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PhoneSmart Succeeds in Raising Over $1000 With ‘Toes for a Kure’

by Winnie Hsiu April 15, 2014 11:45 PM
In a perfect world there would be no need for donation drives to help raise money so researchers can continue working to find cures for deadly diseases. Our world is far from perfect though. So it’s good that there are different organizations like PhoneSmart, a company that offers off-site sales support service for self storage facilities. [More]

In Case You Needed a Good Reason to Break in to the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson April 15, 2014 11:31 PM
Investing in or starting a business is an incredibly tough decision to make. From choosing what you are going to do to laying the groundwork and getting the business of the ground the time commitment is intense to say the least—as is the financial one. So you have to be careful what you choose. Just because the self storage industry has been a good investment does that necessarily mean that it will continue to be one? [More]

Self Storage Facility will Soon Reset the Standard When it Comes to Keeping Managers Happy

by Tony Gonzalez April 14, 2014 11:00 PM
One could argue that a person’s paycheck is reason enough for them to be motivated to do a good job. Do a bad enough one and you lose the job—and the pay check. Of course, if he check is rather small it is understandable if employees opt to look elsewhere if they are unhappy where they are. If that’s the case, how do you keep them from straying without paying a ridiculous salary? [More]

From Retail to Self Storage and Back to Retail Again

by Kim Kilpatrick April 14, 2014 10:23 PM
If you drive across the country there are certain things you are going to see just about everywhere. There are bound to be too many gas stations when you don’t need to fill up and not a single one in sight when you do. Hungry? Just look to your life and within moments you will see a McDonald’s. Chances are also pretty strong that you will see plenty of Walmarts and self storage facilities. [More]

Self Storage Industry is a College Student's Best Friend

by John Stevens April 11, 2014 11:02 PM
Everyone needs someone they can feel like they should be able to count on. Batman had Robin; Tom had Jerry; Superman had Louis Lane—the list could go on and on. In the real world it helps to be able to count on someone as well; much like college students are able to count on the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Know If You’d Like to Go For a Ride

by Winnie Hsiu April 10, 2014 11:07 PM
There are certain things that people think about doing more when the weather begins to warm up; things like spring cleaning and going outside. After being trapped by winter for months who doesn’t want to clean start for spring and fresh air? A self storage company in the United Kingdom want to help you do both. [More]

Self Storage Company Just Wants to Lend a Helping Shoe

by Kim Kilpatrick April 8, 2014 11:57 PM
It’s easy for people to say that they would like to lend a helping hand to their fellow man, but it is also just as easy for them to find an excuse to back out of doing charity work at the last minute. The idea is great and it makes people feel good about themselves, but as the saying goes—easier said than done. That, however, is not the case for many in the self storage industry. [More]

When Life Gives You a Sears Building the Self Storage Industry Sees Opportunity

by Kim Kilpatrick April 7, 2014 11:59 PM
Conversions are a part of many facets of life. When life gives you lemons you are supposed to make lemonade, right? The same can be said for businesses like the self storage industry where it has become quite common for new facilities to be created by converting existing structures. [More]

Can There Ever Be Too Much Security for a Self Storage Facility?

by Holly Robinson April 4, 2014 11:04 PM
Can there be such a thing as too much security? Can a self storage facility actually take too many precautions to insure that what tenants entrust in to their care remains safe? Ask the tenant and the answer is probably no—that is, until they see how much their rent is. [More]

In the Self Storage News

by Holly Robinson April 4, 2014 9:39 PM
Three years ago, Stuff Hotel, a San Antonio-based self storage business, installed solar panels on one of their facilities. The facility was a test case for them. They wanted to see how much savings they got before putting solar panels on their other facilities.

The company installed a 28-kilowatt solar array at their facility at the 9018 Poteet Jourdanton Freeway location. Recently, they added more solar panels and expanded their system by another 21-kilowatts. [More]
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