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Self Storage Helping Make Current Service Complete

by Kim Kilpatrick August 23, 2013 11:31 PM
Pedro Cerrano, the hard hitting slugger from the baseball movie Major League, was one heck of a power hitter—as long as you threw him fast balls. Send him a curve or a slider and the big man played by Dennis Haysbert was done. Being a one-trick pony didn’t work too well for Cerrano, and it doesn’t work well in the business world either. [More]

Wanting to Expand Your Self Storage Portfolio? Consider College Towns

by Tony Gonzalez August 23, 2013 11:21 PM
It’s Back To School season around the country. Not only for elementary, junior high school, and high school kids but also for university students. University students represent a growing population segment that has increasing self storage needs. [More]

Continued Growth Means More Opportunity in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens August 22, 2013 10:52 PM
Remember the part in Forrest Gump where he mentions that he invested in this start-up company that had something to do with a fruit; he was referring to Apple of course. How many of us imagined at that moment what it would be like to get in on the bottom floor of the next great thing? [More]

Self Storage News from Around the Nation

by Winnie Hsiu August 22, 2013 7:41 PM
Folks in Anchorage, Alaska, don’t use them. And probably not those in Seattle, Washington, either. But people and businesses in Tucson, Arizona, the Florida Keys, and in San Antonio, Texas, certainly do. And just what is “it” that they use in those areas around the country? Solar panels! [More]

Self Storage Site Wants to Help By Doing More than Just Raise Money

by Holly Robinson August 21, 2013 10:52 PM
When companies get involved in charitable activities it is hard for it to be a bad thing without criminal activity involved. Non-for-profit organizations offer a service that people need, but without help from people or businesses they would often have a hard time getting things done. That is why many will make donations or hold events geared towards making money, but that is not always what is needed. [More]

Freehold Township in New Jersey Discusses Regulating Portable Storage Containers

by Tony Gonzalez August 21, 2013 9:02 PM
Everyone has heard the saying “One man’s treasure is another man’s trash.” This saying makes a point that what is valuable to one person might not be valuable to the next. This principle can be applied to many other situations. One of those situations concerns portable storage units. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Help Alleviate Some Aches and Pains

by Kim Kilpatrick August 20, 2013 10:16 PM
When it comes time to down size your living arrangements or move the self storage industry can be of great assistance in relieving a lot of the stress and pain that comes with having to do so by giving you access to some much needed space. While all self storage facilities can take care of the metaphorical pain of moving there are some that try to help with physical pain as well. [More]

Safeguard Self Storage Opens New Facility in the Bronx

by Winnie Hsiu August 20, 2013 7:06 PM
The Bronx is 42 square miles big. About one-fourth of it is open space: the Woodland Cemetery, Van Cortlandt Park, Pelham Bay Park, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. Even though it has all of that open area, over 1.3 million people live there making it the fourth most populated of the five boroughs of New York City. And what do all of those people need? Storage space. [More]

Being the Best Never Hurts in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens August 19, 2013 9:26 PM
There is no better way to advertise than to just be awesome. Yes, a good scandal or two will get you in the news, but for a business—self storage or otherwise—that is not a good thing. No, when you are named the best it is because the people have spoken, and if they have spoken that means they are talking--and that is good for business. [More]

Storage Reality Shows Impacts the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson August 19, 2013 8:27 PM
Real life influences novels, poetry, video games, movies, and TV shows. Sometimes, there is an unusual twist in life and these things influence real life. For instance, take reality TV shows about the self storage industry. [More]
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