Contributing Editors

The Self Storage Industry’s Heart Knows No Borders

by Holly Robinson August 31, 2012 4:20 PM
For many businesses being involved in their local community is considered a part of doing business. Many companies have the ability to reach out to a lot of people and can really make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate when they really set the business on a course to do just that. This is especially true when it comes to the self storage industry. [More]

Steve Ford to be Keynote Speaker at the Texas Self Storage Association Convention

by Winnie Hsiu August 31, 2012 11:36 AM
What does being a cowboy on a cattle ranch, being an actor in Hollywood, and living in the White House all have in common? Steve Ford, son of former President Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford, has done all of these things. Ford will be the keynote speaker for the Texas Self Storage Association Convention that will be held in San Antonio in October. [More]

Information is Power in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez August 30, 2012 10:49 PM
It is kind of hard to do something—anything—if you don’t know enough about. Yes, you can accomplish a task even if you are not sure what you are doing or even open a business without knowing much about it either. However, in the process you will find that achieving success will be harder, mistakes will be more common, unnecessary expenses will be incurred, and in the business world failure is imminent. [More]

Safeguard Self Storage to Sell Three Properties

by Kim Kilpatrick August 30, 2012 11:51 AM
Are you in the market to purchase a self storage facility? Two facilities? How about three of them? If you have a cool $25 million, then Marcus & Millichap has a deal for you. They represent Safeguard Self Storage, who has three properties up for sale. Safeguard is willing to sell the properties as a portfolio or as individual facilities. The selling price averages out to $111 per square foot. [More]

The World Wide Web of Self Storage

by John Stevens August 29, 2012 9:04 PM
These days it seems like you can do just about anything on the internet. Pretty much you name it and you can buy it from somewhere (as long as it’s legal of course). With the internet accessible nearly all over the world more and more business is being done via the World Wide Web every day. For a company to thrive—or even survive—an online presence is a must. [More]

A-1 Self Storage in San Diego Raises Funds for Cancer Research

by Holly Robinson August 29, 2012 6:00 PM
A-1 Self Storage recently sponsored a surfing team in the 19th Annual Luau & Longboard Invitational event that was held on August 19, 2012 at Scripps Beach, La Jolla in San Diego, California. All funds raised at the event went to the Moores UCSD Cancer Center.

The purpose of this event is several fold. It raises awareness and funds for cancer research that is done at the Moores Cancer Center. It provides funds for educational programs, outreach, and patient care. [More]

Self Storage Company Plans to be Around a Long Time

by Kim Kilpatrick August 28, 2012 9:18 PM
Expansion is one of the many ways by which a company can tell it is doing well. Business must be good to even consider making the investment that expansion requires. However, if the process is not undertaken properly it can mean disaster and potentially lead to bankruptcy. [More]

Self Storage Profits, Inc. to Host Free Webinar

by Winnie Hsiu August 28, 2012 5:48 PM
In days of yore, when children grew up they lived next door to their parents and grandparents. Or, they lived just around the corner so all generations lived in close proximity.

Gone are those days. Children live in different states than their parents – and sometimes even in different countries. Today’s society is mobile and people often need a temporary place to store personal items during their moving process. [More]

Lok'nStore Storage in the UK Selects Their 'Charity of the Year'

by Tony Gonzalez August 27, 2012 8:00 PM
In the United States, self storage owners and managers are well known for sponsoring fundraisers that support local charities and for supporting charitable events. That characteristic is also evident internationally. Lok’nStore in the UK is an example of a storage facility that reaches out and helps their community. [More]

Self Storage Company Opens Unique Facility

by John Stevens August 27, 2012 7:00 PM
Whenever you enter an industry that is pretty well saturated with competition you have to do something in order to stand out. Many businesses will hold some kind of event to celebrate their grand opening. Others will do something to make their business different from the rest. One self storage company in the Chicago area has decided to do both. [More]
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