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Directors Need Not Apply (But Can) For Self Storage YouTube Videos

by John Stevens March 6, 2014 11:08 PM
Social media has become a juggernaut. Whether you’re talking about the millions upon millions of users on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the many other forms to the billions of dollars some of these entities are now worth the influence that some social media outlets have is impressive to say the least. If used right—like how many members of the self storage do—they can be a boon for business as well. [More]

UK Self Storage Company Wants You to Put All Your Eggs in Their Basket—Easter Eggs That Is

by Kim Kilpatrick March 3, 2014 11:35 PM
Holidays are great for many things. They often give us a chance to spend time with family and let loved ones know how we feel about them. Depending on the holiday they are also a great for stocking up on chocolate. A pair of self storage facilities in the UK want to make sure that the local kids don’t have to go without for the next big candy holiday—Easter. [More]

Access Self Storage Basingstoke Holds Toy Drive

by Winnie Hsiu December 2, 2013 4:45 PM
At Christmas time, children are busy putting up decorations, making and frosting cookies to give away, shopping and wrapping presents, and eagerly awaiting the time when Santa Claus will come. However, there are some children that can’t do those things – they are sick in the hospital. [More]

Arizona Self Storage Association Looking to Make it a Merry Christmas in the Desert

by John Stevens November 8, 2013 11:51 PM
Santa does have a pretty tall order on this plate every Christmas so it is good that there are plenty of people that want to help him out and insure that kids everywhere have a merry Christmas; people like the U.S. Marines and the Arizona Self Storage Association.
Back in 1947 the charity that would in time become the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program that we have today. The original program served one community in its first year and collected about 5000 toys. Fast forward more than six decades and the program now engages over 700 coordinators and 25,000 marines and volunteers to collect and pass out the millions of toys that are collected. [More]

Self Storage Industry Already Getting in the Holiday Spirit

by Tony Gonzalez October 29, 2013 9:38 PM
The fall is a beautiful time of year. The leaves are turning, the temperatures cool off, there is a sporting event almost always on; some would say it doesn’t get any better than this. Then you add in the holidays where candy is everywhere (Halloween), you are expected to eat like a pig (Thanksgiving), and presents (Christmas)—seems like you’d want to take it slow and savor every moment, right? [More]

Utilities and Solar Companies Battle Over Energy Rates

by Tony Gonzalez October 2, 2013 8:02 PM
Over the years, people have promoted solar panels as the way to save on energy costs. Installing solar panels have been touted as being eco-friendly and a way to be nice to Mother Earth. Now, another side to that story is starting to emerge.

Utility companies are afraid that they will lose so many customers (and therefore revenue) that they won’t be able to maintain their power grid or be able to afford to add on to the grid or build new power plants. So, they want to add fees and charges to businesses (and homes) that have solar power. [More]

It Helps to Know Who You Are Working With in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick August 30, 2013 11:03 PM
When a person decides to go into business there is one main concern that has to be addressed before you can really do anything: What product/service do you want to provide? To figure that out there are two important things to consider—what do you want to do and what will people actually buy from you. To figure that out it helps to know who you are working with. [More]

Soccer and Self Storage Goes in Hand in Hand in the UK

by Holly Robinson August 3, 2013 12:46 AM
There are some things that are meant to go together and there are some things that are not. Chocolate chip cookies and milk, steak and potatoes, Bert and Ernie, movies and popcorn—all clearly belong together. What about self storage and soccer? In the UK the answer would be a resounding yes! [More]

Self Storage Industry Really Embraces Small Businesses

by Winnie Hsiu July 30, 2013 10:55 PM
Have you ever thought that you would love to go into business for yourself? Has the lack of space for your product and/or an office been holding you back? Did you know that the answer to your problem could be as close as your local self storage facility? [More]

Notoriety Goes Over Well in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu July 18, 2013 10:35 PM
Everyone likes to get noticed. It’s only natural. Whether it is through recognition for a job well done, being on a reality television show or by running onto the field during the MLB All-Star Game—it’s all about getting noticed. When a business like the self storage industry gets noticed for the right reasons it can give the company a pretty good boost. [More]
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