December 23, 2013 3:51 PM
Sustaining a one- or two-day community service project takes a lot of organization, time, and effort. And, organizing and sustaining a service project that last three months takes monumental effort!
Apple Self Storage in Canada undertook a three-month-long fundraiser in an effort to raise monies to support the ABLE Network. The ABLE Network is a non-profit organization that assists intellectually disabled young adults. [More]
September 11, 2013 8:52 PM
We’ve all heard the saying ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ I think I’ll coin a new saying: an apple a day is the charitable way. That’s apple as in Apple Self Storage. [More]
April 5, 2013 1:27 PM
On any university campus around the world, there are two things that you can always count on. Students always need jobs and students are always moving in and moving out in the spring and the fall.
Carlisle Norwood, a Dalhousie University student in Halifax Nova Scotia, recognized those two constant facts, which got his entrepreneurial spirit thinking. He saw a need on his campus so he started a business co-op project that provided storage and moving for students at his university. [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]
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]
September 13, 2012 8:09 PM
People along the Gulf Coast are very familiar with flooding that comes from the torrential rains that accompany hurricanes. They know about the high winds. They know about the downpour. They know exactly what the people of Nova Scotia are going through right now.
Earlier this week, Hurricane Leslie pounded Nova Scotia and dumped over 5 inches of rain over the area. Roads washed out. Homes were flooded. A dike behind a clothing plant broke causing the plant to be evacuated. Firefighters in a boat went door-to-door rescuing people. [More]
January 18, 2012 10:38 AM
It can be hard to gauge the success that an industry is having in a market that is already fairly saturated like the United States is when it comes to the self storage industry. While the industry is doing well in the U.S. its success in emerging markets—like Nova Scotia-- can be considered a good indicator of how well it is doing. [More]