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Gotham Mini Storage in Manhattan Appeals to NYC Startups

by Winnie Hsiu May 31, 2013 2:29 PM
When you think of storage units, you think of people storing extra furniture, clothing, knick-knacks and do-dads, old comic books, and sports equipment. Gotham Mini Storage goes beyond that and is a very viable option for startup companies in New York City. [More]

UK Self Storage Industry Doing Fine In Spite of Additional Taxes

by Kim Kilpatrick May 30, 2013 11:35 PM
In the United States there are plenty of jokes that make the rounds every April in reference to paying taxes. Folks do not necessarily like to do it, but the law is the law—it has to be done whether you’re an individual or business. Tax issues are not germane to the U.S. though. Folks in the UK have issues with taxes just as much as in the United States— just ask the self storage industry there. [More]

Things Are Looking Up Down Under for TaxiBox Mobile Self Storage

by Holly Robinson May 30, 2013 1:53 PM
Before they started their business in Australia, Ben Cohn and Jeremy Rosen had never driven a truck or a forklift. They were used to working in executive offices wearing suits and ties instead of in working in warehouses wearing Levis and hoodies. They weren't used to managing older staff members and didn't have any experience in the self storage industry. (Rosen was a former investment banker and Cohn had worked in property investment.) [More]

Easier is Better for the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez May 29, 2013 10:39 PM
There are many who believe that nothing that comes easy is worth having. To an extent that statement is true. You can’t do that when you are starting and/or running a business—like a self storage facility. Doing that is hard work. However, when it comes to looking for a self storage facility and being a customer easier is better. [More]

Self Storage Owners Switch to Web Edition of Site Link

by Kim Kilpatrick May 29, 2013 9:54 PM
Have you ever purchased a software program and were stumped at how to use it? Many times the user manual is not well written and is confusing to understand. So when a software company holds a user conference, users are very eager to attend so they can learn as much as possible about the program. [More]

Self Storage Company Just Wants to Help People Have a Place to Call Their Own

by Winnie Hsiu May 28, 2013 11:01 PM
When life gets to hectic it often feels like we are no longer living it anymore, but are instead reacting to the trials and tribulations that come our way. Our homes can be the same way. When space becomes an issue or when cramped and cluttered becomes the norm rather than spacious and cozy it’s like our homes are no longer our own. [More]


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7 Things To Do To Be More Productive At Work

by Tony Gonzalez May 28, 2013 8:39 PM
We’re just coming off a 3-day holiday weekend. Sometimes, the first day back to work is a challenging Mt. Everest of things to do. Here are 7 things that you can do to help you get back into the groove of working. They are also good tips to help you be productive on a regular basis. [More]

Self Storage Industry Continues to Step Up When Needed

by Kim Kilpatrick May 27, 2013 7:05 PM
When tragedy strikes there are a few people we expect to be there for us like friends and family. Beyond those that know us personally if the tragedy is bad enough—like the havoc that tornadoes laid on Oklahoma recently—we hope that the government will step in to help as well. Little do most people realize but help is often as close as your local self storage facility. [More]

Observing Memorial Day

by Holly Robinson May 27, 2013 2:50 PM
Today across America, people remember the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. They place flowers and flags on their gravesites and hold programs to honor those who have served.

Initially, Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day and was celebrated on May 5. It originated after the Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died during that war. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants You to Enjoy a Good Book and a Ball Game

by Holly Robinson May 24, 2013 5:28 PM
Whenever we are able to join two things together—you know, kill two birds with one stone—it is typically a good thing. It can never hurt to get two things done when you would normally get just one. The concept does take some coordination and effort, but all good things do, right? Ask members of the self storage industry and most will likely answer ’yes.’ [More]
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