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Self Storage Units Much More than a Place for Your Stuff

by John Stevens December 30, 2011 6:52 PM
Since they began dotting the landscape of America about half a century ago, self storage facilities have become much more than additional closet space or an extra garage. With the way that Hollywood has latched onto them and made them apart of so many different movies and television shows you could almost say they are part of pop culture. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup

by Holly Robinson December 30, 2011 8:03 AM
As the year draws to a close, you would think that news in the self storage industry would be rather quiet. Not so! Here’s a small roundup of some exciting things going on around the country. [More]

Self Storage Appeals to Some of Man’s Basic Needs

by Tony Gonzalez December 29, 2011 8:22 PM
There are certain things that most people absolutely adore and could not do without like mom’s homemade apple pie, an ice cold glass of lemonade or sweet tea on a hot summer day, our stuff, and most importantly—our sports teams. While this self storage company is not trying to replace mom’s apple pie they are trying to satisfying two of the other needs. [More]

Professional Development Opportunities for Self Storage Owners

by Winnie Hsiu December 29, 2011 8:28 AM
This is the time of year when people review and evaluate the past year. They look at the things that went well for them in their personal life and then think about things that they could improve upon. Then, they set New Year’s resolutions. As self storage business owners and managers, this is the perfect time to do the same thing with your business. [More]

Self Storage Industry to Continue Being Strong Investment in 2012

by Kim Kilpatrick December 28, 2011 5:15 PM
Now that Christmas is over, people the world over will be looking to get back into the working world just long enough to make it to New Year’s Eve. As the party dies down on the morning of January 1 there are likely going to be many people thinking about the new year ready to unfold in front of them and what their resolution may be. [More]

Create a Flyer to Give to Customers Who Are Selling Their Home

by John Stevens December 28, 2011 10:17 AM
Self storage owners are always on the look-out for ways to provide service for their customers. One service that is easy to provide that takes little effort is to provide customers with flyers about moving and putting their belongings in storage. Use the following information in a flyer for your customers who are in the process of selling their home. If they follow the advice, their home will be more appealing to prospective buyers and will sell faster. [More]

Local Self Storage Company Honored by the U.S. Commerce Association

by Holly Robinson December 27, 2011 6:28 PM
The self storage industry is one that is primarily composed of local businessmen and women; there are some major corporations (REITs) involved in the industry, but they only own about 10 percent of all self storage facilities in the United States. This can make earning recognition that much more important since with awards of any kind often comes free publicity. [More]

Access Self Storage in the UK Used YouTube to Promote Charity Appeal

by Tony Gonzalez December 27, 2011 9:58 AM
Yesterday, Kim Kilpatrick wrote about goals that owners of self storage businesses could set for the coming new year. One of the suggested goals was for owners to learn how to use social media such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. One self storage business in the UK successfully used YouTube to promote an appeal for toy donations to their gift-giving campaign. [More]

Christmas Miracle in a Self Storage Unit

by Winnie Hsiu December 26, 2011 5:50 PM
For much of the last month, there has been no shortage of stories involving self storage companies and all sorts of charitable endeavors. There have been countless stories about self storage facilities that collected toys for Toys for Tots, gathered donations for local food banks, and passed out donated coats to those in need. [More]

Setting Self Storage Goals for 2012

by Kim Kilpatrick December 26, 2011 4:20 PM
Now that the holidays are over, it's the perfect time to look at the upcoming year. Spend time thinking and evaluating how your business did over the past year and see if there are things that you can improve in 2012. Think about what went well and what you could do different. Here are six areas to consider where you could make changes and improvements. [More]


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