Contributing Editors



Information is Power in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez August 30, 2012 10:49 PM
It is kind of hard to do something—anything—if you don’t know enough about. Yes, you can accomplish a task even if you are not sure what you are doing or even open a business without knowing much about it either. However, in the process you will find that achieving success will be harder, mistakes will be more common, unnecessary expenses will be incurred, and in the business world failure is imminent. [More]

Self Storage Industry Knows it Helps to Have Friends

by Winnie Hsiu August 16, 2012 8:09 PM
There are plenty of people that like to think they can do it—whatever ‘it’ may be—alone; that they don’t need any help or assistance from anyone. While they might be successful on occasion, the road is much tougher when it is travelled on solo. However, when you let your friends give you a helping hand along the way success can be achieved much, much easier. [More]

Fledging Organization Steps up Big for SSA Scholarship Fund

by Kim Kilpatrick May 10, 2012 8:30 PM
It is not uncommon for major companies and organizations to get involved in some sort of charity work. Often times it is there way of giving back to the community that has helped make them the success that they are. However, if you ask whomever is in charge of charitable activities for these organizations they will all complain about the same problem. [More]

New Venture Combines Two of Self Storage’s Most Well Known Attributes

by Tony Gonzalez March 2, 2012 5:07 PM
Whenever budding entrepreneurs and inventors try to come up with the next great ‘thing’ they often look to existing ideas for inspiration, something that they believe they can make even better. Often times this train of thought fails, but on occasion the marriage of two good ideas has been known to result in something that is absolutely brilliant. [More]

Self Storage Industry in Texas Has a Heart as Big as the State

by John Stevens February 20, 2012 6:02 PM
Have you ever wondered where your money is going when you donate it to a charity? Have you ever heard about those organizations where a portion—sometimes a significant one—is used to cover “administrative costs?” Did it make you angry when you heard that of your $100 donation only $35 went to the actual cause? [More]

Why Should I Use Self Storage and What Should I Look for in a Self Storage Facility?

by Tony Gonzalez January 16, 2012 8:12 PM
We’ve all seen them. In fact, in some parts of the country they have been a part of the landscape for so long that we drive right on by them without even recognizing that they are there. However, in recent years there have been more and more people finding that they need some more space, and they are starting to take notice of where their local self storage facility is. [More]

Florida Self Storage Facilities Could Soon See Some Relief

by Winnie Hsiu January 13, 2012 8:57 PM
The self storage industry has seen a boon in business in recent years while the nation has been undergoing some rough economic times. Although business has been good overall, an increase in business in general has also resulted in an increase in a part of the business that is not so good—liens and auctions. [More]

Peoples' Need to Clean Pays Off for the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez January 11, 2012 12:14 PM
Have you ever heard the old saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure? The concept may seem a little silly or overblown; if something had any real value people wouldn’t throw it away, right? When it comes to the people in the self storage industry, other people’s proverbial trash can become ‘treasure.’ [More]

The 26th Annual SSA Winter Executive Ski Workshop to be Held at Lake Tahoe

by Kim Kilpatrick January 5, 2012 1:50 PM
Lake Tahoe, the Ritz Carlton Hotel, and the Self Storage Association Winter Executive Ski Workshop - a beautiful place, a world-class hotel, and a professional development workshop. What a winning combination.

The Self Storage Association will host their 26th Annual SSA Winter Executive Ski Workshop at Lake Tahoe on January 30 through February 2. An opening night reception will be held January 30. Attendees can pick up their conference registration materials, network with industry friends and enjoy a variety of foods and beverages at the reception. [More]

Self Storage Slowly Taking Hold All Over the World

by Tony Gonzalez October 21, 2011 6:10 PM
There is one thing that every new business hopes to become and that is an international success. The logic behind that desire is pretty simple too. If the idea is a hit in the United States it will be profitable. Should it become one internationally as well, those that got in on the ground floor of the international movement will do better than just make a profit. [More]
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