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Self Storage Company Trying to Give Animals a Helping Hand

by John Stevens November 15, 2011 11:25 AM
Around this time of year it is common to see many companies, self storage and otherwise, get involved in a number of charitable activities. With the holiday season fast approaching more and more people are prone to thinking about those less fortunate, and many will act upon it. However, people are not the only ones that need a helping hand. [More]

A Vote of Confidence in Extra Space Storage

by Tony Gonzalez November 14, 2011 7:30 PM
Every business knows when they are doing a good job. There are indicators such as efficient and productive business processes, increased revenue, and positive feedback from satisfied customers. So it’s nice when you get a pat on the back for a job well done – especially when it comes in the form of a write-up in Forbes.com. [More]

Self Storage Companies are Getting into the Holiday Spirit

by Holly Robinson November 14, 2011 7:24 PM
According to the popular holiday song, the world is on the verge of entering the most wonderful time of the year as the holiday season approaches. To make sure that as many people as possible get to experience some holiday cheer, self storage companies in the United States and elsewhere are getting into the holiday spirit. [More]

Self Storage Industry Taking Full Advantage of the Web

by Tony Gonzalez November 11, 2011 6:37 PM
One of the toughest parts about running a business, self storage or otherwise, is deciding how to spend your advertising dollars. Do you want to go with commercials that only people that happen to be watching will see or a billboard that only folks will see that happen to drive by? [More]

San Diego Self Storage Launches Holiday Toy Drive

by Kim Kilpatrick November 11, 2011 11:52 AM
Interested in free admission to the USS Midway or entering a raffle to win credit toward a self storage rental unit? All you have to do is participate in Toys for Tots.

San Diego Self Storage (SDSS) is sponsoring its 13th annual Toys for Tots drive at all of its locations in the greater San Diego area. The toy drive goes from now until December 19. [More]

Online Self Storage Directories Starting to Specialize

by Winnie Hsiu November 10, 2011 5:55 PM
When the Yellow Pages first started coming out back in 1886 they filled a very specific need. Thanks to the creation of this new-fangled communication device called the telephone there was a need for a directory of numbers or people and places that had phones. Over a century later the need for a directory remains, but the avenue by which people access it has changed. [More]

Is It Worth It for a Storage Facility to be on Google Plus?

by John Stevens November 10, 2011 11:40 AM
There's no doubt about it. A business in today's world cannot easily survive without using technology of some sort. But, businesses - especially self storage businesses -- have to determine whether or not the technology is worth putting in the time and effort and what their return of their investment will be. [More]

A Mini Storage Business, a Golden Anniversary, and 11-11-11

by Winnie Hsiu November 9, 2011 12:53 PM
What do a mini storage business, a golden anniversary celebration, and 11/11/11 have in common? Lots. Especially if you happen to be Dan and Norma Burnett. The Burnetts own Burnett's Mini Storage in Boonville, Missouri, and they will be celebrating their golden anniversary this Friday, November 11. [More]

Self Storage Lockers Fetch a Hefty Price at Auction

by Winnie Hsiu November 9, 2011 10:40 AM
Self storage units have been in existence for decades. They have gotten more use and attention due to the current state of the economy, some of that attention coming because people have had a hard time even paying their self storage bills. While that is regrettable, it has presented the country with a whole new past time—self storage auctions. [More]

Top Ten Reasons to be Thankful for the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson November 8, 2011 5:50 PM
With Thanksgiving right around the corner (and David Letterman on Monday through Friday) it is easy to do a couple different things: 1) find reason to be thankful for the self storage industry and 2) come up with a top ten list made up of some of those reasons. [More]
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