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Expansion Not Just Good for Business in the Self Storage Industry—it is the Business

by John Stevens July 31, 2013 11:23 PM
Clothing manufacturers have gotten smart. Many of them will know include built in expanders to their pants or shorts so when a person happens to put on a few pounds they will not necessarily need to run out and buy new clothes. They just have to adjust their pants or shorts accordingly. Ask anyone that owns a pair of shorts or pants like that and they’ll gladly say—expansion is good. [More]

Secure Self Storage Fixes Up Their Ithaca Facility

by Holly Robinson July 31, 2013 8:31 PM
Remember the zany comedienne Phyllis Diller? Long skinny nose and rather homely? Homely that is until she underwent 15 facelifts and different procedures to change her looks.

At the time, actors and actresses were very hush hush about having a face lift. But not Phyllis. Many of the jokes in her comedy routine focused first around her looks and then her plastic surgeries. She was even known for going to parties with stitches in her face and a pair of glasses taped to her forehead so they wouldn’t put weight on her fragile new nose. [More]

Self Storage Industry Really Embraces Small Businesses

by Winnie Hsiu July 30, 2013 10:55 PM
Have you ever thought that you would love to go into business for yourself? Has the lack of space for your product and/or an office been holding you back? Did you know that the answer to your problem could be as close as your local self storage facility? [More]

Door to Door Sends Care Packages to Troops Overseas

by Kim Kilpatrick July 30, 2013 1:25 PM
As owners and managers of self storage facilities, there are many ways that you can show your patriotism. You can fly a Unites States flag at your facility. You can give families in the military discounts on their rental unit. And, if you are like Door to Door Storage and Moving, you can send care packages to troops stationed overseas. [More]

Latin American Self Storage Industry Takes a Big Step Forward in Brazil

by Holly Robinson July 29, 2013 10:26 PM
Every business—self storage or otherwise-- has to start somewhere; usually at the bottom. Once someone becomes the first than others typically follow suit effectively laying the groundwork for serious expansion. When said groundwork is laid the next step is proving the ability to step up to the next level is there. [More]

Eastside Self Storage in North Bend, WA, Supports Huge Yard Sale

by Tony Gonzalez July 29, 2013 4:26 PM
Owners of self storage facilities are always very open to participating in charitable and humanitarian projects. Hospitals, schools, cancer research, marching bands, women's centers, and food coalitions are some of the entities that have benefited from the efforts of those who work in the self storage industry. Eastside Self Storage in North Bend, Washington, helps out, too. But this time, the community is half a world away. [More]

There is a Compassionate Side to the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens July 27, 2013 11:15 AM
To some who have lost things that they wanted after their self storage unit was sold at a lien auction there probably isn’t a compassionate side to the self storage industry. What those people would be failing to remember is that lien auctions are considered by many to be a regretful aspect of doing business, and not one that managers look forward to. Those same people are probably not aware of all the good that many self storage facilities do in the community either. [More]

Expansion and Diversity Lead to Success in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu July 27, 2013 10:44 AM
If you were a hotdog vendor that only sold hotdogs you would probably do okay. People like hotdogs so they are going to buy hotdogs. What if you offered chips, soda, or chilidogs? What if you had locations downtown, out by the ballpark, and in the mall? Chances are you would do even better, right? [More]

Safe Haven Self Storage Installs LED Lights at Their Facility

by Kim Kilpatrick July 26, 2013 1:03 PM
Expenses. Revenue. Every business hopes to bring in more revenue than the expenses they incur. And, they are always on the look out for ways to cut costs. When looking for ways to save money, sometimes small things can bring significant savings. Small things such as changing the type of light bulbs you use in your business. [More]

Illinois Self Storage Expo to be Held in August

by Holly Robinson July 25, 2013 1:16 PM
Networking. Sharing ideas. Getting answers to burning questions or problems. Learning how to be a better business owner. Meeting new people. These are all part of attending a conference or a business workshop. These professional development opportunities can also inject a renewed excitement and enthusiasm for employees. Those who know this, go to the conferences. [More]
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