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Self Storage Industry Makes the Most of What There Is

by John Stevens January 24, 2012 5:50 PM
One of the life lessons that many people are taught as children are that you can’t always have it the way you want it (‘it’ being absolutely anything), and that sometimes you have to take what you have and just make the most of it. If recent history is any indication, that is a lesson that the self storage industry has learned pretty well. [More]

New Mobile Device Application from SmartStop(R) Self Storage

by Holly Robinson January 24, 2012 2:04 PM
Every day, more and more companies create applications for smart phones. With these applications, you can read magazines, check your e-mail, post a comment to Facebook, track your weight loss, make reservations at hotels, and rent movies. Almost every industry has a supporting application and the self storage industry isn't any different. [More]

Self Storage Company Answers the Tough Questions

by Tony Gonzalez January 23, 2012 6:33 PM
It doesn’t take much for the average person to see that the self storage industry is doing well. Pick any major city in the country and there are bound to be dozens of very nice self storage facilities that were not there a decade ago. Ever wonder why that might be happening? [More]

Spotlight on Sales and Marketing Director of Kodiak Mini Storage Lake Wylie, SC

by Winnie Hsiu January 23, 2012 12:16 PM
Sometimes people enter the self storage business early on in their career. Others take a winding path of other jobs before entering the industry. Charles Wood had a variety of jobs before becoming the sales and marketing director for Kodiak Mini Storage at Lake Wylie, South Carolina. [More]

The Art of Discounting in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick January 20, 2012 6:01 PM
It seems like wherever you go and no matter what you are shopping for there is likely going to be a discount of some kind being offered. No matter what you are selling, there is some way for it to be discounted. The art of discounting a product—if done properly-- can mean an awful lot to your bottom line whether you’re talking about a department store, a grocery store, or the local self storage facility. [More]

Security Measures for Storage Facilities

by Holly Robinson January 20, 2012 10:08 AM
Because of several burglaries in self storage units in Provo, Utah, city police recommend that storage renters take steps to protect their belongings. Provo police Sergeant Mathew Sifufanua stated that using good crime prevention steps reduces the likelihood of being an easy target for a burglar. [More]

Technology a Boon to the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens January 19, 2012 5:26 PM
With the way that modern technology advances there is no telling what the future holds for the world. Pretty soon we could all end up flying around like The Jetsons or maybe even have no need to ever get out of our recliners again like in Wall-E. For now though, we’ll just have to be satisfied with it making some of life’s little challenges a bit easier. [More]

What Are Your Customers Saying About You On Social Media?

by Winnie Hsiu January 19, 2012 10:18 AM
Social media is the hot topic of the day. Companies are dashing around trying to find ways to incorporate it into marketing plans. However, companies seem to ignore social media when an irate customer uses it to berate a company. [More]

Upcoming Texas Self Storage Association Events

by Tony Gonzalez January 18, 2012 12:23 PM
When people join clubs or organizations, they generally want to know the benefits of belonging to the organization. They want to know what they will get out of it. If you don't belong to your state's self storage association, I strongly encourage you to look into it because there are many, many benefits. [More]

Self Storage Industry Growing in Nova Scotia

by Winnie Hsiu January 18, 2012 10:38 AM
It can be hard to gauge the success that an industry is having in a market that is already fairly saturated like the United States is when it comes to the self storage industry. While the industry is doing well in the U.S. its success in emerging markets—like Nova Scotia-- can be considered a good indicator of how well it is doing. [More]
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