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SpareFoot Storage Finder Reveals Top 15 'Power Towns'

by Holly Robinson February 20, 2014 5:35 PM
SpareFoot Storage Finder did a study and recently released their findings for the top15 economic ‘power towns’ in the United States. The criteria for the cities making this list include having the following:

50,000 residents or fewer
A Fortune 500 company based in the city
High home values
High home ownership rates
Low unemployment rates [More]

It Helps to Be Creative in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson February 14, 2014 11:20 PM
Do you ever wonder why it is kind of hard to find Waldo? He is wearing that ridiculous hat and sweater after all. You’d think he would be easy to find. While the outfit is unique there is one important factor that is not—he is just another person in the picture. In a business like the self storage industry it can be easy to fall in to the same kind of rut, but with the right creativity a facility can really stand out. [More]

Centershift in Salt Lake City Sponsors Local Chapter of Girl Develop It

by Holly Robinson February 13, 2014 5:30 PM
Based in Salt Lake City, Centershift, Inc., a cloud-based software and services provider to the self-storage industry, announced that it is a sponsor partner of the Salt Lake City chapter of Girl Develop It. Girl Develop It is an international organization that empowers women of different backgrounds around the world to learn how to develop software. [More]

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 Dense Market is a Good Market for the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson February 3, 2014 11:57 PM
Self storage companies have a lot to do when it comes to figuring out how to expand from one or two facilities or more. It’s not as easy as just finding a listing for a facility already up for sale. No, interested companies have to figure out not only what makes a good self storage facility, but what makes a good location. [More]

Groundwork for Potential Growth in Asian Self Storage Industry Being Laid

by Holly Robinson January 30, 2014 11:08 PM
If you have ever tried to build a house out of playing cards than you know how long it can take to make a tall one. You can try to shoot right up and make it tall and thin like a tower, but chances are it will fall over before you get too high because the base is not strong enough. However, if you take the time to build up the base the chance of building a lasting structure is much greater. [More]

Amazing Spaces Self Storage Seeking Donations for the Shriners Hospital

by Holly Robinson January 30, 2014 8:01 PM
In addition to providing self storage faculties, Amazing Spaces Self Storage, in Houston and Galveston, Texas, is also a community minded business. They like to reach out and help the communities where their facilities are located. They like to help charitable organizations and to make a difference in the lives of those in need. [More]

Have Self Storage Management Software Will Travel

by Holly Robinson January 28, 2014 11:29 PM
Back in the late 1950’s and early 60’s there was a popular television show called Have Gun Will Travel. It was a western where—as the title indicates—having a gun was pretty important. In the real world that is not the case, especially not in the business world. However, replace ‘gun’ with software’ and in this day and age you just might have a story. [More]

Manhattan Mini Storage Announces Contest Winner

by Holly Robinson January 24, 2014 4:33 PM
I love watching the TV show Extreme Makeover with designer and host Ty Pennington. I love to see how they renovate and fix up homes – and how much the less fortunate families appreciate all of the work that the Extreme Makeover team does to their home.

Following after a similar theme, Manhattan Mini Storage held an extreme apartment makeover contest. They announced that Ben Raffalli is the winner – and he’s probably just as excited about his apartment makeover as those who are on the TV show. [More]

Everywhere You Look the Self Storage Industry is Developing

by Holly Robinson January 22, 2014 11:41 PM
One of the most annoying questions job applicants have to often answer is this—where do you see yourself in five years? The obvious answer is still employed, but making more money. However, that is not what they are looking for. No, they want to see that you are interested in making progress and laying down roots. [More]
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