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Self Storage Industry Knows How to Make the Most of What it Has

by Winnie Hsiu January 16, 2013 10:14 PM
Remember the scene in Apollo 13 when the engineers are told to figure out how to make something that the guys in the space shuttle desperately needed to live, but with some random stuff that appeared to be useless? And how they figured how to devise a contraption that was vital to getting the astronauts back home? [More]

Landscaping Important in the Self Storage Industry—Both Kinds

by Holly Robinson January 15, 2013 8:42 PM
When it comes to certain products and businesses it is just as important that the outside is as aesthetically pleasing as the “inside” is functionally sound. It is not unusual for consumers to not be interested in giving something a try because they don’t like how it looks. After all, you can only make one first impression, right? [More]

"Storage 24" Now Coming to U.S. Theaters!

by Tony Gonzalez January 14, 2013 8:57 PM
The self storage industry has long been a player on the silver screen and on television. From small roles to larger roles, self storage units and entire facilities have been in a number of hit television shows as well as major motion pictures. There have even been a few where the majority of the film was located within the gates of a self storage facility! [More]

Self Storage Company Helps “Round Up” Donations for Cancer Research

by Kim Kilpatrick January 11, 2013 9:15 PM
Sometimes problems can be so tough to overcome and so large that the idea of overcoming them can be viewed as nearly impossible. As a result, many people will not even bother to try thinking that their best efforts are barely going to make a difference. What they fail to realize is that is the one way to insure that the problem/issue at hand ends up unresolved in the end. [More]

Texas Self Storage Association Wants to Make it Easier for Members to get Ahead

by Holly Robinson January 10, 2013 8:57 PM
Going into business—self storage or otherwise—requires a substantial amount of knowledge. There is an incredible amount of know-how necessary to get it started, operate it, and make it successful. Where many people have trouble is keeping it successful. Typically what people need is attainable; they just need to have access to it. [More]

Have Website Will Travel in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez January 9, 2013 8:42 PM
Jerry Maguire said that we live in a cynical world, but in reality it is a digital one. Just about everything these days operates with electronics or has a presence on the World Wide Web. In fact, if you are looking for something—information, movies times, a self storage facility, etc.—it can be found on the internet. The only trick is figuring out how to find it. [More]

Social Media Becoming More Important to Self Storage Companies as Audience Grows

by Kim Kilpatrick January 8, 2013 9:07 PM
Who does not have a Facebook account these days? Who did not have a MySpacepage way back when? What about a Twitter account? Tumblr? Stumbleupon? Digg? Blog? The list of social media sites can go on and on, and it is something that many self storage companies are wisely making use of these days. [More]

Self Storage Company Helps People Look After Themselves

by Holly Robinson January 7, 2013 7:07 PM
People that are interested in making New Year’s Resolutions have likely made them by now. Some have probably even broken them too (that’s okay; still plenty of time to rededicate oneself to the cause). One self storage company recently made an effort to help people get on track for one common resolution—but not the one you are probably thinking. [More]

Variety is the Spice of the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu January 4, 2013 5:24 PM
When people spend money they typically want to make sure they are going to like what they are going to get. It’s only natural, right? The same can be said when going into business as well. The safest route to make sure an investment is not wasted is a proven one even though if it is proven that also means it’s been done before (and often times a lot). [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Start Your New Year off Right—With Money

by Kim Kilpatrick January 3, 2013 9:15 PM
I want to lose weight. I want to get more organized. I want to start my own business. I want to own something that used to belong to Lindsay Lohan. These are all things that some folks may want to do in the New Year; common New Year’s resolutions. There is one thing that can make all of those goals easier to reach. One self storage company wants to help people by giving it to them (or at least one person)—money. [More]
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