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It’s Curtains for High Energy Bills at Your Local Self Storage Facility

by Tony Gonzalez May 5, 2012 10:34 AM
It would be a rather daunting task to find someone that has gone into business—self storage or otherwise—without the goal of making money in mind. Once profits have been realized there is something else that every businessperson wants to do; make more money. However, that can be a pretty daunting task for a business like the self storage industry. [More]

The Storage Business Owners Alliance to Host Two Upcoming Webinars

by Holly Robinson May 4, 2012 3:00 PM
The Internet bubble, the Information Technology Bubble, and the dot-com bubble all refer to the same thing: the years between 1995 and 2000 when there was a booming commercial growth on the Internet. Many Internet-based companies (described as dot-coms) came into existence and made huge financial gains. That bubble collapsed in 2000-2001. [More]

Self Storage and Charity Have a Lot in Common

by John Stevens May 3, 2012 9:05 PM
There are a lot of things that people like to think relate to each other. Milk and chocolate chip cookies; peanut butter and jelly; baseball and summer. People are often able to find relationships in just about everything if they want to. Sometimes it can be hard to do; other times it’s easy. [More]

Property Listing Service Now Available for the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu May 3, 2012 2:00 PM
If you aree an investor interested in purchasing self storage facilities, you would have a difficult time finding those that are for sale. You'd have to read lots of newspaper real estate listing or go to lots of real estate websites to see what was available. But now, there is a clearing house for listings of places for sale - all in one convenient location. It's like a one-stop-shop where you can see facilities that are available in your local neighborhood or all across the United States. [More]

CSI Meets Self Storage—Literally!

by Holly Robinson May 2, 2012 9:13 PM
The notion of a crime scene investigation—more commonly known thanks to the popular television show as CSI—at a self storage unit is nothing new. After all, it is not an uncommon thing to hear about a crime being committed at, in, or near a self storage facility. Movies and television shows often have various nefarious deeds taking place in or around them as well. [More]

Art Show at Guardian Storage Solution in Pittsburgh

by Kim Kilpatrick May 2, 2012 7:00 PM
When you think of art exhibitions, you might think of the Louvre that has 8.5 million visitors a year. Or perhaps the British Museum in London that gets 5.8 million yearly visitors. Or the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Art Institute of Chicago Museum. These are magnificent settings for magnificent works of art.

Would you ever consider going to an art show in a self storage facility? [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Help You Help Kids with Cancer

by Tony Gonzalez May 1, 2012 9:04 PM
April showers bring a lot more than just May flowers. They also bring the urge to do a little spring cleaning in the house, garage, attic, car, self storage unit—pretty much anywhere we tend to gather ‘stuff.’ Many people will hold a garage sale once they finish their spring cleaning to make a few bucks. Sounds logical, right? [More]

SpareFoot Improves Website Performance

by John Stevens May 1, 2012 6:10 PM
If you are driving along and your check engine light comes on, you instantly know that something is amiss with your car. That light is part of your car’s onboard diagnostics system that monitors things such as low oil pressure, poor engine performance, and faulty electrical circuits. When it comes to websites, many business owners do not have a ‘check engine’ light to indicate there are problems with their site – unless your business is SpareFoot. [More]
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