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Participation in Self Storage Charity Work Takes Strategy

by John Stevens July 13, 2011 10:54 AM
For a self storage operator, getting involved in community charity drives can be both rewarding for business and for the community. It can take some planning and time commitment, but the payoff most certainly means more rentals and a sense of satisfaction from helping out one’s community. There are some strategies for working with charities and community groups that can help smooth the planning process and bring the greatest reward. [More]

Chicagoland Self Storage Facility Going the Extra Mile for the Community

by Tony Gonzalez June 22, 2011 5:03 PM
In a down economy it is easy for people not to donate much to charity; they are too busy trying to take care of their own families. Thankfully, many people still find a way to give back to the community whether it is through monetary donations or some other method. [More]

Self Storage Facility Puts a Little Heart into its Work

by John Stevens June 14, 2011 12:09 PM
A California self storage facility has combined customer appreciation with a charity donation and added a special surprise for one lucky customer as well. Storage Express, a state of the art self storage facility in Lancaster, Calif., will be hosting a “Super Sale” yard sale on July 9th from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and proceeds will go to benefit the Children’s Bureau. [More]

Special Events Help Self Storage Help You

by Holly Robinson June 8, 2011 5:22 PM
In the dog eat dog world of business it can be hard to stand out over ones competitors, especially in an industry like self storage where the product that everyone provides is essentially the same—space. Yet just like in every other business in the world, the self storage industry can be just as cutthroat as the next one. After all, everyone is in business to make money and if the other guy is making it that means that you are not. [More]

Self Storage Industry Active on the African Continent

by John Stevens May 27, 2011 10:08 PM
If there is one thing that people the world all have in common is it is that they all have stuff. Sometimes it is not much stuff. Often it is just enough stuff. Many times it is too much stuff for their current living arrangements and they need help. That is where the self storage industry, a business focused on giving you space for all your stuff for a price, comes in hand. [More]

Self Storage Businesses Find Ways to Help Victims of Southern U.S. Storms

by John Stevens May 11, 2011 7:11 AM
Many businesses, self storage among them, are stepping up to help victims of the widespread, destructive tornadoes that ripped through the south recently. There are so many people affected over such a widespread area, these donations will potentially impact thousands of people in several states. Gracious acts of charity by businesses are much-appreciated by those affected and gives the businesses some well-deserved public recognition. [More]

Relationships Make the Difference in Self Storage

by Winnie Hsiu April 28, 2011 7:53 PM
Right about now as thousands of bright eyed young adults are looking to graduate college and join the working world, the same line is being heard over and over again: It’s not what you know, but who you know. This is not meant to discount the need for knowledge in your chosen field, but to illustrate the importance for building and nurturing relationships as a means to success in the working world. [More]

Supporting Causes and Community Makes Good Business Sense for Self Storage Facilities

by John Stevens April 6, 2011 11:50 AM
Sometimes the best advertising campaign comes from the heart. When a self storage facility reaches out to a community or embraces a cause, it sends a message that it cares, a message that resonates deeply with many people. And when those people someday need self storage, a familiar name will pop into their head. A name they will associate with a good feeling of caring and giving. [More]

When a Community is in Need, Self Storage Businesses Wisely Lend a Helping Hand

by John Stevens March 28, 2011 12:53 PM
When Mother Nature strikes, the impact can be disastrous and life altering. Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis can wreak immeasurable hardship and pain, including lost homes, businesses and even lost lives. We need only to look at Japan to be reminded of this. Sometimes businesses step up and support those dealing with the repercussions of a natural disaster. Self Storage businesses often offer assistance, making perfect places to collect goods and food for those affected. [More]

Self Storage Company Supports Bocce Ball Fundraiser

by Holly Robinson March 21, 2011 5:29 PM
Supporting your community is a commendable act whether you’re a business, an athletic team, a random group of people, or an individual. For those that want to help make a difference in the world between work, school, family, and friends there are likely countless options for people that want to get involved. Sometimes the chance becomes available at a place of business you frequent like your local self storage facility. [More]
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