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Self Storage Business Supports Habitat for Humanity

by Holly Robinson April 16, 2012 6:36 PM
There are several things that self storage businesses across the United States have in common. They want to provide safe, secure storage space for their customers. They want to make it easy for their customers to have access to their stored items. They want to provide excellent customer service. And, they are concerned about supporting charitable activities.

Just Store It in Kingsport, Tennessee, is a great example for these shared characteristics – especially supporting good causes. [More]

Self Storage Company Trying to Improve the Lives of Others

by John Stevens April 16, 2012 6:23 PM
Self storage companies essentially make the lives of their people better by providing them with something that they are in dire need of, space. Their current arrangements are either too expensive (and they need to downsize) or not big enough. The discrepancy is enough of a problem that they are compelled to act (rent a self storage unit) in order to free up space. [More]

Magellan Storage in California Acquires 2 New Facilities

by Winnie Hsiu April 13, 2012 6:40 PM
Magellan Storage, part of the Magellan Group, recently purchased two new facilities to add to their portfolio. The cost totaled $11.2 million dollars. [More]

Where Should You Open a Self Storage Facility?

by Tony Gonzalez April 13, 2012 4:56 PM
Whether the economy is down or not, people want one thing when they go into business for themselves—to make money. Deciding what kind of business they are going to go into is the hard part. You want to do something you think you’ll enjoy, but more importantly you want something that is going to be profitable. For many businesses, self storage and otherwise, location can be the deciding factor. [More]

New Storage Facility Opens in Glen Cove, New York

by Kim Kilpatrick April 12, 2012 8:37 PM
It seems that every community has a business that has closed its doors and the building sits vacant. The building soon becomes an eyesore falling into disrepair with weeds sprouting everywhere. That’s what the site of the former Photocircuits factory in Glen Cove, New York, was like. [More]

Beauty Matters in More Ways Than One in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson April 12, 2012 8:09 PM
There are a million and one sayings that have to do with the beauty of someone or something. People love to talk about how beauty is only skin deep and that it’s in the eye of the beholder, but the fact remains that we all know that looking good matters—especially in businesses like the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Can Help Keep Kids Safe

by Winnie Hsiu April 11, 2012 8:41 PM
There are many things that most new parents stress out about until someone tells them that they are doing it right. Am I holding my baby right? Did I make the diaper too tight? Is my baby too cold or hot? Another common question a southern New Jersey self storage company is hoping they can help answer for some parents: Is my child’s safety seat in right? [More]

Self Storage Industry Expanding Into Malaysia

by John Stevens April 11, 2012 5:59 PM
Several days ago, we shared an article that talked about how the self storage industry is growing in India. An Indian company that stores records for different businesses expanded their offerings and now allows individuals to store their boxed-up possessions in their record storing facility. India is not the only country where the self storage industry is growing. It is also expanding into Malaysia. [More]

Self Storage Company Kicks Off Latest Round of Scholarship Giveaways

by Kim Kilpatrick April 10, 2012 9:07 PM
For years there have been philosophers, educators, rappers, and all other sorts of people that have made the statement that knowledge is power. How that knowledge is achieved remains to be seen; it can be different for everybody. It all depends on the person. [More]

Self Storage Business Wins Best Customer Service Competition

by Tony Gonzalez April 10, 2012 4:13 PM
It’s common knowledge in the business world that it costs less to retain a customer than it is to gain a new one. So, giving excellent customer service should be a top goal of every business. The city of New Port Richey, Florida, decided they wanted to know which of their businesses had the best customer service. And the best way to find out was to let the customers have a say – because the customers always know best. [More]
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