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McPherson Mini-Storage in McPherson, Kansas, Seeks Expansion Approval

by Tony Gonzalez November 6, 2013 8:57 PM
Larry Smith, owner of McPherson Mini-Storage in McPherson, Kansas, wants to add three more buildings to his self storage business. That should be a pretty straightforward process: get a building permit and then build them. But in this situation, it’s not that easy. [More]

Qualities a Self Storage Owner or Manager Should Have

by Winnie Hsiu July 8, 2013 10:01 PM
Many employers are very concerned about hiring good employees. They want to make sure they ‘get the right people on the bus’ – meaning they want to make sure they hire the right people. Many businesses sink or swim (or float aimlessly in circles) depending on whether or not the employees are a good fit for the business.

On the other hand, it’s good for a business owner or manager to stop and review just what type of leader he is and how effective he is. His leadership ability is just as important as having good employees on board.

Believe it or not, owners and managers of self storage facilities are leaders just as much as a CEO of a Fortune 500. They need to have some of the same skills that those CEOs need. [More]

Collegiate Storage and Rental Starts an Ambassador Program

by Tony Gonzalez April 12, 2013 5:46 PM
Collegiate Storage and Rental, based in New York City, recently launched their Ambassador Program. This program offers college students an opportunity to get real world experience in business, earn money at the same time, and go to school.

Metro New York City has twenty-three colleges, universities, and schools of higher learning. That means there are lots of college students – students that need storage at the end of the school year or help moving their belongings back home. [More]

Alcatraz Storage in Fort Wayne Partners with Perfect Paws Pet Rescue

by Winnie Hsiu September 26, 2012 8:00 PM
Each day, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. Each year, eight million dogs and cats enter animal shelters in the United States. Approximately 64% of them end up being euthanized because the shelters are over crowded and lack funding to cover their food and vaccinations. They are also put down because the animals cannot be placed in permanent homes. [More]