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There is Safety—and Presents—in Numbers in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens December 4, 2013 12:13 AM
A couple hundred years ago when people started to travel out west they did so in numbers for no other reason than it was safer in case they were attacked. Fast forward to modern times and there still is safety in numbers except now the attackers are not wielding bows and arrows. The ‘settlers’ in the analogy are now small business owners and the ‘attackers’ large companies. [More]

California Self Storage Association Gets Creative to Celebrate the Holidays

by Tony Gonzalez December 3, 2013 12:19 AM
Merchants start ‘celebrating’ Christmas earlier and earlier every year. They just know that even though you are looking for that elusive turkey baster or can of cranberry that you’ll see the bright lights in the Christmas section and be drawn to it like a moth to a flame; we can fight it, but it’s a losing battle. However, now that the holiday is here there is no reason to hold back anymore. [More]

California Self Storage Association Offers Members an Employment Manual

by John Stevens April 2, 2013 1:43 PM
Business experts often say that a company’s most valuable resource is its employees. Treat them fair and they will work hard for you.

But sometimes while managing employees, situations come up that are sticky and problematic. And because we are such a litigious society, sometime those problems get escalated to involve legal counsel and/or lawsuits. [More]

Olympic Competition Nothing New to the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez September 25, 2012 9:24 PM
What do McKayla Maroney, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Ryan Lochte, Kobe Bryant, and the self storage industry have in common? Stumped? It’s not as hard as you might think. Here’s a hint—it’s actually exactly what you think it is. [More]

Self Storage Industry Not Taxing in Some States

by John Stevens June 8, 2012 9:16 PM
There are two things that are for certain, death and taxes. No matter what happens or who is elected to office—be it federal, state, or local—the one thing that they will all always be looking to do is increase revenue. Too often that means raising taxes for someone or something. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup

by Holly Robinson December 30, 2011 8:03 AM
As the year draws to a close, you would think that news in the self storage industry would be rather quiet. Not so! Here’s a small roundup of some exciting things going on around the country. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup

by Tony Gonzalez October 17, 2011 10:22 AM
Safeguard Self Storage opened its twentieth storage business in the east Williamsburg part of Brooklyn. This makes the fourth location that has been opened within the last year. The facility is located at 930 Grand Street. Safeguard has 25 locations in New Jersey and New York. [More]

Self Storage Company Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

by Holly Robinson October 7, 2011 5:12 PM
Anyone that watched an NFL game last Sunday noticed the emergence of the color pink on many of the players and coaches. Hats were striped pink, cleats were pink, towels were pink; the color was everywhere as part of the NFL’s drive to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They are not the only ones doing so. [More]

Politics Make the World Go 'Round

by Tony Gonzalez July 22, 2011 10:43 PM
Some people would like us to believe that love makes the world go ‘round. Others would say that big business does the trick, or simply money in general. Those people would all be wrong. If you want to know what makes the world go ‘round, look no further than the sordid world of politics. [More]

Self Storage Industry Doing What it can to Help Kure It

by Holly Robinson March 14, 2011 3:20 PM
It is not common that one is able to go about conducting business in a normal fashion and be able to help combat an issue that is affecting a large portion of society at the same time. Many companies are more than happy to do what they can to help anyway, but it is rare that all they have to do is go about business as usual to actually be able to. [More]
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