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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]

Chilean Company Will Soon Open the Coolest Self Storage Facility Ever Built

by Kim Kilpatrick March 28, 2014 11:08 PM
Cool, hip, happening, fun—not adjectives that are often associated with the self storage industry. To be fair, there are not too many industries outside of ones that are entertainment related that do qualify as any of them. However, once Chilean developer Red Megacentro finishes renovating a multi-purpose facility in Miami that will all change. [More]

Self Storage Company Gets Back to Charitable Ways

by Tony Gonzalez March 27, 2014 10:28 PM
Sometimes you just need to take a break. Sometimes it helps to just walk away, do something else, or just do nothing and take the time to recharge your proverbial batteries. You don’t necessarily have to be going through bad times. Even when things are going well it doesn’t hurt to take a step back so when you return refreshed and ready to do even better—like the Lawai Cannery Self Storage has. [More]

Man Has Dogs But Self Storage Facilities Have Vertical Consultants

by John Stevens March 26, 2014 11:53 PM
Dogs are the unquestioned best friend off mankind. There is just something about those furry creatures; there love, devotion, and unwavering loyalty perhaps. Whatever the reason man is lucky to have dogs and vice versa. Businesses—self storage and otherwise—havee to look elsewhere. [More]

Community is Key to the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez March 25, 2014 5:38 PM
Every likes to say they are there for the community and that they need the community. It sounds great, it endears the business to the community, and it helps get the company’s name out in a positive manner. Of course saying it and making it happen are two different things. It doesn’t just happen for the self storage industry though. It’s how business is done. [More]

Self Storage Facility Coming to the Aid of Fallen Skydiver

by Holly Robinson March 24, 2014 11:46 PM
There comes a time where we all know someone that needs our help; or sometimes we could even be that person. During those times it can be nice to know that you are not alone; that someone out there cares and not necessarily because you are friends, but simply because caring for those in your community is the right thing to do. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Help Wounded Warriors Go Fishing

by John Stevens March 21, 2014 11:57 PM
If there is one population that deserves all the respect in the world it is the men and women of the Armed Forces. For a ridiculously low wage they put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and to try and give others the chance to experience those very same freedoms. The least we can do it make sure that when they come home they are show the appropriate level of appreciation; something the self storage industry has excelled at for years. [More]
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