March 15, 2013 5:38 PM
Businesses face many challenges when they convert from their existing software system to a completely different one. When the business has different facilities in different cities, the challenge becomes even greater.
American Self Storage recently faced – and overcame – those challenges. They have converted their legacy management software to the Self Storage Manager. That software system is now live in all of their facilities, which are located in California, Nevada, and Arizona. [More]
March 1, 2013 2:34 PM
Self storage owners and managers are very community minded people. They participate in many charitable projects that benefit the community where their facility is located. They provide things such as scholarships, toys, coats, food, warm bedding, books, and money for medical research. A-1 Self Storage in Fullerton, California, recently announced that they will support the Coast to Coast Foundation efforts. [More]
February 28, 2013 8:00 PM
Many small business owners and entrepreneurs use a spare room or their garage when they start out in their business. They struggle with having cramped spaces and unprofessional interruptions from family members (and even family pets). Many times, renting office space is too far out of their budget. What’s an entrepreneur to do? Use a self storage space instead. [More]
January 17, 2013 12:45 PM
Klara Bergman is a savvy business woman. She worked in equity and private capital funding for 35 years. Her specialty was shopping malls.
One day, a group of out-of-area investors approached her. Would she be interested in setting up a self storage business in the Central Coast area of California? they asked. She agreed. She raised the capital and secured a location in Santa Maria, California. Then, the investors turned tail and ran. Santa Maria was too far from home. So, she bought them out. [More]
January 16, 2013 1:05 PM
A-1 Self Storage is expanding their work with charitable organizations. For many years, they have sponsored Serving Hands International that is a not-for-profit charity that provides food, shelter, medical aid, education, and spiritual support to people living in poverty. A-1 Self Storage is expanding their charitable efforts. They recently made a financial contribution to Noah Homes, which are homes for people who are developmentally disabled. [More]
December 11, 2012 7:03 PM
Dollar Self Storage in Corona, California, previously held two Charity Storage Auctions. There were very successful and brought in nearly $1500. Because of this success, Maria Smith, Dollar Self Storage manager, plans on having another auction on December 12, 2012. The auction will start at 10:30 a.m. [More]
November 27, 2012 6:00 PM
The saying ‘steady as she goes’ is a nautical phrase that refers to the helmsman keeping a ship firmly pointed in the intended course or direction. Steady as she goes could also refer to the progress that Zippy Shell Mobile Self Storage and Moving is making as a relatively new franchise in the United States.
Zippy Shell is pleased to announce the opening of another new franchise: Zippy Shell South Bay in California. They recently opened a franchise in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, in October. [More]
November 13, 2012 8:00 PM
Nikki Newton, office manager of Oroville Self Storage in Oroville, California, wanted to do something that would benefit her community. She also wanted to do something that would benefit her customers. She landed upon the idea of combining a food drive and a yard sale. [More]
September 6, 2012 6:48 PM
Hard working. Dedicated. Helpful. Courteous. Congenial. All of those words describe people who work in the self storage industry. But there is another descriptive word that stands out almost head and shoulders above all of the others. And that word is charitable.
Owners and managers of self storage facilities want to support their communities and the people who live in them. They are always participating in fund raising activities that support those in need. They are also willing to donate money to non-profit organizations to support their cause. [More]
August 9, 2012 5:30 PM
There’s been a general feeling lately that the economy is improving. Often, the health of small businesses is an indicator of the health of the U.S. economy. Some analysts feel that the buying and selling of these businesses indicate whether the economy is strong or weak. There is some debate on this issue yet the numbers for business sales for 2012 are above the sales figures for 2011.
While A-1 Self Storage in California is not a small business, if you looked at their recent activity, you would see that they are growing and expanding. [More]