31 Aug 2012

Jan-Pro presents franchising opportunity for potential business...

Aspiring Canadian business owners have an opportunity to be in charge of their own franchise with a recent opportunity presented by Jan-Pro Canada, a global leader in commercial cleaning.The company recently announced there are right master franchises throughout Canada that are currently available to be franchised. This opportunity is perfect for small business owners who want some experience before opening up their own firm."It means investing in a business that will create an annuity for life," said Colin Bates, vice president of franchise operations for Jan-Pro Canada. "The territories we have available create significant business opportunity for people looking to run their own business based on a proven model that will pay them back for years to come.”Toronto residents interested in the opportunity would need to look into storage containers in Toronto to move to be closer to the business because the franchises available are in other locations in Canada, including Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Kitchener/Waterloo, London, Regina/Saskatoon, Niagara and Victoria.Jiffy…

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31 Aug 2012

Many business owners across the world want their children to take over their firm when they are ready to retire. But it requires mutual interest between parent and child to have a fruitful succession plan, reported the Toronto Star.Business owners in Toronto that are ready to pass down their firms need to look into Toronto storage rates in case the new business owner wants to quickly get operations off the ground and change the look of the company.Keeping the business mostly the same is generally why parents want to pass down their company to their kids. While it may be convenient, these children must be prepared and willing to take over the firm, said the paper.“Parents often want their kids…

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30 Aug 2012

With the growing number of condos going up in Toronto and the surrounding area, people with the money to buy one and rent it out to others need to be sure they are ready to be a landlord. A recent article for MoneySense outlined some things people need to consider before expecting to prosper as a property owner.One of the first things landlords in Toronto should think about is forming a relationship with trusted Toronto professional movers and packers that are courteous of time and mindful of walls and door frames.New landlords should also be prepared to deal with bounced checks, faucets that need to be replaced and all of the taxes associated with owning a property. While being a…

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30 Aug 2012

Many small business owners in Ontario have already looked into prices of Toronto storage lockers anticipating there will be a high demand for their products and they will need extra space to store their inventory. In order to grow their customer base, these firms need to improve their website search rankings. Here are a few tips from the Toronto Star for how small businesses can get noticed on the web.•Use relevant keywords in page titles: Page titles that relate back to what the business is about should also include a keyword that many people will type into search engines. Firms that include keywords will rank higher in searches when keywords are entered.•Keep content fresh: Businesses that fail to post content…

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30 Aug 2012

According to the recently released Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index, the mass amount of condos going up in Toronto is causing the three largest housing markets in Canada to experience "considerable softening."With fewer people purchasing property in Canada than in previous months, residents will look for affordable self storage in Toronto as a place to put some of their possessions, which they don't have room for in their homes. "Despite the string of fairly robust month-over-month gains, we do not expect this trend to continue especially as the impact of tighter mortgage regulations weigh on housing market activity over the balance of the year," Mazen Issa, Canada macro strategist at TD Securities, said in a research note.Marc Pinsonneault, the senior…

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29 Aug 2012

Toronto’s leading Self Storage service provider, Jiffy Self-Storage, is proud to announce that they now offer one of the lowest self-storage pricing in Toronto. As Toronto’s real estate market continues to flourish, home owners are faced with the many burdens of moving. As an industry innovator Jiffy Self-Storage has widened its scope of services to accommodate even more home owners’ needs. Jiffy has just finished building brand new low priced 5ft x 5ft x 3.5ft high  and 5ft x 5ft x 5ft high storage units. Jiffy Self-Storage pricing in Toronto starts at $39.95/month for the 3.5ft high unit and $49.95/month for the 5ft high unit. Also take advantage of this limited time promotion: Pre-pay your first 2 months’ rent and get the third…

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29 Aug 2012

Business travelers coming from Toronto need to remain productive in the air, even while they're on the ground. Before now, that wasn't possible for many passengers who are part of the workforce.Gogo, an in-air wireless internet provider, was recently granted permission by Industry Canada to equip certain flights in Canada and some to the United States with wireless connectivity.Many business travelers aren't home very much,, which can put their prized possessions in jeopardy of being stolen or misplaced. By investing a Toronto self storage facility, they can make sure their things stay safe when they are away from home. "This license will allow us to offer seamless connectivity service for both our commercial airline partners and business aviation customers operating between…

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29 Aug 2012

Small business growth in Canada has been impeded by excessive regulations or rigid conformity to formal rules that is considered redundant or bureaucratic and causes a lag in decision making, known as red tape, according to business experts. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business recently announced it will meet with seniors representatives from the Ontario Government to discuss some ways to to ease the regulations placed on small businesses in the country."Government red tape costs Ontario businesses a staggering $11 billion a year," said Satinder Chera, vice president on Ontario's branch of the CFIB. "Our members tell us that excessive red tape is their second-highest priority after taxes, so anything that can be done to make things easier for small business…

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28 Aug 2012

Natural disasters can devastate a business in a matter of seconds, and it is up to small business owners to get the necessary protection to make sure their firm doesn't go under water, reported the Vancouver Sun.Insurance policies help business owners protect against severe weather, but having a document storage locker is also important because it can keep critical files safe when dealing with difficult weather conditions that can cause a firm to change locations.When purchasing insurance policies, small business owners must be sure to get the necessary protection against weather in their particular region. Without certain protections, small business owners can be held hostage financially as a result of a storm."I'm insured a lot differently now because if anything…

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28 Aug 2012

Before packing up and moving out of their parents' house, young Toronto residents need to be sure that they have found the right living situation, whether it be a condo downtown, an apartment in in the suburbs or a new home. Many of these young people will be looking to rent their first place, which will require them to sign a rental agreement with their landlords.When moving out, young Toronto natives not only need to deal with their new landlords, but they will also need to invest in Toronto professional movers and packers who will help them get their belongings from their our place to their new place.After getting everything set up and ready to go into the new place,…

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27 Aug 2012

Individuals who are having difficulties with their finances and who have decided against using an accountant or financial planner to manage their money will often find it difficult to stay on top of their books while also taking care of their family, working full time and living their daily lives.A recent article for MoneySense provided some strategies people in financial trouble can use to clean up their money management. The large amount of financial paperwork people have can take days to sort through. For Toronto residents, filing old paperwork away can be made easier by looking into inexpensive storage in Toronto. Here are a few other things people can do to better manage their money.•Sort paid and unpaid bills: Many…

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27 Aug 2012

Moving into condos in urban centers in Toronto is becoming a popular trend in the housing market in the city, and in order to move into these smaller buildings, furniture retailers are responding by creating products designed especially for condos and apartments, according to a recent article for The Globe and Mail.Suburban homeowners in the cities surrounding Toronto who move into these urban centers need to invest in affordable self storage in Toronto for their oversized furniture that won't fit into smaller condos and apartments.“Every major furniture retailer now has a line that is apartment or condo sized,” Elaine Cecconi, co-owner of interior design consultant firm Cecconi Simone, told the newspaper. “There’s so much product out there for small-space inhabitants…

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24 Aug 2012

An inconsistent, struggling global economy has caused many businesses throughout the world the put off growth for the time being, however, firms throughout Canada are still looking to seek out potential funding opportunities, according to recent data compiled by the Business Development Bank of Canada.Recent BDC statistics showed that during the fiscal year 2012, its clients borrowed a total of $3.8 billion in loans and subordinate financing. By working to secure funding, expansion is clearly on the minds of many small businesses in Canada. Researching Toronto storage solutions is one of the considerations business owners undertake in the city as they look to add more inventory.  "BDC clients have shown resilience through difficult economic times and, as a whole, improved their…

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22 Aug 2012

Consumer spending in Canada may be on the downswing highlighted by recent data compiled by Statistics Canada, which found retail sales decreased in June, according to Reuters. The unexpected drop in sales occurred in seven of the 11 subsectors of the retail industry.Decreases in sales could mean that Canadian companies may be looking for cheap storage in Toronto to keep their excess inventory. Consumer spending must pick up in order to make sure the economy in Canada is able to recover."The surprise drop in June sales was broad-based, suggesting households are becoming a little more cautious, though cross-border shopping may have played a role as well," BMO Capital Markets senior economist Benjamin Reitzes wrote in a note to clients. "The…

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21 Aug 2012

Young couples in Toronto may want to jump right into homeownership, but that might not be the best idea until their finances are set in stone. A recent article for MoneySense by Bruce Sellery described why renting may be best for young people who are moving in together.•Potential costs: Young couples may believe that they will save money in the long run if they plan to buy now, however, that's not always the case. Renters need to worry about rent and utilities instead of all the other costs associated with buying such as property taxes, maintenance and interest payments on loans. Purchasing Toronto storage lockers may be more cost efficient.    •Shorter commutes: Couples that rent an apartment, condo or home together…

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20 Aug 2012

Americans who are looking to buy a house should think about making the move relatively quickly, as the housing cycle is long, and home prices are seemingly favorable right now. A recent article for USA Today outlined how the United States is beginning to recover from its recent housing crisis.Currently, home prices are at their lowest since 2003, according to statistics from the National Association of Realtors. However, the window for great deals is beginning to close, as values are beginning to tick upward in a number of markets.Although some experts said the housing market to the north, in Canada, may endure the same type of troubles as the United States has faced the past five years, a recent MarketWatch…

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17 Aug 2012

For many recent high school graduates, college is right around the corner. Soon, they'll be packing up their possessions and moving out of their homes for the first time. A scary thought that may be less frightening with the proper planning. A recent blog post for the Toronto Star outlined the importance of renter's insurance for students who will be living alone in their new apartments.“Consider the cost of replacing your laptop of smartphone if you were robbed,” Dave Minor, a vice president with TD Insurance, told the newspaper. “Before moving out, it’s important to understand the basics of renter’s insurance and ensure you have the right coverage in place to protect yourself." Renter's insurance is a low monthly cost that…

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16 Aug 2012

The Toronto Real Estate Board recently reported home sales fell 1.5 percent year-over-year in July, suggesting the Toronto housing market may be cooling down a bit. With fewer people buying homes, they may be seeking out a Toronto self storage facility to store their possessions until they find the right place to move in to. Although the market has slowed, contractors appear to know something others don't, as permits for new buildings rose 21 percent from June to July. The increase in potential new homes may saturate the market, resulting in a possible drop in values – a positive sign for buyers.But, the benefit for buyers may take some time to come to fruition, as reports show that prices remain…

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15 Aug 2012

Many business executives in Toronto are tired of the corporate grind and want to go off on their own. The entrepreneurial spirit is a noble one, but these brave aspiring business owners need to be sure they can support their own business. One of the first things they should do is research storage in Toronto for business files and excess inventory. Here are some other steps new entrepreneurs should take when starting out, according to The Globe and Mail.Social media use is important for entrepreneurs who may have a tight marketing budget. However, entrepreneurs must have a purpose with every post on their Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn pages. Meaningless posts can show potential clients that entrepreneurs aren't serious about their…

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