Contributing Editors



Storage Wars TV Show Inspired Creation of Thrift Shop

by Tony Gonzalez May 13, 2014 7:54 PM
Everybody knows about the Storage Wars TV show. That show has increased the general public’s awareness of auctions held at self storage facilities. This awareness brings more people to those auctions, which is good for the self storage facility. There are lots more people willing to bid and buy the contents of a unit during an auction allowing self storage owners to recoup some of the unpaid rent. [More]

Access Self Storage Creates Youth Scholarship

by Tony Gonzalez May 9, 2014 4:41 PM
When school gets out for summer, there are many options for youth to keep them busy and occupied. They are tours for bands and choirs. There is summer camp for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Some cities sponsor cultural arts programs where teens can participate in acting or voice class or learn how to make pottery or learn how to watercolor. [More]

Self Storage Profit Formula Named Top Self Storage Marketing Company

by Tony Gonzalez May 8, 2014 11:41 PM
A business—self storage and otherwise--can’t succeed if no one knows it exists. It would be kind of hard for a store to rent or sell whatever its product is, and it would be hard for a self storage facility to find occupants for its units. To do so stores, self storage facilities, and other companies have to do one thing—engage in a little marketing. [More]

Time Management Tips for Self Storage Owners and Managers

by Tony Gonzalez May 8, 2014 10:11 PM
Do you have too much time and not enough things to do to fill it up? That scenario is almost absurd. Rarely do people feel like they have too much time on their hands. In fact, the exact opposite is true for most people most of the time. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Take Convenience to a Whole New Level

by Tony Gonzalez May 2, 2014 11:49 PM
Time is something we can never have enough of. Between work, the kids, social lives, and hobbies it can be hard to find the time to do everything we want and need to do—so something has to be sacrificed. That is unless we can find a way to do it—whatever it is--that is not time consuming and difficult but convenient. [More]

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]
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