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Self Storage Companies Do What They Can to Be Respectful of Animals

by Tony Gonzalez August 9, 2013 11:14 PM
Overall it is probably safe to say people love animals—just ask any dog, cat, fish, turtle, gerbil, or hamster owner. The list of animals people like to keep for pets could go on and on, but there are times when people don’t want animals—or at least certain animals—around. The trick for some may be in figuring out how to deal with the ones they don't want. [More]

4 Benefits for Using Online Forms in Your Self Storage Business

by Holly Robinson August 9, 2013 3:48 PM
If someone asked you to name some of the top ways you could connect with customers and potential customers online, you would probably mention Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and possibly Instagram, I seriously doubt that you would include web forms. [More]

Self Storage Makes For Good TV on Both Sides of the Atlantic

by Winnie Hsiu August 8, 2013 11:15 PM
Reality shows have become a pop culture phenomenon around the world. People seem to love competitions like the Amazing Race, Survivor, and Big Brother. Dating shows are usually popular. Watching celebrities like the Kardashians just live their lives are ratings grabbers too. Producers also seem to be able to find all sorts of interesting vocations to feature as well. [More]

Empty Grocery Store to Become a Self Storage Facility

by Kim Kilpatrick August 8, 2013 3:26 PM
Grocery stores in a small town near where I live have had a hard go of it. After building to brand spanking new buildings, two of them were out of business before the year was out. Fort Wayne, Indiana, knows about these empty grocery stores. They have had several within their city limits. However, the self storage industry is stepping in and rescuing these empty buildings. [More]

People Around the World Continue to Discover the Joys of Self Storage

by John Stevens August 7, 2013 11:24 PM
The United States is the unprecedented leader when it comes to the self storage industry with over 50,000 within its borders. In recent years the rest of the world has started to grasp ahold of the idea. Canada now has a few thousand facilities and Australia more than 1000—and the world-wide growth off the industry has just begun. [More]

There's a New Online Self Storage Search Engine

by Tony Gonzalez August 7, 2013 6:55 PM
There’s a new kid in town. Someone new in an area where there isn’t much competition. That new kid is – an online search engine for people looking on the web to find storage units to rent. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Help People When They Need It Most

by John Stevens August 6, 2013 11:48 PM
People go in to business—self storage or otherwise—to make money. That is a well-known fact. In a perfect world the product or service that a business provides will be something that can help people or make their lives better, but that is not always the case. However, there are plenty of times when it can or the company finds another way to lend a helping hand when people need it most. [More]

Storage Pros Self Storage Sponsors Back-to-School Drive

by Winnie Hsiu August 6, 2013 4:13 PM
It's getting to be that time of year - back to school. This is when parents are inundated with buying school clothes, school supplies, paying fees, buying textbooks, and spending money on a host of other school related things. The demand on the pocket book can be draining to a family budget - especially to low-income families.

Storage Pros Self Storage recognizes the strain that low-income families feel at this time of year. They recently partnered with the Storage Business Owners Alliance LLC (SBOA) and are sponsoring a drive for school supplies in metro Detroit and the surrounding counties. The drive will be held in conjunction with Operation: Kid Equip. [More]

Want a Little Help Getting in to the Self Storage Industry?

by Holly Robinson August 5, 2013 9:43 PM
Trying something new can be fun. Sometimes you never know how much you may enjoy something until you give it a try, and the good thing is if you don’t like it than you just don’t do it again. However, as nice as the idea sounds it doesn’t work for everything. If you ‘try’ something and fail in business it can cost a fortune. [More]

Self Storage Auctions Aplenty in San Diego This Week

by Kim Kilpatrick August 5, 2013 7:24 PM
There are lots of things to do in San Diego. You can go to one of the beaches, visit Seaport Village, stroll through the historic Gaslamp Quarter, fly a kite in Mission Bay Park, enjoy Old Town, go to SeaWorld, or visit the zoo. There is always something to see or do for everyone.

This week there is also something else quite unusual going on. There will be self storage auctions galore around the city for those interested in those auctions. [More]
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