Contributing Editors

Access is Everything in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu September 9, 2013 11:41 PM
When shows like American Idol started the world could not know that it would unearth stars like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Prior to the show they were just two of the many people out there with great voices; they just needed the opportunity to prove themselves. The show gave them what they needed to do that—access to the right people and a platform to show what they could do. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup for September

by Holly Robinson September 9, 2013 8:33 PM
From zoning issues to electronic waste to the opening of new self storage facilities, there is a lot going on in the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Companies Overseas Wasting No Time Waiting to Expand

by Tony Gonzalez September 7, 2013 12:02 AM
Expanding is something that comes easy to some and for some things, but for others not so much. Most people would probably say that their waistline expands way too easy while their bank account does not expand enough. When it comes to the business world—self storage or otherwise—expansion can be a tough to do, but can also pay off big in the end. [More]

A New Self Storage Business Debuts in Los Angeles

by Kim Kilpatrick September 6, 2013 3:23 PM
Want to stash away your summer clothes? Finished using your water skis, kneeboards, and baseball equipment? Want to organize your closet? Or your garage perhaps? Clutter is the answer to your clutter. [More]

You Can’t Ever Provide Too Much Information in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens September 5, 2013 10:14 PM
If you love to watch spy films and television shows than you are well aware of the importance that information can play. While getting the right information into the right hands can stave off international incidents providing too much information can do just as much damage. In the reference to the self storage industry though, that could not be farther from the truth. [More]

SpareFoot Sponsors Selfie Photo Contest

by Winnie Hsiu September 5, 2013 4:32 PM
Austin is a cool place. It's trendy. It is the mecca that draws new college grads and millennials. It sports foot trucks especially for dogs and it is home to techies and hippies. Part of that cool techie scene is SpareFoot, an online marketplace where customers can find and reserve storage units online. [More]

Businessman Takes Innovation a Step Further in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez September 4, 2013 9:54 PM
Ask some people and they will tell you that there is no such thing as a new idea; that in today’s world someone somewhere has thought of it, said it, written it, or done it. If no one ever tried to come up with something new and different than there never would be anything, well—new. Without something new competition in the business world—self storage and otherwise—becomes a whole lot harder. [More]

The Unusual History of a Self Storage Business

by Holly Robinson September 4, 2013 7:25 PM
What does the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square in London, a statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus, and 18,800 tons of printing presses have in common – besides being in London, that is? It’s a remarkable connection – one that a person typically wouldn’t think of. That connection is Vanguard Self Storage in London. [More]

Storage Solution Inc. Helps Kure It Reach $2 Million Milestone

by Kim Kilpatrick September 3, 2013 9:57 PM
Storage facility owners and manager’s are very big hearted. They are always helping charitable and non-profit organizations to reach out and help the less fortunate in their communities. Storage Solution Inc. donated a check that helped Kure It reach their goal of $2 million dollars. [More]

Self Storage Company Proves to be Rock Steady and Dependable

by John Stevens September 3, 2013 9:53 PM
There are certain characteristics that both people and businesses—self storage and otherwise—like to have. You may not hear a business say it wants to be funny, but that is often considered a desirable trait in people. Businesses like to be busy; people—not so much. While there are several, one characteristic that people and businesses want to be known for is their dependability. [More]
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