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Deluxe Office Space Available at Clovis Storage & Executive Suites

by Tony Gonzalez February 28, 2013 8:00 PM
Many small business owners and entrepreneurs use a spare room or their garage when they start out in their business. They struggle with having cramped spaces and unprofessional interruptions from family members (and even family pets). Many times, renting office space is too far out of their budget. What’s an entrepreneur to do? Use a self storage space instead. [More]

Self Storage Software Company Wants to Do More with Your Donations

by Winnie Hsiu February 28, 2013 5:52 PM
Charitable contributions can often be a lot like votes. Alone they can’t do much; in fact they are quite powerless. However, when combined with others, cultivated and grown they can do a lot of great things. That is just what one self storage software company has in mind for the month of March when it comes to donations made to one charity. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants Your Old Electronics

by John Stevens February 27, 2013 8:33 PM
Technology is great. Lost? Check MapQuest on your cellphone for directions to wherever you need to go. Travel a lot? Do you like to watch movies on your IPad to help pass the time? What about your laptop? Do you still have an old desk top monitor or have you upgraded to a new flat screen? [More]

SpareFoot Wins Austin's Startup Olympics

by Kim Kilpatrick February 27, 2013 6:01 PM
Remember the movie Cool Runnings that was based on the bobsled team from Jamaica that participated in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada? They were the ultimate ‘underdog’ story of the games. They had little practice going down a bobsled track. They borrowed spare sleds from other countries to compete. Coming from a tropical climate they didn’t know much about winter sports, winter, and just how cold winter could be. [More]

Manhattan Mini Storage and The Crazy Piano Guy

by Holly Robinson February 26, 2013 7:28 PM
His daily trek starts in a mini storage unit. His trek ends there, too. But, oh the places he goes in-between!

Colin Huggins is a classically trained pianist. He stores several pianos in various Manhattan Mini Storage units around Manhattan. On any give day (but mostly during fair weather), he goes to one of his storage units. He wheels out a dismantled 450-pound grand piano (or sometimes a console piano) that is on a dolly. He pushes it to the elevator and then maneuvers it out into the street where he ‘tries’ to obey the traffic laws. But driving a grand piano can be rather difficult, you know. [More]

Indicators Continue to be Strong for Health of Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez February 26, 2013 6:54 PM
Investing money is a tricky venture. You can do your homework, make your projections, and come up with some scenarios as to how the market is going to play out, but the fact of the matter is the market is a fickle master that is hard to predict. So when an investment can be identified that is more reliable, i.e. recession proof, than others people become interested. [More]

Feuding Self Storage Faciliteis Benefit the Community

by Winnie Hsiu February 25, 2013 7:52 PM
Everyone has heard about the feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys. The feud started when a group of ex-Confederate soldiers murdered a McCoy, who was a returning Union soldier. It was widely believed that a Hatfield was part of the group that killed the McCoy.

A few years later the dispute escalated when a Hadfield had a hog but a McCoy claimed it was his. The judge ruled in favor of the Hatafields based on Bill Staton’s testimony. Bill Staton was a relative of both families. Soon after the ruling, two McCoy brothers killed Staton. [More]

Sometimes Two Heads Are Better Than One in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens February 25, 2013 7:46 PM
When people go on the hit reality show Shark Tank they are not just looking for an investment from one of the multi-millionaire/billionaires on the panel, but to establish a strategic relationship with one or more of the sharks. While the money is helpful it is the connections and the expanding sphere of influence that really helps their business. [More]

Self Storage Industry at Home on Television

by Winnie Hsiu February 22, 2013 9:13 PM
The creation and ensuing popularity of reality television has made many people in Hollywood wonder what can work and what will not work as entertainment on television. It goes without saying that reality shows are less expensive to produce, but if you don’t have something that will grasp the attention of viewers that will not matter. A failed show no matter how expensive or cheap is still money lost. [More]

Flexistore Mobile Self Storage in the UK is Getting Social

by Holly Robinson February 22, 2013 6:01 PM
You’ve probably heard the expression “What goes around comes around.” That generally refers to how you treat people. If you are kind and nice, that treatment will come back around to you and you’ll be treated kindly. If you’re mean to others, that meanness will come back someway and somehow into your life.

In a way, that saying could be applied to technology. What goes around – and becomes common and standard in one area – will spread around the globe and become standard and common in other places around the world. [More]
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