May 16, 2013 1:11 PM
America has its baseball and football. England has ruby. Many countries have soccer. What does Canada have? Hockey! Team up a man with a vision about hockey for youth and a self storage company (and other national companies) and what do you get? A brand-spanking new charity: Skate to Great. [More]
May 7, 2013 7:34 PM
Remember the game Monopoly? The goal was to get as many monopolies of ‘real estate,’ put houses and hotels on the properties, and then get paid lots of rent when other players landed on your property. Just liker the players of Monopoly, Dymon Storage in Ottawa, Canada, is slowly and surely building up its properties and facilities. [More]
April 23, 2013 6:04 PM
Self storage owners are very community minded. They participate in events that support those in need in their community. They help charitable and non-profit organizations. They collect coats, hats, gloves, and food. They sponsor college scholarships, high school bands, singing groups, sports teams, and school libraries. One self storage facility is branching out to an unusual event is sponsoring a division of car racing. [More]
March 20, 2013 2:51 PM
The expansion of the Apple Self Storage in downtown Toronto is expected to be completed in April 2013. Construction is on target for meeting the completion date. The addition will add 22,000 square feet of rental space to the facility, which currently has 95,000 square feet of storage space. The business has been able to remain open during the construction. [More]
February 19, 2013 6:32 PM
Even though Jim and Nell Sheppard are in their 80s, they still run Sheps Self Storage in Port Neches, in eastern Texas. Just 20 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, Port Neches is a small town with a population of slightly more than 13,000 residents. Sheps Self Storage provides rental units for the city’s storage needs. [More]
January 28, 2013 6:11 PM
Before a self storage owner builds a new facility, he needs to take several things into consideration. He looks at the market feasibility. Are there other self storage facilities in the area? What is the makeup of the housing market (single family homes, apartments) and the population density? Do typical homes in the area have basements or garages? Is there a need for businesses to have storage units or flexible office space? Is there a military base in the area, or a university or resort? Knowing the answers to these types of questions helps the owner to know which areas would be good to build in. [More]
August 2, 2012 3:04 PM
I daresay that almost everyone knows about Facebook - even my 86 year-old mother is on Facebook. Innovative business owners use Facebook to promote their business. Others may want to use Facebook but don't have any idea where to begin.
Which camp do you belong to - business owners with or business owners without Facebook? [More]
May 22, 2012 6:50 PM
Many entrepreneurs and small business owners only occasionally need an office space. Because they don’t need an office all of the time, it doesn’t make financial sense to rent traditional office space.
Self storage businesses have recognized that need that small business owners have and many have created places within their storage facilities to fill those needs for temporary office space. [More]
March 30, 2012 12:45 PM
Dymon Self Storage has partnered with Soles4Souls in an effort to collect gently worn shoes that will be given to people in need around the world. From April 1st through April 30, shoe donations can be dropped off at Dymon Self Storage. Monday through Friday, Dymon is open from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday they are open from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. [More]
March 16, 2012 3:22 PM
As a wordsmithie, whose tools are words, I am always fascinated with words, their definitions and their usage. I am delighted with whoever the clever person was that named a charitable event that Affordable Storage Centre in Edmonton, Canada supports.
Affordable Storage Centre has been in business for over 20 years. They have facilities in Edmonton and Sherwood Park. Their facilities are dry and rodent free (which I assume in Edmonton is critical). Their Edmonton facility accepts deliveries for their customers. In addition to the excellent facilities and customer service, they participate in charitable events. This is where the clever word usage comes in. [More]