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There’s a Market for Marketing in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez February 28, 2014 11:07 PM
Opening a business—self storage and otherwise--of any kind is a big step in life; one that can come crashing down real hard if you fail to do one real important thing. You have to market your business. The only problem with that is with the wide variety of options available to businesses now the whole concept can be overwhelming. [More]

Door to Door Storage Sends Care Packages to Overseas U.S. Troops

by Holly Robinson December 30, 2013 11:20 AM
The United States military has over 164,000 troops in active duty in areas outside of the United States. That’s a lot of men and women who are unable to spend the Christmas holidays with their families. Door to Door Storage, Inc. recently sent out their second care package shipment to those troops serving in our Armed Forces. [More]

‘D’ Stands for Discount in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez May 3, 2013 9:37 PM
If there is one thing that every consumer likes to see whether the product is a self storage unit or something else it is the word ‘discount.’ People do not like to pay full price. They want it lower, and will often predicate their entire shopping decision on that one concept barring a drastic difference in quality— the cheaper option. [More]

Self Storage Company Just Wants to Give People What They Want

by Winnie Hsiu April 23, 2013 10:20 PM
Everyone absolutely loves something, be it a person, place, or thing. It’s only natural. There are some things that people in general tend to love. We like to have them, experience, them, live them; we might not want to always admit it, but it’s true. One self storage company—in its own special way-- wants to do its part to give people some of those things. [More]

Many Indicators to Measure Success in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson March 21, 2013 10:06 PM
There is one question we often looked to our parents to answer for us after a competition when we were kids—did I do good? More often than not parents will typically answer that question with an “of course dear!” or “you were the best honey!” even if you spent most of the game on the bench. When it comes to success in the business world the answers need to be a based on something other than love. [More]

Self Storage Companies Try To Do What They Can For College Students

by John Stevens March 4, 2013 8:21 PM
College is expensive; that goes without saying. The lessons learned there can be tough to handle, and not just the ones in the classroom. For most the safety net of Mom and Dad is not readily available. It’s time to make your own decisions; sink or swim. However, with the help of some companies in the self storage industry it does not need to be overwhelming. [More]

A Year in Review for One Self Storage Company

by John Stevens January 29, 2013 9:07 PM
The New Year is well underway now and folks have either broken their resolutions or will likely follow through with them if they haven’t broken them by now. Even though 2012 is almost a month in the past there is no reason not to reflect on the many successes—like all the community work--that a company may or may not have done in the last year. [More]

Self Storage Industry Wants to Make Sure Some Soldiers Have a Reason to Smile this Christmas

by John Stevens December 18, 2012 8:53 PM
The men and women of the Armed Forces have an incredibly tough job on their hands. Not only do they willfully put themselves in harm’s way, but their duty often requires them to be away from their friends and family for lengthy periods of time. When that time coincides with the holidays it makes the job even tougher. [More]

Door to Door Storage in Texas Participates in Home Makeover

by John Stevens December 3, 2012 2:47 PM
Last year, fires raged across the state of Texas. Several factors led up to making it the worst fire in the state's history. First, there were record breaking temperatures. There were drought conditions throughout the state. The earth dried and cracked. Vegetation died. A tropical storm off the coast of Louisiana blew high winds which fanned the fires. Homes had been built in places where there were lots of brush and undergrowth. To top it off, the state's fire grant program was cut by two-thirds. Firefighters were understaffed with no money to pay for reinforcements. On Sunday, September 4th, nearly sixty fires started on that day alone. [More]

Sometimes Two Heads are Better than One in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson November 9, 2012 7:32 PM
In many respects it is nice to have a helping hand when involved in a task. Not having to shoulder the load alone can make doing whatever it is less stressful and likely increase the chances of success. However, sometimes a task can be too big for a lone individual or group to take on by themselves making it smart to team up with another in order to not just get a task done but get it done well. [More]
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