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Being the Best is One Way to Separate From the Pack in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens December 19, 2013 11:58 PM
As a job applicant you have to figure out what can make you stick out and be noticed over the rest. If you don’t it is likely that your resume will get lost in the shuffle since it looks so much like everyone else. That’s expected to a degree since like minded individuals are going to apply for a job, but how do you really stand out when everyone else is so similar? [More]

It Pays to Work Together in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens December 19, 2013 11:13 PM
I always hated group projects in school. There was always one person that didn’t do their part, did a poor job, or forgot what part he or she was supposed to do so they did someone else’s. Little did I realize at the time that the real lesson was that there was benefit to the numbers as long as everyone did work together (not just divvy up sections of the project). [More]

When You Do it Right You Tend to Last in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu December 18, 2013 11:58 PM
Over the next couple of weeks there is going to be a lot of football being played. From college football bowl games to the end of the regular season for the NFL there is going to be more than enough gridiron action for fans to enjoy. The college guys that do it right will not only win, but increase their chances of playing at the next level. For the NFL teams it means a shot at the Super Bowl. [More]

Self Storage Space is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

by Kim Kilpatrick December 17, 2013 11:59 PM
People always want to think of a gift that keeps on giving. They want to give that special someone the best gift on Earth; one that is going to make them feel thankful and glad they have it every day of the year—not just during the holidays. That guy may not be that hard to find after all, and is as near as your local self storage facility. [More]

Alabama Self Storage Company Proves You Can Mess With Texas

by Holly Robinson December 17, 2013 11:58 PM
Football can bring the best or worst out of people depending on how you look at things. Fans will go to no end to show how much they love the game from breaking world records for noise, to face painting or even just wearing team colors to work on Fridays. People like to support their team by any means necessary—and that includes people in the self storage industry. [More]

Proper Maintenance Can Be a Money Maker and Saver in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens December 17, 2013 12:13 AM
Does anyone like to take out the trash? What about mow the lawn, clean out the gutters, or repaint—well, anything? Maintenance type activities like these are not the most glamorous or fun to do, but whether it’s around the house or around a self storage facility they can be vital to saving money and the success of the business. [More]

Conferences are Multipurpose in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu December 16, 2013 11:29 PM
Whenever the word “conference” is used nowadays it is not in reference to annual gatherings of industry professionals, but in regards to phone calls and video chats. Yes, there are still plenty of annual conferences being held in many industries each year, but they are not the first thing people think of when it comes to conferences anymore. [More]

It’s a Season for Saving for Self Storage Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick December 13, 2013 11:59 PM
When it comes to any business—self storage or otherwise-- and savings people immediately assume that the news is going to be all about how much money they will save at said business, but that is not always the case. Sometimes it is about the business saving money. Why should people care? More often than not it means the business is trying to be environmentally responsible. [More]

Self Storage Conferences Outside of the United States Proof the Industry is Growing Worldwide

by Winnie Hsiu December 12, 2013 11:00 PM
There are many things that people in different industries within the United State look forward to. For each of the many there are likely to be several different things, but there is one thing that many professions do partake in that is basically the same minus the subject material—conferences. The self storage industry in the United States has them at the national and state level, but in other countries they are not quite as common. [More]

Self Storage Facilities in Canada and the United States Going Green

by Winnie Hsiu December 12, 2013 9:55 PM
Colors are often used to signify feelings, emotions, and/or a state of mind among other things. The color green is often associated with feeling jealous or envy (i.e. green with envy). People will often refer to someone that is new or inexperienced as being ‘green’ as well. The term could work in the business world as well, but for self storage facilities it has a whole different meaning. [More]
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