10 Jun 2013

Increase productivity at your small business

When operating a small business, there is little room for waste. All employees need to be running on all cylinders, and there is no room for useless spending. With that being said, small-business owners will want to ensure their business is operating as productively as possible. One way to cut costs…

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7 Jun 2013

Leger, the largest Canadian-owned polling, research and strategic marketing firm, recently conducted consumer and business surveys of more than 1,000 individuals for the Consumer Choice Awards. The awards are coveted by businesses, as consumers vote on whether…

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7 Jun 2013

Any small business could benefit from a target market analysis. A target market analysis does a number of things to help a small business. First, it will tell you everything about who is buying your product.…

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6 Jun 2013

A recent report from the Toronto Real Estate Board showed that home prices in Toronto were up in May.According to the report, Toronto home prices climbed 5.4 percent in May on a year-over-year comparison. The…

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5 Jun 2013

A small-business owner's store or office space might be the first and only thing a customer sees, meaning it is important it is organized and not falling apart at the seams. While small-business owners are sometimes…

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5 Jun 2013

Entrepreneurs often get held up by their finances early on, but one outlet might provide a solution. Crowdfunding is a new phenomenon sweeping small businesses across the globe. The idea is an that entrepreneur posts an innovative…

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4 Jun 2013

A recent report from the Bank of Montreal showed that greater Toronto area homeowners still confident when it comes to buying a home. A BMO poll showed that 57 percent of the homeowners plan to purchase a…

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3 Jun 2013

Those just starting a business know how important and how hard boosting a bottom line can be.According to a recent report from the Toronto Star, once a small business recognizes adaptations they need to make…

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31 May 2013

The economic potential for repeat business generated from a customer loyalty program is only as good as its perceived value to customers.According to a recent IT Business article, there is a new customer rewards program on…

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31 May 2013

A recent panel discussion between venture capitalists and business leaders focused on small businesses and startups in Canada.According to the Financial Post, Anthony Lacavera, CEO of WIND Mobile, cited unrealistic expectations curb too many Canadian…

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31 May 2013

Knowing what to do, and what not to do, as a small-business owner can be a dynamic challenge.As reported in a recent Advisor article, BMO Harris Bank offers a few savvy tips for small business…

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31 May 2013

Trade shows still provide sound support to small businesses no matter where you are or what your business concept.According to a recent Canada Business Review article, industry-specific trade shows are more relevant now in a…

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30 May 2013

For Ski-Doo owners in Toronto, secure storage units help free up space in your garage while keeping your snowmobile out of the weather and rust free year-round.According to the Canadian Press, Ski-Doo, the Quebec-based manufacturer…

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30 May 2013

As more people around the world immigrate to Canada, Toronto sees many families searching for cheap storage space.According to a recent article in The Star, the 2011 National Household Survey revealed that 2.5 million immigrants…

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29 May 2013

According to Bloomberg, David Madani, economist at Capital Economics in Toronto, is not making any sweeping predictions about the future of the real estate market just yet, as the downturn has "just begun."Jim Flaherty, finance…

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28 May 2013

Due to the unusually dry start to May, youth and adult softball leagues kicked off the first tournaments of the season recently as coaches flocked to self storage units to house all of their equipment.There…

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24 May 2013

Secure storage can be a reliable way for many Millennials to store and maintain their belongings while still supporting an uber mobile and often urban lifestyle.According to the Wellesley Institute, Millennials – people between the…

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24 May 2013

As more small businesses tackle the paper war with human resources software and document storage, questions are raised concerning the documents that cannot be digitized, like incoming notes from clients, customers and employees, as well…

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24 May 2013

In a cooling Canadian housing market, there are thousands of people who are still interested in buying property.According to a recent Financial Post article, almost half of Canadians – many younger than 40 years old -…

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