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Self Storage Industry Trying to Help End Hunger in America

by Tony Gonzalez March 22, 2013 8:46 PM
Gordon Gekko told us in the 1987 movies Wall Street that greed is good. While that mentality may be appropriate for keeping a business on track fiscally it ignores an important aspect of business—community. Many members of the self storage industry make every effort to be as much of a success in the community as in the ledger. [More]

San Diego Self Storage is a Major Sponsor for Bocce Ball Tournament

by Winnie Hsiu March 22, 2013 9:47 AM
The games that people play. When San Diego Self Storage (SDSS) gets involved, those games provide lots of family fun in addition to raising monies for local charitable organizations.

Recently, San Diego Self Storage was the major sponsor of the 15th annual Del Mar Solano Beach Sunrise Rotary Turf Bocce Ball Family Day and Tournament. The tournament was held at the Del Mar Horse Park. [More]

Many Indicators to Measure Success in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson March 21, 2013 10:06 PM
There is one question we often looked to our parents to answer for us after a competition when we were kids—did I do good? More often than not parents will typically answer that question with an “of course dear!” or “you were the best honey!” even if you spent most of the game on the bench. When it comes to success in the business world the answers need to be a based on something other than love. [More]

Westy Self Storage Supports Senior Gala

by Kim Kilpatrick March 21, 2013 4:43 PM
Graduation for seniors in high school is a big event. Many high schools provide the graduates with fun graduation activities after the graduation ceremonies area over. Westy Self Storage in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, is helping Ramsey High School with their upcoming senior gala by donating storage space for all of the gala materials. [More]

Self Storage Company Continues Habit of Helping the Young and Old

by John Stevens March 20, 2013 11:08 PM
Self storage companies are known for caring about the communities that they are in. There are a number of different strategies that facilities take into their charitable activities with no one being more right than another. The important thing is the work they accomplish helping others whether it is for five people or fifty-five people. [More]

Apple Self Storage in Downtown Toronto Nears Completion

by Tony Gonzalez March 20, 2013 2:51 PM
The expansion of the Apple Self Storage in downtown Toronto is expected to be completed in April 2013. Construction is on target for meeting the completion date. The addition will add 22,000 square feet of rental space to the facility, which currently has 95,000 square feet of storage space. The business has been able to remain open during the construction. [More]

Self Storage Industry Continues to Grow in China

by Winnie Hsiu March 19, 2013 10:50 PM
People need space. Whether it is just for their stuff, for business, living, or comfort people can never have too much space. For some countries space is even more of a premium than in others—like China, the most populous country on the planet with approximately 1.35 billion people or 19 percent of the world’s population. [More]

The Storage Business Owners Alliance Forms Insurance Partnership

by Kim Kilpatrick March 19, 2013 4:21 PM
Insurance is a big concern for self storage owners and operators - and for their rental customers. The Storage Business Owners Alliance (SBOA) recently announced that it is partnering with All Risks, Ltd, the largest independent wholesale insurance broker and program administrator for the self storage industry. Together, they formed the SBOA Property Insurance Program. [More]

Mom and Pop Shops Still Dominate the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson March 18, 2013 8:46 PM
In many respects corporations have taken over the business landscape steadily pushing out the little Mom and Pop shops. However there are still some industries like the self storage industry that are still largely dominated by the little guys. [More] Now Features Info About Moving Trucks

by John Stevens March 18, 2013 4:47 PM
In the fast food industry, people are accustomed to food handlers asking if they want fries with their order or if they want to super-size their meal. There are lots of options when eating out at a fast food place.

The self storage industry is similar to the fast food industry. Self storage customers look at all of the options that a facility offers. Is it convenient? Does it have the right size of unit that is needed? What is the monthly price of the unit? Is there is a move-in special? Answers to these questions help them select the facility that works best for them. [More]
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