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Simplicity Can Be Cutting Edge in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez August 16, 2013 11:14 PM
Have you ever heard that the shortest distance between two spots is a straight line? Ever feel like the answer to something is so simple that it must be staring you right in the face? Than you will understand how sometimes it is the simplest of ideas that can actually be the most innovative in any business, but especially the self storage industry. [More]

Daniel's Moving & Storage Acquires 3 New Facilities

by Tony Gonzalez August 13, 2013 2:08 PM
The deep recession that the United States experienced late in 2008 and on into 2009 has been slowly improving. However, over the last year, the recovery has been still been very modest. Yet, there is hope – things are improving even though it’s a slow and gradual improvement. While unemployment is still at a historical high at 7.4 percent, retail sales rose 0.2 percent in July. Economists look to that as a good sign. [More]


Self Storage Companies Do What They Can to Be Respectful of Animals

by Tony Gonzalez August 9, 2013 11:14 PM
Overall it is probably safe to say people love animals—just ask any dog, cat, fish, turtle, gerbil, or hamster owner. The list of animals people like to keep for pets could go on and on, but there are times when people don’t want animals—or at least certain animals—around. The trick for some may be in figuring out how to deal with the ones they don't want. [More]

There's a New Online Self Storage Search Engine

by Tony Gonzalez August 7, 2013 6:55 PM
There’s a new kid in town. Someone new in an area where there isn’t much competition. That new kid is – an online search engine for people looking on the web to find storage units to rent. [More]

AAA Stor-Stuff Self Storage Is Sold

by Tony Gonzalez August 1, 2013 4:31 PM
Change is in the air - and has been for some time -- for the AAA Store-Stuff self storage facility in Lancaster, California. Bancap Self Storage Group Inc. recently finalized the sale of the facility to a private limited liability company owned by local investors who are new to the self storage industry. [More]

Eastside Self Storage in North Bend, WA, Supports Huge Yard Sale

by Tony Gonzalez July 29, 2013 4:26 PM
Owners of self storage facilities are always very open to participating in charitable and humanitarian projects. Hospitals, schools, cancer research, marching bands, women's centers, and food coalitions are some of the entities that have benefited from the efforts of those who work in the self storage industry. Eastside Self Storage in North Bend, Washington, helps out, too. But this time, the community is half a world away. [More] Shares Survey Results

by Tony Gonzalez July 24, 2013 10:51 AM
To be successful, it is critical for self storage businesses to keep a pulse on the needs and wants of their customers. Customer surveys provide that vital information – and information about the customers’ satisfaction or dissatisfaction. Surveys also provide useful information if a business is thinking about expanding their services or products. [More]

Expansion and Risk is Good in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez July 19, 2013 11:56 PM
There are some things in life we don’t want to see expand—our waistline for one; the role of a rival at work. In those cases more of one thing means less of another. However, when it comes to the business world—self storage and otherwise—expansion is a win-win scenario. [More]

Even Animals Love the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez July 18, 2013 12:54 AM
Everyone likes to feel loved. Professional athletes seek signs of it from their team and the fans. Parents look for it in the eyes of their children. Businesses like the self storage industry like to see it in the way customers feel about them. However, to feel some unabashed love all that needs to be done is show some love to the Animal Kingdom. [More]

Change is Good But So is Continuity in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez July 13, 2013 12:23 AM
Some of the greatest innovations in history have been because people were always willing to challenge the norm. They were willing to seek change rather than be satisfied with the status quo. While that can be a good thing in many facets and walks of life there are just as many were doing the same thing and being predictable is good. [More]
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