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Self Storage Company Hoping to See Toys, Toys, and More Toys

by Winnie Hsiu November 7, 2013 11:04 PM
As usual, there are many members of the self storage industry happy to get involved with local charities. Every holiday season millions of people like to do something to help those less fortunate. There is just something that makes people want to help others have a happy holiday. [More]

One Stop Mini Storage Seeks Loading Zone Sign to Be Reinstalled

by Holly Robinson November 7, 2013 9:52 PM
The saying ‘the only thing that is constant is change’ is so true. Business owners know that over time city laws change, zoning ordinances change, and the status quo changes. Greg Theriault, owner of One Stop Mini Storage, recently discovered that the status quo for part of his business has changed. [More]

Self Storage Industry on the Move at Home and Abroad

by Tony Gonzalez November 6, 2013 11:13 PM
If NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has his way the league will switch to an 18-game regular schedule and have one if not two franchises in London. The thought process is pretty clear: he does not subscribe to the notion that less is more but that more is more. There are plenty that do not think the concept will work for the NFL, but there is an industry it does work for—the self storage industry. [More]

McPherson Mini-Storage in McPherson, Kansas, Seeks Expansion Approval

by Tony Gonzalez November 6, 2013 8:57 PM
Larry Smith, owner of McPherson Mini-Storage in McPherson, Kansas, wants to add three more buildings to his self storage business. That should be a pretty straightforward process: get a building permit and then build them. But in this situation, it’s not that easy. [More]

Low Maintenance Shrubs for Self Storage Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick November 5, 2013 11:22 PM
Fall is the time when gardeners put their yards or gardens ‘to bed.’ This means that they do the necessary work so that the garden or flowerbeds are ready for planting in the spring. This means that weeds are gone, dead blooms are removed from flower stalks, and shrubs are pruned. [More]

Self Storage Industry Continues to be a Solid Investment

by Winnie Hsiu November 5, 2013 11:15 PM
When the economy is down there are certain things that are pretty rough like selling high-end luxury cars that get poor gas mileage (but look really cool), getting approved for a small business loan, and figuring out what to invest your money in. During the recent economic downturn there was one industry that surprised many with its resiliency and ability to turn a profit. [More]

There is No Resting on Laurels in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson November 4, 2013 11:50 PM
Coaches of the better sports teams always fear one thing; two if you count injuries. Besides seeing guys get hurt, they fear that their team will become complacent. They fear that if they played the worst team in the league their team would play down on the bad team’s level—and there is nothing worse than getting beat by a bad team! [More]

The Lock Up Self Storage Opens a New Facility in Florida

by Tony Gonzalez November 4, 2013 7:50 PM
At one time while I was growing up, my family owned a canoe. We’d put it in the back of our pickup and haul it down to a nearby lake. It was a hassle and not very convenient to put it in the water. For people renting self storage units from the newest facility in The Lock Up Self Storage portfolio, they have it super easy. This new facility is located next to the Imperial River. [More]

Resilient Self Storage Industry Still Good Business

by John Stevens November 1, 2013 11:32 PM
Many people across the country probably watched a horror movie or two on Halloween. Whether it was a classic like the Nightmare on Elm Street series or one of the Friday the 13th ones or a newer movie the underlying theme is the same—people are just trying to survive. In business—self storage or otherwise-- sometimes survival is all you can hope for. [More]

StoreSmart (R) Self Storage Helps Blankets & Breakfast Campaign

by Tony Gonzalez November 1, 2013 1:51 PM
Yesterday, our writer, Holly Robinson, wrote about a recycling drive that was started by a group of second graders. Today, I would like to share a charitable event that was started by a third grader. (Aren’t these grade school-aged children amazing?) [More]
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