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Marketing Coach Gives Advice to the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu April 10, 2014 10:39 PM
At one of the jobs where I used to work, one part-time worker had an office chair that had a semi-broken arm rest. Because the worker was part-time, his boss didn’t want to buy a new chair. Instead, he whipped out a roll of duct tape and taped the chair arm together. The patch job looked nice. My co-worker was happy. His boss was happy. Duct tape saved the day.

Duct tape can help the self storage industry, too. [More]

Acquisitions and Construction A Part of Doing Business in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez April 9, 2014 11:42 PM
As the self storage industry continues to thrive and grow around the world there is one thing that observers can count on happening—a need for more. People are going to need more storage space which will in turn mean that the industry is going to have to grow. As the demand grows from the people so will the need for more self storage facilities. [More]

Storage One Self Storage Seeks Rezoning to Build a New Facility

by Holly Robinson April 9, 2014 7:51 PM
The Violet Township Board of Trustees held a meeting to consider rezoning some property to allow Storage One Self Storage to build a facility in their township. Local residents and those from a neighboring subdivision in the city of Pickerington attended to express both support and opposition to the zoning change. [More]

Self Storage Company Just Wants to Lend a Helping Shoe

by Kim Kilpatrick April 8, 2014 11:57 PM
It’s easy for people to say that they would like to lend a helping hand to their fellow man, but it is also just as easy for them to find an excuse to back out of doing charity work at the last minute. The idea is great and it makes people feel good about themselves, but as the saying goes—easier said than done. That, however, is not the case for many in the self storage industry. [More]

Big Yellow Self Storage in the UK Has a Unique Interactive Campaign

by Holly Robinson April 8, 2014 10:04 PM
A laser cannon moves horizontally back and forth on the bottom of the computer screen. The player fires at descending aliens that scurry back and forth horizontally on the screen as they advance toward the bottom of the screen. The more aliens hit by the cannon, the more aliens that descend in waves that come faster and faster. What game is this? It’s Space Invaders, an all-time classic arcade game released in 1978. [More]

When Life Gives You a Sears Building the Self Storage Industry Sees Opportunity

by Kim Kilpatrick April 7, 2014 11:59 PM
Conversions are a part of many facets of life. When life gives you lemons you are supposed to make lemonade, right? The same can be said for businesses like the self storage industry where it has become quite common for new facilities to be created by converting existing structures. [More]

Art Gallery Opens in a Container at Manhattan MIni Storage

by Winnie Hsiu April 7, 2014 7:21 PM
When you think of art galleries, the Louvre Museum is one that instantly comes to mind for many people. It has nearly 35,000 objects on exhibition in an area of 652,300 square feet. On average, 8.5 million people visit it per year. That breaks down to an average of over 28,300 visitors per day. [More]

Can There Ever Be Too Much Security for a Self Storage Facility?

by Holly Robinson April 4, 2014 11:04 PM
Can there be such a thing as too much security? Can a self storage facility actually take too many precautions to insure that what tenants entrust in to their care remains safe? Ask the tenant and the answer is probably no—that is, until they see how much their rent is. [More]

In the Self Storage News

by Holly Robinson April 4, 2014 9:39 PM
Three years ago, Stuff Hotel, a San Antonio-based self storage business, installed solar panels on one of their facilities. The facility was a test case for them. They wanted to see how much savings they got before putting solar panels on their other facilities.

The company installed a 28-kilowatt solar array at their facility at the 9018 Poteet Jourdanton Freeway location. Recently, they added more solar panels and expanded their system by another 21-kilowatts. [More]

It’s Not Just Who You Know But Who You Partner With in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick April 3, 2014 11:39 PM
Anyone that has ever not gotten a job he or she interviewed for has heard the saying—it’s not what you know, but who you know. It’s meant to be consoling; a way of saying the other person wasn’t as worthy, but got the job because he/she knows someone. While is often true on a personal level, when it comes to businesses like the self storage industry it’s more about partnerships. [More]
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