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Innovation Abounds in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez October 10, 2011 8:25 PM
When the first car was made, just being able to get from point A to point B faster than a horse was considered sufficient. Now we have cars that can go from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds all while the kids sit in the back seat watching Sponge Bob on a DVD player. [More]

Self Storage Company Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

by Holly Robinson October 7, 2011 5:12 PM
Anyone that watched an NFL game last Sunday noticed the emergence of the color pink on many of the players and coaches. Hats were striped pink, cleats were pink, towels were pink; the color was everywhere as part of the NFL’s drive to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They are not the only ones doing so. [More]

Self Storage Company Getting Exclusive

by Winnie Hsiu October 6, 2011 7:55 PM
Whenever people here the term ‘exclusive’ they tend to imagine a high-end restaurant or country club that only lets in its version of the ‘right people.’ One self storage company has decided to be exclusive, but not in a way in where they’ll be excluding any people from renting a unit and becoming tenants. [More]

UK Puts the Self in Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick October 5, 2011 5:02 PM
There is an old saying that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. People are always copying celebrity fashions; songs and movies are always getting redone as well. Successful businesses often results in numerous clones popping up all over. One business in the UK has taken the concept behind self storage and turned it into a brand new business model. [More]

Self Storage Industry Promotes Itself by Promoting Others

by John Stevens October 4, 2011 8:42 PM
Everyone knows that guy that can’t stop talking about himself. At first they don’t mind him, but after a while people get tired of hearing him sing his own praises so much. However, if he were to sing the praises of someone else, than people would take notice. [More]

To Appreciate the Future of the Self Storage Industry it Helps to Know the Past

by Tony Gonzalez October 3, 2011 6:37 PM
How many of us have been told at one time or another that we don’t appreciate what we have? Did the accuser follow that statement up by talking about how when they were kids that they used to walk to school in the snow up hill, both ways (and they liked it)? [More]

Self Storage Industry Doing its Part to Fight Cancer

by Tony Gonzalez September 30, 2011 6:45 PM
Cancer is a disease that ends thousands of lives every year. There probably isn’t a person on the earth that does not have a relative or friend that has been afflicted with the disease. With more and more lives being taken by cancer every year, continuing to do research into the various forms of cancer is important work. [More]

Self Storage Wants to Make Things Easier for You

by Holly Robinson September 29, 2011 6:13 PM
In this day and age there is one thing that every customer wants, no matter whether they are renting a unit from a self storage facility, buying a new car, or going grocery shopping and that is convenience. People don’t want to have to work hard at spending their money; they work hard enough to earn it. Many within the self storage industry are doing what they can to make their business as user-friendly as possible. [More]

Self Storage Company Knows How to do a Job Right

by John Stevens September 27, 2011 7:09 PM
If there is one thing that any supervisor will tell you he/she hates is someone that does not see a task through to completion. For some reason there are people that seem to think that just getting something started or putting in a half-hearted effort is enough. In the self storage industry that kind of person would not survive. [More]

You Can Never Have Too Much Information in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick September 23, 2011 5:42 PM
There have been thousands of great business ideas, self storage or otherwise, that have failed over the years for one reason alone—people didn’t know that much about them. In some respects it might have been too hard to get the word out on a business in time for it to be successful. Thanks to modern technology, that has all changed. [More]
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