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More and More of the Self Storage Industry is Going Online

by Holly Robinson November 30, 2012 8:46 PM
Does anyone actually use the Yellow Pages anymore or call a movie theater to see what’s playing? How about searching for government information or public services? Does anyone really let their fingers do the walking for them anymore? Or do they just log on and see what they can find on the World Wide Web? [More]

Santa and Mrs. Claus are Coming to Town

by Tony Gonzalez November 30, 2012 2:18 PM
Santa is really, really busy on Christmas Eve. It's estimated that there are just over 526,000,000 kids under the age of 14 around the world. For Santa to deliver his presents to all of those children, he has to visit almost 22 million per hour. That means he has to visit 356,000 kids every minute and a mere 6,100 a second. Pretty easy, don't you think? No? [More]

Self Storage Site Capitalizes on Exposure to Reach Major Milestone

by Kim Kilpatrick November 29, 2012 8:40 PM
One of the hardest parts about succeeding in business is in getting the name of your business out there. The greatest business model with the most fantastic product will not make a nickel if no one knows it exists. While advertising can help accomplish that task sometimes it is other methods of exposure that can end up making the difference. [More]

9 Reasons to Join the Chamber of Commerce

by Winnie Hsiu November 29, 2012 6:00 PM
Sometimes, when a person becomes the new owner or manager of a self storage facility, he may think about joining the local Chamber of Commerce. Many times, it’s just a fleeting thought and he never takes action to join. How unfortunate.

There are many advantages to joining a Chamber. Here are 9 reasons why it is beneficial. [More]

Self Storage Industry is Dog’s Best Friend

by John Stevens November 28, 2012 9:27 PM
We’ve all heard the old saying about how dogs are man’s best friend. It’s something that most guys would agree with. Is there anyone that is as loyal as a man’s dog? Is there anyone that man can count on to look past whatever faults he has and love him anyway? Absolutely not, but it does raise one question. If dog is man’s best friend, then who is dog’s best friend? [More]

Use Mobile Coupons in Your Marketing Efforts

by Holly Robinson November 28, 2012 6:20 PM
Not too long ago, I stood in a long line at Bed Bath and Beyond to purchase a wedding present. I was in a hurry. When I finally got to the check out counter, I realized that I left my 20% off coupon in the car. I mentally debated whether the little bit of savings I would get from using the coupon was worth the hassle of running out to my car and then standing in the long line again. I decided it wasn’t so I bought my item without using the coupon. I saved time but not money. [More]

There is a First Time for Everything in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez November 27, 2012 10:12 PM
When it comes to charitable efforts the self storage industry is well known for its philanthropic contributions. Self Storage facilities across the country get involved in their communities all the time. However, it is not as common for them to engage in charity efforts that aid an area other than their local community. [More]

Zippy Shell Mobile Self Storage Expands Again

by Kim Kilpatrick November 27, 2012 6:00 PM
The saying ‘steady as she goes’ is a nautical phrase that refers to the helmsman keeping a ship firmly pointed in the intended course or direction. Steady as she goes could also refer to the progress that Zippy Shell Mobile Self Storage and Moving is making as a relatively new franchise in the United States.

Zippy Shell is pleased to announce the opening of another new franchise: Zippy Shell South Bay in California. They recently opened a franchise in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, in October. [More]

Self Storage Company Working to Keep People Warm This Winter

by Winnie Hsiu November 26, 2012 9:22 PM
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone there is one thing that is probably pretty safe to say about the entire country—it’s cold. Air conditioners are being turned off, shorts are being put away for the winter, and sandals are headed to the back of the closet. It’s time for heaters, long sleeves, coats, and warm fuzzy socks; whatever it takes to stay warm and toasty while it’s cold and frosty outside. [More]

Last Self Storage Legal Webinar to be Held

by Holly Robinson November 26, 2012 6:05 PM
What do you do if a tenant passes away and his daughter claims that her father promised her an antique chair that is in his rental unit? What if his son says that his father promised him a set of tools that is stored there? Do the renter’s children have a legal claim on the deceased person’s possessions?

Or what if a husband and wife divorce and they are adamantly claiming that the other person should not have access to the storage unit? Who is legally allowed to remove items from the storage unit they rented while they were still married? [More]
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