Contributing Editors



Man's Best Friend Gets Plenty of Love From the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick May 14, 2013 10:11 PM
Dogs are man’s best friend. There is no question about that. There is something about the loyalty, dedication, and commitment there is between a man and his dog. It is the subject of many a movie and television show because it is something that every guy can relate to. So who better for the self storage industry to show some love then man’s best friend? [More]

Time to Put the 'Social' in Self Storage Via Social Media

by Kim Kilpatrick May 8, 2013 10:24 PM
To those that are not ‘in the know’ social media looks like a confusing bunch of symbols that can’t possibly mean anything of importance. For those in the know it’s a whole new language that has opened up a new world of communication where the possibilities are endless. If ‘spoken’ properly by businesses—self storage and otherwise—it can be a whole new method of marketing. [More]

Success Can Be Found Right at Home in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick May 7, 2013 7:33 PM
There are some businesses that need to advertise far and wide if they are hoping to be a success. Then there are others—like the self storage industry—that relies on serving those within reasonable driving distance in order to get their bottom line met. [More]

Thanks for the Memories Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu April 30, 2013 7:23 PM
Life is full of tons of experiences from little ones like enjoying a really good ice cream cone to bigger ones like getting your driver’s license. Everyone remembers things in their own special way. Some use pictures and others journals while some will find particular objects will bring back the memory of the time or place it came from. [More]

StorageMart in Missouri Participates in Shoe Drive

by Winnie Hsiu April 30, 2013 6:12 PM
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Owners and managers of self storage facilities are very charity minded. They do all that they can to support their communities and charitable organizations. StorageMart in Missouri is a perfect example of such benevolent work. [More]

Self Storage Industry and Making the Most of Social Media

by Tony Gonzalez March 29, 2013 9:43 PM
Keeping in touch with people used to be kind of hard, and often required a lot of effort. Writing letters, making phone calls—they all take time; time that as responsibilities pile on top of us is harder and harder to free up. With the advent of social media communicating with the masses is just a few key strokes away. [More]

Self Storage Company Proves a ‘Pin’ Can Go a Long Way

by John Stevens March 8, 2013 8:16 PM
Not too long ago the way folks would have found a self storage facility would have been by word of mouth or the phone book. Now people will go to consumer advocate forums on the web, will look at the virtual yellow pages, they can go to aggregate websites, check out social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for opinions—the possibilities are endless. [More]

Self Storage Companies Try To Do What They Can For College Students

by John Stevens March 4, 2013 8:21 PM
College is expensive; that goes without saying. The lessons learned there can be tough to handle, and not just the ones in the classroom. For most the safety net of Mom and Dad is not readily available. It’s time to make your own decisions; sink or swim. However, with the help of some companies in the self storage industry it does not need to be overwhelming. [More]

Three News Roundup Stories

by Holly Robinson February 19, 2013 6:32 PM
Even though Jim and Nell Sheppard are in their 80s, they still run Sheps Self Storage in Port Neches, in eastern Texas. Just 20 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, Port Neches is a small town with a population of slightly more than 13,000 residents. Sheps Self Storage provides rental units for the city’s storage needs. [More]

You Have to Make Things Happen to Succeed in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens February 11, 2013 8:05 PM
In the movie Jerry Maguire when Jerry and Bob Sugar were scrambling to see who would get Jerry’s clients Sugar told one of them that it’s not sho-friends, it is show business. He did not see the importance in personal relationships at all. Business was about making money, and sometimes you had to be ruthless. [More]
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