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Reduce Stress to Keep More Self Storage Customers

by Holly Robinson March 3, 2011 9:55 PM
There is one way to insure that your business is going to be healthy enough to stick around, a consistent number of customers. If you have at least a base number that you can count on than you know that you will at least be bringing ‘X’ amount of revenue every month. When you at least have that base level than you can decide how aggressive you need to be in finding new tenants for your self storage facility. [More]

Self Storage Facility Helps Prepare Kids for a Better Tomorrow

by Holly Robinson March 2, 2011 2:42 PM
One thing that kids don’t really think too much about is where things come from that they need or use on a daily basis. The vast majority of things of course are provided by Mom and Dad, but what about all the things that the community provides (parks, library, etc) or what if Mom and Dad are not able to do all the things they would like to for their kids? [More]

Self Storage, a Family Friendly Business

by Tony Gonzalez March 1, 2011 7:54 AM
There is one thing that just about every business wants to be considered and that is to be family friendly. With that kind of reputation a business is often seen as one that you can trust your business, or in the case of the self storage industry, your belongings to. That of course translates into more business and a healthier bottom line. [More]

Is Having a Manager Living on Site the Way to Go?

by Kim Kilpatrick February 28, 2011 9:52 AM
If there is one thing that people can almost universally complain about it is their commute to work. It is bad enough that you have to spend eight or more hours a day at the office, but to be stuck getting up an hour early to drive in and then be stuck in traffic again at night is not the most pleasant thing in the world to do. [More]

Self Storage Can be a Life Saver

by Winnie Hsiu February 25, 2011 3:29 PM
On a figurative level there is probably not a person alive that does not think that having a little more space would be a life saver. Having your house or apartment crammed with too much stuff can make life seem not as pleasant as it could be. No one likes feeling like their crammed into a box constantly tripping over stuff, right? [More]

What to do When Your Self Storage Company Needs New/More Customers

by Holly Robinson February 24, 2011 2:36 PM
There comes a time in every business effort where you will find that you are in dire need of new customers. For the self storage industry that could mean that you recently had a number of customers move out for whatever reason or maybe you were able to add on to your current structure and are now having trouble filling your new units. [More]

Want to Advertise/Promote Your Self Storage Facility for Free?

by Tony Gonzalez February 23, 2011 3:16 PM
There is one thing that every business man cringes when he/she spends money on it and that is advertising. It is the one thing that every business must spend money on, but the question is always how much and what on. What is going to drive customers to your business quicker and faster helping you make money sooner rather than later? [More]

What Can You Learn at the Inside Self Storage World Expo?

by Tony Gonzalez February 22, 2011 4:44 PM
The hard part about getting into business is not in starting it. Neither is the difficult part maintaining it on a day to day basis either. What is hard about running a business, be it self storage or any other, is in learning what you need to do to make operations as easy as possible and hence as profitable as possible as well. [More]

Self Storage is Worthwhile Worldwide

by Winnie Hsiu February 21, 2011 4:25 PM
Americans don’t always have the best of reputations in other countries. Many of them see us as consumer driven people that are all about the amount of stuff that we can buy and call ours. To them it is not too surprising that the United States is a place where businesses like the self storage industry, where people are simply renting space to store all their stuff, thrive. [More]

Time for Self Storage Lobbying Efforts to Pay Off

by Tony Gonzalez February 18, 2011 10:46 AM
There is an old saying that parents like to use to motivate their kids into doing work for things that they want—if you want something done right you have to do it yourself. Basically, what it means is that if there is something that you want you can’t expect it to just come to you because you want it; you have to do something to go get it. This can also refer to making efforts to protect and enhance what is yours as well. [More]
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