Contributing Editors



'Storage Wars’ Star Set to Serve Up Auction Advice at ISS World Expo

by John Stevens February 28, 2011 7:56 PM
Treasure seekers are turning out in droves for self storage auctions across the country, mainly due to the hit A&E series “Storage Wars.” Numbers of attendees have exploded since the show premiered last fall. Feeling confident in handling large auctions and knowing the ins and outs of lien laws is on the minds of many self storage operators. [More]

Is Having a Manager Living on Site the Way to Go?

by Kim Kilpatrick February 28, 2011 9:52 AM
If there is one thing that people can almost universally complain about it is their commute to work. It is bad enough that you have to spend eight or more hours a day at the office, but to be stuck getting up an hour early to drive in and then be stuck in traffic again at night is not the most pleasant thing in the world to do. [More]

Self Storage Can be a Life Saver

by Winnie Hsiu February 25, 2011 3:29 PM
On a figurative level there is probably not a person alive that does not think that having a little more space would be a life saver. Having your house or apartment crammed with too much stuff can make life seem not as pleasant as it could be. No one likes feeling like their crammed into a box constantly tripping over stuff, right? [More]

Website Offers Free Premium Listing and Chance to Win iPad

by John Stevens February 25, 2011 10:17 AM
Bringing together the power of internet technology and customers who want to rent self storage online is the goal of USSelfStorageLocator.com, a self-storage locator and rental search engine. The website is offering a free premium listing for 90 days to any self storage business that activates an account prior to the Inside Self Storage (ISS) World Expo on March 16, 2011. [More]

What to do When Your Self Storage Company Needs New/More Customers

by Holly Robinson February 24, 2011 2:36 PM
There comes a time in every business effort where you will find that you are in dire need of new customers. For the self storage industry that could mean that you recently had a number of customers move out for whatever reason or maybe you were able to add on to your current structure and are now having trouble filling your new units. [More]

New Web Marketing Tool Designed Just for Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens February 24, 2011 11:31 AM
When prospective renters first start to look for self storage, ninety percent of them use a web search. Numbers don’t lie and that’s why it’s important to have a comprehensive web presence. Red Nova Labs, the company that created StorageFront and Self Storage Marketing Ahead recently unveiled a new marketing service called WebWorks for Self Storage specifically aimed at improving storage facility websites. [More]

Want to Advertise/Promote Your Self Storage Facility for Free?

by Tony Gonzalez February 23, 2011 3:16 PM
There is one thing that every business man cringes when he/she spends money on it and that is advertising. It is the one thing that every business must spend money on, but the question is always how much and what on. What is going to drive customers to your business quicker and faster helping you make money sooner rather than later? [More]

Legislation Introduced to Limit Idaho Land Board Purchases

by John Stevens February 23, 2011 5:34 AM
Continued discontent from some Idaho lawmakers over the state’s purchase of a self storage property for a commercial venture prompted the introduction of a new bill on Tuesday that would set restrictions on what types of buildings the state Land Board can purchase in the future for investment purposes. [More]

What Can You Learn at the Inside Self Storage World Expo?

by Tony Gonzalez February 22, 2011 4:44 PM
The hard part about getting into business is not in starting it. Neither is the difficult part maintaining it on a day to day basis either. What is hard about running a business, be it self storage or any other, is in learning what you need to do to make operations as easy as possible and hence as profitable as possible as well. [More]

Operational Strategies for Self Storage Business Focus of Upcoming Webinar

by John Stevens February 22, 2011 12:38 PM
When it comes to business, the bottom line can’t be ignored. Business owners are understandably consumed with finding ways to save money on expenses and generate more revenue. For self storage operators, a free webinar on Feb. 24 will focus on learning strategies to improve the bottom line. [More]
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