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Get Dad a Self Storage Unit for Father's Day

by Kim Kilpatrick June 15, 2012 9:09 PM
Throughout the year there are days that are designated as a time to celebrate particular people or events. More often than not, holidays are celebrated or commemorated by the giving of gifts. With Father’s Day on Sunday, June 17, it’s time to give dear ole dad something that says thanks for being Dad. What better than a self storage unit? [More]

SpareFoot Adds in the Cloud Features to Their Business

by Winnie Hsiu June 15, 2012 5:45 PM
In the early days of technology, software programs were installed on individual desktop computers. That was the rage. That was how things were done. As technology, software, and networking capabilities grew, companies, school, and enterprises put the software on a file server. People didn’t have the software installed on their individual machine. They accessed the software programs on the file server. [More]

More Details on the Upcoming Film Self Storage

by Tony Gonzalez June 14, 2012 8:13 PM
There are many tricks to making a successful movie in Hollywood. It definitely helps when some of the people in it are ones that viewers will recognize; because if so-and-so is in the show it must be good, right? Another is to have the movie based in or on something that is current, hip, and that the every-man can relate to or are familiar with. [More]

Historical Jazz Tapes Discovered in a California Storage Unit

by Holly Robinson June 14, 2012 6:04 PM
A saxophone wailed while a trumpet belted out a melody. Jazz music swelled around the room. Men on the dance floor swept and dipped and twirled their partners to the tunes played by the dance band. On the sidelines, toes tapped and fingers snapped. The air pulsed with the vibrant music played by popular jazz artists in the golden era of jazz – Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Count Basie, Jelly Roll Morton, and Lester Young. It was the scene of a typical dance floor. [More]

Knowing Your Community Important to Success in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens June 13, 2012 9:22 PM
Have you ever seen a farming supply store in the middle of a major metropolitan city? What about an ice cream truck driving around when there is a foot of snow on the ground? How about a hot dog vendor outside of a subway or train station? [More]

Inside Self Storage Hosts a Free Webinar on Evaluating Facility-Management Software

by Kim Kilpatrick June 13, 2012 7:10 PM
In the field of education, Marc Prensky used the phrase ‘digital native’ in an article that he wrote at the turn of this century. He used this phrase in reference to students who were born in a digital world and who have grown up not knowing anything different. Digital natives have spent their entire lives immersed in computers, MP3 players, video games, cell phones, and a host of other technological gadgets. [More]

Storage Space Participates in the Grand Avenue Festival in New York City

by Winnie Hsiu June 12, 2012 7:08 PM
Everyone loves the excitement, the hustle and bustle, and the great food found at city festivals. The Maspeth Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Maspeth Kiwanis and the Maspeth Lions organized the Grand Avenue Festival. It was held on Saturday June 10. It covered 8 blocks, stretching from 65th Street to 72nd Street in Queens. There were over 500 vendors and thousands of people in attendance. [More]

Who Will Satisfy the Demand for Self Storage?

by Holly Robinson June 12, 2012 6:32 PM
Many people decide to take the ultimate financial plunge every year and go into business for themselves. Stepping out on a limb and risking your financial future in hopes of obtaining a better one can be pretty scary. That’s why it is vital that entrepreneurs make the right decision when they decide to take that plunge. [More]

Security is More Than Just Security in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez June 11, 2012 7:26 PM
How many times have you seen a movie or television show where criminals/ terrorists/ all-around bad guys either make use of a self storage unit or break into one? At the same time how often do the authorities end up finding something or someone in a self storage unit? [More]

Spall Storage Centre in Armstrong, BC, Holds Their Own Star Warz

by Kim Kilpatrick June 11, 2012 6:02 PM
What do you get when you own a storage facility and then take a popular television show based around the storage industry, throw in a pinch of creativity and clever thinking, and stir in the desire to help local charities? You cook up an event called Storage Warz that raises money for local charities. This event was hosted by Spall Storage Centre in Armstrong, British Columbia. [More]
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