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Self Storage Industry Continues to Grow Worldwide

by Holly Robinson April 9, 2012 4:57 PM
Americans have been known as the trendsetters for the world for decades whether it is in fashion, entertainment, or in businesses like the self storage industry. Currently there are close to 60,000 self storage facilities worldwide; almost 50,000 of them are in the United States alone. [More]

Jingle from Contest Hits the Airwaves

by Winnie Hsiu April 9, 2012 4:03 PM
It's pretty heady to win $5,000 in a contest because you created a video jingle. That's a lot of contest money to win. Now, fast forward several months.That jingle is now hitting the airwaves in Las Vegas and the Atlanta metro area. That's another exciting milestone for the creator of the jingle. [More]

Self Storage Company Helps Communities Hit by Tornadoes

by John Stevens April 6, 2012 4:42 PM
Tornadoes are dangerous things. They come out of literally nowhere, with winds often around 100 miles per hour, but sometimes as high as 300. Needless to say when they do come they tend to leave a path of destruction in their wake.Victims of that destruction often have a hard time dealing with the loss. Homes are often destroyed or damaged and cars turned upside down and tossed about. With the size that they can attain (as much as two miles across) and the suddenness in which they appear people are essentially helpless. [More]

The Self Storage Scene in India

by Kim Kilpatrick April 6, 2012 2:47 PM
If you live in the United States or Canada, when you think of self storage units you might think of a building with various sizes of units - from a small 5' X 5' space up to a 10' X 30' unit. You might think of storing bedroom sets, dining room tables, or even an RV or boat. If you live in India, self storage is different. Far different. [More]

Another Self Storage Company More Profitable Than Thought

by Winnie Hsiu April 5, 2012 5:57 PM
Everyone gets into business, self storage or otherwise, for the sole purpose of doing one thing—making money. They don’t just want to make a little; they want to make a lot. With the economy in the current state that it’s in, turning a profit has become more challenging. That is where a company called Vertical Consultants has come in handy for a number of self storage properties around the country. [More]

Harrington Moving & Storage Launches a New Web Site

by Holly Robinson April 5, 2012 4:55 PM
It takes a lot of skill to design a web site. Colors, layout, navigation, and use of graphics need to be artfully woven into a visually pleasing site. Programming, using meta tags, and incorporating appropriate SEO are also key components for a good site. So, it is with great pleasure that Harrington Moving & Storage announced the launch of their new website [More]

How Special is Your Self Storage Facility?

by John Stevens April 4, 2012 6:41 PM
In the beginning, the self storage industry was pretty cut and dry. People had more stuff than they had space at home and didn’t want to get rid of it. Buying a larger home is not always economical; that’s where the self storage industry was able to step in and fill a need. People needed more space and they provided it. [More]

Illinois Self Storage Association to Host Owners Summit

by Tony Gonzalez April 4, 2012 6:22 PM
For self storage owners in Illinois, keep June 6, 2012 open on your calendar. The Illinois Self Storage Association (ISSA) will host the 2012 Great Lakes Self Storage Owners Summit. It will be held at the Conrad Hotel, in Chicago, 521 North Rush Street. [More]

New Technology Could Improve Marketing Efforts for Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick April 3, 2012 4:23 PM
There are many things that likely bother owners in the self storage industry. One of those things has to be how to figure out what marketing efforts are successful or not, and if so are they worth the money that is being paid for them. A new software package by a leading self storage software provider could go a long way to helping facilities figure that out. [More]

Try a Different Community Service Project this Year

by Winnie Hsiu April 3, 2012 9:01 AM
Participating in charitable activities is one of the best ways for self storage facilities to strengthen their relationship with their local communities. This brings you to the awareness of people which in turn leads them to do business with you when they have storage needs.

Do you sometimes feel that you do the same activities over and over? Are you looking for something new, something different that you could do? Here is a round-up of ideas of activities that self storage businesses around the country have done. [More]
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