Contributing Editors



Tips For Using Twitter to Grow Your Business

by Holly Robinson May 26, 2014 9:37 PM
If your self storage facility is part of a national chain or run by a large self storage management company, that chain or company probably has people who take care of the social media aspect of your business. But, what if you are a smaller operation? What if your storage business is fairly small and there isn’t someone who has a specific job that handles social media? [More]

Manhattan Mini Storage Holds Contest to Find Messiest Room

by Holly Robinson May 22, 2014 8:51 PM
Do you think that you have the messiest apartment on the planet? Do friends and family members complain that you live in a pigsty? If so, this could be your lucky day. Here’s an opportunity to use that mess and to get something very remarkable because. That mess just might be your chance to attend the Broadway production of the musical Pippin. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Offers Free Storage to Wildfire Victims

by Holly Robinson May 19, 2014 9:15 PM
Owners and managers of self storage facilities are very community minded. They hold fundraisers and give the monies to local charities, shelters for the homeless, and centers for abused women and children. They also reach out to victims of natural disasters. San Diego Self Storage (SDSS) is reaching out to those who are affected by the wildfires that are raging in California. [More]

Maybe it’s Time to Get in to the Self Storage Industry…

by Holly Robinson May 14, 2014 11:48 PM
Knowing when to invest has to be the hardest part of doing so next to actually raising the capital. Enter a market too early and you risk losing everything if it never develops or having to wait a long time to turn a profit. Enter too late and you risk having to overpay for something and not seeing much of a return for a large investment. [More]

The Story of a Successful Startup Self Storage Business

by Holly Robinson May 12, 2014 8:28 PM
To understand today’s article, you need to understand a little bit of the fundamentals about value investing. One teeny aspect of it is that successful investors don’t follow the herd. They don’t buy the most popular stocks of the day –because they are generally over priced. They are willing to invest in companies that aren’t big names. [More]

Janus International Selects Butler, GA, to Establish a Manufacturing Plant

by Holly Robinson May 7, 2014 7:42 PM
Janus International, a maker of steel roll-up doors for the self storage industry, has been looking for another site where they could manufacture their industry famous doors. They were looking at a place in Georgia and also at one in the Midwest. They finally selected a site in Butler, Georgia. [More]

What if You Don’t Want a Whole Self Storage Unit?

by Holly Robinson May 1, 2014 11:02 PM
Have you ever craved something sweet, thought a couple M&M’s might do the trick so you opened a bag and grabbed a few? If you were at home you could stick the rest of the bag in the fridge; in public your pocket. Sometimes the rest end up going to waste. If only you could get just a few M&M’s... [More]

Treasure Island -- a Self Storage Business with an Unusual Service

by Holly Robinson May 1, 2014 8:57 PM
Self storage owners often seek to add services or products to their clients in an effort to get more clients and in a way to differentiate themselves from their competition. Some storage facilities have office space and amenities that attract small businesses or entrepreneurs. Some facilities offer customers climate and temperature controlled units where customers can store their wine.

But there is one self storage facility that is doing something that I’ve never heard about before. In one of their facilities in New York City, the storage facility offers art studio space for a fairly large community of working artists. [More]

New Storage Facility Breaks Ground in Schertz, Texas

by Holly Robinson April 28, 2014 10:55 PM
Ground breaking for a new self storage facility in Schertz, Texas, recently took place. Brian Cisarik, Robert Loeb, and Jeff Bailey are the three developers for the project. When completed, the new facility will have 113,000 square feet. It is currently scheduled to open in January 2015. It will be part of the SurePoint Self Storage brand. [More]

Self Storage Company Getting Prepared for the Future

by Holly Robinson April 22, 2014 9:00 PM
The Boy Scouts motto is pretty well known—be prepared. It’s pretty hard to argue with it; everyone should try to be prepared. That way whenever a problem arises you’ll be ready to handle it. Should an opportunity arise you’ll be in a position to take advantage of it—much like some in the self storage industry are doing. [More]
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