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Maine Joins Ranks of States with New Self Storage Legislation

by John Stevens June 21, 2011 5:56 PM
So far this year, self-storage legislation has been signed into law in California, Illinois, Nevada and Tennessee. Now Maine has joined the mix. Legislative document 1428, “An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Self-Service Storage in the State,” was signed by Maine Governor Paul LePage and includes legal improvements for the state’s self storage facilities. [More]

A Vote to Allow New Domain Names Will Likely Become “Biggest Change” Seen on the Internet

by John Stevens June 20, 2011 8:22 AM
The suffixes - .com, .net and .org –that we have all become so used to could now change to .food, .cars, .clothes, .storage and other various domain name endings. A powerful global company that charts the course of the Internet decided today to make available countless new domain suffixes, allowing companies to be creative and unique when guiding users to their websites. [More]

Southern California Self Storage Company Honors Veterans

by Kim Kilpatrick May 31, 2011 4:01 PM
On Memorial Day it is natural for the country to pause and give thanks to the men and women of the armed forces that work day in and day out to protect our way of life. Thanks and appreciation also has to go out to the families of our nation’s soldiers who support their moms, dads, brothers, and sisters as they are deployed around the world. [More]

Golfing, Fine Eats, and Storage on the San Leandro Scene - An Extra Space Storage Featured Facility

by John Stevens May 20, 2011 3:56 PM
With its arched entry way and mission-style construction, the San Leandro Extra Space Storage self facility is one of the best looking businesses of its kind. Opened in August of 2009, the facility features units which can be customized to suit any customer's needs.

“We have 529 units with our configuration,” says the site manager, Paul Hunt, “because some are coupled together. It depends on how you combine the units.” [More]

Self Storage Company Maintains a Presence in the Community

by Holly Robinson May 19, 2011 4:24 PM
There are a number of things that business persons are going to say is the most important thing about running a business. In one way, shape, or form they will all be right to an extent. However, one of the comments that would rank a lot higher than most would have to be: If the potential customers don’t know you are there, they can’t become actual customers. [More]

Sometimes Security is in the Eye of the Beholder

by Winnie Hsiu May 13, 2011 10:17 PM
Today’s society is one that has become one that appreciates stuff. We like to own things; sometimes because we need them; at other times just because we want them. Regardless of the reason that we do buy whatever it is, we want to do whatever we can to make sure we hold on to our stuff. [More]

Auditing and Internet Topics of Upcoming Self Storage Webinars

by John Stevens May 13, 2011 8:55 AM
Two webinars sponsored by SkilCheck and Storitz will be held next week to guide self storage owners and operators on the topics of auditing and optimizing your internet presence to showcase your self storage property. [More]

Self Storage Company Goes Back to School

by Holly Robinson May 12, 2011 2:39 PM
Anyone who says they have not watched their kids or someone else’s blissfully playing some simple game and not thought,” The good ole days!” is lying. While life appeared to be as complex as can be when we were around elementary school age, the simplicity of it now from the outside looking in is enough to make you a little nostalgic. [More]

Steak and Storage in Orlando, Florida

by Kim Kilpatrick May 12, 2011 12:32 PM
Located near the heart of beautiful Orlando, Florida, Chad Webb's Extra Space Storage® facility offers its customers an incredible pairing of value and venue. As the Site Manager, Webb takes care to provide each of his clients with a safe, secure and easily accessible means of protecting their valuables. [More]

Who Should You Market Your Self Storage Facility To?

by John Stevens May 11, 2011 2:09 PM
One of the toughest things that an owner of a self storage unit has to do is figure out who the facility is going to be marketed to. This does not just refer to what sort of marketing strategy that the facility is going to adhere to, but the general appearance of the site as well. Who do you want the look of your facility to appeal to? [More]
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