Contributing Editors



Catch the Self Storage Wave in Asia

by Tony Gonzalez February 18, 2014 8:26 PM
People that had the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of companies before they got really big have made large fortunes. For example, if you had invested in Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, or Google when they were small, budding companies, your bank account would probably be bursting its seams by now. The same situation is looming on the horizon for the self storage industry in Asia. [More]

The Proof is in the Pudding for Self Storage Academy

by Tony Gonzalez February 13, 2014 10:06 PM
As kids we look forward to getting our allowance so we can go play video games or buy a toy or some candy. It’s all about living in the moment. As adults our needs are different. Yes, we still want those immediate needs and desires met, but we have to look to the big picture as well (bills, financial security, etc.). [More]

San Diego Self Storage Sponsors Bocce Ball Tournament

by Tony Gonzalez February 11, 2014 8:17 PM
Several years ago, I played bocce ball at a family reunion. I had never played it before and thought it was really fun. So, it is totally understandable to know just how popular the San Diego Self Storage (SDSS) bocce ball tournament is. [More]

Chance Meeting Brings Life to New Self Storage Web Series

by Tony Gonzalez February 6, 2014 12:43 AM
At one time if an idea for a television show was going to become reality it had to knock the socks off of enough studio executives to get the green light. With the money that went in to making them that was not easy. Nowadays there are options. The vast array of cable channels and the internet have made it possible for more ideas to reach fruition. That opportunity has give rise to yet another self storage industry program. [More]

Downtown Self Storage in Huntsville Part of Innovative Project

by Tony Gonzalez February 4, 2014 8:55 PM
Like its name implies, Downtown Self Storage is in the heart of downtown Huntsville, Alabama. Like many other self storage facilities, it has climate controlled units, a drive-in loading bay, moving and packing supplies, delivery and package acceptance, and high-speed Internet access. Their team members strive to provide customers with the best customer service in the industry. [More]

Self Storage Can Come Up Big Even When it’s Mini

by Tony Gonzalez January 29, 2014 11:23 PM
Just about everything comes in all shapes and sizes. It used to be that mobile phones nearly required a purse all their own; not they fit so well in our pockets we forget we have them sometimes. Yet the small ones that we have today can do so much more than the behemoths that were common when they first came out. [More]

Ready to Make Money in the Self Storage Industry But Don’t Know How?

by Tony Gonzalez January 27, 2014 11:20 PM
When you hear about the billions that Mark Zuckerberg makes through Facebook it is hard not to think,”Man, if only I could come up with something like that. I just don’t know how.” Then you see stories about self storage facilities selling for over a million dollars, and think the same thing. If only I knew how to get in to the self storage industry… [More]

The Entrepreneurial Spirit is Alive in More Ways Than One in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez January 20, 2014 11:55 PM
In the 80’s classic movie The Secret to My Success a young Michael J. Fox starred as a young business graduate looking to make his mark in the world. Even though he had to start out in the mailroom, he had enough of the entrepreneurial spirit in him that he concocted a crazy scheme to prove his worth to the executive world and eventually took over the company. [More]

Online Marketing the Wave of the Future for the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez January 16, 2014 11:15 PM
It has been a couple decades since Madonna sang the classic tune Material Girl, and it is safe to say that the song still rings true today for many. However, should she want to redo it and update it to be more fitting modern times she would need to switch the title from Material Girl to Virtual Girl. [More]

Big Money Being Spent on Self Storage at Home and Abroad—and For a Reason!

by Tony Gonzalez January 14, 2014 7:15 PM
For gambler it is all about the thrill. Yes, they want to win a ton of money as well, but part of that is the thrill that goes with either making or breaking the bank. Some view investing in a similar light. It can cost you a ton of money to have a stake in the game, and you can lose it fast or it can explode into a small fortune. [More]
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