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Self Storage Company Literally Stretches from One End of the Country to the Other

by Winnie Hsiu October 31, 2012 8:38 PM
A goal for many companies is to be able to expand someday. Being able to do so is a testament to the hard work and the quality of the product that has been turned out so far. When you are able to continue to expand to more and more places; getting further and further from the home office you know you are doing something right. [More]

Louisiana Self Storage Raises Money for American Heart Association

by Holly Robinson October 31, 2012 6:10 PM
Recently, we have written about several self storage facilities across the United States who have partnered with Charity Storage to raise money for various charities. Fort Knox Climate Controlled Self Storage in Louisiana has now joined the ranks of those working with Charity Storage. [More]

Self Storage Industry Likely to See Boosts After Hurricance Sandy Passes

by Kim Kilpatrick October 30, 2012 7:32 PM
Hurricane Sandy has managed to do something that had appeared to be impossible—it made the vast majority of the City that Never Sleeps appear to do just that. With the news of the hurricane baring down on the East Coast most people that were going to be hit by it—not just those in New York City—did the smart thing and sought shelter. [More]

Handling the Challenge of Late Paying Tenants

by Tony Gonzalez October 30, 2012 7:02 PM
Collecting overdue rent is about as fun as having bamboo shoots shoved under your fingernails. Both managers of self storage facilities and the tenants in arrears usually dread it.

We will soon be entering the holiday season – when money is tight and tenants might have a hard time coming up with money to pay for their rental unit. What can you do as manager of a storage business to encourage tenants to pay on time? [More]

Marketing Your Self Storage Facility Dull? Go to a Party!

by John Stevens October 29, 2012 8:54 PM
Deciding to go into business is hard. Getting it started is no piece of cake either. However, what is likely the hardest task of all when it comes to getting a business going and keeping it successful is marketing. After all, if people do not know that your facility exists than they cannot store their personal treasures there, right? [More]

MiniCo Offers Free Webinar to Discuss the SSA CoreHealth Insurance Program

by Winnie Hsiu October 29, 2012 7:00 PM
The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) was signed into law in March of 2010. As a result, many people have concerns and questions about their own insurance. While many of the biggest reforms will not kick in until 2014, many doctors, hospitals, and insurance providers and adapting and preparing and making changes because of this new legislation.

MiniCo will hold a free webinar for self storage professionals on November 13, 2012 that will discuss the features and benefits of the SSA CoreHealth Insurance. This plan is the new limited medical indemnity insurance program that the Self Storage Association offers in conjunction with MiniCo. [More]

Small Businesses Continue to Benefit from the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson October 26, 2012 6:22 PM
In recent years economies around the world have been hurting making people have to look outside of the box in order to make ends meet. This typically means trying to go into business for one self or become part of company/business that is on the rise (hopefully) and could benefit from someone with experience in need of work (and willing to take a salary cut). [More]

Storage Post Self Storage Now Offers Wi-Fi

by John Stevens October 26, 2012 2:43 PM
Every self storage business looks for ways to improve and increase the services that they offer their customers. Years ago, they didn't sell boxes or packing material. Today, they do. Storage Post Self Storage has recently added a service that is new to their customers - free Wi-Fi Internet access. [More]

Self Storage Company Turns Garbage into Money for Charity

by Tony Gonzalez October 25, 2012 9:33 PM
Often times self storage units are used to store things that people no longer need, but can’t bring themselves to throw away just yet. This figurative ‘garbage’ has led to the explosion in popularity of self storage auctions were people hope to find a needle in the haystack or see if another man’s trash could yield a treasure for them. [More]

San DiegoSelf Storage Sponsors Its 14th Annual Toys for Tots Collection

by Kim Kilpatrick October 25, 2012 1:01 PM
The holidays are a difficult time for families in need. When those families struggle just to put food on the table and clothing on their family's back, finding money for Christmas present is very stressful. That's where San Diego Self Storage (SDSS) steps in. Today, they started their 14th annual Toys for Tots Collection. [More]
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