Contributing Editors



How a Self Storage Company Can Hold on to a Good Thing

by Winnie Hsiu March 17, 2011 1:25 PM
Having customers are very important to the success of any business, not just the self storage industry. It is easy to think that they are the good thing that the company needs to hold on to. However, even the best customers/tenants will leave at some time regardless of what you do. As important as tenants are there is something else that is even more important for a company to hold onto—good employees. [More]

ISS World Expo Successful in Las Vegas, Gears Up for Pacific Northwest

by John Stevens March 17, 2011 11:54 AM
How to “Write Your Next Chapter” was the presiding theme at this year’s Inside Self-Storage World Expo that just wrapped up in Las Vegas. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the expo attracted hundreds of self-storage owners, operators, investors, builders and vendors from across the country. Attendees looked to the future with the realization that competition is growing more rigorous each year and it is important to be up on the latest technologies. [More]

National Self Storage Alliance Helps the Little Guy Out

by Winnie Hsiu March 17, 2011 12:30 AM
The United States has always been a country that has talked about protecting and promoting the little guy. Politicians always talk about trying to speak for the minority. Unions like to say that they give every worker a voice. Home owners associations are intended to give individual owners a voice in their community. [More]

SpareFoot Raises Money to Expand Product and Workforce

by John Stevens March 16, 2011 7:57 AM
The most popular search on Sparefoot.com is “college summer storage.” And just as the semester is coming to an end for many college students, SpareFoot, which lists more than 5,000 self storage facilities in its nationwide online directory, has raised an extra $1.5 million to complete its second round of funding. [More]

Self Storage Company Helping Local High School Kids Turn Trash into Scholarships

by Tony Gonzalez March 15, 2011 11:40 PM
Everyone has their own idea of what is good and what is bad. What one person may consider inferior another could consider top of the line. To use an old saying as an illustration beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That is also how some people are able to find treasure in what others consider trash, just like some of the students have at Paso Robles High School in California with the help of a local self storage company. [More]

Storage and Moving Websites Team Up to Provide Ease of Service

by John Stevens March 15, 2011 10:25 AM
The need for moving services goes hand in hand with finding a storage unit. It is a common sense pairing that is as essential as packing paper and boxes. Two such providers are joining forces to provide customers with an ease of service when it comes to moving their items into a storage space that is right for them. BuildmyMove.com was recently named the featured moving services provider for Storage.com, a nationwide, online search and booking engine for self storage. [More]

Self Storage Industry Doing What it can to Help Kure It

by Holly Robinson March 14, 2011 3:20 PM
It is not common that one is able to go about conducting business in a normal fashion and be able to help combat an issue that is affecting a large portion of society at the same time. Many companies are more than happy to do what they can to help anyway, but it is rare that all they have to do is go about business as usual to actually be able to. [More]

Self Storage Blog Series Helps Inform Newbie Renters

by John Stevens March 14, 2011 8:36 AM
For new customers looking for self storage, the process can be daunting without some basic questions answered. Alleviating this stress is the impetus behind an informative blog series called “How to Use Self-Storage.” Offered by Storitz.com, the blog series addresses the intricacies of self storage use and answers an array of questions for new customers just tackling the storage rental process. [More]

Change in Store for Georgia Self Storage Facilities

by Holly Robinson March 11, 2011 10:45 PM
Politicians love to promise one thing to their constituents more than anything else—change. They do not always specify whether that change will be good or bad, but they do promise that it will happen. One change that has been proposed by lawmakers in Georgia will mean a little more work for self storage facility operators, but could also mean an increase in profits. [More]

Popularity of Self Storage Auctions Spurs Change in Tennessee Lien laws

by John Stevens March 11, 2011 7:51 AM
Self storage auctions are getting swamped with attendees in recent months as popularity has grown, causing many states to look at streamlining their lien laws. Earlier this week, both Nevada and Florida legislators reviewed proposed changes to their states’ self storage lien laws. Now Tennessee has joined the ranks by introducing legislation that would lift the newspaper advertising requirement for self storage lien sales. [More]
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