Contributing Editors



Self Storage Company Finding Out it Pays to Go Solar in More Ways Than One

by Kim Kilpatrick June 23, 2014 11:57 PM
It is not cheap for a self storage company to convert to a solar powered facility. Between the equipment and installation just getting them in cost a pretty penny. However, thanks to a little help from various government entities the sting is not nearly as bad as it could be. Factor in the benefits—all the benefits—and you can almost call them a bargain. [More]

There Are All Sorts of Ways to Advertise in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick June 19, 2014 11:52 PM
Building a business—self storage and otherwise—is tough enough, but getting it ready to open is the easy part. It’s much harder to actually get people to walk through the door. Without them it doesn’t matter how great anything is. You can’t sell or rent to people that are not there! [More]

Westy Self Storage Provides Temporary Storage for Charity

by Kim Kilpatrick June 19, 2014 4:19 PM
When you think about the different types of charitable projects that self storage facilities participate in, you probably think of food drives during the holidays and drives for coats and shoes. You might think about collecting toys at Christmas time, donating books to libraries, supporting high school sports teams and choirs, and helping those who are victims of natural disasters. Westy Self Storage in Norwalk, Connecticut, is helping out with something that is a little unusual – collecting sheets. [More]

It Helps to Have a Plan in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick June 16, 2014 11:33 PM
Have you ever played poker with someone that wanted to go all in just about every chance he got? He or she was so confidant/arrogant about the cards they were holding that they were willing to risk it all. Chances are—sometimes it worked, but in the end that sort of reckless play ends with the high roller going home unhappy. [More]

Bicycle to Work -- It's Good For You!

by Kim Kilpatrick June 13, 2014 4:49 PM
Many businesses sponsor health and wellness activities for their employees to participate in. The purpose is to encourage employees to adopt a healthy life style. Employees benefit by being healthier. Employers benefit because (hopefully) employees do not miss as much work due to illness. They both benefit by spending less money on medical bills. [More]

An Eco-Friendly Self Storage Facility Opens in Africa

by Kim Kilpatrick June 10, 2014 11:03 PM
While the self storage industry is in its infancy in Africa, some new facilities are innovative in both the self storage end of their business and pioneering in environment issues. GreenCube Self Storage recently opened a new facility in Ottery in the Western Cape. Its goal is to be an eco-friendly facility and to help improve the local environment. [More]

Sometime You Have to Think Outside of the Box in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick June 2, 2014 11:58 PM
Dare to be different! We’ve all heard the phrase before. Sometimes we’ve listened to it when we should have and sometimes when we should not have. Whether on a personal level or a business one—like for members of the self storage industry--the trick is in figuring out when to do it. [More]

MyWay Mobile Storage Donated Portable Storage Units to a BBQ Festival

by Kim Kilpatrick June 2, 2014 8:16 PM
There are a lot of details when it comes to organizing and putting on a community festival. And, if it spans more than one day, organizers have to deal with the issue of where to keep some of the material from the event overnight. That’s when storage facilities come to the aid of the event planners. [More]

Self Storage In The Cloud

by Kim Kilpatrick May 29, 2014 6:51 PM
Only in New York. Where apartments are as big as a bug’s ear. Where people don’t have cars – or the time – to drive to a self storage facility. That’s where an innovative entrepreneur came up with a new business model for self storage. [More]

North Carolina Jury Rules in Favor of SiteLink

by Kim Kilpatrick May 27, 2014 10:34 PM
It’s one thing to make claims about your own company or your own product. It’s a totally different animal when you compare your company to your competition. When you do, your claims had better be true – or you could get into deep trouble. Like eMove did. [More]
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