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Self Storage Company Expanding in to New Frontier

by Winnie Hsiu May 29, 2014 11:00 PM
One of the most popular science fiction television shows of all time (Star Trek) began each episode with a few simple words that ring true to the self storage industry: Space….the final frontier. Now the industry may not be the final frontier, but it knows a lot about entering in to new frontiers. [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]

Expansion in the Self Storage Industry a World Wide Theme

by John Stevens November 29, 2013 11:14 PM
There are few things that are truly universal. Somewhere there is bound to be some population that does something different than the rest—but there are a few. Take Santa Claus for example. Around the world the popular figure is known as Father Christmas, Sinterklaas, Tomte, or Saint Nicholas. While know by something different, each character is known for doing the same basic thing. [More]

Self Storage Companies Overseas Wasting No Time Waiting to Expand

by Tony Gonzalez September 7, 2013 12:02 AM
Expanding is something that comes easy to some and for some things, but for others not so much. Most people would probably say that their waistline expands way too easy while their bank account does not expand enough. When it comes to the business world—self storage or otherwise—expansion can be a tough to do, but can also pay off big in the end. [More]

Self Storage Industry Continuing to Grow in South Africa

by Tony Gonzalez August 29, 2013 11:01 PM
The self storage industry in the United States is huge; we are talking over 50,000 facilities across the nation with more being built all the time. People in the United States definitely appreciate the service that is provided and want more of it. Other countries have been slower to catch on, but there are some where the industry is starting to thrive. [More]

Self Storage on the Rise in South Africa

by Kim Kilpatrick June 20, 2013 5:33 PM
The United States will forever be the world leader in self storage with over 50,000 self storage facilities across the country and growing. The next largest is Canada with about 3,000 and Australia with around a thousand. So whenever the industry in other nations is compared to the world leaders it will always be on the rise—and that is something that members of the South African Self Storage Industry are likely more than happy with. [More]

Self Storage is Like a Box of Chocolates; You Never Know What You Are Going to Get

by John Stevens May 16, 2013 7:24 PM
When Forrest Gump uttered the phrase about life being like a box of chocolate little those words became engrained in the lexicon of pop culture forever. People will forever be comparing things of all sorts to a box of chocolate because they feel like they never know what they are going to get. However, there are few things where those words are as true as they are in the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Companies and Rugby Players Lend a Helping Hand

by Kim Kilpatrick April 2, 2013 7:32 PM
The self storage industry has been known to do what it can to lend a helping hand whether it is for a local charity or something on a larger scale. Rugby players have been known as much for their big hearts as well as the big hits that take place in the game. When they work together they have been known to accomplish great things. [More]

Self Storage Company Knows How to Mix Business With Pleasure

by Winnie Hsiu February 13, 2013 10:48 PM
When you are growing up the thought of being able to get paid for doing something you love is the dream. As you get older you realize that is easier said than done, but the notion of being able to bring one of your loves to work is a pretty decent alternative—and a whole lot better than just hating your job! [More]

Self Storage and Charity Go Hand-in-Hand in the U.S. and Abroad

by Winnie Hsiu December 7, 2012 9:51 PM
Christmas time tends to bring out the best and worst in a lot of people. If you have ever been present when the hottest toy is being cleared off the shelves by parents you’ve seen the worst (remember the Cabbage Patch kids from the 80s?). Luckily, the best is a more common trait and is evident with the way people give to charity at this time of the year. [More]
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