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Potential Mini-Storage Facility Gets Approval from Planning Commission

by Tony Gonzalez October 24, 2013 9:58 PM
Monday night, the New Kent County Planning Commission (in Virginia) approved to forward a conditional use permit (CUP) for a mini-storage facility to the Board of Supervisors. Monte Brown was the person applying for the CUP. The planning commission voted 9-0 in favor of the permit. [More]

Little Things Can Make a Difference in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens March 25, 2013 7:33 PM
On the face of things the self storage industry would appear to be a pretty cut and dry business. People need space, self storage facilities provide it, and that is that. While technically that is all that a facility needs to do it is far from the only thing that they do. [More]

Owner of Salina Mini Storage Keeps on Going

by Tony Gonzalez October 23, 2012 12:30 PM
The Energizer Bunny is a marketing mascot for Energizer batteries. The Bunny has appeared in over 115 TV commercials. All of them feature the pink bunny wearing sunglasses while marching around beating a drum. The idea behind the commercial was that when other batteries give out, the Energizer battery keeps on working. [More]

An Innovative Way to Increase Revenue for Your Self Storage Business

by Winnie Hsiu February 17, 2012 3:23 PM
Several months ago, I ordered something online. It was delivered while I was at work. A second delivery attempt was made - again, while I was at work. A notice left on my front door indicated that I had to now pick up the package at the main delivery office. The main office was 30 miles away. Much to my dismay, the main office would be closed by the time I could get there after work. It was a struggle to find a time when I could finally get my package. [More]

Stow-A-Way Mini Storage to Participate in Fundraiser for Toddler with Rare Condition

by Kim Kilpatrick January 27, 2012 2:15 PM
Many owners and managers of self storage facilities participate in charitable projects to help out members in their community who are less fortunate than others. They collect toys at Christmas time, establish reading rooms, and hold yard sales and give the proceeds to a children's hospital. Stow-A-Way Mini Storage in Sandy, Oregon, is no exception and is reaching out and helping a toddler in their community. [More]

Tips For Building A Self Storage Unit

by Kim Kilpatrick October 25, 2011 10:50 PM
Larry Haug is an expert when it comes to the mini-storage business. Not only has he built plenty of them, he also owns them. He is the owner of his own construction company, Haug Steel Construction, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is also the owner of 250 mini-storage units. [More]

Mini Storage Owners Sponsor a Ben Carson Reading Room

by Winnie Hsiu September 30, 2011 10:06 AM
Many owners of self storage facilities participate in service projects and charitable organizations that support and improve their communities. Louis and Phyllis Friedman of Stack & Store Mini Storage are an example of community minded business owners who seek to reach out to their community and assist when possible. [More]

Mini Storage Donates Space to Charity Program Room to Grow

by Winnie Hsiu August 30, 2011 10:02 AM
Storage facility owners are very service oriented and dedicated to giving a helping hand to people in their community. They donate books to libraries, school supplies to elementary school children, toys to needy children at Christmas time, and support to organizations that help veterans, troops overseas, and military families. And now, one facility will be assisting new mothers. Manhattan Mini Storage announced that it will support Room to Grow, a nonprofit organization in New York City that supports low income families raising babies. Room to Grow provides training and support to low income expectant mothers for the first three years of their baby's life. They also provide the mothers with new or lightly used baby items. [More]

Canadian Self Storage Company Makes a Difference for Elderly in Transition

by Winnie Hsiu March 31, 2011 5:42 PM
As we get older things we once did become more difficult. As we get older and into our twilight years we often tend to need some help to do some of the basic things that we once took for granted. With the help of a self storage unit a hospice program in British Columbia is able to give people the assistance they need. [More]

How Should You Advertise Your Self Storage Facility?

by John Stevens March 10, 2011 11:18 PM
With an industry that is expanding you would think that it would be easy to attract more than enough customers to keep your self storage facility in business. However, with more and more facilities sprouting up all around the nation it is no longer enough to count on walk in traffic and word of mouth. Success (let alone survival) requires that a facility get involved in some form of advertising. [More]
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