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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]

Self Storage Companies Join Forces to Form New Management Company

by Winnie Hsiu March 13, 2014 11:19 PM
At just about every stage of the education system there is one thing that every teacher wants to encourage and have students engage in—teamwork. Not on every individual assignment of course (since that would be cheating), but on certain group based tasks. The idea was to combine the separate expertise of individuals in hopes of completing a better final product. [More]

Self Storage Demand Should Be on the Rise in the Coming Year But Will the Supply Be Able to Meet It?

by Winnie Hsiu March 11, 2014 11:21 PM
Everyone likes to have enough space for their stuff. That’s essentially the driving force behind the self storage industry. In recent years it has proven to be smart investment, and with the number of household in the United State expected to grow by half a million. That raises a very important question that the industry will need to answer going forward. [More]

The Case of the Missing Self Storage Facility Puppy Has a Happy Ending

by Winnie Hsiu March 10, 2014 11:59 PM
When you watch the news these days it is pretty easy to develop a cynical outlook on the world. Whether it is one crime after another, dirty politicians, or some kind of tragedy befalling people somewhere it is easy to start thinking that there isn’t much if any good out there. Then there is the story of a young puppy that was stolen from a self storage facility. [More]

SpareFoot Wins Bronze Stevie Award

by Winnie Hsiu March 6, 2014 10:47 PM
The Stevie Awards recently announced that SpareFoot Storage Finder won the bronze award from the 2014 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. SpareFoot was one of eight finalists in the customer service category. SpareFoot was up against other finalists such as the Wyndham Vacation Ownership and the United States Equestrian Federation. Their competition was stiff so it was a great honor that they received the bronze award. [More]

All's Well That Ends Well

by Winnie Hsiu March 3, 2014 5:40 PM
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about David and Stephanie Kalbaugh who work at the Aladdin Self Storage in Louisville, Kentucky. They discovered a collection of service medals from World War II in the office storage unit – one medal that happened to be the Purple Heart. But they didn’t have a clue as to whom the medals belonged. [More]

There is Power in Numbers in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu February 27, 2014 11:19 PM
If one player takes all the shots on a basketball team it is not likely that his team is going to win very much (even if that one person is LeBron James). The reason being is simple—there is power in numbers and that is a lesson that is just as effective in business—self storage or otherwise—as it is on the basketball court. [More]

Lessons That Can Be Learned from Smart Phone Apps

by Winnie Hsiu February 27, 2014 10:21 PM
Have you ever seen a gas ‘war’ going on? A gas station on one side of the street slightly lowers their price of gas to attract customers. The station on other side of the street lowers their price so it is lower than the other station’s price. Back and forth it goes. Customers love this. They get a low price on gasoline. [More]

Self Storage Marketing Director to Speak at SMX West

by Winnie Hsiu February 24, 2014 7:30 PM
SMX West is the ‘must-attend’ search and social media marketing event. Over 100 of the best minds in Internet marketing will share their tips for success. Attendees will learn how to boost traffic on their website, increase engagements, and grow sales. One of the ‘best minds’ that will be presenting at SMX West is Don Willis, Director of Sales and Marketing for Storage West Self Storage. [More]
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