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Webinar Focuses on Developing and Mastering Telephone Sales Skills

by John Stevens March 18, 2011 7:37 AM
Most of the time a self storage operator’s first point of contact with a potential customer is on the telephone. Even with all the online booking advances, nothing replaces an actual person to talk to and answer questions. It is an opportunity for a storage operator to shine and flex his salesman’s skills. Sales techniques and method of sales are teachable to anyone who has the desire to learn. [More]

Mini Storage Units in Greater Demand as Seasons Change and Holidays Arrive

by John Stevens November 15, 2010 8:16 AM
There are plenty of big storage units for those motorcycles, couches, beds, entertainment centers, big-screen TVs, and even SUVs. But what about its small cousin, the mini storage unit? Just what can be done with those smaller storage spaces besides holding a button collection? To find the answer just look at the demand. Trends are showing they’re becoming more popular for seasonal and holiday storage. [More]

Closing National Poetry Month while Packing Books for Storage

by Winnie Hsiu April 27, 2010 3:33 PM
As National Poetry Month (April) comes to a close, some particularly raucous and rambunctious poetry lovers have decided to celebrate by inventing a new form of poetry: book spine poetry. Book spine poetry is well-suited to packing books for a move or for storing, and may be a good method for enticing children to become involved in packing or unpacking books. Children may want to record their poems in a journal, or write them on the sides of the boxes they are packing. Or children may wish to illustrate their poems, personalizing their book boxes with drawings that may help them identify the boxes quickly later, when they are ready to unpack. Children who are sending packages of books to other children may also enjoy arranging the spines of the books so that their titles convey a secret message. [More]