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Kickstarter is Not the Only Way to Kick Start a Self Storage Project

by Tony Gonzalez October 3, 2013 11:50 PM
Social media has become a great tool for people looking for a little help getting started. Thanks to it people are able to contact people that they never would get in front of before. In some cases they actually received the kick start they needed to get their business on track. [More]

Green is Good in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu September 30, 2013 9:58 PM
Anyone in any business—self storage or otherwise—that does not like the color green is lying. Every business wants to do one thing—make money. Even if you are a non-for-profit you still want to generate revenue to benefit your cause. When it comes to the color green, businesses like it for more than monetary reasons. [More]

Self Storage Company Proves That It Takes a Village

by Winnie Hsiu September 26, 2013 9:39 PM
According to an old saying, it takes a village to raise a child. What this is saying that is that it is not just the parent’s responsibility to make sure kids grow up right, but that it is more of a collective effort. If they see bad examples in society they can get the wrong idea, but if people live right that is what kids will learn. [More]

It Pays to Strike While It's Hot in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick September 25, 2013 8:27 PM
When it comes to the business world—self storage or otherwise—it can be tough to figure out not just when to get in to business but when to get out as well. The decision could mean the difference between needing millions or hundreds of thousands to get started. It could also mean the difference between making millions or just thousands when you get out. [More]

Self Storage Industry Making the Most Out of Modern Technology

by Winnie Hsiu September 23, 2013 11:22 PM
The world has come a long way since the days where cell phones were huge and the graphics in the computer game Pong were ‘groundbreaking.’ We now have phones as small and think as you want and game graphics that are as real as real can be. Modern technology has come a long way and is now vital to success in business—self storage and otherwise. [More]

Surfing Self Storage Company Riding the Waves to Help Fight Cancer

by John Stevens September 20, 2013 11:57 PM
Giving to a good cause is something that we all like to do, but sometimes it is hard to actually do. Maybe we don’t have the money to spare or any goods that we can donate. Many charities are more than happy to have people donate their time instead. That can be hard as well with the way most people keep busy schedules these days. [More]

Self Storage Expo in Brazil Starting to Take Shape

by John Stevens September 19, 2013 9:57 PM
The self storage industry has been going strong in the United States for many years now. With the industry comprised of over 50,000 facilities now it is definitely doing well. In other countries it is a different picture as the people are still learning the joy and pleasure that a self storage unit can bring. As they do there will likely be more events like the upcoming Self Storage Expo in Brazil. [More]

Self Storage Company Proves If You Give Them Reasons People Will Come

by Tony Gonzalez September 13, 2013 10:59 PM
In the Field of Dreams Kevin Costner did not start building a baseball diamond into his field until he heard a voice say those famous words—if you build it, they will come. Businesses—self storage and otherwise—wish it was that easy to get customers to visit. Instead it is a little different. Just building it is not enough. [More]

Attention to Detail Pays Off in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens September 10, 2013 11:32 PM
Have you ever felt like a certain company that provides a service for you or the community is slacking off? Do you feel like they are not really worried about doing the best job possible for you since there is nowhere else for you to go? That is not a problem that you’ll likely find in the self storage industry though. [More]

Access is Everything in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu September 9, 2013 11:41 PM
When shows like American Idol started the world could not know that it would unearth stars like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Prior to the show they were just two of the many people out there with great voices; they just needed the opportunity to prove themselves. The show gave them what they needed to do that—access to the right people and a platform to show what they could do. [More]
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