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In the Spotlight: Roemer Way Self Storage

by Tony Gonzalez January 17, 2013 12:45 PM
Klara Bergman is a savvy business woman. She worked in equity and private capital funding for 35 years. Her specialty was shopping malls.

One day, a group of out-of-area investors approached her. Would she be interested in setting up a self storage business in the Central Coast area of California? they asked. She agreed. She raised the capital and secured a location in Santa Maria, California. Then, the investors turned tail and ran. Santa Maria was too far from home. So, she bought them out. [More]

Self Storage Industry Knows How to Make the Most of What it Has

by Winnie Hsiu January 16, 2013 10:14 PM
Remember the scene in Apollo 13 when the engineers are told to figure out how to make something that the guys in the space shuttle desperately needed to live, but with some random stuff that appeared to be useless? And how they figured how to devise a contraption that was vital to getting the astronauts back home? [More]

A-1 Self Storage Partners with Noah Homes

by Kim Kilpatrick January 16, 2013 1:05 PM
A-1 Self Storage is expanding their work with charitable organizations. For many years, they have sponsored Serving Hands International that is a not-for-profit charity that provides food, shelter, medical aid, education, and spiritual support to people living in poverty. A-1 Self Storage is expanding their charitable efforts. They recently made a financial contribution to Noah Homes, which are homes for people who are developmentally disabled. [More]

Landscaping Important in the Self Storage Industry—Both Kinds

by Holly Robinson January 15, 2013 8:42 PM
When it comes to certain products and businesses it is just as important that the outside is as aesthetically pleasing as the “inside” is functionally sound. It is not unusual for consumers to not be interested in giving something a try because they don’t like how it looks. After all, you can only make one first impression, right? [More]

The Self Storage CPA Announces New Website

by John Stevens January 15, 2013 6:32 PM
Jerry Jones is a CPA who has worked with self storage clients for over 25 years. Recently, he launched a new website for his business The Self-Storage CPA. Visit his site at http://www.theselfstoragecpa.com. [More]

"Storage 24" Now Coming to U.S. Theaters!

by Tony Gonzalez January 14, 2013 8:57 PM
The self storage industry has long been a player on the silver screen and on television. From small roles to larger roles, self storage units and entire facilities have been in a number of hit television shows as well as major motion pictures. There have even been a few where the majority of the film was located within the gates of a self storage facility! [More]

Nevada Self Storage Association Elected New Board Member

by Winnie Hsiu January 14, 2013 12:53 PM
The Nevada self Storage Association recently elected Joshua Steimle as a board member. Steimle is the CEO of Full Occupancy, a self storage web design and online marketing firm. He will be the chairman of the technology committee. Steimle has over 15 years of experience in search engine optimization, online marketing, and web design. [More]

Self Storage Company Helps “Round Up” Donations for Cancer Research

by Kim Kilpatrick January 11, 2013 9:15 PM
Sometimes problems can be so tough to overcome and so large that the idea of overcoming them can be viewed as nearly impossible. As a result, many people will not even bother to try thinking that their best efforts are barely going to make a difference. What they fail to realize is that is the one way to insure that the problem/issue at hand ends up unresolved in the end. [More]

Liedkie Moving and Storage Announces New Facility

by Winnie Hsiu January 11, 2013 5:15 PM
Liedkie Moving and Storage announced that it will be expanding and building a new storage facility in Guilderland, New York, which is in the central-northwest part of Albany County. Liedkie already has a facility in the nearby areas of Burnt Hills and Rotterdam. [More]

Texas Self Storage Association Wants to Make it Easier for Members to get Ahead

by Holly Robinson January 10, 2013 8:57 PM
Going into business—self storage or otherwise—requires a substantial amount of knowledge. There is an incredible amount of know-how necessary to get it started, operate it, and make it successful. Where many people have trouble is keeping it successful. Typically what people need is attainable; they just need to have access to it. [More]
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