Contributing Editors



Motivating Self Storage Managers

by Tony Gonzalez May 25, 2012 6:23 PM
As a business owner, you probably know that having a good manager is critical. But what skills, abilities, and talent do managers of self storage facilities need to be successful?

The Texas Self Storage Association is teaming up with the Georgia Self Storage Association to present a webinar for motivating and developing managers with ‘monster.’ [More]

Social Media is the key to Successful Marketing

by Tony Gonzalez June 30, 2011 4:46 PM
When things like MySpace and Facebook first began to pop up they were a cool way to reconnect with friends from childhood, high school, and college like people had never seen before. Who hasn’t had fun reaching out to an old friend through one of those mediums? As time went on they became even more popular places to play different games as well. Social media and fun and games quickly became one and the same. [More]

Are Women Equal in the Self Storage Industry?

by Holly Robinson July 5, 2010 2:11 PM
According to a survey conducted this spring by the Pew Research Center, people worldwide say that women and men should have equal rights. But, researchers discovered, the same people who make this claim also believe that women are far from having achieved equality. Women living in the United States and Europe are especially discouraged by the lack of progress toward equality and women’s rights, the study showed....

How does the self storage industry stack up against other industries when it comes to equal rights between men and women? Are women members of the club? Women in the industry walk a careful line when they are asked about this issue. Many women in self storage, like Pam Alton of Mini-Management Services, and Nancy Gunning of Chesapeake Resources, feel strongly that they have not experienced any barriers to success as a result of being female. [More]

UK Storage Facility Opens Zoo and Is Recognized at Berlin SSA Conference

by Kim Kilpatrick June 24, 2010 2:18 PM
A UK storage facility, BiG Storage, has received two industry awards at the annual conference of the European self storage industry. The conference, which included representatives from the U.S. Self Storage Association, the U.K. Self Storage Association, and the Federation of European Self Storage Associations (FEDESSA), took place from June 16 to 17 in Berlin. BiG Storage received the Support to the Community 2010 and the UK Facility of the Year awards. [More]
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