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How a Self Storage Company Can Hold on to a Good Thing

by Winnie Hsiu March 17, 2011 1:25 PM
Having customers are very important to the success of any business, not just the self storage industry. It is easy to think that they are the good thing that the company needs to hold on to. However, even the best customers/tenants will leave at some time regardless of what you do. As important as tenants are there is something else that is even more important for a company to hold onto—good employees. [More]

National Self Storage Alliance Helps the Little Guy Out

by Winnie Hsiu March 17, 2011 12:30 AM
The United States has always been a country that has talked about protecting and promoting the little guy. Politicians always talk about trying to speak for the minority. Unions like to say that they give every worker a voice. Home owners associations are intended to give individual owners a voice in their community. [More]

Self Storage Company Helping Local High School Kids Turn Trash into Scholarships

by Tony Gonzalez March 15, 2011 11:40 PM
Everyone has their own idea of what is good and what is bad. What one person may consider inferior another could consider top of the line. To use an old saying as an illustration beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That is also how some people are able to find treasure in what others consider trash, just like some of the students have at Paso Robles High School in California with the help of a local self storage company. [More]

Self Storage Industry Doing What it can to Help Kure It

by Holly Robinson March 14, 2011 3:20 PM
It is not common that one is able to go about conducting business in a normal fashion and be able to help combat an issue that is affecting a large portion of society at the same time. Many companies are more than happy to do what they can to help anyway, but it is rare that all they have to do is go about business as usual to actually be able to. [More]

Change in Store for Georgia Self Storage Facilities

by Holly Robinson March 11, 2011 10:45 PM
Politicians love to promise one thing to their constituents more than anything else—change. They do not always specify whether that change will be good or bad, but they do promise that it will happen. One change that has been proposed by lawmakers in Georgia will mean a little more work for self storage facility operators, but could also mean an increase in profits. [More]

How Should You Advertise Your Self Storage Facility?

by John Stevens March 10, 2011 11:18 PM
With an industry that is expanding you would think that it would be easy to attract more than enough customers to keep your self storage facility in business. However, with more and more facilities sprouting up all around the nation it is no longer enough to count on walk in traffic and word of mouth. Success (let alone survival) requires that a facility get involved in some form of advertising. [More]

Self Storage A Growing Industry in the Far East

by Kim Kilpatrick March 9, 2011 5:12 PM
The culture within Asian countries makes them a perfect place for the self storage industry to flourish and thrive. Many of them are known for being among the more populated nations (and definitely among the highest in population per square mile) on the planet which would be reason enough for self storage businesses to succeed. Add in the cultural norm of having multiple generations living under the same roof and you have the perfect environment for the self storage industry to grow and thrive. [More]

Is Your Self Storage Facility a Great Place to Work?

by Holly Robinson March 8, 2011 7:10 PM
Work is not necessarily meant to be a loud of laughs. It does not wait for you to decide to grace it with your presence; it has to get done with or without you regardless of how pleasant or unpleasant the work environment is. That being said, the better your work environment is the more likely your people will want to come to work. [More]

Philanthropic Endeavors Continue for a California Self Storage Facility

by Kim Kilpatrick March 7, 2011 8:27 PM
There are some businesses that are only concerned with their bottom line; with filling their own pockets and making sure that they make as much profit as possible. There are others that take the privilege of having a successful business as an honor and express their gratitude by giving back to the community that makes their very existence possible. [More]

How Surveys Can Benefit Your Self Storage Facility

by Winnie Hsiu March 4, 2011 3:28 PM
We have all been approached by those people in the mall trying to get you to answer questions for their survey. Simple question and answer formats have been used as marketing tools for years in the self storage industry as well as many other businesses. When done right they can provide a goldmine of information or possibly give you a virtual haystack in which to find your needle. [More]
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