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There is Power in Numbers in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson December 9, 2013 11:43 PM
Have you ever been in class and had to a group project? Did you end up being the one that did all the work or was your group the one where everyone actually worked together and the task at hand was accomplished with better precision and in less time? That’s because there is a power that comes with acting in numbers. [More]

New Self Storage Business Model Becoming Popular

by Kim Kilpatrick December 9, 2013 10:56 PM
In 1969, the computer that NASA used to put a man on the moon filled a whole room. It had only 64 kilobytes of memory. Fast forward to 2013. The iPad Mini is only 7.87 inches tall, 5.3 inches wide, weighs .73 pound, and comes with either 16, 32, 64, or 128 gigabytes of storage space. It’s an understatement to say that computers have drastically changed over the years since 1969.

Computers are not the only things that have changed over the years. The self storage industry has change -- and is currently undergoing some remarkable changes. [More]

Self Storage Facilities Looking to Collect and Disperse Some Holiday Cheer

by John Stevens December 7, 2013 12:44 AM
One of the common reasons why people rent self storage units is because they need to. Maybe they lost their job and have to move out of their place or perhaps they know someone in that kind of situation and need to clear up some space so they can help him. The self storage industry is known for helping people in that regard, but they also like to help them in other ways as well. [More]

Ask Santa For This Gift

by Holly Robinson December 6, 2013 7:24 PM
If you can’t figure out what to ask Santa for Christma, let me give you a suggestion. Get something that will help you in your business and your personal life. That ‘something’ is an iPad. [More]

A Good Word Can Go a Long Way in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu December 5, 2013 9:26 PM
The World Wide Web and especially social media have made the age old concept of ‘word of mouth’ key to the success of many business ventures. A few good tweets and a shared Facebook post can go a long way towards a business doing well. It’s the best kind of free advertising around because people tend to trust the opinions of other people over paid advertisements. [More]

STORE Self Storage Participates in Storage Wars Activity

by Tony Gonzalez December 5, 2013 9:09 PM
Gulfstream Goodwill Industries partnered with STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage recently and hosted their version of Storage Wars. STORE donated their large storage bays that were lavishly decorated to resemble an upscale hotel instead of a storage facility. This event netted almost $14,000 in one evening. [More]

There’s a Story Behind Your Local Self Storage Facility

by Winnie Hsiu December 4, 2013 11:46 PM
If you have ever known (or been) the kind of person that has never or rarely moved than you understand what it is like for many things to have a story behind them. When you stay in the same relative area for a long time many things are bound to have a story behind them whether it’s a picture from a party or a memento from a vacation. [More]

Door to Door Hires a New Head Over IT

by Kim Kilpatrick December 4, 2013 9:46 PM
Computers and technology have become a necessary part of doing business in today’s world. Because of that, many companies need people skilled in all sorts of technical areas -- computer programming, systems analyst, systems developer, computer maintenance, and network administration. [More]

There is Safety—and Presents—in Numbers in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens December 4, 2013 12:13 AM
A couple hundred years ago when people started to travel out west they did so in numbers for no other reason than it was safer in case they were attacked. Fast forward to modern times and there still is safety in numbers except now the attackers are not wielding bows and arrows. The ‘settlers’ in the analogy are now small business owners and the ‘attackers’ large companies. [More]

In the Self Storage News

by Holly Robinson December 3, 2013 4:34 PM
This is a busy season of the year for the self storage industry. Many facilities are helping out with food drives, toy collections, collecting clothing and winter wear, and other types of charity work. There are a lot of other things going on besides Christmas events. [More]
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