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How Bad Do You Want to Surprise Your Family for Christmas?

by John Stevens November 22, 2013 11:53 PM
Part of the joy of Christmas for many is the happiness that they see on the faces of their family members Christmas morning when it is time to finally open presents. After weeks and in some cases months you can finally see how glad your family is to receive the gifts you bought for them. That is, if they didn’t find what you got for them wherever you hid it in the house. [More]

There is a First Time for Everything in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu May 21, 2013 6:57 PM
Everyone has a first time that they will never forget. For many it’s the first time they ever drove a car. Kids will remember the first time they ever had a candy bar. College graduates will never forget their first job or their first car. On a personal level first times can make us exciting, nervous, and sometimes even scared. The same can also be said if you are the first to start up a business—like a self storage facility. [More]

Going the Extra Mile in Self Storage Helps Make Extra Bucks

by Holly Robinson January 27, 2011 1:37 PM
A common saying in business and in life goes something like this,” If you want to succeed, you have to be willing to go the extra mile.” That could not be truer for an industry than it is for the self storage industry. On the surface it may appear that succeeding in the self storage industry would be a pretty simple thing to do. All you need is a building with a bunch of storage units of various sizes built in to right? A facility that had just that would be one that had just the bare necessities and while it could make money; it will probably not be too profitable. [More]

Self Storage Company Gives in Order to Get

by John Stevens December 29, 2010 10:29 AM
Sometimes you have to give a little in order to get a lot. You have to spend money in order to make money. However you put it, it has been shown in the past in many different industries, not just the self storage one, that when businesses give things away they tend to get repaid in loyal customers and probably even more customers through referrals. [More]

Chicago-Based Self Storage Company Raffles Rent

by Kim Kilpatrick April 28, 2010 12:58 PM
The Lock Up, a nationwide self storage company based in Chicago, announced Sunday that it will offer its new and existing tenants the chance to win up to $1000 in free rent for a self storage unit. The raffle is a new marketing technique that The Lock Up hopes will draw in more tenants and show appreciation to tenants who currently rent units from the business. [More]