Contributing Editors

Going Solar Becoming More Common in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson February 17, 2011 11:53 AM
For years there has been talk about the nation trying to break its dependence on foreign oil. With gas prices near or above the three dollar mark for the last few years there are more and more people becoming interested in electric cars. The need for alternative forms of energy reaches far beyond the automobile industry though. [More]

Self Storage Companies Support Education

by Tony Gonzalez February 16, 2011 10:53 AM
A person would be hard pressed to find anyone that would disagree with the phrase ‘education is key.’ Whether it is at your job, playing a new sport, or in the classroom the more learning opportunities that a person can take advantage of in life the better. However, sometimes people are not able to take care of the opportunities that are available for no other reason than lack of funds. [More]

How to Make Sure Your Self Storage Manager is Up to Speed on the Latest and Greatest Industry Tools

by Kim Kilpatrick February 14, 2011 12:03 PM
As an owner of a self storage facility, but not the operator, you entrust your business to the intelligence, experience, initiative, and drive of whomever you hire to become your manager. Like any good owner you want your manager to have the best tools that are available to make the job easier and more efficient. The trick can be in figuring out just how to get your manager trained and up to speed on new tools as they become available. [More]

SSA Lines up a Pair of Quality Speakers for Spring Conference

by Kim Kilpatrick February 11, 2011 4:35 PM
People have different points of view when it comes to going to trade shows. Some go to learn new things from the seminars and presentations. Others go to network among people within the same business industry. For some trade shows are a just a chance to get out of the house for a few days.However, there is one thing that everyone can agree they are interested in when it comes to conferences. Who are the speakers going to be? [More]

Self Storage Company Uses Local Sports Teams to Their Advantage

by Winnie Hsiu February 10, 2011 10:41 AM
There is one thing that can be easily said about our society—we love sports. The Super Bowl is proof of what people are willing to do for their favorite teams and the big game; some paid upwards of $15,000 a ticket and others paying as much as $400 just to watch the game on television outside of the stadium. [More]

Self Storage Company Comes to the Aid of Local Residents Again

by Kim Kilpatrick February 9, 2011 11:05 AM
Most of the world watched the affects that the recent winter weather had on the biggest football game of the year last Sunday. All in all it looked like not very much since the game went off without a hitch (minus the musical performances). While the game did go well, the fans and people in the surrounding area did not have it nearly as easy. [More]

Modern Technology is a Friend of the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick February 8, 2011 10:03 AM
“Computers are our friends.” The line is so iconic that it is difficult to figure out exactly where it originated. Over the years it has become not just computers, but modern technology that has been perceived as ‘our friends.’ Modern technology allows to do all sorts of things that as close as a few years ago people thought were impossible. The only problem is in figuring out how to use modern technology in order to see how friendly it can be. [More]

How Self Storage Can Help You Sell Your House

by Tony Gonzalez February 7, 2011 11:35 AM
When it comes to many things in life proper planning is the key to successful execution from giving the big presentation to enjoying the big game to just getting to work on time every morning. Failure to do so can result in losing your job or not getting the big promotion, missing the big play as you run to the kitchen for more chips, or being late to work and getting stuck in traffic. [More]

Florida Self Storage Facilities Keeping it Cool Thanks to Modern Technology

by Winnie Hsiu February 5, 2011 9:45 AM
The self storage industry just like any other is chock full of competition. In order to compete you have to be willing to go the extra mile. For many self storage facilities, especially those in warmer or colder climates as well as real humid ones, that means more climate controlled storage units. The only problem is that those cost more to operate. [More]

Sometimes Doing Nothing Can Be Doing a Whole Lot

by Tony Gonzalez February 3, 2011 9:40 AM
Every small business owner, self storage and otherwise, will tell you that one thing matters above all else when it comes to success in the business world—location, location, location. Picking the right location can make the difference between turning a respectable profit every year and just scraping by. [More]
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