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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]

Storage One Asks for Variances So They Can Build

by Tony Gonzalez March 13, 2014 9:04 PM
James Johnson, president of Storage One Self-Storage, wants to build a new facility in Violet Township in Ohio. The local residents have several concerns about the facility. [More]

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Team SmartStop(R) Pro Cycling Announces 2014 Cyclist List

by Tony Gonzalez March 10, 2014 10:57 AM
The Team SmartStop® Pro Cycling recently announced their 2014 cycling team roster. They also announced a new team director, Michael Creed. Creed is a very successful amateur cyclist himself. [More]

Self Storage Insurance Probe in Alabama

by Tony Gonzalez March 4, 2014 7:44 PM
House insurance. Car insurance. Life insurance. People who sell these types of insurance are required by law to have a license to sell it. A recent brouhaha is stirring in Alabama concerning self storage facilities that require tenants to buy insurance to protect their belongings that they store in the facility. Some of the people in Alabama are unhappy about this requirement. [More]

There’s a Market for Marketing in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez February 28, 2014 11:07 PM
Opening a business—self storage and otherwise--of any kind is a big step in life; one that can come crashing down real hard if you fail to do one real important thing. You have to market your business. The only problem with that is with the wide variety of options available to businesses now the whole concept can be overwhelming. [More]

Is That a Plastic Duck in Your Self Storage Unit or are You Happy to See Me?

by Tony Gonzalez February 21, 2014 11:39 PM
All sorts of things can be stored in self storage units. It’s kind of the nature of the business. The customer needs space for their bike, couch, clothes, boat, books, or anything really (with the exception of anything illegal) so they go to their local self storage facility. [More]
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