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PhoneSmart Succeeds in Raising Over $1000 With ‘Toes for a Kure’

by Winnie Hsiu April 15, 2014 11:45 PM
In a perfect world there would be no need for donation drives to help raise money so researchers can continue working to find cures for deadly diseases. Our world is far from perfect though. So it’s good that there are different organizations like PhoneSmart, a company that offers off-site sales support service for self storage facilities. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Know If You’d Like to Go For a Ride

by Winnie Hsiu April 10, 2014 11:07 PM
There are certain things that people think about doing more when the weather begins to warm up; things like spring cleaning and going outside. After being trapped by winter for months who doesn’t want to clean start for spring and fresh air? A self storage company in the United Kingdom want to help you do both. [More]

Marketing Coach Gives Advice to the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu April 10, 2014 10:39 PM
At one of the jobs where I used to work, one part-time worker had an office chair that had a semi-broken arm rest. Because the worker was part-time, his boss didn’t want to buy a new chair. Instead, he whipped out a roll of duct tape and taped the chair arm together. The patch job looked nice. My co-worker was happy. His boss was happy. Duct tape saved the day.

Duct tape can help the self storage industry, too. [More]

Art Gallery Opens in a Container at Manhattan MIni Storage

by Winnie Hsiu April 7, 2014 7:21 PM
When you think of art galleries, the Louvre Museum is one that instantly comes to mind for many people. It has nearly 35,000 objects on exhibition in an area of 652,300 square feet. On average, 8.5 million people visit it per year. That breaks down to an average of over 28,300 visitors per day. [More]

Los Angeles Self Storage Facility Redefines What it Means to Rock

by Winnie Hsiu April 1, 2014 11:35 PM
The self storage industry is many things. It’s a thriving business and a solid investment. Thanks to a few reality television shows it’s a pop culture phenomenon. It’s been a major character in recent movies and had long played a role in many television shows. It’s even been the site of an MMA training facility—but the hottest music venue in town? [More]

New Self Storage in Pennsylvania Holds Grand Opening

by Winnie Hsiu March 28, 2014 6:09 PM
Recently, Eastland Storage in North Versailles, Pennsylvania, held its grand opening. The new facility has 99 storage units that range from 25 square feet in size to 150. A few people have already rented units. The owners hope that as the weather warms and as people spring clean their homes that more units will be rented. [More]

MiniCo Insurance Agency Produces First in a Series of Training Videos

by Winnie Hsiu March 25, 2014 7:41 PM
Employee turnover presents a huge training hurdle for managers and owners of self storage facilities to overcome. Besides being trained in their duties and procedures new employees need to be trained in risk management. Training – especially when it’s done in a one-on-one situation – can be expensive. But the consequences that could happen if an employee is not trained in risk management are vastly more expensive in the long run. [More]

StorageMart Adds to Their Portfolio

by Winnie Hsiu March 20, 2014 5:23 PM
Today is the first day of spring. It is the time of increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the budding new growth in plants, trees, and shrubs. That new growth is also happening in the self storage industry. StorageMart is growing their portfolio. They announced they finalized the purchase of 18 facilities throughout Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. [More]

Fowlerville Mini Storage Supports Local Garage Sale

by Winnie Hsiu March 19, 2014 10:11 PM
Fowlerville Mini Storage in Fowlerville, Michigan, is supporting a community-based garage sale that will be held on March 29. Donations for the garage sale will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 22 and 23 at the Fowlerville Mini Storage, 7074 Grand River Avenue in Fowlerville. Members of the community are encouraged to make donations to support the event. [More]

Manhattan Mini Storage Offers Help to Survivors of Explosion in Harlem

by Winnie Hsiu March 14, 2014 7:09 PM
Wednesday morning, tenants in a New York Harlem neighborhood complained of smelling gas. The Con Edison utility company immediately sent workers to investigate. They got there too late. Eighteen minutes later, a blast destroyed two five-story East Harlem apartment buildings at Park Avenue and 116th Street. Now, a mountain of ruble sits where once two buildings stood. [More]
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