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No Child Left Behind in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens January 25, 2013 9:31 PM
During his presidency George W. Bush passed a well-intentioned piece of legislation with the purpose of trying to make sure that children in the United States received the education they need to be a success when they get older. While the government may shoot for all children, others—like various members of the self storage industry-- try to do what they can for those in their community. [More]

Self Storage Profits Inc. Helps 4 Students Acquire Self Storage Facilities

by Holly Robinson February 3, 2012 9:32 AM
If someone chooses the self storage industry as a career, there aren't classes to take at a university that are specific to the industry. A person can take business courses and learn about business in general but as a rule there aren't courses that provide specific knowledge and skills that are key to running a successful self storage facility. However, there is a nationwide self storage education and mentoring firm that teaches and trains and mentors those interested in working in this area. That educational program is offered by Self Storage Profits Inc. [More]

Assistance from Self Storage Makes a Big Difference

by Holly Robinson September 9, 2011 6:00 PM
There are many constants in life. Some of them are pleasant like the sun shining, the sky being blue, and football season starting on time. Others are not as pleasant like the fact that there is always going to be a segment of the population that is in need of help in some way, shape or form. [More]

Education is Important to the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens March 22, 2011 1:12 PM
Knowledge is power. That statement has been uttered by more politicians, teachers, coaches, etc. and has been used in more movies than many other common platitudes. As overused as the statement may be it is exactly true. Without sufficient knowledge (of any kind) it can be incredibly difficult to do even the simplest of things in modern society which is precisely why receiving a good, quality education is the key to survival. [More]

What Can You Learn at the Inside Self Storage World Expo?

by Tony Gonzalez February 22, 2011 4:44 PM
The hard part about getting into business is not in starting it. Neither is the difficult part maintaining it on a day to day basis either. What is hard about running a business, be it self storage or any other, is in learning what you need to do to make operations as easy as possible and hence as profitable as possible as well. [More]

How Will Government Job Cuts Affect Self Storage?

by Tony Gonzalez October 8, 2010 10:08 AM
More unemployment. More foreclosures. More downsizing. More entrepreneurialism. More adults living at home. That’s what economists are predicting in the wake of the loss of a shocking 95,000 jobs in September -- a crash in employment far worse than had been predicted. For the self storage industry, an economic change such as this can be good and bad. All businesses tend to suffer when the economy suffers, but self storage facilities may be asked to step into the breach as families look for places to put some of their belongings as they downsize from a larger home to a smaller, more affordable one, or as they invite family members and friends to move in with them to save money. [More]

ISS World Expo Approaches

by Tony Gonzalez September 24, 2010 11:35 PM
It’s that time of year again -- time for the Inside Self-Storage World Expo, which will be held from Wednesday, Sept. 29, through Friday, Oct. 1 in New Orleans. The ISS World Expo is a wonderful opportunity for self storage professionals to meet, network, and learn about issues ranging from everyday facility maintenance and management, to green building, to financing and legal issues. Dozens of self storage industry suppliers will also be present with product samples and information. [More]

CA SSA Hosts Gen BuY Author at Marketing Symposium

by John Stevens March 23, 2010 4:04 PM
The California Self Storage Association (CSSA) has announced that Kim Yarrow, the author of Gen BuY: How Tweens, Teens, and Twenty-Somethings Are Revolutionizing Retail, will be the keynote speaker for its upcoming marketing symposium, the 4th Annual Northern California Self Storage Owners’ Symposium. The symposium will take place on April 29th, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Lesher Theater in Walnut Creek, California. [More]

Access Self Storage Makes Donation to Texas Education

by John Stevens February 23, 2010 4:16 PM
Access Self Storage, of Red Oak, Texas, announced this week that it is donating $405 to the Red Oak Independent School District Education Foundation. Access raised the money during its grand opening. The company donated a sum of money on behalf of each person who attended its grand opening. The opening was promoted as a fundraiser for the education foundation, and was advertised on KBEC radio, which tried to encourage a large turnout. [More]

More Topics Revealed for Upcoming Inside Self Storage World Expo

by Winnie Hsiu February 4, 2010 7:47 AM
Inside Self Storage has begun announcing more of the topics for educational roundtables and seminars at its upcoming 2010 World Expo, to take place in Las Vegas from March 1-3.

On March 1, self-storage industry experts will answer questions from Expo participants during a roundtable discussion at the Paris Hotel & Resort. The roundtable discussion is meant to give more and less experienced industry professionals, such as owners, operators, managers, developers, and investors, the chance to talk intimately with each other one on one. The roundtable will cover nearly 30 topics, including: [More]
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