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Going Solar Saves Money for Massachusetts Self Storage Facility

by John Stevens November 22, 2010 11:11 AM
There are two things that the government is almost always working towards, encouraging growth in small business along with encouraging people to make use of alternative sources of energy. Program 1603 from the U.S. Treasury department accomplishes both. [More]

Storage Industry Working to Raise $1 Million for Cancer Research

by John Stevens November 22, 2010 9:27 AM
The storage business has proven to be a generous industry. Whether it’s collecting clothes for the poor or Toys for Tots, storage facility owners and managers show a caring spirit. Now the California Self Storage Association (CSSA) is teaming up with Kure It to raise money for cancer research. [More]

North Carolina Self Storage Facility appeals to the Stomach and the Heart

by Winnie Hsiu November 19, 2010 4:35 PM
Once Halloween comes and goes people’s minds turn to the holiday season. It’s time to eat lots of turkey, shop till you drop (and then shop some more), and enjoy the warm feelings that tends to come with each day during this time of year. Peace on earth and good will towards all men becomes more of a reality and less of an old saying. [More]

New Act Could Cause Self Storage Industry Financial Woes

by John Stevens November 19, 2010 10:44 AM
President Obama has put forth much legislation in the hopes of helping small businesses grow and thrive, depending on a person’s opinion of his political objectives. But a major trip up in a new act could cost self storage owners a lot of money in the form of taxes and require piles of paperwork. [More]

Storage Facility Owners Could Gain Big Money with Help from Storage Management Companies

by John Stevens November 18, 2010 11:46 AM
Wouldn’t it be great to own a car, but have someone else take care of keeping it clean, handling breakdowns, getting oil changes and rotating the tires? Well, that’s a lot like what a self storage management company can do for the owner of a storage facility. Management companies can handle many of the operational details for a storage facility, but foremost the objective is to boost revenues. [More]

Self Storage Training Institute is Producing Quality Facility Managers

by Kim Kilpatrick November 18, 2010 11:29 AM
Regardless of the economic times it can be very challenging to find a business that you want to invest in or start. With everything becoming more and more specialized these days, choosing the wrong business can cost thousands of dollars not to mention wasted time. Factor in an unstable economy and the task becomes even more daunting. [More]

Self Storage Catching Eye of Investors and Showing Gains in Financial Markets

by John Stevens November 17, 2010 10:46 AM
In the financial world, investors keep their eyes on trends and are keenly aware when a certain area seems to be taking off. Recently, the self storage industry has been showing heavy muscle in the financial markets. The self storage category is exhibiting powerful gains and investment in storage facilities has begun to take off. [More]

Social Networking and Self Storage Starting to go Hand-in-Hand

by John Stevens November 17, 2010 10:16 AM
For any kind of enterprise to take off these days there are a few things that it needs to have. A solid business plan, marketing and advertising, a solid product, and competent employees are a start to take your business to the next level you need to think outside of the box. You need to establish a social media presence. [More]

uShip and SpareFoot Join to Form Web Portal to Improve Consumer Searches for Facilities

by John Stevens November 16, 2010 11:36 AM
Finding and choosing a local storage facility just became easier for those in the market to find a safe and secure home for their excess belongings. A new, all-inclusive, online, ready at your fingertips web portal has been compiled and is ready to use for customers wanting to compare pricing, unit sizes, location, photos, customer reviews and more about self storage facilities in their area. [More]

New Jersey Self Storage Operator Fights the Good Fight and Wins

by Tony Gonzalez November 16, 2010 11:20 AM
Opening, running, and maintaining a small business, be it a self storage facility or any other kind of business, can be a challenging and daunting task. Having to pay thousands of dollars to local officials in fees that do not apply to your business sure does not help much either. For years that was the case for Mitch Danzis of the Storage Station in Bernardsville, New Jersey. [More]
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