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New Self Storage Opens in Lacey, Washington

by Winnie Hsiu October 17, 2012 7:13 PM
In the mid-1990s, the city of Lacey, Washington, main industries revolved around forest products, cattle, milk, and retail. Over the years, it has evolved into a bedroom community to the Olympia, Washington, metropolitan area and Fort Lewis. However, in recent years, business developments have moved it out of a ‘bedroom community’ status to an independent city with many of its own services and businesses. One new business that will open at the beginning of November is the College Point Self Storage. [More]

A Little Renovation Can Go a Long Way in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson October 17, 2012 6:51 PM
Have you ever gone out and bought a new shirt just because you wanted something new? Do you remember how you felt the first time you wore it out in public? How about the first time you drove up to your buddy’s house in your new car? What about when you went to your high school reunion after losing 50 pounds? [More]

Self Storage is one Friendly Industry

by Tony Gonzalez October 16, 2012 6:42 PM
There are certain things that people must do in order to be successful in business be it self storage or otherwise. They must have something people want. They must have a place of business from which to offer something people want, and they must let people know they have it (so that they will come and get it). That alone will go a long way towards making a profit, but it takes a little more in order to truly be a success. [More]

South Charleston Indoor Mini Storage Participates in City Beautification Efforts

by John Stevens October 16, 2012 6:40 PM
The city of South Charleston is slowly working on revitalizing the businesses within their city. South Charleston Indoor Mini Storage participated in the beautification efforts. It spruced up, improved and painted the business’ façade.

South Charleston is a picturesque town with a population of almost 14,000. Its name is based on the fact that the city is on the south side of the Kanawha River even though it is northwest (not south) of the City of Charleston. [More]

Self Storage Company Knows how to Bring People In

by Winnie Hsiu October 15, 2012 7:39 PM
Many people think that the toughest thing involved in business—self storage or otherwise-- is the whole process involved in getting it open and off the ground. There are others that would counter and say that starting the business is not the hardest thing, but is actually pretty cut and dry. You know exactly what you need to do. The toughest part is something else entirely. [More]

PhoneSmart Reaches Their One Millionth Lead Reservation Milestone

by Holly Robinson October 15, 2012 6:29 PM
Milestones in businesses are significant: the first customer, first dollar made, first out-of-state office built. It’s exciting and fulfilling for the company when they reach momentous milestones. PhoneSmart has reached one such significant milestone – their one millionth lead reservation. [More]

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StorageMart to Sponsor "Draw My Favorite Teacher" Contest

by Kim Kilpatrick October 12, 2012 7:22 PM
StorageMart supports many local charities such as the Ronald McDonald House, the Habitat for Humanity, and Women in Need Inc. They also award scholarships, assist with adoption and foster care programs, and reach out and help animal shelters. Today, they started a different type of activity that supports the community surrounding their Brooklyn self storage facility. They announced a contest that benefits public schools. [More]

Beautiful Babies Get a Helping Hand from the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens October 12, 2012 7:06 PM
There is one thing that you can almost rest assured any parent is not going to turn away—help. Single or married, rich or poor; it doesn’t matter. Children are a wonderful blessing as well as an incredible handful. They make you laugh; sometimes they make you cry. For some families the only constant is worry; worry about how to make sure the baby has everything that he or she needs. [More]

Self Storage Industry in UK Prepared to Face New Value Added Tax

by Tony Gonzalez October 11, 2012 9:44 PM
Running a business—self storage or otherwise-- is full of challenges and tough decisions. Sometime they can be pretty tough to handle like when it comes to having to raise rates or increase costs for any sort of reason. What you have to do is try to envision the good that can occur if the expense is incurred. Even then, sometimes it can be tough to pull the figurative trigger because you don’t want to spend the money (it’s so hard to earn!). [More]

3 Men Movers Add a "Move Concierge" Position to Their Company

by Winnie Hsiu October 11, 2012 1:57 PM
Many of the four- and five-star hotels have a concierge. A concierge is a person who is in charge of special services for the hotel guests. Need tickets to the theater? Ask the concierge. Need to know about a tour to a local tourist attraction. The concierge will know.

3 Men Movers has incorporated the concept of a concierge into their business model and have created a new position - the 'Move Concierge." This person in this position will make sure that all moves go smoothly and that the customer has the best experience that the company has to offer. Quality with an extra touch is their goal. [More]
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