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Simplicity Can Be Cutting Edge in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez August 16, 2013 11:14 PM
Have you ever heard that the shortest distance between two spots is a straight line? Ever feel like the answer to something is so simple that it must be staring you right in the face? Than you will understand how sometimes it is the simplest of ideas that can actually be the most innovative in any business, but especially the self storage industry. [More]

An Unprecedented Storage Concept Is Introduced to the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu August 16, 2013 11:55 AM
In the late 19th century, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Later, and a new industry sprang up around the telephone. In 1926, telephone service was available on trains between Hamburg and Berlin and later the cell phone industry sprang up. Today, enterprising people have upended the cell phone industry and added remarkable features to where now the cell phone is basically a phone-computer-camera device. [More]

Self Storage Company Continues to Expand Close to Home

by Kim Kilpatrick August 15, 2013 10:04 PM
Growing and expanding a business is tough. Not only do you need the know-how, but you have to have the capital to do so as well. Many companies, like LifeStorage Self Storage, will look to other markets far away from their base of operations. However, while it is good to look to other markets it is important not to forget where you came from. [More]

Extra Space Storage Earns an Award

by Kim Kilpatrick August 15, 2013 5:16 PM
A while back, a friend told me about an award that one of his co-workers received at his place of work. Management gave the person a leadership award and extolled him as a great leader. However, the rank and file workers who worked underneath him had a different perspective. None felt that he was a good leader. They all thought the award was ludicrous. To them, it was laughable that the fellow even received the leadership award. [More]

Someway, Somehow the Self Storage Industry Finds a Way to Come Through

by John Stevens August 14, 2013 11:38 PM
When it comes to the product that the self storage industry provides the reliability of it delivering on its intended purpose is second to none. That is not all that the self storage industry does though. Along with helping people store their things many members of the industry are known for making a difference in other ways as well. [More]

Chain Lake Storage in Monroe, WA, Holds Grand Re-Opening

by Holly Robinson August 14, 2013 4:56 PM
Fire. Nobody likes a fire. Especially a business owner. Chain Lake Storage in Monroe, Washington, knows because a fire broke out at their storage facility last November and caused extensive damage to their facility [More]

Teaching People How to Get into the Self Storage Industry Becoming Good Business

by Kim Kilpatrick August 13, 2013 11:52 PM
There are many indicators that can be looked upon when it comes to figuring out whether an industry is doing well. Profit margins are the obvious choice of course, but there is also the ability of the industry to support ancillary industries or businesses. In the case of the self storage industry that now includes teaching people how to invest in the industry. [More]

Daniel's Moving & Storage Acquires 3 New Facilities

by Tony Gonzalez August 13, 2013 2:08 PM
The deep recession that the United States experienced late in 2008 and on into 2009 has been slowly improving. However, over the last year, the recovery has been still been very modest. Yet, there is hope – things are improving even though it’s a slow and gradual improvement. While unemployment is still at a historical high at 7.4 percent, retail sales rose 0.2 percent in July. Economists look to that as a good sign. [More]

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Self Storage Companies Continue to Help Wounded Warriors

by Winnie Hsiu August 12, 2013 11:16 PM
On Memorial Day and the Fourth of July it is customary to show some love and respect for the men and women of the U.S. military. For what they do and risk giving up they deserve to be appreciated every day; not just on holidays. Thankfully there are some organizations and businesses –like many in the self storage industry—that do try to show them the respect they deserve. [More]

MoveNetwork.com Adds Self Storage Providers to their Database

by John Stevens August 12, 2013 4:31 PM
Many self storage businesses offer their customers the use of a free truck while moving into their storage unit. This is a great service to provide customers.

Sometimes people need to store belongings until they have completed their move and settled into their new place. Sometime people have things like boats, RVs, or trailers that they cannot take with them at their initial time of moving. Sometimes people move temporarily. They will be gone for a few months or a couple of years and need a place to store their belongings that they don't take with them in the move. [More]
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