Contributing Editors



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]

Being the Best is One Way to Separate From the Pack in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens December 19, 2013 11:58 PM
As a job applicant you have to figure out what can make you stick out and be noticed over the rest. If you don’t it is likely that your resume will get lost in the shuffle since it looks so much like everyone else. That’s expected to a degree since like minded individuals are going to apply for a job, but how do you really stand out when everyone else is so similar? [More]

Milestones are Meant to be Celebrated in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens June 27, 2013 11:15 PM
When you succeed at something it feels good. Depending on the gravity of the task you may even feel moved to celebrate. It doesn’t have to be anything big of course. Maybe it is just making it through another year, birthdays, anniversaries, or making it a milestone of some kind. While this is entirely true for people it is also true for the self storage industry. [More]

Success and Longevity is Celebrated in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens June 7, 2013 9:47 PM
The average span of an NFL player’s career is just a few years. In some cities it is unusual to see a bar or nightclub last longer than a year. Being able to last in business, whether it’s professional sports, night clubs, or the self storage industry is not easy. That is why when it does happen it should be celebrated. [More]

Self Storage Industry Continues to Prove How Amazing It Is

by Tony Gonzalez June 1, 2013 1:18 AM
A business that makes a profit is a good business. No—it’s a great business. How can it not be since that is the purpose of a business, right? While a healthy bottom line can be enough to call a business—like a self storage facility—great, it is not quite enough for it to be dubbed ‘amazing.’ [More]

Easier is Better for the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez May 29, 2013 10:39 PM
There are many who believe that nothing that comes easy is worth having. To an extent that statement is true. You can’t do that when you are starting and/or running a business—like a self storage facility. Doing that is hard work. However, when it comes to looking for a self storage facility and being a customer easier is better. [More]

Birthdays are to be Celebrated in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez May 2, 2013 9:01 PM
When we are kids we love our birthdays. It’s a great excuse for our parents to pamper us, we can get away with anything, the day is all about us, not to mention the cake and presents! Our opinions sometimes change when we get older, but when it comes to ‘birthdays’ in the self storage industry the older the birthday the bigger reason to celebrate. [More]

Awards are More than Accolades in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez April 24, 2013 7:27 PM
Everyone likes to be recognized for doing something well; and even more so when they are considered the best at what they do. The feeling of success that comes with the accolades helps make all the hard work worthwhile. When it comes to the self storage industry (and other businesses) accolades are more than just a pat on the back. [More]

Self Storage Companies Support Children’s Hospitals

by John Stevens March 28, 2013 8:24 PM
Self storage facilities are often active in charities on a local, national, and even international level. Choosing one has to be hard for a company to do. What kind of reach do they want? Who do they want to help? Do they want to be a primary donor or are they okay with being one of many? [More]

Self Storage Company Plans Amazing Party and Wants to do Amazing Things

by Tony Gonzalez March 26, 2013 9:19 PM
There are all sorts of ways to measure success. In school people will often look to grades as an indicator. On the athletic field championships or personal accolades can be a measure of success. In the business realm many people will look at the bottom line, but for a more long term measure like longevity can be a better indicator. [More]
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