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It Helps to Know Who You Are Working With in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick August 30, 2013 11:03 PM
When a person decides to go into business there is one main concern that has to be addressed before you can really do anything: What product/service do you want to provide? To figure that out there are two important things to consider—what do you want to do and what will people actually buy from you. To figure that out it helps to know who you are working with. [More]

Extra Space Storage Announces Changes

by Holly Robinson August 30, 2013 5:01 PM
Extra Space Storage Inc. has lots of news today! Changes in their management and new purchases of facilities.

They announced today that there will be a change in the company's management team. Effective December 31, 2013, Karl Haas, the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will retire. [More]

Self Storage Industry Continuing to Grow in South Africa

by Tony Gonzalez August 29, 2013 11:01 PM
The self storage industry in the United States is huge; we are talking over 50,000 facilities across the nation with more being built all the time. People in the United States definitely appreciate the service that is provided and want more of it. Other countries have been slower to catch on, but there are some where the industry is starting to thrive. [More]

LifeStorage in Addison, Illinois, Hosts Car Show

by John Stevens August 29, 2013 12:41 PM
Last summer, a buddy and I were on a short road trip. We stopped to get a burger for lunch. We decided to eat at a nearby park that we knew about. When we got to the park, it was more crowded than the stores on Black Friday at Christmas time. We were unhappy and rather put out. But then, we noticed that the crowd was due to a car show. We quickly ate our lunch and then spent an hour looking at classy antique cars and trucks - and even a couple of tractors. What a serendipitous activity to stumble upon! [More]

Self Storage Industry Wants to Help Kids Go Back to School

by Tony Gonzalez August 28, 2013 9:17 PM
The weather will soon start getting cooler. The neighborhood will be much quieter during the day. Stay at home parents will soon be loving life from roughly 8 AM to 3 PM. Why? It is back to school time folks. Time for the kids to go to class, learn stuff, and for Mom or Dad (whoever stays at home) to have a little ‘me’ time. [More]

Red Bank Self Storage Stores Books for Charity

by Winnie Hsiu August 28, 2013 9:13 PM
Sometimes people think that they don’t make a difference in society, that they are significant, and that they don’t have any influence whatsoever. But that’s not true. One person CAN make a difference in society. Take Kyra Citron for instance. [More]

Self Storage Companies Continue to Get Leg Up Thanks to Vertical Consultants

by John Stevens August 27, 2013 10:13 PM
Folks go into business to make money; not just a little or some, but as much as humanly possible without breaking the law. Not everything works, but many things do. What can be frustrating to businesses—self storage and otherwise—is when they find out they could have been making more all along. [More]

Storage Zone in Tallahassee Swamped with Reservations

by Winnie Hsiu August 27, 2013 10:12 PM
Everybody loves a success story. Especially when the success is huge – so huge, in fact, that the cops were called because things got so tense. [More]

Self Storage Facility Looking to be Cutting Edge

by Holly Robinson August 26, 2013 9:55 PM
When you think architectural beauty you usually think of things like the Empire State Building, the Sears Tower, or that huge mansion you saw on television that some celebrity lives in. You don’t usually think of the self storage industry. However, should a company in Tennessee follow through with its plans that could all change. [More]

The SSA Announces Its Agenda for Their Fall Conference & Tradeshow

by Holly Robinson August 26, 2013 8:21 PM
Need a motivational ‘shot in the arm?’ Feel like you need to revitalize your self storage business? Are you new to the industry? Want to learn from the best in the business? Then, make sure that you put the Self Storage Association’s Fall Conference & Trade Show on your calendar! [More]
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