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Self Storage Lockers Fetch a Hefty Price at Auction

by Winnie Hsiu November 9, 2011 10:40 AM
Self storage units have been in existence for decades. They have gotten more use and attention due to the current state of the economy, some of that attention coming because people have had a hard time even paying their self storage bills. While that is regrettable, it has presented the country with a whole new past time—self storage auctions. [More]

Top Ten Reasons to be Thankful for the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson November 8, 2011 5:50 PM
With Thanksgiving right around the corner (and David Letterman on Monday through Friday) it is easy to do a couple different things: 1) find reason to be thankful for the self storage industry and 2) come up with a top ten list made up of some of those reasons. [More]

Self Storage Company Looking for a Jingle that can go Viral

by Kim Kilpatrick November 7, 2011 6:27 PM
If there is one thing that everyone in the world likes to do, whether they are any good at it or not, it is sing. We’ve all sung in the shower, during the National Anthem at ball games, while driving, or via the local karaoke bar. Shows like American Idol has made singing competitions almost become in vogue. [More]

New Lien Laws to go into Effect Soon in Texas

by Kim Kilpatrick November 4, 2011 4:35 PM
One of the great things about this country (depending on who you are asking probably) is that it is not necessary to have a majority of the people behind you in order to have your voice heard. With the right organization, a well-thought out message, and a good lobbyist even the smallest of groups can affect change in their own backyard. [More]

Business is Good in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens November 3, 2011 6:15 PM
In a perfect world, everyone would be crowing about how business is booming. Sadly, our world is far from perfect. With the economy being what it is pretty much worldwide, too many people have seen their business do poorly or go under. The self storage industry, however, is one that has managed to do good during these tough economic times. [More]

Self Storage Company Knows How to Appeal to the Locals

by Tony Gonzalez November 2, 2011 7:02 PM
Figuring out how to stand out can be difficult. In high school we all knew that kid with the crazy hair, the odd hat, or the odor that was left behind as he passed. For one reason or another they all stood out in our minds. That is something that businesses, self storage and otherwise, like to do as well (but in a good way; no stench). [More]

Self Storage Companies Excel in Getting There Message Across

by Holly Robinson November 1, 2011 6:32 PM
The key to any successful relationship is communication. Ask your spouse and they will likely agree with that. Most successful businesses, especially those in the self storage industry, would say the same when it comes to the relation they have with their customers. [More]

Community Involvement an International Affair for the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu October 31, 2011 6:40 PM
Whenever people visit another country they inevitably try to find similarities between where they are visiting and where they are from. Often times it is the differences that we find with other cultures that make our international vacations so enjoyable. However, it’s the things that are the same that make us feel comfortable no matter how different the foreign land is. [More]

It’s all in the Name for Self Storage Websites

by Kim Kilpatrick October 28, 2011 5:42 PM
One of the first things that every business tries to think of is a good, catchy name; one that lets people know who they are, what they do, and is one that is easy to remember. Who you and what you do are pretty important things for customers to know; however, if they can’t remember you it doesn’t matter. [More]

Trick or Self Storage?

by Winnie Hsiu October 27, 2011 5:54 PM
Halloween is just days away. It’s a time where kids get to dress up as their favorite cartoon characters and heroes, and Mom and Dad can take a break from the working world and have a little fun dressing up as someone else. Of course, the most important aspect of Halloween goes without saying—free candy. [More]
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