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Southern Self Storage Gives Away an iPad

by Tony Gonzalez December 14, 2012 9:15 PM
Southern Self Storage, in Florida, recently announced the winner of their iPad Giveaway Sweepstakes. Kim Johnson is the grand prize winner of a brand new Apple iPad. Grady Stephens is the second prize winner and will receive two months free storage. [More]

For One Self Storage Company Giving is a Family Affair

by Winnie Hsiu December 14, 2012 9:09 PM
Parents often hope that there kids will take after them in certain ways. It is not unusual for fathers to hope their sons play football and become better than they ever were. Mothers want their daughters to grow up to be the next star on the U.S. National Softball team while also taking a lead role in their school’s model UN. [More]

Southern Self Storage Donates Money to the Forgotten Soldiers Outreach Program

by John Stevens December 13, 2012 9:11 PM
Southern Self Storage, based in Florida, recently held a “Storage Wars Auction For Our Troops” event. This auction was based on the TV show Storage Wars. Units filled with high quality items were auctioned off to attendees. The auction raised $5,200, which will be donated to the Forgotten Soldiers Outreach Inc. program. [More]

Self Storage Industry Could Soon See Largest Auction to Date Courtesy of Lindsay Lohan

by Kim Kilpatrick December 13, 2012 9:10 PM
When the idea was first formulated to do a reality show based off of self storage auctions producers could not have imagined how quickly the show (and self storage auctions) has become a part of American pop culture. Thanks to the possibility of one particular unit being auctioned off self storage auctions are going to be much more than just a part of pop culture. [More]

9 Qualities of a Good Manager

by Holly Robinson December 12, 2012 6:47 PM
At the beginning of a new year, many business owners review the past year to find ways that they could improve the company in the coming year. This is also a good time for owners and managers of self storage facilities to do an ‘internal’ audit – to look at their personal performance and identify areas in which they could improve. [More]

For Self Storage Company Being a Creature of Habit Can Be Good

by Tony Gonzalez December 12, 2012 6:35 PM
We’ve all heard that if something “ain’t broke” then you shouldn’t bother fixing it. The concept is really pretty simple; there is no sense in changing the method of operation if there is not something wrong with it. That of course implies that the status quo is fine. [More]

Dollar Self Storage in Corona, CA, to Host Third Charity Storage Auction

by Winnie Hsiu December 11, 2012 7:03 PM
Dollar Self Storage in Corona, California, previously held two Charity Storage Auctions. There were very successful and brought in nearly $1500. Because of this success, Maria Smith, Dollar Self Storage manager, plans on having another auction on December 12, 2012. The auction will start at 10:30 a.m. [More]

Self Storage Company Believes in Being Prepared

by John Stevens December 11, 2012 6:49 PM
Success often requires a person to do many things regardless of what the endeavor in question may be. Executing a plan of action is vital to the overall success of the endeavor, but the best execution can’t amount to much unless the proper cautions and planning is not done first. Otherwise it can be hard to carry out any plan that requires much more than simply showing up. [More]

Self Storage Industry Knows the Importance of Security

by Kim Kilpatrick December 10, 2012 8:03 PM
Different people will look for different things when they are searching for a self storage facility. For some it may be proximity to work or home. For others it may be cost and some may be interested in specialty storage. There is one thing that everyone will be interested in and that is the facility’s security. [More]

Give Yourself a Gift

by Holly Robinson December 10, 2012 6:54 PM
Everybody loves a deal – especially during this time of the year. MiniCo and Universal Storage Management Company are giving a special holiday gift to owners and managers of self storage businesses. They are offering the last webinar in their Master Class series for only $25. The original cost was $149.95 so this discount is one-sixth of the initial price. [More]
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