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Self Storage Company on East Coast very Active in the Community

by Winnie Hsiu November 15, 2010 10:50 AM
There is a show on television right now that is called “What Would You Do?” It stages different scenarios in public depicting an individual in need of help or being mistreated to see if the average passer by would be willing to get involved. [More]

Mini Storage Units in Greater Demand as Seasons Change and Holidays Arrive

by John Stevens November 15, 2010 8:16 AM
There are plenty of big storage units for those motorcycles, couches, beds, entertainment centers, big-screen TVs, and even SUVs. But what about its small cousin, the mini storage unit? Just what can be done with those smaller storage spaces besides holding a button collection? To find the answer just look at the demand. Trends are showing they’re becoming more popular for seasonal and holiday storage. [More]

The Right Roofing for your Self Storage Facility can lead to Higher Profits

by John Stevens November 12, 2010 4:33 PM
It goes without saying that anyone that goes into business, whether it is self storage or not, goes into it with one thing in mind—making money. When the economy is like it is a good business- person will come up with any and every way possible to earn another dollar. [More]

As Storage Industry Grows, Now Might Be the Right Time to Join the Action

by John Stevens November 12, 2010 12:22 PM
Despite the floundering of the real estate market, the self storage industry has been showing steady and considerable profits throughout the past five years. It’s somewhat of a sign of the country’s non-stop consumerism. People need a place to store their old stuff once their new decorative suit of armor and china doll collection comes parading through the door. But it’s also a signal to the keen businessman that opening a storage facility could be a lucrative endeavor. [More]

Charity and Cheerleaders Make for a Winning Combination

by Holly Robinson November 11, 2010 1:14 PM
There are certain things that are synonymous with the fall months. Weather becomes cooler, the kids go back to school, leaves change to a myriad of different colors, the holiday season draws near, and the battle for supremacy in the NFL commences. [More]

Big Money Found in Storage Unit Translates to Donation for Special Olympics

by John Stevens November 11, 2010 8:06 AM
When Lady Luck smiled down on a Santa Fe, N.M., storage unit customer, the owner of the storage facility made a special lucky move in return. While going through her unit, Sandra Peters found $1,000 among her olive oil products in the climate controlled storage space. The storage facility owner randomly planted the money there and proceeded to match Peters’ good fortune by donating $1,000 to the Special Olympics in Santa Fe. [More]

Online Marketing Webinar Focuses on Using the Power of the Web to Invest Advertising Dollars Wisely

by John Stevens November 10, 2010 12:21 PM
Launching a website is one of the most powerful marketing tools a self storage professional has to market the business and begin leveraging all the online resources the Web has to offer for storage facility owners. [More]

Tacoma Self Storage to be on the State and National Historic Registers

by John Stevens November 10, 2010 10:16 AM
It is not an uncommon thing to hear about different pieces of history being discovered hidden away inside self-storage facilities. It is uncommon; however, to hear about a self-storage facility that is a part of history itself. That happens to be the case for Tacoma Self Storage. [More]

A&E Will Air New Show on Hunting for Valuable Storage Loot

by John Stevens November 9, 2010 6:15 PM
Often treasures abound in abandoned storage units and Hollywood has decided to permanently shine its camera lights on the storage industry for a show where the hosts act like gold-seeking hunters, making their way from auction to auction. It is an unfortunate and not so frequent occurrence when a customer stops paying rent and has their storage unit repossessed. But for those seeking a big pay out on the contents of these storage units, it is pure joy when they strike it rich. [More]

Self-Storage Facilities across the Nation Are Getting Involved with Toys for Tots

by Tony Gonzalez November 9, 2010 3:13 PM
As the year draws to an end and the holiday season grows near people begin to once again think about peace on earth and good will towards men. With purse strings tighter across the nation for everyone it becomes even more important for people to get involved so that those who are less fortunate can have a happy holiday season as well. [More]
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