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Sometimes You Have to Give in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens February 7, 2014 10:35 PM
There are many reasons why people rent self storage units. Maybe they don’t want to get rid of some cherished mementos just yet. Maybe they have gotten married recently and find they now have two of a lot of things. Maybe they just need space or maybe they just need the time and ability to take a step back from life and figure out where there next move is first. [More]

Texas Self Storage Association Makes Large Donation to the Shriners Children's Hospital

by Holly Robinson February 7, 2014 2:33 PM
When you think of Texas, what comes to mind? A big state, big ranches, big ten-gallon hats, and big belt buckles. Texans are also big-hearted – as the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) can attest to. Recently, they donated a check to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Galveston that was the second largest donation they’ve made to date. [More]

Even in Self Storage There is An App for That

by Winnie Hsiu February 7, 2014 9:21 AM
Some products are all about evolution. Take computers as an example. Every few months there is a new and improved version coming out, and within a couple years that version will be obsolete thanks to further advances. Than you have products like self storage space that stay essentially the same—until now. [More]

Metro Self Storage in Halifax, CA,' Brings Home the Gold'

by Winnie Hsiu February 6, 2014 7:18 PM
Are you going to watch the 2014 Winter Olympics? I am. It’s truly amazing to see these athletes perform! From hockey, freestyle skiing, snowboarding, alpine skiing, luge, bobsled, and figure skating, viewers are sure to find an Olympic sport to enjoy watching. [More]

Chance Meeting Brings Life to New Self Storage Web Series

by Tony Gonzalez February 6, 2014 12:43 AM
At one time if an idea for a television show was going to become reality it had to knock the socks off of enough studio executives to get the green light. With the money that went in to making them that was not easy. Nowadays there are options. The vast array of cable channels and the internet have made it possible for more ideas to reach fruition. That opportunity has give rise to yet another self storage industry program. [More]

Zoning Board Approves Special Use Permit for Storage Facility in Edwardsville, Illinois

by Kim Kilpatrick February 5, 2014 7:51 PM
The Edwardsville, Illinois, Zoning Board of Appeals recently met to discuss approving a special use permit for a property to become a self storage facility. The area is currently zoned M-1 manufacturing. [More]

Vertical Consultants Continues to Do Wonders for Self Storage Facilities

by John Stevens February 4, 2014 11:19 PM
Anyone and everyone in the self storage industry is in the business for one primary reason—to make money. Yes, for many the concept of being able to help people by providing them with some much needed space might rank pretty high, but for most it’s about revenue. After all, isn’t that what business is all about? [More]

Downtown Self Storage in Huntsville Part of Innovative Project

by Tony Gonzalez February 4, 2014 8:55 PM
Like its name implies, Downtown Self Storage is in the heart of downtown Huntsville, Alabama. Like many other self storage facilities, it has climate controlled units, a drive-in loading bay, moving and packing supplies, delivery and package acceptance, and high-speed Internet access. Their team members strive to provide customers with the best customer service in the industry. [More]

A Dense Market is a Good Market for the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson February 3, 2014 11:57 PM
Self storage companies have a lot to do when it comes to figuring out how to expand from one or two facilities or more. It’s not as easy as just finding a listing for a facility already up for sale. No, interested companies have to figure out not only what makes a good self storage facility, but what makes a good location. [More]

Austin Startup Games a Success

by Winnie Hsiu February 3, 2014 7:38 PM
In the 2010 Vancouver Games, the United States had the biggest haul of Winter Olympics medal ever. They came away with 37. The 2014 Winter Olympics will start this Friday February 7. While the world still awaits that beginning, the gold medal winners have been announced at the third annual Austin Startup Games that were held last week. [More]
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