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Is It All in a Name for the Self Storage Industry?

by John Stevens February 22, 2012 7:50 PM
Some individuals will stop at nothing to protect their good names including resulting to violence if they think their name has been sullied to such an extent that there is no other way for the damage to be repaired. In the business world, entities are able to enlist the legal system to help protect their good name by getting a trademark protection for the name. [More]

Startup Companies Participate in Charitable Olympic Activity

by Kim Kilpatrick February 22, 2012 7:13 PM
The next Winter Olympics will be held in 2014 in Russia. There will be the typical events: figure skating, speed skating, ice hockey, bobsled, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, and snowboarding. Recently, there was an Olympic competition of a far different variety – a competition with the purpose of fundraising for charitable organizations. [More]

Mr. Storage Self Service Storage Center Gets Green Light from Zoning Board

by Winnie Hsiu February 21, 2012 6:43 PM
The Zoning Hearing Board in Haverford, Pennsylvania, gave a green light for Argus Properties, Inc. to proceed with the next steps for pursuing the proposed construction of a Mr. Storage self service storage center. With this approval, Argus Properties, Inc. can now proceed to work with the zoning commission to get zoning clarifications or waivers for the property. [More]

Canadian Self Storage Industry Much Like the U.S. Version

by Holly Robinson February 21, 2012 2:25 PM
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. On one hand it looks like the self storage industry in Canada is doing just that with the many ways that it emulates the industry in the United States. When it comes to the business world though, it is highly doubtful that the Canadian self storage industry is trying to flatter their American counterpart—they’re just showing that they’ve learned from it. [More]

Self Storage Industry in Texas Has a Heart as Big as the State

by John Stevens February 20, 2012 6:02 PM
Have you ever wondered where your money is going when you donate it to a charity? Have you ever heard about those organizations where a portion—sometimes a significant one—is used to cover “administrative costs?” Did it make you angry when you heard that of your $100 donation only $35 went to the actual cause? [More]

Storage Village in Chantilly, VA, Helps Recently Released Inmates

by Kim Kilpatrick February 20, 2012 9:32 AM
Water is vital for sustaining life. Without it, we perish. It is very fitting that Storage Village in Chantilly, Virginia, is selling this life sustaining water to support Friends of Guest House. Friends of Guest house helps women, who have recently been released from prison, transition successfully back into society. [More]

Self Storage Facilities in London Could Help Locals Cash In

by Tony Gonzalez February 17, 2012 6:22 PM
For many the idea of renting a self storage unit is downright foolish. It’s not that they don’t have stuff that they could stand to put in storage. They just have sufficient space around the house, i.e. garage, spare room, attic, closets, etc., and don’t feel like renting a self storage unit is a necessary expense they need to incur.What if you did rent a self storage unit and could make a lot of money at the same time? [More]

An Innovative Way to Increase Revenue for Your Self Storage Business

by Winnie Hsiu February 17, 2012 3:23 PM
Several months ago, I ordered something online. It was delivered while I was at work. A second delivery attempt was made - again, while I was at work. A notice left on my front door indicated that I had to now pick up the package at the main delivery office. The main office was 30 miles away. Much to my dismay, the main office would be closed by the time I could get there after work. It was a struggle to find a time when I could finally get my package. [More]

Do You Know Who Your Self Storage Tenants Are?

by Holly Robinson February 16, 2012 8:46 PM
Too often people perceive the self storage industry as what they see on television and in the movies—a place where crazy guys hide their victims, where terrorists store their weapons of mass destruction, and where a shooting could break out at any given time. While that is far from the truth of course, it never hurts to know just who you are renting too. [More]

RV Storage Situation in Southern California Could Dramatically Change

by Holly Robinson February 16, 2012 4:11 PM
Over 3,500 RV owners in Orange County will soon be scrambling to find a storage place for their RVs. The property where the vehicles are currently stored is slated for a housing and commercial development and a park. [More]



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