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No Need to Put Your Eggs in One Self Storage Unit if You Don’t Have To

by John Stevens June 6, 2014 11:00 PM
Have you ever seen a hot dog vendor that served only hot dogs? Probably not, since all it would take to put him out of business is to open another and sell hot dogs—and sodas, chips, etc. While it is smart to focus on a product it helps to do more than just offer the one thing. One trick ponies are great, but people eventually grow weary of the single trick. [More]

Self Storage Company is All for Having a Good Time

by John Stevens June 4, 2014 11:59 PM
Way back in the 80s the rock band Poison made it cool to want nothing but a good time (as if it wasn’t always that way, right?). The band certainly lived up to the ideal during its run as one of the most popular bands of the day. In business—self storage and otherwise—it would be nice to just have a good time, but then you wouldn’t get much work done. [More]

Self Storage Industry Doesn’t Adhere to 50 Cent’s Style of Publicity

by Holly Robinson June 3, 2014 11:22 PM
It is not unusual for actors and musicians (but not the self storage industry) to look at all publicity—good or bad—as something worthwhile. Take Rapper 50 Cent as an example. Recently he threw out one of the worst first pitches ever seen. In the days since clips of him throwing good pitches have surfaced and he has made a litany of ridiculous and even crude excuses as to why he messed up. [More]

Sometime You Have to Think Outside of the Box in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick June 2, 2014 11:58 PM
Dare to be different! We’ve all heard the phrase before. Sometimes we’ve listened to it when we should have and sometimes when we should not have. Whether on a personal level or a business one—like for members of the self storage industry--the trick is in figuring out when to do it. [More]

Self Storage Company Expanding in to New Frontier

by Winnie Hsiu May 29, 2014 11:00 PM
One of the most popular science fiction television shows of all time (Star Trek) began each episode with a few simple words that ring true to the self storage industry: Space….the final frontier. Now the industry may not be the final frontier, but it knows a lot about entering in to new frontiers. [More]

Self Storage Industry Provides Opportunity to Stretch Your Limits and Know Them at the Same Time

by Holly Robinson May 28, 2014 9:02 PM
There is nothing wrong with being safe and just doing what you know. You can’t be surprised. The outcome will always be predictable. When it comes to life what you see is what you get—and that’s all. However, if you want more you have to reach out and stretch your perceived boundaries and limitations. For some that has meant investing in the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Industry Remains on the Rise in South Africa

by Winnie Hsiu May 27, 2014 11:49 PM
It is not unusual for trends to start in one country before they take over the rest of the world. Sometimes they take the world by storm like the Beatles did. Other times the process is a little slower and more gradual like in the case of the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Company Teams Up With Charity Storage to Help Veterans and Support Cancer Research

by Winnie Hsiu May 26, 2014 11:14 PM
Having an extra day off from work is a nice perk to any weekend and is enough to make most people happy for whatever holiday happens to grant it. This past weekend people had Monday off for Memorial Day. While many probably took to the ballpark, beach, park, or to the backyard to grill there was likely a portion that forgot why they have the time to do it. [More]

Tips For Using Twitter to Grow Your Business

by Holly Robinson May 26, 2014 9:37 PM
If your self storage facility is part of a national chain or run by a large self storage management company, that chain or company probably has people who take care of the social media aspect of your business. But, what if you are a smaller operation? What if your storage business is fairly small and there isn’t someone who has a specific job that handles social media? [More]

Unique UK Self Storage Company Latest to Enjoy the Perks of Crowd Sourcing

by Tony Gonzalez May 23, 2014 11:23 PM
If there is one thing that individuals and businesses like the self storage industry strive for it is this—security. Not just the ‘stop crime’ kind of security, but the kind that will make it possible for a person and business to breathe easy because they know they don’t have to worry about tomorrow—financial security. [More]
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