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Self Storage Industry Believes in Lofty Goals

by Kim Kilpatrick April 17, 2014 11:44 PM
Goals are a part of life. People set personal goals all the time to help motivate them to do better at work, school, and home. Having something to aim for can be the additional push someone needs in order to accomplish something. The same can be said for self storage facilities (and any other business). [More]

Self Storage Facility Wants to Give College Kids Options

by Kim Kilpatrick April 17, 2014 11:16 PM
That time is fast approaching for college students across the nation; the time where they will have to move out of the dorm rooms and back home for the summer. There is just one problem and it is not explaining to Mom and Dad about your tattoo. No, it’s figuring out what to do with all your stuff. [More]

From Retail to Self Storage and Back to Retail Again

by Kim Kilpatrick April 14, 2014 10:23 PM
If you drive across the country there are certain things you are going to see just about everywhere. There are bound to be too many gas stations when you don’t need to fill up and not a single one in sight when you do. Hungry? Just look to your life and within moments you will see a McDonald’s. Chances are also pretty strong that you will see plenty of Walmarts and self storage facilities. [More]

Self Storage Company Just Wants to Lend a Helping Shoe

by Kim Kilpatrick April 8, 2014 11:57 PM
It’s easy for people to say that they would like to lend a helping hand to their fellow man, but it is also just as easy for them to find an excuse to back out of doing charity work at the last minute. The idea is great and it makes people feel good about themselves, but as the saying goes—easier said than done. That, however, is not the case for many in the self storage industry. [More]

When Life Gives You a Sears Building the Self Storage Industry Sees Opportunity

by Kim Kilpatrick April 7, 2014 11:59 PM
Conversions are a part of many facets of life. When life gives you lemons you are supposed to make lemonade, right? The same can be said for businesses like the self storage industry where it has become quite common for new facilities to be created by converting existing structures. [More]

It’s Not Just Who You Know But Who You Partner With in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick April 3, 2014 11:39 PM
Anyone that has ever not gotten a job he or she interviewed for has heard the saying—it’s not what you know, but who you know. It’s meant to be consoling; a way of saying the other person wasn’t as worthy, but got the job because he/she knows someone. While is often true on a personal level, when it comes to businesses like the self storage industry it’s more about partnerships. [More]

Canadian Moving and Storage Business Offers Free Class

by Kim Kilpatrick April 3, 2014 9:59 PM
Do you know anybody who has moved from one location to another one and in the process had something valuable break? If you live in the area of Richmond, Canada (part of the metro Vancouver, British Columbia area), there is help so that these accidents can be avoided. Ferguson Moving & Storage is offering a complimentary course that teaches people how to move and how to take the stress out of moving. [More]

Storage.com Records Growth in The First Quarter of 2014

by Kim Kilpatrick April 2, 2014 9:56 PM
Storage.com, an online self storage directory, launched its native membership on January 1, 2014. The first quarter of this year has been very successful. They report that over 2,000 storage facilities throughout the United States are now using their services. This includes more than 8,000 locations nation wide.

Their business model is a low-risk one for self storage owners and managers. It is a pay-for-performance model. [More]

Chilean Company Will Soon Open the Coolest Self Storage Facility Ever Built

by Kim Kilpatrick March 28, 2014 11:08 PM
Cool, hip, happening, fun—not adjectives that are often associated with the self storage industry. To be fair, there are not too many industries outside of ones that are entertainment related that do qualify as any of them. However, once Chilean developer Red Megacentro finishes renovating a multi-purpose facility in Miami that will all change. [More]

Climber with Double Knee Replacements Leaves for Mt. Everest

by Kim Kilpatrick March 26, 2014 4:25 PM
Do you know anybody that has had a knee replacement? You probably do because more than 600,000 are performed each year in the United States. By 2030, the demand for total knee replacement surgery will exceed 3 million. [More]
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