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Storage.com Announces Available Scholarships

by Tony Gonzalez April 23, 2014 5:14 PM
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, average college tuition, fees, room and board for public institutions in 1981 costs were $6,439. In 2011, those costs were $14,292. That’s a hefty demand on the family budget – especially if more than one child is in college.

Storage.com understands this financial strain that families feel. So, they are launching their inaugural college scholarships as a way to give back to the thousands of users who chose their website to fulfill their self storage needs. [More]

Technology Can Give a Self Storage Facility a Leg Up on the Competition

by Tony Gonzalez April 18, 2014 11:35 PM
Computers are our friends. They are the wave of the future; heck—they are the future. When used properly they can be a tremendous benefit to any project. In one way, shape, or form they are going to be involved with just about everything. Yes, everything—even the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Facility will Soon Reset the Standard When it Comes to Keeping Managers Happy

by Tony Gonzalez April 14, 2014 11:00 PM
One could argue that a person’s paycheck is reason enough for them to be motivated to do a good job. Do a bad enough one and you lose the job—and the pay check. Of course, if he check is rather small it is understandable if employees opt to look elsewhere if they are unhappy where they are. If that’s the case, how do you keep them from straying without paying a ridiculous salary? [More]

Acquisitions and Construction A Part of Doing Business in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez April 9, 2014 11:42 PM
As the self storage industry continues to thrive and grow around the world there is one thing that observers can count on happening—a need for more. People are going to need more storage space which will in turn mean that the industry is going to have to grow. As the demand grows from the people so will the need for more self storage facilities. [More]

Two Things Needed for Self Storage Facilities in Asia

by Tony Gonzalez April 1, 2014 9:19 PM
In the United States, self storage is a $24 billion dollar business. Publically traded self storage businesses continue to out perform the S&P 500 and there are over 50,000 facilities in the United States. But, how is the self storage industry in Asia?

In places such as Singapore, Japan, and Hong Kong, the self storage business is flourishing. But, in two of Asia’s largest markets – India and China – it is non-existent. [More]

Self Storage Company Gets Back to Charitable Ways

by Tony Gonzalez March 27, 2014 10:28 PM
Sometimes you just need to take a break. Sometimes it helps to just walk away, do something else, or just do nothing and take the time to recharge your proverbial batteries. You don’t necessarily have to be going through bad times. Even when things are going well it doesn’t hurt to take a step back so when you return refreshed and ready to do even better—like the Lawai Cannery Self Storage has. [More]

Community is Key to the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez March 25, 2014 5:38 PM
Every likes to say they are there for the community and that they need the community. It sounds great, it endears the business to the community, and it helps get the company’s name out in a positive manner. Of course saying it and making it happen are two different things. It doesn’t just happen for the self storage industry though. It’s how business is done. [More]

Self Storage Company Continues to Give Sports Teams a Sporting Chance

by Tony Gonzalez March 20, 2014 11:10 PM
There are few things that can bring joy to the faces of the young and old alike quite like sports can. For kids playing on an organized sports team the thrill of victory experienced with your friends can create life time of memories. The trouble with youth sports though is that they do cost money for the kids to play and for the leagues to operate. [More]

All-in-One Works Well for the Self Storage Industry in the Real and Virtual World

by Tony Gonzalez March 19, 2014 8:53 PM
There are different thoughts as to how a business should approach doing business. Some like to think it is better to concentrate on a niche and be the experts in it. Others would say that it’s better to try and be a one-stop shop; a place that offers customer whatever they could need. Both trains of thought can work in the self storage industry, but all-in-one is becoming more and more popular. [More]

SpareFoot Storage Finder Launches New Site for the Military

by Tony Gonzalez March 18, 2014 9:49 PM
SpareFoot Storage Finder operates the largest online marketplace for people looking for self storage across the United States. They just announced that they have launched a new website that will help members of the military find storage. That website is called SpareFoot Military Storage. [More]
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