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Self Storage Company Turns the Old into New

by Tony Gonzalez November 30, 2011 8:43 AM
Whether it is an episode of Oprah (or some other daytime talk show), Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, or the show that Ty Pennington is one, people love to watch makeovers. There is just something intrinsically appealing about the concept of the ugly duckling becoming a beautiful swan or something old becoming something new that people love. [More]

Self Storage Company Inspires Someone to Pay it Forward

by Kim Kilpatrick November 28, 2011 7:59 PM
For those that experience the joy of giving each holiday season there is only one feeling that can be greater than knowing that you helped feed a needy family, keep them warn when it is cold outside, or put a smile on a child’s face on Christmas morning—knowing that they helped install the spirit of giving in another person. Recently, a self storage company in the UK got to experience that feeling. [More]

A Christmas Wish List for the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick November 25, 2011 1:15 PM
Thanksgiving gives all of us time to pause and think about the many things in life that we have to be grateful for, whether it’s health, family, a roof overhead, or the latest and greatest toys and gadgets, everyone has something or someone that they are thankful for. However, now that Turkey Day 2011 is in the books, it is time to move on to the business at hand— Christmas. [More]

A Healthy Self Storage Industry is Reason for Thanks

by Tony Gonzalez November 23, 2011 9:08 PM
The number of businesses that are failing around the country can be depressing. Some goods and services just aren’t doing well giving the current economic climate. In fact, in the last year the self storage industry had over $20 billion in revenue. [More]

Self Storage Industry Doing Well World Wide

by Winnie Hsiu November 22, 2011 7:30 PM
In times of economic hardship it can be difficult for an individual to keep his or her head above water. It can be even harder for businesses since they can’t succeed if individuals and other businesses don’t have money to spend on their services. However, there are some businesses—like the self storage industry—that are not just doing well; they are expanding. [More]

Want People to Hear About Your Self Storage Facility? Win an Award!

by Holly Robinson November 21, 2011 7:13 PM
Getting started in business can be difficult. The challenges involved in getting it up and running, not to mention the act of day to day operations, can be daunting to handle. Throw in the arduous but vital task of advertising and it can be too much to handle! [More]

New Jersey Self Storage Facilities get Really Involved in their Communities

by John Stevens November 17, 2011 5:01 PM
Often times when it comes to giving back to the community, individuals will stand out from the rest, whether they are individual people from all walks of life or individual businesses. Rarely can you find an industry that makes community involvement as common a practice as the self storage industry does in New Jersey. [More]

Self Storage Company Trying to Give Animals a Helping Hand

by John Stevens November 15, 2011 11:25 AM
Around this time of year it is common to see many companies, self storage and otherwise, get involved in a number of charitable activities. With the holiday season fast approaching more and more people are prone to thinking about those less fortunate, and many will act upon it. However, people are not the only ones that need a helping hand. [More]

Self Storage Industry Taking Full Advantage of the Web

by Tony Gonzalez November 11, 2011 6:37 PM
One of the toughest parts about running a business, self storage or otherwise, is deciding how to spend your advertising dollars. Do you want to go with commercials that only people that happen to be watching will see or a billboard that only folks will see that happen to drive by? [More]

Online Self Storage Directories Starting to Specialize

by Winnie Hsiu November 10, 2011 5:55 PM
When the Yellow Pages first started coming out back in 1886 they filled a very specific need. Thanks to the creation of this new-fangled communication device called the telephone there was a need for a directory of numbers or people and places that had phones. Over a century later the need for a directory remains, but the avenue by which people access it has changed. [More]
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