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Growth Occurs at all Levels in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez December 20, 2013 11:11 PM
Around the holidays it is not unusual for people to grow. Some will do it literally thanks to all the delicious food at parties while others will do it on more of a metaphysical or spiritual level. However it is done, it can occur to a large extent or something on a much smaller level. The same could be said for the self storage industry as well. [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]

The More Things Change in the Self Storage Industry the More They Stay the Same

by Kim Kilpatrick August 1, 2013 11:14 PM
George Bernard Shaw wrote in the Revolutionist’s Handbook over a century ago that the more things change, the more they stay the same as a way of illustrating that no matter how turbulent the times may get , the more that things appear to change, the reality of it is that things are essentially still the same. On a less existential level the same could be said for the self storage industry. [More]

Stor-All Acquires Another Facility in Colorado

by Holly Robinson July 18, 2013 1:53 PM
After babies are born, their growth rate is slow and steady. The human body does not completely reach its full height until about 25 years of age. The growth rate for some self storage businesses is very similar - regular and stable and not a quick flash without a solid foundation.

Stor-All self storage is one such business that has controlled, steady growth over the years. They just recently acquired a facility in Lone Tree, Colorado. This is the fourth facility that they have in Colorado. They have other facilities are in Aurora, Denver, and Littleton. [More]

Milestones are Meant to be Celebrated in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens June 27, 2013 11:15 PM
When you succeed at something it feels good. Depending on the gravity of the task you may even feel moved to celebrate. It doesn’t have to be anything big of course. Maybe it is just making it through another year, birthdays, anniversaries, or making it a milestone of some kind. While this is entirely true for people it is also true for the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Industry Sees Exercise as More than Just the Battle of the Bulge

by Holly Robinson May 17, 2013 10:13 PM
America is a large nation. Now I’m not talking about in square miles, but at the waistline. The obesity epidemic has all sorts of people encouraging the nation to exercise more from politicians, professional athletes, and other celebrities to reality television shows and corporations—like the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Can Be Good For Your Health in More Ways Than One

by John Stevens May 9, 2013 10:31 PM
Exercise, eat right, brush your teeth, get regular checkups, and rent a self storage space— not exactly things that you would expect to see together, but each member of the list is related to a central idea. It may sound hard to believe, but they all have something to do with improving your health. [More]

Creativity and Humor Sells in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens May 6, 2013 6:19 PM
Guys always think that it’s the hard bodies that women want (that’s why they are single!), but if they just listen to women (yes, that can be hard) they’ll realize that is not the case for many. In fact, most will say that they just want a man that will make them laugh. They want a guy with a good sense of humor, and it looks like this is a lesson that many self storage companies fully embrace. [More]

Birthdays are to be Celebrated in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez May 2, 2013 9:01 PM
When we are kids we love our birthdays. It’s a great excuse for our parents to pamper us, we can get away with anything, the day is all about us, not to mention the cake and presents! Our opinions sometimes change when we get older, but when it comes to ‘birthdays’ in the self storage industry the older the birthday the bigger reason to celebrate. [More]

Sprucing up Your Image is Never a Bad Thing in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick April 27, 2013 2:48 PM
Image is everything. That is what pretty people and ad executives the world over want us to believe. They don’t want us to hear the other old saying about how it’s what inside that matters most. When it comes to the business world—self storage or otherwise—both sayings are actually true. Sometimes it just takes the right executive and a little sprucing up to see that you are better off with both rather than just one. [More]
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