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Online Marketing the Wave of the Future for the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez January 16, 2014 11:15 PM
It has been a couple decades since Madonna sang the classic tune Material Girl, and it is safe to say that the song still rings true today for many. However, should she want to redo it and update it to be more fitting modern times she would need to switch the title from Material Girl to Virtual Girl. [More]

Self Storage Facilities in Canada and the United States Going Green

by Winnie Hsiu December 12, 2013 9:55 PM
Colors are often used to signify feelings, emotions, and/or a state of mind among other things. The color green is often associated with feeling jealous or envy (i.e. green with envy). People will often refer to someone that is new or inexperienced as being ‘green’ as well. The term could work in the business world as well, but for self storage facilities it has a whole different meaning. [More]

There is No Stopping the Self Storage Industry!

by Kim Kilpatrick October 31, 2013 11:58 PM
There is something that can kill any business. For some it can be too much competition. Others fall to the wayside because technology passes them by. Some find it hard to survive when the economy suffers or falls into a recession. However, there are some—like the self storage industry-- that are resilient. They are able to survive no matter what the detriment is—even the government! [More]

Going the Extra Mile Makes a Difference in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu October 23, 2013 11:18 PM
When it comes to doing a job—any job—there are certain ways you can go about doing it. You can fail at it and not get it done. You can finish the job and complete the task at hand or you can do much more than just finish it. You can knock it out of the park; go the extra mile; go above and beyond the call of duty. [More]

Self Storage Industry Learning How it’s the Little Things That Make a Difference

by Winnie Hsiu October 4, 2013 11:20 PM
When you were in grade school did you ever make one of those paper mache volcanoes for your science project; the one where you add vinegar and baking soda to create an ‘eruption?’ Did you end up taking second place to the kid who used red dye to make his ‘lava’ look more realistic even though your projects were otherwise identical? [More]

Self Storage Companies Continue to Show Support for Local Sports Teams

by John Stevens October 1, 2013 11:27 PM
When you play for a local sports team there is one thing that can cause the downfall of the club faster than anything else. It’s not a lack of players; you can always do more recruiting. It’s not losing; there is always next week and many folks don’t play solely in order to win. No, but if they can’t pay for the game they can’t play, and if you can’t play there is nothing to recruit for and no reason to hang out. [More]

Self Storage Industry Making the Most Out of Modern Technology

by Winnie Hsiu September 23, 2013 11:22 PM
The world has come a long way since the days where cell phones were huge and the graphics in the computer game Pong were ‘groundbreaking.’ We now have phones as small and think as you want and game graphics that are as real as real can be. Modern technology has come a long way and is now vital to success in business—self storage and otherwise. [More]

Self Storage Company Proves to be Rock Steady and Dependable

by John Stevens September 3, 2013 9:53 PM
There are certain characteristics that both people and businesses—self storage and otherwise—like to have. You may not hear a business say it wants to be funny, but that is often considered a desirable trait in people. Businesses like to be busy; people—not so much. While there are several, one characteristic that people and businesses want to be known for is their dependability. [More]

Secure Self Storage Fixes Up Their Ithaca Facility

by Holly Robinson July 31, 2013 8:31 PM
Remember the zany comedienne Phyllis Diller? Long skinny nose and rather homely? Homely that is until she underwent 15 facelifts and different procedures to change her looks.

At the time, actors and actresses were very hush hush about having a face lift. But not Phyllis. Many of the jokes in her comedy routine focused first around her looks and then her plastic surgeries. She was even known for going to parties with stitches in her face and a pair of glasses taped to her forehead so they wouldn’t put weight on her fragile new nose. [More]

Solar Energy Continues to be a Growing Trend in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson July 1, 2013 11:29 PM
There are two things that businesses—self storage and otherwise—are always trying to reduce. They want their customer attrition rate to be lower (or non-existent) and their expenses. One significant cost that every business would like to reduce is their energy bill. What better way to do that than to install solar panels? [More]
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