21 Nov 2012

Self storage helps free up space and streamline office

There are a wide range of reasons why someone might utilize self storage.Self Storage units are commonly used  for those who are moving homes and are in need of storage units to help make a move as easy as possible, while others use the containers to keep items out of the way while undergoing renovations in the home.Storage can also be used if homeowners simply want to free up space in their homes or need to store seasonal items that are just taking up space throughout most of the year.Business owners can also greatly benefit from self storage in the Toronto area. Like homeowners, units can be used to free up space in an office, streamlining business operations and making space look neater, but many small business owners don't know that they can conduct their business operations out of a storage unit.The price for office space is high in the Toronto area and is continuing to rise. Small business owners…

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20 Nov 2012

Water rates will be going up in Toronto starting January 1, after the city council's executive committee agreed to the 9 percent increase, the Toronto Star reported.Homeowners looking to free up space in a cheap way should consider self storage in the Toronto area. Units are available to keep valuables secure. Document storage is also available with climate controlled facilities to ensure materials are unchanged from the day they were dropped off.This year marks the eighth consecutive year where the city has raised water prices by 9 percent, the news source reported. With the city's current plan, Toronto residents can expect to see one more year of a 9 percent increase, then in years following, the price of water will…

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19 Nov 2012

With the growing number of entrepreneurs throughout Canada, there is an increasing need for inexpensive legal services. DAS Group of Germany has a solution to the problem.Small business owners on a tight budget can look into supplementing the high price of office rent for the inexpensive price of self storage, as units are sufficient in maintaining business operations.DAS Canada provides small business owners with legal expense insurance, giving them affordable access to lawyer services. Premiums start at $250 and the price for services is averaging $750 a year.“People aren’t familiar with the concept, so it takes awhile to get their heads around it,”  Barbara Haynes, DAS Canada president, told the Toronto Star. “In Europe people buy legal expense insurance the…

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15 Nov 2012

According to the Toronto Star, there is no business too small to exploit, therefore all business owners need to be well educated and equipped to fight web threats and cyber crime.Most small or large business also have valuables that cannot be replaced, like important documents, that need physical copies. Self storage is available to keep these items secure, giving business owners peace of mind from potential liabilities associated with one of a kind documents. As far as keeping digital content secure, business owners should be sure to organize their content. A National Cyber Security Alliance survey of 1,000 small business owners showed that 85 percent of them believed criminals were after larger enterprises than theirs. The Star warns that a false…

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15 Nov 2012

Small business owners often find it hard to retire, as their businesses keep them mentally and physically active, retirement hits and often many do not know what to do with all the extra time.Those who currently own a small business should consider cutting costs by running their business operations out of a self storage unit, instead of paying for the high price of rent for office space.“Money will always be a concern, but the biggest thing for me is what I’m going to do all day to stay busy and mentally fit,” Dean Drevniok, president of Frecon Construction, a general contracting company, told the Toronto Star.Drevniok is preparing for retirement by easing into it, cutting down his workload as each…

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13 Nov 2012

A two-alarm erupted on November 12 inside a third floor apartment on Queen Street. A 30-year-old man was rushed to hospital after being severely burned in the blaze.Fires in the Greater Toronto Area serve as a good reminder for individuals to consider placing their valuables in self storage, as units are available to ensure their safety and the safety of their belongings.Toronto Fire district chief Dan Sell told the Toronto Star that a tenant from the building rescued the burn victim and brought him to the entrance of the building, while two others escaped the fire unharmed."Preliminary investigation indicated it was overloaded electrical wiring that caused heavy charring in one corner of the room, and the fire then spread to the…

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13 Nov 2012

Police recently released the picture of the Fumbling Bandit in hopes that someone will come forward with information on the crook who held up Cabbagetown cell phone store on May 17.Any individuals interested in securing their valuables should consider self storage in the Greater Toronto Area as there are units available to keep possessions safe.“The man approached the sales desk, armed with a handgun,” Staff.-Insp. Mike Earl, who heads up the Holdup Squad, told the Toronto Sun times. “He tossed an empty duffle bag to the attendant and demanded that it be filled with cell phones.”Once the thief had enough cell phones, he exited the store but not too swiftly. He received his nickname because while fleeing the scene, he…

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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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12 Nov 2012

Toronto’s leading self storage service provider has recently completed construction of 5 brand new retail units. This has created new and additional opportunities for aspiring business owners to secure a great retail location. Jiffy Self Storage Plaza, Toronto,  has a wide array of benefits for entrepreneurial business owners. First of all, the plaza is located at the major cross roads of the greater Toronto Area. This provides easy access to Highways 401 & 400. Whether you are on your way to work or having customers visit, this ease of travel is a benefit that most other places cannot provide. Toronto Retail Strip Plaza with lots of front loaded parking Thinking of starting a new business? One of…

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9 Nov 2012

Experts are saying that the infrastructure in Toronto is susceptible to damage from flash rains, wind and ice storms. Robert Tremblay, director of research for the Insurance Bureau of Canada, said that the infrastructure in Toronto is increasingly vulnerable to the kind of damaging weather events that were experienced on the East Coast of the United States with Hurricane Sandy recently.Home and business owners are encouraged to secure their valuables in self storage containers to protect them from inclement weather."If you want your economy strong you have to be able to move people and you have to be able to move goods across this country,” Karen Leibovici, president of The Great Canadian Infrastructure Challenge, told the Toronto Star.Infrastructure improvement is…

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8 Nov 2012

Canada is supporting an increasing entrepreneurial fervor that is attracting more people to come and try their hand at opening a small business. Immigrants with a business idea and little to no financing should know there are several organizations that offer mentoring and other services that help startups all across Canada, the Toronto Star reported.Small business owners should also look into business self storage in the Toronto area. Storage units can be used to conduct business operations and supplement the high cost for office space.“It’s hard to start a business as a newcomer,” Alejandro Monsivais, who came to Canada from Mexico a decade ago and started his food and catering company, Mexicatessen, in 2008, told the Toronto Star. “But I’m…

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7 Nov 2012

The many small business owners throughout Canada and the Greater Toronto Area need to consider supply chain as their business grows, taking up their time from considering other business practices.Canadian entrepreneurs should consider supplementing the high price for office space with Toronto self storage. Business operations can be held in a storage unit at a fraction of the cost.“Entrepreneurs are usually driven by a passion for their product or service rather than worrying about how well their supply chain is delivering,” Tim McLaren, a supply chain expert and associate professor at Ryerson University, told the Toronto Star. “But small businesses face huge risks if they are not continuously monitoring and managing the relationships with their supply chain providers.”Whether a small…

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7 Nov 2012

A two-alarm fire broke out in a Regent Park high rise in Toronto on November 5, trapping residents on the sixth floor, the Toronto Star reported. A mattress lit on fire and caused more than 40 firefighters in 13 fire trucks to respond to the scene, the source reported.Toronto area residents should look into storing their valuables in self storage units to protect them from unexpected damage from fires and other unfortunate events.Toronto Fire Captain Mike Strapko said to the Toronto Star that trapped residents placed wet towels under their doorways before sticking their heads out of the windows of the highrise.“There was smoke and my family got out," Terry Woods, who has lived on the 13th floor for two…

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6 Nov 2012

The Canadian economy shrank during August for the first time in six months, according to Statistics Canada, indicating that interest rate increases are evident in the near future.For the many Toronto area small business owners, cheap storage is available that can be used for office space. Entrepreneurs can distance themselves from the volatile housing market conditions that could be even more costly in the current economy.The economy decreased by 0.1 percent in August from July, while the Canadian dollar also fell. Mining, oil/gas extraction and manufacturing all fell during August, while economists say the problems are wide ranging.“There are too many negatives in this report to dismiss the headline weakness as being attributable to just temporary disruptions in some sectors,”…

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6 Nov 2012

According to Canada Housing and Mortgage, the Toronto housing market recovery is slowing down and is not likely to fully recover until the second half of 2013. Condominium sales have continued to decline, averaging $358,741 in October, down 2 percent from a year ago, the Toronto Star reported.Any Toronto area homeowner looking to free up space in their home should consider Toronto self storage as an inexpensive way to store their valuables.“I believe the slowdown we’re seeing has largely been caused by the tightening of financing rules and is a short-term shock which is basically going to take some people out of the market for a year [until they can save up a bigger down payment]," Brad Lambl, a realtor…

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5 Nov 2012

A number of hydro workers from Toronto went to New York City on Sunday to help restore power to many areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, the Toronto Star reported.Storms like Sandy serve as a good reminder to individuals in the Greater Toronto Area to secure their valuables by placing them in self storage containers, to keep them safe from unexpected damage.Brand Cumming, who works at Burlington Hydro, is heading to New York to help and said that this is the first time local utilities like Burlington, along with Oakville, Kingston, Milton and Hamilton have left town to help with disaster relief.“I’ve been to the ice storm ’98 in Quebec, and you went there and you knew there were trees down…

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5 Nov 2012

The Masonic Temple in Toronto could be closing down after 95 years of concerts and the building might be turned into condominiums. The building closing down reminds any home owners involved in moves or those who just want to free up some space to consider self storage in the Toronto area.Bell Media and CTV currently own the building and told the Toronto Sun that as of now, no more production will be done in the building and they are exploring options from where to go from here.“Staff were notified of it in September," Scott Henderson, Bell Media’s vice-president of communications, told the Toronto Sun. "The future of the temple has yet to be decided. They’re considering all opportunities, including potentially selling…

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2 Nov 2012

The world is an entrepreneur's oyster and many small business owners need to utilize it. With Canadians starting their own businesses in high numbers, many of them need to cultivate demand on an international level.For small business owners paying for the high price of office rent, know that cheap storage units are available in Toronto that are capable of maintaining business operations.“Because we’re all networked, there’s more thought given to being international,” Valerie Fox, executive director of Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone, told the Toronto Star. “It’s great to start out locally, but even in the design of the company – what your service or product is – you absolutely need to think of the world as your market.”In addition, websites…

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2 Nov 2012

Toronto Councillors recently voted on October 31 on whether they should lend a hand to New York City after Hurricane Sandy inflicted a massive amount of damage on the city, the Toronto Star reported. The council decided they will offer help, in order to get the New York City Transit back up and running, if the city wants their help.Those in Toronto area are reminded by storms like Sandy, that it is always a good idea to utilize Toronto storage lockers to house their valuables, in the event of any unexpected losses.Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has placed a call to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office but has not spoken with him directly.“We have to bend over backwards to…

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