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Texas Self Storage Association Makes Large Donation to the Shriners Children's Hospital

by Holly Robinson February 7, 2014 2:33 PM
When you think of Texas, what comes to mind? A big state, big ranches, big ten-gallon hats, and big belt buckles. Texans are also big-hearted – as the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) can attest to. Recently, they donated a check to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Galveston that was the second largest donation they’ve made to date. [More]

A Little Reality (Television) is Good for the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens July 8, 2013 9:26 PM
It can be addictive. You can start watching it because there is nothing else on, and before you know it you are sucked into the daily lives of people that are just like you—they just so happen to be on television. That’s the allure of reality television for the studios and viewers, and it is something that the self storage industry has embraced. [More]

Support From Within Important in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu April 11, 2013 9:59 PM
Self storage companies are well-known for supporting their communities and giving back to numerous charities. There are some companies that make charitable work a cornerstone of their business by paying employees when they volunteer at a local charity for a given number of hours. As important as this is to them, they don’t forget what matters most—taking care of each other. [More]

There is Safety and Effectiveness in Numbers in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez January 31, 2013 9:20 PM
Whenever you leave the library late at night or a late class the general rule of thumb is to walk to your vehicle or next destination with someone even if your path is well lit. The reason for it is pretty simple—there is safety in numbers. Heck, should an assailant strike fighting him off is much more effective when there are multiple people fighting the attacker off. [More]

Texas Self Storage Association Wants to Make it Easier for Members to get Ahead

by Holly Robinson January 10, 2013 8:57 PM
Going into business—self storage or otherwise—requires a substantial amount of knowledge. There is an incredible amount of know-how necessary to get it started, operate it, and make it successful. Where many people have trouble is keeping it successful. Typically what people need is attainable; they just need to have access to it. [More]

Self Storage Industry in Texas Has a Heart as Big as the State

by John Stevens February 20, 2012 6:02 PM
Have you ever wondered where your money is going when you donate it to a charity? Have you ever heard about those organizations where a portion—sometimes a significant one—is used to cover “administrative costs?” Did it make you angry when you heard that of your $100 donation only $35 went to the actual cause? [More]

Florida Self Storage Facilities Could Soon See Some Relief

by Winnie Hsiu January 13, 2012 8:57 PM
The self storage industry has seen a boon in business in recent years while the nation has been undergoing some rough economic times. Although business has been good overall, an increase in business in general has also resulted in an increase in a part of the business that is not so good—liens and auctions. [More]

New Lien Laws to go into Effect Soon in Texas

by Kim Kilpatrick November 4, 2011 4:35 PM
One of the great things about this country (depending on who you are asking probably) is that it is not necessary to have a majority of the people behind you in order to have your voice heard. With the right organization, a well-thought out message, and a good lobbyist even the smallest of groups can affect change in their own backyard. [More]

Texas Self Storage Association to Celebrate Turning 25

by Winnie Hsiu October 14, 2011 12:20 PM
When people turn 25 they get to celebrate their monthly car insurance going down; an event typically celebrated with paying less on one’s bill. The Texas Self Storage Association is looking to do a little more than that when it celebrates its 25th year of operations at their upcoming annual conference. [More]

One Self Storage Company Can Make a Difference

by John Stevens August 10, 2011 7:14 PM
There are certain things that a lot of people do not do because they feel like it does not matter whether they do or not. Voting will always be a great example. How many elections have ever been decided by one vote? Another thing individuals make excuses not to do because they cannot make a difference is charitable work. [More]
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