live while choosing an office space. You will find plenty of office space at a lower rent in some parts of the city. But, before renting those space, consider about your employee’s location. If the office is too far from their home, it will take a lot of time and effort to arrive at the office in time. You cannot expect better productivity from them when the arrival is that difficult. Choose an office space which is at a suitable spot of the city. The transport facility should be simple for your employee to reach the office.

Sublet Office

Sharing an office space is not a bad idea at all, in fact it is becoming very popular now a days. A startup business may not have that much balance to rent a new space. So you can share your office space with another business owner. It doesn’t mean that will anyway compromise your office environment. Both business will operate individually. Sublet office are generally cheaper in rent and you can get one easily. Once your business becomes profitable, you can rent your own office space.

Negotiate Everything

Yes, you can negotiate about the renting price of a space with the landlord. Everything is negotiable once you know the techniques. Landlords are often very persistent about the rent of their space. They do not want to negotiate about the renting price. However, you …

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Tricks of Carpet Cleaning Before Your Holidays

Carpet cleaning is an important part of house cleaning as it plays a vital role to maintain the hygiene of your home. You can give a new look to your room by cleaning the carpet. Of course there are professional carpet cleaning service and they are best at what they do. It is nearly impossible to achieve that kind of result out of carpet cleaning by regular house owners.

Professionals have years of experience in this field and know the tips of tricks of carpet cleaning.

Here are some useful tips which you can try on your own to clean the carpet, these tips will also help you to find the best carpet cleaning service. We got these tips from Carpet Cleaning Markham:

  • Regular vacuum is mandatory to keep your carpet clean. You have to vacuum at least once a week to keep the carpet dust free. You can get rid of most loose dirt by regular vacuum. Once the dust set in, it is very difficult to get rid of those. Also the carpet tends to lose its color and glaze, if not vacuum regularly. Maintain your vacuum cleaner to get the best cleaning out of it.
  • Try to rearrange the furniture at least once a month. Dont keep the same furniture layout for years. It will damage the carpets as it carries the weight for a long period of time. Rotating furniture will never allow dust or stain to set in permanently. Fixed furniture will create some blind spots where it is hard to vacuum. Rotating the furniture is the best thing to do if you want to clean carpet and house clean.
  • Steam cleaners are also very effective in carpet cleaning. However, you will have to be really careful with a steam cleaner. It is recommended to hire a professional to do the steam cleaning. But, if you want to rent a steam cleaner and do it on your own, read the instruction carefully. Too much water during the steam cleaning will ruin your carpet. A house with damped carpet is hard to live in. A carpet usually takes about 24 hours to dry after a steam cleaning. Over wetting the carpet during steam cleaning is a common mistake made by average house owners.

Selecting the Best Cleaning Service

So, if you have decided to hire a professional service to do the carpet cleaning, there are some issues you have to consider.

  • Check the background of the company, see their portfolio. A company with a good reputation is the company you should hire.
  • There are lots of hidden costs included in a carpet cleaning service, try to find out those fees. Ask the company whether they
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Top managing mistakes most Design companies make

We have made a list with a few managing mistakes that can occur, regardless of the line of work of the company. Of course, most of them only happen in larger companies, but some are even applicable to smaller businesses. Keep on reading to find out what you should avoid doing in your relationship with your employees.

  1. Not listening

Having a managing position automatically means that you become a figure of authority for certain people and you have the responsibility to make sure that their activity is productive for the company. This means that you get to tell people what to do and when to do it, you get to delegate and decide how they should work. However, this does not give you unlimited power and knowledge. These people are still specialists and they still know a lot more about their work than you do. Not listening to their ideas, suggestions and opinions would be a huge mistake. Dismissing what they say just because you are the boss is the worst thing you could do, and probably one of the most damaging things for the company.

  1. Not implementing

If you are polite enough to listen to what your employees have to say, but never bother to look into their ideas and suggestions, you are again making a big mistake. If you create a precedent of listening to the people working for you, promising you will do your best to try and change things and in the end do absolutely nothing, you will certainly lose the trust of your employees. More than that, they might not come to you with ideas and suggestions a second time. This means that you might lose some great ideas and even revenue.

  1. Not appreciating their work

Regardless of their line of work, employees need to feel appreciated and their work needs to be valued. Everyone, from sales agents, to mechanics and cleaning crew needs to be given credit for their work and needs to be praised when it is the case. Minimizing their efforts and dismissing their achievements is definitely not the way to go. It is a good thing that you want your employees to have excellent results and that you always push them to improve themselves and improve their work. However, acting like their efforts have not risen to your expectations might lead them to believe that you are hard to please and that their work will never be good enough for you.

The bottom line is that there are plenty of things that can go wrong in a company. This is exactly why you should always know if or when you are doing something wrong managing your business. Keep on …

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Furniture trends in 2016

The New Year is passed and for home improvement enthusiasts this means that we need to check out the new trends as far as home decorations go. Well, if 2015 was not so big on change and most decorators have kept things pretty simple, with no excess of shape, color or texture, 2016 seems to be the exact opposite.

As far as furniture goes, 2016 will be a much daring year. First of all, if in 2015 most home designers were set on monochromatic furniture, this year will be far more interesting. For the first time in ages, everyone has agreed that colors are not at all a bad idea. The most popular shades will be green, yellow and red. However, designers will surely keep some features from last years catalogues and try to mix things up a bit. This means that we will surely get interesting combinations of black, dull furniture with something bright and cheerful. Now this is a change weve all been waiting for ant we all welcome. No more black and white sounds like a great idea.

As far as shape goes, things have not changed much. The style designers are still going to go with is the minimalist one. It seems that lees keeps being more, even in 2016. Simple shelves and furniture that has rather an aesthetic purpose than a functional one still seem to be a norm. Come to think of it, this is actually a great idea. Now that people are braver when it comes to colors, it may have been too much to also change all the details about furniture.

One other thing that has drastically changed in the furniture design scenery is the decorative objects. Up until 2015 and in 2015 as well, people loved to show off all their paintings, pillows and any other art or decorative objects. Now, in 2016 things have drastically changed. The only things that are still acceptable when it comes to decorative objects are paintings, as long as they are simple and tasteful, and as long as they dont have intricate designs on the frame. One other thing that is worth noticing about paintings is that they need to be large ones that take up at least half of the wall. Otherwise, small paintings, especially if there are more on the same wall, are surely not in style anymore.

One new feature this years furniture has is the fact that it can be made out of virtually anything. Weve seen this before, ever since 2012, but the phenomenon seems to have bloomed this year. In 2016 furniture will be made out of almost any material, especially out of recycled materials. Anything from plastic, …

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Limousine Service Offers Contest For Designers

There are few things more luxurious than being driven around town in a classic stretch limousine. Luck for us, an Ottawa limousine service has created a contest as call for designers to take their flee tot the next level. Details about the contest can be found here on their facebook page.

Essentially, this limo rental company realized that in order to stand out from the competition they should upgrade to stunning interiors that will be the back drop of instagraming party goers for years to come. The problem there are very few companies out their that specialize in limousine interior design. Perhaps a good business idea for any of our readers looking to branch out into other markets and make name for yourself in a specific line of business. The owner at Ottawa limo has offered some guidelines for those looking to enter the contest for an 4-hour limousines ride for up to 8 people.

Limousine Lighting

Choice of lighting will alter moods and ultimately influence behavior of passengers. Since we know this, we may as well take advantage! So what are the colors for limousine interior? Well, thats where this limo business is looking for your help. Particularly for their Lincoln town car and navigator stretch limousines. The most commonly used lighting is LED lights. In the video above, you can see just how dramatic these light can be. Lighting does not need to be limited to the interior of the vehicle. Rather, it would be a nice touch to add some exterior lighting designs. Ottawa, Ontario can be a very icy place in the winter time and having some additional visibility with halogen footboard lighting will light up any potential hazards that even a red carpet cant make safe!

Limo Fabrics and Seating

Leather has been the overwhelming choice for limousine fabric internationally for years but perhaps we’ve been overlooking some other excellent options. Leather interior in limos has long been considered the go to for it universal representation of sexy style and in a more logical sense a very rugged, durable and easily cleaned material. With that being said, there are some downsides to having leather seating. Summer months, leather tends to heat up, something that may be a serious concern for bridesmaids that will potentially have exposed skin making contact with leather seating in very hot temperatures. I think we’ve all had the experience of peeling our self off a leather seat in the summer months, so perhaps leather seating is not the best option. Also, winter can be very cold for going out in a limousine in Ottawa. Leather seats can become stiff and ice cold to the touch. So well leave it up …

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Bringing Your Interior Design Business To The Next Level With These Marketing Tips

Having doubts on your ability to be highly successful in your interior design consulting business can be a negative attribute to possess. Your venture can become very successful if you have the essential willpower and determination. Outlined below are some suggestions of how to have a profitable business.

By offering the very best products on Earth and providing exceptional service, you are going to shoot your interior design consulting company’s profits into the stratosphere. Offering a higher quality product and superior service will increase your sales and give your company extra revenue. Each transaction is another opportunity for you to gain customer referrals, as happy customers spread the word to their friends and family members. If being the top provider in your industry is your ultimate goal, you are sure to be at the helm of a profitable enterprise.

Managing your own interior design consulting company and establishing a successful online presence takes a lot of resources and energy. Ensure that you know all there’s to find out about your chosen industry before launching your new interior design consulting business. Make careful plans and lay out the groundwork in order to develop a lucrative company. A great place to start is with the wealth of information easily available through the web.

The most efficient interior design consulting business plans contain goals which could expand and adjust as necessary with the growth of an interior design consulting company. If your aim is to launch and run a profitable company, using a set of progressive, clearly defined goals to build your business strategy is a solid start. For your business to thrive, your business strategy must accurately reflect the goals you’ve set for it. Being in a position to meet your goals is really the key; if you divide your objectives into more manageable tasks, your interior design consulting business will progress more quickly and efficiently than it will if you constantly struggle to reach one massive goal.

A strong network of customers helps to effectively ensure the survival of an interior design consulting business. It’s common for all profitable business to treat customers like family members. Even though most business owners may deny it, even one well-written, negative customer review could tarnish an interior design consulting company’s online reputation. A few negative reviews could easily damage a good reputation, and the services of a professional reputation manager could possibly be required to reverse the consequences.

Steer clear of the chances of bankruptcy by analyzing risks carefully and methodically prior to making big interior design consulting business decisions. Taking on significant risk is one of the fastest ways to destroy a profitable interior design consulting company. Those dangers that have the capability …

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The difference between interior designers and decorators

Im sure you’ve heard of both interior designers and decorators. Up until recently I honestly thought that the two terms were synonyms and that they both refer to the same job. But as it turns out, although they resemble each other in many ways, the interior designer and the decorator seem to be also set apart when it comes to what they actually do for a living.

Interior design

The first difference is the level of education each of them needs in order to be able to do their job. The interior designer needs a formal type of education, he needs to graduate some form of design school so that he can be able to create a functional and qualitative environment. An interior designer needs to observe and understand the behavior of his employee so that he can offer useful ideas for a functional interior design.

Apart from the level of education, experience is another difference between the interior designer and the decorator. The interior designer must be able to identify and solve problems that may occur, so that he can create safe and comfortable interiors. The working process is a very complex one as it includes both research and analyzing and integrating his knowledge in the creative process, so that he can meet both the requests and the budget of his employer. When it comes to what an interior designer studies, more exactly, it can vary from art and design history to drawing.

They even have to take a course that teaches them how to plan and visualize things in space. This allows them both to design and renovate interiors. In other words they are qualified to handle your redecoration from the first sketches until the last details.


Decorators generally have to deal with the surface projects when it comes to interior design. They usually make the final choices, the ones that regard the furniture, the accessories, the decorations and the finishing touches. They usually add decorative elements, but they absolutely can not change structural details, they can not change anything regarding the electrical plans or the plumbing. In other words, their projects are far less complex than the ones for interior designers.

This is mainly because in order to be a decorator you dont need to graduate from any form of education. However there are countless classes people can take in order to become certified decorators. This doesnt also give them the power to step in where an interior designer should.

In other words, the interior designer is responsible of creating a functional and working environment, and the decorator is responsible of making that environment as better looking as possible. So next time you need to make …

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The perfect coffee table for your living room

I wonder how a living room would look like without a coffee table. As far as Im concerned the coffee table is indispensable for a pleasant and intimate living. Apart from that, a good coffee table can really make everything fit together better: the furniture, the colors and even the textures. The coffee table is a piece of furniture that combines design and practicality, so you HAVE to make the right choice, and in order to do that you will need both attention to detail and great taste. However, the coffee table is also the item that best says Welcome and relax. It is also useful for when you have guests as it can hold your appetizers and your wine glasses, so that you can have a casual and relaxed conversation. So heres what you need to keep in mind in order to be able to pick the perfect coffee table for your living room.

First of all, you need to choose the coffee so that it fits or, better said, so that it goes well with the rest of your living room. In other words, the coffee table needs to match the style you have already adopted. For instance, if you have a five seat couch, the perfect coffee table would be a round or a cubic one. But if your couch is in the corner of the room, you definitely need to pick a rectangular coffee table, because it would be a perfect use of your space.

Its okay to play with colors, as long as you dont exaggerate. Like we said before the coffee table has to match the rest of your living room. If your living room is mainly made up of gray and white shades, then a black coffee table would be a suitable choice. However, this doesnt mean that you cant also get a more cheerful color. Just keep in mind that if you have already picked two colors for the room, adding a third one may make it look a bit tacky.

When it comes to coffee tables, height is also crucial. You should choose it depending on how high your couch is. Otherwise, you may end up with a coffee table that is either too low or two high. Both cases are incredibly unpleasant, so dont forget to measure your couch before you go out to buy the coffee table.

When it comes to size and shape, there are some things you should consider. Dont try to overdo it and buy a very large piece of furniture that will end up obstructing the circulation. The important thing is to keep it simple and try to get a coffee table which gives the …

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How to decor your home with cardboard in small budget

Home decoration can be a headache if you are not sure of doing it properly. You need to have a plan and procedure to carry out the job successfully. The planning is obviously dependent on the budget you have and that defines the home decorations. However, that does not mean that you have limited options for the small budget. You can decor effectively in small budgets too. Cardboard is such an alternative that can beautify your place in the relatively smaller budget. Here are the ways by which you can decor your home with cheap and cost effective cardboards.

Cardboard photo frames

Hanging the photo frames is probably the most common and effective way of decorating your place. You might have tried the metal photo frames so far for the decorations, but cardboard is actually better than them. The first thing is that it is light weight and not fragile. Even if your kids pull the frame down to the floor, there is very little chance that it will break. On the other hand, the cardboard photo frames can be customized and hence can be used much effectively. You can also pick your color from the range of colors and hang it on the wall. You can select the color as per your theme and design instead of modifying your design as per your frame.

Versatility of the cardboards

When we talk about photo frames, we talk about hanging it on the wall. However, you can do a variety of things and designs with cardboards. You can hang the different cardboard photo frames on air to give it more interesting look. It can be simply used as the hanging garden. The shape of the photo frames can be chosen as per your wish. You can be always creative with your ideas and implement many things with the help of cardboards. Photo frames are the most common design with cardboard.

Beyond Photo Frames

It is not just the photo frames that can be used with cardboard. You can design anything with the help of cardboard. Cardboard designs can be purchased from the market and can be customized as well. However, the interesting part is that you can always design your own at your backyard very easily. Cardboard is easy to handle and known for appealing finishes.

Creative finishing

Well, that is not the end of cardboard. The frames or any other design can be redesigned at any point of time. The cardboard can take any color and you can just color it with your creativity and follow a theme. So, you are not only getting impressive and customized cardboard design to decorate but also the opportunity to put your own …

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