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Self Storage Industry Doesn’t Adhere to 50 Cent’s Style of Publicity

by Holly Robinson June 3, 2014 11:22 PM
It is not unusual for actors and musicians (but not the self storage industry) to look at all publicity—good or bad—as something worthwhile. Take Rapper 50 Cent as an example. Recently he threw out one of the worst first pitches ever seen. In the days since clips of him throwing good pitches have surfaced and he has made a litany of ridiculous and even crude excuses as to why he messed up. [More]

It’s All About Traffic in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens April 25, 2014 6:54 PM
Traffic can be both good and bad—it all depends on the type. If you are trying to get home from work than the traffic on the freeway is definitely bad. If you run a website than traffic is definitely a good thing. Businesses inside of a shopping mall are fond of foot traffic. [More]

Going the Extra Mile Makes a Difference in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu October 23, 2013 11:18 PM
When it comes to doing a job—any job—there are certain ways you can go about doing it. You can fail at it and not get it done. You can finish the job and complete the task at hand or you can do much more than just finish it. You can knock it out of the park; go the extra mile; go above and beyond the call of duty. [More]

Access is Everything in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu September 9, 2013 11:41 PM
When shows like American Idol started the world could not know that it would unearth stars like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Prior to the show they were just two of the many people out there with great voices; they just needed the opportunity to prove themselves. The show gave them what they needed to do that—access to the right people and a platform to show what they could do. [More]

Self Storage, the World Wide Web, and You

by Kim Kilpatrick June 15, 2011 9:17 PM
Senior citizens can recall a day when computers were considered new-fangled thing-a-ma-bobs. The 30 to 40-something generation can recall a day when computers were mostly for games. Ask the youth of today and they likely could not imagine a world without computers. To be even more specific, they could probably not imagine a world without the internet. [More]