Contributing Editors



Self Storage Company Finding Out it Pays to Go Solar in More Ways Than One

by Kim Kilpatrick June 23, 2014 11:57 PM
It is not cheap for a self storage company to convert to a solar powered facility. Between the equipment and installation just getting them in cost a pretty penny. However, thanks to a little help from various government entities the sting is not nearly as bad as it could be. Factor in the benefits—all the benefits—and you can almost call them a bargain. [More]

Automobiles and the Self Storage Industry Go Together Like…

by Tony Gonzalez June 20, 2014 11:42 PM
Whether it is in our own personal relationships or in our business dealings it is not unusual to try and draw a connection between things. It’s all about being able to define something in a way that it fits in with other people, places, or things. This happens every day in our personal connections, as well as in the self storage industry. [More]

There Are All Sorts of Ways to Advertise in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick June 19, 2014 11:52 PM
Building a business—self storage and otherwise—is tough enough, but getting it ready to open is the easy part. It’s much harder to actually get people to walk through the door. Without them it doesn’t matter how great anything is. You can’t sell or rent to people that are not there! [More]

Have Space? Why Not Open a Self Storage Facility?

by Winnie Hsiu June 18, 2014 11:24 PM
When the kids finally move out and venture in to the world on their own it is not unusual for Mom and Dad to get in to a discussion over what to do with their son/daughter’s former room. They have some space now—so what should they do with it? It would be a waste to do nothing of course so something needs to be done. [More]

10 Tips for Saving Money in Your Self Storage Business

by Holly Robinson June 18, 2014 9:45 PM
Every self storage business owner or manager is concerned about the bottom line. Very concerned. While the economy is better than it was several years ago, it still has hiccups. Business owners still have to pay close attention to how much money is coming in. Here are 10 tips that you could implement to help you save money and increase your revenue. [More]

It Helps to Have a Plan in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick June 16, 2014 11:33 PM
Have you ever played poker with someone that wanted to go all in just about every chance he got? He or she was so confidant/arrogant about the cards they were holding that they were willing to risk it all. Chances are—sometimes it worked, but in the end that sort of reckless play ends with the high roller going home unhappy. [More]

Kids Are Not the Only Ones That Like a Good Story—the Self Storage Industry Does!

by John Stevens June 13, 2014 11:49 PM
Reading is something that is essential to getting by in today’s world. Yes, you could guess a few things by the shape of the sign (i.e. a stop sign), but for the most part you are in trouble if you can’t read. Besides—it can be fun as well. Parents read to their kids all the time not only for developmental purposes, but because kids like listening to the story. [More]

Awards are for More Than Trophy Cases in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez June 12, 2014 11:18 PM
We all love to have a pat on the back for a job well done. We like to be recognized for doing an excellent job or being better than everyone else at a given task. It is in our nature to enjoy the recognition that comes with it. Simply put—it makes us feel good. However, on a business level—like in the self storage industry—it’s a little different. [More]

It’s All About Location, Location, Location in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson June 10, 2014 11:55 PM
There are around 50,000 self storage facilities in the United States. According to estimates there is 21 square feet of self storage space for every American household and 7.3 square feet for every man, woman, and child. So from the sound of it there can’t possibly be any problems finding a self storage facility near you right? [More]

Self Storage Company Helps Those Who Sometimes Have Trouble Helping Themselves

by Winnie Hsiu June 9, 2014 11:17 PM
Most of us go through life facing whatever troubles happen to come up in our path without giving it much thought. Problems are problems; you deal with them and move on. What if it wasn’t that easy though? What if the problems were something you could not just get over? For some reason they are going to be with you for your entire life? [More]
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