23 May 2013

As businesses grow in Toronto, some look to self storage to...

This is the perfect time for small businesses to take advantage of self storage units to help them expand and transition into larger office environments.In a recent announcement, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario has pledged up to $3.27 million to projects that will help Ontario businesses increase the presence…

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15 Apr 2013

On April 15, Toronto Mayor Tom Ford met with 13 members of his executive committee to discuss his proposal to build a new casino. According to the Toronto Star, Ford announced that he won't back…

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29 Mar 2013

Over the past few years, a lot of first-time homebuyers throughout the world have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to purchase a home. However, according to the Toronto Star, there have been concerns with…

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27 Mar 2013

A leading provider of healthcare records announced the launch of a connector between Personal Health Records and Electronic Medical Records on Monday.MMRGlobal, which owns seven U.S. patents and international patents in Canada, Mexico and Japan,…

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27 Feb 2013

Over the past few months, Canadian business owners have been spending less in order to boost their capital spending. According to the Toronto Sun, a report conducted by Statistics Canada released on February 26 revealed…

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20 Feb 2013

A new report conducted by Toronto-Dominion Bank revealed a lot of business owners throughout Toronto are currently satisfied with where they are in their position, and about 32 percent of them plan to hire at least one new…

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18 Feb 2013

Toronto businesses such as barber shops and tattoo parlors might be closing their doors unexpectedly if they don’t follow new licensing rules, according to the Toronto Star. Stu Kay, owner of the Lower East Side and…

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5 Feb 2013

Small- to medium-sized business owners throughout Canada have something to smile about this year, according to The Canadian Press. The source referenced a new business barometer index released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business,…

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13 Dec 2012

Rhonda Page used to work for Kraft, Coca Cola and Manulife and has now authored the Know Your Difference branding strategy to help small business owners. Page encourages Canada's numerous entrepreneurs to first establish the identity of their company before developing marketing materials, the Toronto Star reported.Toronto affordable self storage is also available for small business owners looking to utilize document storage. This type of storage can increase efficiency in business operations while keeping one of a kind documents secure.Page is giving small business owners the skills she learned while working in large corporations.“They can make more money working less, attract better and higher-paying clients, save money by hiring the right suppliers and stand out as the obvious choice,” Page…

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12 Nov 2012

The Toronto Star recently reported that many people do not understand the fine print when applying for a loan, representing a crucial aspect of how many small businesses will align their finances in the future.Small business owners in the Toronto area can trim costs in many ways. Understanding loans is critical for business operations. Self storage is also important and available for small business owners in need. These units can be used to conduct day to day business operations and can save small business owners from having to pay for expensive office space that they might not need.The news source reported that while many consumers are finding it easy to obtain loans at low rates, the amount of them understanding…

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4 Oct 2012

It’s not often that a capital project comes in “On Time” and “On Budget” but this is exact outcome of this Phase 2 Project of Workspaces and Retail Stores. Toronto General Contractors, Power Mechanical completed the project with a minimum of delays and even if they were working against some delays, they made up valuable time elsewhere. Dismantling block wall for installation of new full height retail store fronts Project scope of work included complete demolition of a large existing restaurant to bare walls, demolition of block walls, installation of new store fronts, interior workspace partitions, HVAC (Heating and Air Conditioning ducts to supply and return air), fire sprinklers and complete upgrade of internal security and fire systems.…

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27 Sep 2012

The 2013 edition of the Business Outlook from BMO Bank of Montreal showed that Canadian businesses are becoming more reliant on trade with the United States. The report showed that 39 percent of Canadian business owners said they were reliant on the U.S. for trade, up 18 percent on a year-over-year comparison.For small businesses owners looking to save on the high rents associated with office space, portable storage containers are available to conduct business operations."Canadian businesses are showing a growing level of confidence in the prospects for the North American economy, and they continue to look for opportunities to grow beyond our borders," said Cathy Pin, vice president, Commercial Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal. "What is most interesting is that…

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20 Sep 2012

  Utilizing social media and video sharing sites can make or break any small business. YouTube reported that in in 2011 they experienced more than 1 trillion views, accounting for nearly 140 views for every living person. The social media site Twitter reports having more than 140 million users, while Facebook said they hit 901 million monthly users at the end of March. For individuals starting up a business, cheap self storage units can replace unnecessary office leasing and help cut down a on costs. “Most businesses go exclusively for reach, but advertising only works if users have heard your message again and again,” Yusuf Gad, founder and president of Toronto marketing firm a5MEDIA, told the Toronto Star. "You don’t…

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14 Sep 2012

A recent poll by Leger Marketing showed insights into the way small Canadian businesses owners felt about their businesses. The survey showed that 85 percent of Canadian small business owners felt optimistic about the future success of their business and many of them planned to expand within the next three years.In addition, the survey showed that 43 percent of small business owners planned to expand their business in the next three years, 59 percent of which were in the start up phase, while 39 percent of more established businesses were planning to expand.Small businessmen on a tighter budget should consider a self storage unit for their initial phase rather than spending extra money on office space."It's encouraging to see so…

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4 Sep 2012

Photos have always played a huge role in weddings. From the rehearsal dinner to the reception, couples want to be able to reflect back on the evening, but now, the documenting is continuing to the morning after.A new trend has many newly married couples inviting a photographer into their room the morning after their wedding to have a photo shoot, sparking some provocative pictures. The trend has caused an uproar on both sides, with critics saying there is no privacy on Facebook, where the pictures usually end up, and those in favor saying the moment is arguably as beautiful as any other during the wedding process.“This is really about recording a time where people are in love,” said Michelle Jonne,…

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31 Aug 2012

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…

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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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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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9 Aug 2012

Businesses throughout the world can serve as a driving force in their local economy, and can be a reason why many neighboring firms and business owners make a living, reported Forbes. This is no different in Toronto where small businesses can lead to social change and a positive shift in the economyStarting a small business can often be a painstaking, tedious process, but in the end it can lead to financial rewards, as well as a sense of accomplishment. Those planning to open up in firm in Toronto should research Toronto storage prices to make sure they have a place to store documents and extra supplies for their business. According to Forbes, opening up a small business is tough, and firm…

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