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Sometimes Self Storage is More Than Self Storage

by Winnie Hsiu February 18, 2014 11:35 PM
When people go in to business it is generally with two reasons in mind: (1) providing people with a needed/desired product and/or service and (2) making money. If your original product or service is sufficient in accomplishing those goals you are probably in good shape. However, if you have figured out how to expand on them—like some in the self storage industry—than you are likely in even better shape. [More]

It Helps to Be Creative in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson February 14, 2014 11:20 PM
Do you ever wonder why it is kind of hard to find Waldo? He is wearing that ridiculous hat and sweater after all. You’d think he would be easy to find. While the outfit is unique there is one important factor that is not—he is just another person in the picture. In a business like the self storage industry it can be easy to fall in to the same kind of rut, but with the right creativity a facility can really stand out. [More]

Apple Self Storage in Canada Exceeds Fundraising Goal

by Kim Kilpatrick December 23, 2013 3:51 PM
Sustaining a one- or two-day community service project takes a lot of organization, time, and effort. And, organizing and sustaining a service project that last three months takes monumental effort!

Apple Self Storage in Canada undertook a three-month-long fundraiser in an effort to raise monies to support the ABLE Network. The ABLE Network is a non-profit organization that assists intellectually disabled young adults. [More]

Self Storage Companies Do a Lot of Driving During the Holidays

by Winnie Hsiu November 26, 2013 11:59 PM
There are certain places over the next month that folks are going to have to go like the in-law’s house, the mall to shop for presents, or the grocery store to shop for food; all places they don’t really want to go but have to. The worst part isn’t the destination though, but the journey. It’s the drive on all the congested roads that is unpleasant. [More]

Apple Self Storage in Canada Will Donate Money to the ABLE Network

by Tony Gonzalez September 11, 2013 8:52 PM
We’ve all heard the saying ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ I think I’ll coin a new saying: an apple a day is the charitable way. That’s apple as in Apple Self Storage. [More]

Many Indicators to Measure Success in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson March 21, 2013 10:06 PM
There is one question we often looked to our parents to answer for us after a competition when we were kids—did I do good? More often than not parents will typically answer that question with an “of course dear!” or “you were the best honey!” even if you spent most of the game on the bench. When it comes to success in the business world the answers need to be a based on something other than love. [More]

Apple Self Storage in Downtown Toronto Nears Completion

by Tony Gonzalez March 20, 2013 2:51 PM
The expansion of the Apple Self Storage in downtown Toronto is expected to be completed in April 2013. Construction is on target for meeting the completion date. The addition will add 22,000 square feet of rental space to the facility, which currently has 95,000 square feet of storage space. The business has been able to remain open during the construction. [More]

Sometimes the Best Marketing is the Self Storage Facility Itself

by Holly Robinson February 11, 2013 9:09 PM
Effective marketing in this day and age is a challenge. It takes a lot to get the attention of consumers these days since they have so many options. Some companies paid as much as $4 million to advertise during the Super Bowl, a time when they knew 100 million people would be paying attention. That’s a tab that many companies would have a hard time footing. [More]