Contributing Editors

Self Storage Industry Knows the Importance of a Name

by John Stevens December 6, 2012 6:39 PM
There are certain things that are vital when it comes to the success of a business venture—self storage or otherwise. For one, you have to have a product that people will want to have or use. Beyond that, you have to have a name that people will know and recognize. If potential customers do not know who you are they can’t frequent your establishment. [More]

Self Storage Company Gets Innovative Down Under

by Winnie Hsiu December 3, 2012 9:01 PM
For the self storage industry in the United State it is pretty hard for a facility to come up with something that is truly unique. There are simply too many facilities across the nation (right around 50,000); multiple other facilities are bound to have thought of it—whatever it is—as well. However, the same can’t be said for other countries. [More]

Self Storage Site Capitalizes on Exposure to Reach Major Milestone

by Kim Kilpatrick November 29, 2012 8:40 PM
One of the hardest parts about succeeding in business is in getting the name of your business out there. The greatest business model with the most fantastic product will not make a nickel if no one knows it exists. While advertising can help accomplish that task sometimes it is other methods of exposure that can end up making the difference. [More]

Self Storage and Sports Mix Well in South Africa

by Tony Gonzalez November 15, 2012 8:55 PM
The self storage industry is primarily active within the United States, but in recent years the industry has begun to grow and expand into countries all over the world. While there likely are some cultural differences between self storage facilities in the United States relative to say England, Australia, the Middle East, and South Africa, many of the characteristics and traits appear to be universal. [More]

Self Storage Industry in Washington Possibly in for some Interesting Times

by Kim Kilpatrick November 14, 2012 8:30 PM
The self storage industry has become known as a part of Americana after it began to be featured in reality shows on television and self storage auctions began to draw the interest of treasure hunters everywhere. Depending on a current legal drama plays out the industry—at least in Washington—the self storage industry could really take off in popularity. [More]

Self Storage Auctions Continue to Grow in Popularity

by Tony Gonzalez November 13, 2012 7:50 PM
If there is one thing among the many that Americans like it is the possibility of getting rich quick. We all like to find the diamond in the rough, the needle in the haystack, the lottery ticket, our very own Snuggy-like invention; you get the idea, right? One of the latest ways in which some people have found their Golden Ticket comes courtesy of the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Company Supports Santa on the Run

by Winnie Hsiu November 12, 2012 7:33 PM
There is a popular song that many radio stations will start playing around this time of year that talks about poor grandma getting run over by a reindeer. While this is obviously done in gest, the good folks of Saint Charles, Missouri, will have to be careful when they head to town. Otherwise they might find themselves getting run over by a Santa. [More]

Sometimes Two Heads are Better than One in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson November 9, 2012 7:32 PM
In many respects it is nice to have a helping hand when involved in a task. Not having to shoulder the load alone can make doing whatever it is less stressful and likely increase the chances of success. However, sometimes a task can be too big for a lone individual or group to take on by themselves making it smart to team up with another in order to not just get a task done but get it done well. [More]

Self Storage Industry Comes through when it is Needed Most

by Holly Robinson November 7, 2012 8:37 PM
It would be nice if nothing bad every happened, but the reality of living in today’s world is that bad things do happen. Many of them are under our control and in the right circumstances can be avoided and/or mitigated. However, there are often many bad things that we can’t control. When those acts of God like Hurricane Sandy strike the damage that is often left in its wake can be devastating leaving many people in need of a little help in some way, shape, or form. [More]

There Was More to Election Day than Just Voting for the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens November 6, 2012 8:58 PM
Early on the morning of November 6, 2012, thousands of people climbed out of their beds intent on getting a serious piece of business taken care of before moving on with the rest of their day. It was up to them and citizens of the nation who were still sleeping to make a very important choice. They needed to decide who they felt should lead the nation for the next four years as President of the United States. [More]
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