Contributing Editors

Multi-tasking Par for the Course in Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson October 10, 2012 8:21 PM
Growing up we learn that if we do something that we should do it well. In order to make sure that is what we do we are told to pick one thing and concentrate on it; work on it till we are great at it. However, we also learn that often times when we stick to one thing and one thing only, well—it’s kind of boring. [More]

Self Storage Companies Don’t Leave You Out in the Cold

by John Stevens October 9, 2012 9:56 PM
There is a feeling that comes with being trapped. By what doesn’t matter. It can be by something literal like by bad guys or something more metaphorical like a bad relationship, a poor business deal, or by having too much stuff packed into your small apartment. You feel alone; like you have no one to turn to in order to help get you out of the mess you’re in. To use another metaphor it’s like being left out in the cold. [More]

Go Mini's Becomes a Franchise Business

by Tony Gonzalez October 9, 2012 6:28 PM
Go Mini’s Moving and Portable storage has undergone a drastic change in their business model. They used to have a dealer-based structure. After much diligent work, they have successfully switched to a franchise organization.

Their dealer-based organization has been very successful. It has grown more than 2,559% between 2005 and 2007. However, they feel that the franchise model is a more systematic and efficient business management approach. [More]

Self Storage Industry Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by John Stevens October 8, 2012 7:29 PM
The generous nature of the self storage industry is one that is well known. Hardly a day goes by where there is not at least one story about a self storage facility somewhere doing something to benefit a non-for-profit organization of some kind. [More]

StorageMart Supports Women in Need Inc. by Partnering with Charity Storage

by Holly Robinson October 8, 2012 6:11 PM
Today, StorageMart announced that it has joined with Charity Storage in an effort to support Women In Need Inc. (WIN). WIN serves the homeless women and children in New York City.

On Valentine’s Day in 1983, Women in Need (WIN) and the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in midtown Manhattan, opened their first emergency residence. Ten homeless women were admitted. What a sweet gift it was to these women. For almost 30 years, Women in Need has provided homeless women (and their children) with safe, clean housing and support for the women to develop skills to become self-reliant. [More]

Every Little Bit Helps in and Around the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick October 5, 2012 7:51 PM
How many times have you ever thought if you just had a little more of something you could do [fill in the blank]? If you had a little more time could you get that work out in? If you had a little more money could you afford a bigger house/car/vacation/etc.? [More]

West Creek Self Storage Holds Shoe Drive

by Winnie Hsiu October 5, 2012 7:24 AM
Shoes. Here in the United States, many of us have a closet full of them. We take them for granted. We don’t give them a second thought. We have access to them, we have money for them, we don’t consider them a luxury. Not so for others around the world. [More]

Another Self Storage Aggregator Joins the Fray

by Tony Gonzalez October 4, 2012 7:17 PM
People like to say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. On a personal level that is likely very true. However, when it comes to the business world—self storage or otherwise—imitation isn’t necessarily flattering. It’s a sign that you’ve done something well and now someone else wants to do the same thing. [More]

Powdersville Self Storage Sponsors Missionaries in Eastern Europe

by Holly Robinson October 4, 2012 1:38 PM
Powdersville Self Storage in Greenville, South Carolina, announced today that they will sponsor Tommy and Dana Dove who will be missionaries for Campus Crusade for Christ and will be serving in Eastern Europe. The Doves will be headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. From there, they and their team will spread out and work in the former Communist countries of Bulgaria, Romania, and Serbia. [More]

Self Storage Company Making Every Effort to Appeal to Hispanic Market

by John Stevens October 3, 2012 6:03 PM
The United States is one crowded country. According to the last census the population is around 308 million people. Although people aren’t necessarily forced to live on top of each other we still put a premium on our space; having it and making the most of it. Sometimes we don’t have enough of it in order to store our stuff and live comfortably. [More]
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