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Self Storage Company Getting Prepared for the Future

by Holly Robinson April 22, 2014 9:00 PM
The Boy Scouts motto is pretty well known—be prepared. It’s pretty hard to argue with it; everyone should try to be prepared. That way whenever a problem arises you’ll be ready to handle it. Should an opportunity arise you’ll be in a position to take advantage of it—much like some in the self storage industry are doing. [More]

Security is Essential in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens April 21, 2014 11:59 PM
Fire, crime, natural disasters—more often than not when you hear about a self storage facility in the news one of those three are involved. That’s just the way it is. Disasters and dastardly deeds make for interesting news. It’s nothing against the industry, but it is a reminder of how important security is to the industry. [More]

When Life Gives You Lemons—Build a Self Storage Facility

by Winnie Hsiu April 18, 2014 11:59 PM
Bad things happen. Yes, it sucks, but there is literally no way that we will ever be able to rid the world of every single negative action, person, or circumstance. What we can do is something our grandma’s would always say when life would knock us down—when life gives you lemons make lemonade. [More]

Technology Can Give a Self Storage Facility a Leg Up on the Competition

by Tony Gonzalez April 18, 2014 11:35 PM
Computers are our friends. They are the wave of the future; heck—they are the future. When used properly they can be a tremendous benefit to any project. In one way, shape, or form they are going to be involved with just about everything. Yes, everything—even the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Industry Believes in Lofty Goals

by Kim Kilpatrick April 17, 2014 11:44 PM
Goals are a part of life. People set personal goals all the time to help motivate them to do better at work, school, and home. Having something to aim for can be the additional push someone needs in order to accomplish something. The same can be said for self storage facilities (and any other business). [More]

Self Storage Facility Wants to Give College Kids Options

by Kim Kilpatrick April 17, 2014 11:16 PM
That time is fast approaching for college students across the nation; the time where they will have to move out of the dorm rooms and back home for the summer. There is just one problem and it is not explaining to Mom and Dad about your tattoo. No, it’s figuring out what to do with all your stuff. [More]

Every One—or Nine--Counts in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson April 16, 2014 11:59 PM
A common excuse people use for not voting is the belief that their single vote does not make a difference out of the millions that are going to be cast (for a presidential election at least). Voting advocates are quick to point out that every vote is a single vote; that the power comes from combining individual votes to form a whole. [More]

Self Storage Facility will Soon Reset the Standard When it Comes to Keeping Managers Happy

by Tony Gonzalez April 14, 2014 11:00 PM
One could argue that a person’s paycheck is reason enough for them to be motivated to do a good job. Do a bad enough one and you lose the job—and the pay check. Of course, if he check is rather small it is understandable if employees opt to look elsewhere if they are unhappy where they are. If that’s the case, how do you keep them from straying without paying a ridiculous salary? [More]

When Life Gives You a Sears Building the Self Storage Industry Sees Opportunity

by Kim Kilpatrick April 7, 2014 11:59 PM
Conversions are a part of many facets of life. When life gives you lemons you are supposed to make lemonade, right? The same can be said for businesses like the self storage industry where it has become quite common for new facilities to be created by converting existing structures. [More]

Can There Ever Be Too Much Security for a Self Storage Facility?

by Holly Robinson April 4, 2014 11:04 PM
Can there be such a thing as too much security? Can a self storage facility actually take too many precautions to insure that what tenants entrust in to their care remains safe? Ask the tenant and the answer is probably no—that is, until they see how much their rent is. [More]
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