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A Good Word Can Go a Long Way in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu December 5, 2013 9:26 PM
The World Wide Web and especially social media have made the age old concept of ‘word of mouth’ key to the success of many business ventures. A few good tweets and a shared Facebook post can go a long way towards a business doing well. It’s the best kind of free advertising around because people tend to trust the opinions of other people over paid advertisements. [More]

Access is Everything in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu September 9, 2013 11:41 PM
When shows like American Idol started the world could not know that it would unearth stars like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Prior to the show they were just two of the many people out there with great voices; they just needed the opportunity to prove themselves. The show gave them what they needed to do that—access to the right people and a platform to show what they could do. [More]

You Can’t Ever Provide Too Much Information in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens September 5, 2013 10:14 PM
If you love to watch spy films and television shows than you are well aware of the importance that information can play. While getting the right information into the right hands can stave off international incidents providing too much information can do just as much damage. In the reference to the self storage industry though, that could not be farther from the truth. [More]

The Old Joins the New in a Self Storage Facility in Pittsburgh

by Kim Kilpatrick March 25, 2013 6:23 PM
Entrepreneurs see needs and then grab the opportunity to build a business to fill that need. That is exactly what Nick Lackner, general manager of City Center Self Storage, did. He saw a need for a storage facility close to downtown Pittsburgh. However, there wasn’t one. So, he set about to rectify the situation. [More]