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Georgia Self Storage Owners Know When to Put Competition Aside

by Holly Robinson December 17, 2010 4:39 PM
Business is business. You are out to make a dollar and not help the other guy out; you want to bury him. However, there is a time and a place where it becomes good business to put the drive for personnel financial success behind you and work with your competition for the greater good of one and all. [More]

Self Storage Company Earns Top Award From Entrepreneur Magazine for Franchising Success

by John Stevens December 17, 2010 8:36 AM
In the franchising business, it looks like moving and storage industries are growing strong, and
finding a place on Entrepreneur Magazine’s end-of-the-year Top 10 Franchising Trends for
2010. [More]

Happy Holidays Can Set Many Self Storage Facilities Up For a Happy New Year

by Winnie Hsiu December 16, 2010 12:34 PM
At Christmas time the country tends to believe more than ever in peace on earth and good will towards men. So when the holiday season comes around every year there are always a number of charities around the country that go into overdrive trying to help as many people as they can. Every year there are always a number of self storage facilities around the nation that get involved in a variety of charitable efforts. [More]

Who Let the Dogs Out at the Self Storage Facility?

by John Stevens December 16, 2010 7:48 AM
Storage facilities across the United States probably haven’t imagined a bunch of dogs traipsing through their buildings as having any benefit at all. [More]

Top Five Reasons People Use Self Storage During the Holidays

by Tony Gonzalez December 15, 2010 11:08 AM
Around this time of year there is always one thing that people are always wishing they had more of and that is space. Sometimes its just a space to hide your kids Christmas presents in till its time for Santa to deliver them or maybe you need to clear away the stuff in your spare room for friends or family to use while they are visiting. Maybe you got so much great new stuff that you don’t have space for it and your old stuff. Whatever the reason, the solution is as close as your local self storage facility. [More]

Stinky Skunk Slips into Storage Unit and Sprays Toys for Needy Children

by John Stevens December 15, 2010 9:54 AM
A toy drive in Purcell, Okla., could possibly have come to an odiferous end after a skunk got into a donation storage facility, creating putrid puzzles, malodorous model trains, and stinky stuffed animals. [More]

The Trick to Self Storage Ownership is Doing Less not More

by John Stevens December 14, 2010 12:47 PM
Unless you are one of the lucky few you know how hard it is to work your way up from the bottom. Some are able to start there and rise up to the top and even break into business ownership. The trouble can be that once they get there they have trouble acting like an owner and instead end up micro managing and undermining their employees. [More]

California Developer Refurbishes Dilapidated Building into Wine Storage Facility in an Area of Portland He Thinks Will Blossom

by John Stevens December 14, 2010 12:04 PM
In Portland, Ore., an investor who paid nearly $4 million for property to be used as a storage facility for wine, has raised some eyebrows due to the building’s poor condition. But the developer is confident in the beauty of the building and of success to come.

In Portland, Ore., an investor who paid nearly $4 million for property to be used as a storage facility for wine, has raised some eyebrows due to the building’s poor condition. But the developer is confident in the beauty of the building and of success to come. [More]

N.Y. Self Storage Owner Loses Eminent Domain Battle As Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case

by John Stevens December 13, 2010 9:40 PM
It was a mighty two-year battle, but Nick Sprayregen, owner of Tuck-It-Away Self-Storage, has ultimately been defeated by a Supreme Court ruling on Monday that forces him to give up his land for the expansion of Columbia University. [More]

Happy Employees the Key to Success in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick December 13, 2010 2:17 PM
When you spend eight hours or more with someone almost every day during the week you tend to get pretty close to him or her more often than not. At the least you tend to become good friends, almost like family. Such is often the case with places like self storage facilities that do not require a lot of people in order to operate. [More]
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