Contributing Editors

Self Storage Company Proves a ‘Pin’ Can Go a Long Way

by John Stevens March 8, 2013 8:16 PM
Not too long ago the way folks would have found a self storage facility would have been by word of mouth or the phone book. Now people will go to consumer advocate forums on the web, will look at the virtual yellow pages, they can go to aggregate websites, check out social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for opinions—the possibilities are endless. [More]

Simple Marketing Ideas

by Tony Gonzalez March 8, 2013 4:14 PM
Marketing is a big part of a successful business. In days past, companies employed TV, radio, billboards, newspaper ads, and flyers in the mail as standard avenues for marketing. Today’s companies are concerned about web sites and SEO and using social media such as Facebook and Twitter. [More]

Self Storage Company Continues Rebranding Efforts

by Holly Robinson March 7, 2013 8:30 PM
Have you ever seen the movie Can’t Buy Me Love (1987) starring a very young Patrick Dempsey? The concept is one that has been done a lot in Hollywood—geek is transformed into ultra-cool, ultra-sexy stud through a massive makeover. The same idea is often undertaken in the business world, but is referred to as re-branding. [More]

SmartStop(R)-Mountain Khakis Announces 2013 Team Members

by Kim Kilpatrick March 7, 2013 4:31 PM
SmartStop® believes that there is nothing smarter than giving back to the community. They give a portion of their revenue to various national and international charities. They also sponsor different organizations. One exciting organization they sponsor is the Mountain Khakis Professional Cycling Team. [More]

Self Storage Industry on the Rise Worldwide

by Winnie Hsiu March 6, 2013 9:51 PM
Physical growth is easy to measure. People just have to get on the scale to see how much weight they have gained or use a skin-caliper to check for body fat percentage. The business world is not as cut and dry. Simple size or even profit margins don’t necessarily mean growth. [More]

Gotham Mini Storage Sponsors Innovative Contest

by John Stevens March 6, 2013 6:10 PM
Gotham Mini Storage in Manhattan is at it again. They are sponsoring a clever, innovative contest that will be exceedingly appealing to Manhattan dwellers.

They launched “NYC’s Most Cramped Space Contest.” New Yorkers are invited to post pictures of their most cramped living spaces on the Gotham Mini Storage Facebook Page. ( The pictures could be of rooms such as bedrooms, kitchens, closets, or living rooms. [More]

Self Storage Companies Use Books to Make a Difference

by Tony Gonzalez March 5, 2013 7:56 PM
Reading a book is a past time that is in danger of becoming a thing of the past. Electronic devices have made carrying a paperback or hardback book around almost archaic. However, until those devices cost less than the average paperback there will always be a need for books somewhere by someone. Members of the self storage industry have been more than happy to step up and help. [More]

Mini-Storage Messenger Goes Digital

by Holly Robinson March 5, 2013 6:03 PM
In the pre-Internet days, people read newspapers to find out what was happening in the world. They read magazines on a wide variety of topics. Then came the Internet turning the print world topsy-turvy.

Today, people aren’t buying print versions of books, magazines, and newspapers like they used to. They want electronic versions that can be read on computers, smart phones, Kindles, iPads, and the like. [More]

Self Storage Companies Try To Do What They Can For College Students

by John Stevens March 4, 2013 8:21 PM
College is expensive; that goes without saying. The lessons learned there can be tough to handle, and not just the ones in the classroom. For most the safety net of Mom and Dad is not readily available. It’s time to make your own decisions; sink or swim. However, with the help of some companies in the self storage industry it does not need to be overwhelming. [More]

New Zealand Self Storage Facility For Sale

by Kim Kilpatrick March 4, 2013 6:30 PM
The only self storage facility in Kawerau, New Zealand, is up for sale. It will be auctioned on March 6, 2013 – unless a private investor steps in to purchase it.

Kawerau Secure Storage has been owned and operated by the current owners since 2005. It has 102 units and has a 60% occupancy rate. The facility sits on a 4,697 square meter parcel of land. [More]
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