Contributing Editors

Who Should You Market Your Self Storage Facility To?

by John Stevens May 11, 2011 2:09 PM
One of the toughest things that an owner of a self storage unit has to do is figure out who the facility is going to be marketed to. This does not just refer to what sort of marketing strategy that the facility is going to adhere to, but the general appearance of the site as well. Who do you want the look of your facility to appeal to? [More]

Self Storage Facilities Court College Students Leaving Campus for Summer

by John Stevens May 11, 2011 7:27 AM
College students are the best customers for many self storage businesses this time of year. What other large demographic lives for nine months out of the year in one place and three months in another? They are consistent self storage customers and self storage businesses are working in high gear to attract their attention as semesters wrap up for the summer. [More]

Self Storage Businesses Find Ways to Help Victims of Southern U.S. Storms

by John Stevens May 11, 2011 7:11 AM
Many businesses, self storage among them, are stepping up to help victims of the widespread, destructive tornadoes that ripped through the south recently. There are so many people affected over such a widespread area, these donations will potentially impact thousands of people in several states. Gracious acts of charity by businesses are much-appreciated by those affected and gives the businesses some well-deserved public recognition. [More]

Self Storage Units Often Used for More than Storage

by Tony Gonzalez May 10, 2011 10:31 PM
Typically, when people imagine self storage units they picture a room the size of a closet or as large as the average living room with nothing but stuff from wall to wall. The self storage industry has almost become mainstream as the economy has tanked and people have had to downsize their homes, but did not want to get rid of their stuff. [More]

The Future of the Self Storage Industry is in Condominiums

by Holly Robinson May 9, 2011 10:42 PM
In any business, self storage as well as any other, there is always a need or desire to be on the cutting edge of the industry. People are always going to want the latest and greatest thing, whatever it is, so success in business is often predicated upon bring the first to have the new toy in town. [More]

Self Storage Industry Heavily Involved in Humanitarian Efforts

by Tony Gonzalez May 6, 2011 8:30 PM
People go in to business for any number of reasons, but for the most part it is all about making money. While that is likely the main reason for anyone, there are a number of people that after they become successful decide to use the means by which their business now allows to do something greater than just turn a profit. [More]

Successful Self Storage Entrepreneur Up For Prestigious Ernst & Young Award for 2011

by John Stevens May 6, 2011 7:21 AM
Andrew Donaldson, a partner in U.K. self storage operator BIG Storage is a finalist on a list of candidates for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the North and Midlands region of England. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year is a global business award for entrepreneurs. If Donaldson wins the award for his region, he’ll go onto to compete for the United Kingdom title. [More]

Self Storage Company Helping Stamp out Hunger

by Kim Kilpatrick May 5, 2011 1:41 PM
Hunger is a problem in the United States, especially as the nation continues to go through tough economic times. Currently, there are about 50 million Americans, approximately one third of them children that are at risk of going hungry. However, with the help of charitable drives and the kindness of strangers, that number can be greatly reduced. [More]

Tennessee Governor Signs New Lien Law For Self Storage Businesses

by John Stevens May 5, 2011 1:03 PM
With support from the national Self Storage Association (SSA), the Tennessee Self Storage Association (TNSSA) won a pivotal battle amending the current self storage lien law. The House Bill 1265 was signed by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on April 29 and will go into effect on July 1. [More]

Self Storage Companies Working to Ensure that Kids Have Books to Read

by John Stevens May 4, 2011 8:33 PM
Reading is like food for the mind. It helps people develop the ability to think and process information as it comes in, among a number of other benefits. The importance of it is what makes it even sadder when it becomes public knowledge that there are kids in communities around the country not developing this important skill simply because they do not have access to books. [More]
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