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It Helps to Be Creative in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson February 14, 2014 11:20 PM
Do you ever wonder why it is kind of hard to find Waldo? He is wearing that ridiculous hat and sweater after all. You’d think he would be easy to find. While the outfit is unique there is one important factor that is not—he is just another person in the picture. In a business like the self storage industry it can be easy to fall in to the same kind of rut, but with the right creativity a facility can really stand out. [More]

Proposed Mini Self Storage in Surrey, CA, Draws Criticism

by Winnie Hsiu February 14, 2014 2:18 PM
A developer is proposing to build a self storage facility in Surrey, British Columbia. As in many other cities in similar circumstances, residents have raised some concerns about the proposal. [More]

The Proof is in the Pudding for Self Storage Academy

by Tony Gonzalez February 13, 2014 10:06 PM
As kids we look forward to getting our allowance so we can go play video games or buy a toy or some candy. It’s all about living in the moment. As adults our needs are different. Yes, we still want those immediate needs and desires met, but we have to look to the big picture as well (bills, financial security, etc.). [More]

Centershift in Salt Lake City Sponsors Local Chapter of Girl Develop It

by Holly Robinson February 13, 2014 5:30 PM
Based in Salt Lake City, Centershift, Inc., a cloud-based software and services provider to the self-storage industry, announced that it is a sponsor partner of the Salt Lake City chapter of Girl Develop It. Girl Develop It is an international organization that empowers women of different backgrounds around the world to learn how to develop software. [More]

Self Storage Can Expand in More Ways Than One

by John Stevens February 12, 2014 11:42 PM
If asked most people would probably say they wish it was as easy to expand their business as it was their waistline. All takes to do that of course is to eat more and exercise less. When it comes to the business world—self storage or otherwise—there is a lot more to it. Are you just looking for physical expansion, services/products, or both? [More]

SmartStop Self Storage(R) Will Sponsor MMA Fighter

by John Stevens February 12, 2014 7:31 PM
SmartStop Self Storage(R) announced they will sponsor fighter Shawn “The Great” Bunch in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions. The sponsorship will last for 3 years and give Bunch financial support while he completes his training. [More]

Interest in Brazil’s Self Storage Industry Continues to Grow

by Kim Kilpatrick February 11, 2014 11:00 PM
If a person wanted to get into the self storage industry in the United States it would not be very difficult—at least in comparison to other countries. The infrastructure is already in place, a market has been created, and the business model proven. However, in other countries that is not always the case. Some, like Brazil, are in the early stages but with interest growing that will not be for long. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Sponsors Bocce Ball Tournament

by Tony Gonzalez February 11, 2014 8:17 PM
Several years ago, I played bocce ball at a family reunion. I had never played it before and thought it was really fun. So, it is totally understandable to know just how popular the San Diego Self Storage (SDSS) bocce ball tournament is. [More]

Self Storage Company Trying to Return Service Medals to Rightful Owner

by Winnie Hsiu February 10, 2014 11:33 PM
Members of the self storage industry—like companies in other industries—are often known for honoring veterans. Some will offer discounts year-round; others will have special giveaways for veterans around Memorial and Veteran’s Day. Some in the self storage have had the opportunity to do even more—and gladly took up the task. [More]

Two Self Storage Online Auction Companies Merge

by Kim Kilpatrick February 10, 2014 8:40 PM
The saying “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is often attributed to the Greek philosopher Aristotle. So, that saying has been around for a long time and is applicable to many situations. This is certainly true in the recent merger of StorageBattles.com and StorageTreasures.com. [More]
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