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Self Storage Industry Doing its Part to Fight Cancer

by Tony Gonzalez September 30, 2011 6:45 PM
Cancer is a disease that ends thousands of lives every year. There probably isn’t a person on the earth that does not have a relative or friend that has been afflicted with the disease. With more and more lives being taken by cancer every year, continuing to do research into the various forms of cancer is important work. [More]

Mini Storage Owners Sponsor a Ben Carson Reading Room

by Winnie Hsiu September 30, 2011 10:06 AM
Many owners of self storage facilities participate in service projects and charitable organizations that support and improve their communities. Louis and Phyllis Friedman of Stack & Store Mini Storage are an example of community minded business owners who seek to reach out to their community and assist when possible. [More]

Self Storage Wants to Make Things Easier for You

by Holly Robinson September 29, 2011 6:13 PM
In this day and age there is one thing that every customer wants, no matter whether they are renting a unit from a self storage facility, buying a new car, or going grocery shopping and that is convenience. People don’t want to have to work hard at spending their money; they work hard enough to earn it. Many within the self storage industry are doing what they can to make their business as user-friendly as possible. [More]

Best Website Named by Inside Self Storage Readers

by Kim Kilpatrick September 29, 2011 9:41 AM
Inside Self Storage conducted the 2011 Best of Business choice-opinion poll with their readers. was named the "Best Website" in 2011. [More]

New Storage Facilities Opening Around the Country

by Tony Gonzalez September 28, 2011 5:22 PM
The economy is slowly picking up around the United States. More and more new self storage facilities are opening up and expanding their business. [More]

Extreme Makeover: the Self Storage Edition

by Winnie Hsiu September 28, 2011 5:10 PM
In a world undergoing strenuous economic times, finding funding for new projects can be difficult. With all the uncertainty, there is not much safety in making such a large investment. That has forced entrepreneurs to become creative and make use of existing structures, especially in the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Company Knows How to do a Job Right

by John Stevens September 27, 2011 7:09 PM
If there is one thing that any supervisor will tell you he/she hates is someone that does not see a task through to completion. For some reason there are people that seem to think that just getting something started or putting in a half-hearted effort is enough. In the self storage industry that kind of person would not survive. [More]

Storage Business Owners Alliance (SBOA) Partner with Canadian Self Storage Association

by Kim Kilpatrick September 27, 2011 4:36 PM
The Storage Business Owners Alliance LLC (SBOA) announced that it is partnering with the Canadian Self Storage Association (CSSA). By partnering together, members of the Canadian Self Storage Association will gain a pricing advantage with vendors who serve storage facilities in the Canadian Market. [More]

Self Storage Industry Catching on in Singapore

by Tony Gonzalez September 26, 2011 2:48 PM
The trouble that many industries have in the U.S. is that it is only a matter of time—and usually not that much—before any successful enterprise gets copied. Before you know it, the market is saturated and the task of making a profit gets a whole lot tougher. The self storage industry has found that when the going gets tough, they can just head to another country. [More]

Sing It Smart(TM) Video Jingle Contest for SmartStop Self Storage

by Winnie Hsiu September 26, 2011 9:54 AM
Sometimes companies come up with their own marketing strategy and SmartStop Self Storage has come up with one – one that is a winner. It is innovative and very appealing especially to those who have a little bit of creativity and a bit of technical experience. That campaign is a video jingle contest. [More]
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