Contributing Editors

Success Can Be Found Right at Home in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick May 7, 2013 7:33 PM
There are some businesses that need to advertise far and wide if they are hoping to be a success. Then there are others—like the self storage industry—that relies on serving those within reasonable driving distance in order to get their bottom line met. [More]

Knowing Your Community Important to Success in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens June 13, 2012 9:22 PM
Have you ever seen a farming supply store in the middle of a major metropolitan city? What about an ice cream truck driving around when there is a foot of snow on the ground? How about a hot dog vendor outside of a subway or train station? [More]

Self Storage Facilities are there for Their Communities

by Winnie Hsiu March 20, 2012 7:34 PM
Businesses go where they are needed so in that respect you can say that they are there for their respective communities. While that is true for the self storage industry (like any other business), time and time again members of the self storage industry have proven that they are there for their communities for more than just revenue. [More]

Trick or Self Storage?

by Winnie Hsiu October 27, 2011 5:54 PM
Halloween is just days away. It’s a time where kids get to dress up as their favorite cartoon characters and heroes, and Mom and Dad can take a break from the working world and have a little fun dressing up as someone else. Of course, the most important aspect of Halloween goes without saying—free candy. [More]

Taking Care of the Community the Norm for Self Storage Facilities

by John Stevens September 14, 2011 1:32 PM
Success for a self storage facility can rest almost entirely on the relationship that a facility has within a community. With the exception of people that need storage space after moving to a community from another, tenants will pretty much all be from the immediate local area. [More]

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]

Self Storage Company Maintains a Presence in the Community

by Holly Robinson May 19, 2011 4:24 PM
There are a number of things that business persons are going to say is the most important thing about running a business. In one way, shape, or form they will all be right to an extent. However, one of the comments that would rank a lot higher than most would have to be: If the potential customers don’t know you are there, they can’t become actual customers. [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]

Hampshire Self Storage, a Local Business with a Heart

by Kim Kilpatrick November 3, 2010 2:58 PM
It is fairly common to see businesses getting involved in their respective communities. Doing so not only gives the business a sense of pride in the community but it also endears the community to the business as well. During the current economic times it is not surprising to see some companies not commit as many resources to community efforts; the economics of business does not allow for it. [More]

Colorado Self Storage Company Donates on Behalf of Hospitalized Children

by Holly Robinson April 30, 2010 6:18 AM
A Centennial, Colorado self storage company has decided to celebrate its grand opening next month by donating a percentage of its rents, along with an additional $1,500, to a nonprofit organization that helps families of children who have been hospitalized.

The self storage company, Cutting Edge Self Storage, has been working to find ways to support its new community and to blend in. One part of its effort to blend in has been designing the building so that it fits into its neighborhood architecturally. [More]