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PhoneSmart Holds a "Toes for a Kure" Fundraiser

by Winnie Hsiu February 19, 2014 10:19 PM
They come in red, black, yellow, orange, and green. They are made out of plastic, gel, rubber, foam, leather, and suede. Some are decorated with jewels, flowers, bows, or camouflage material. What are they? Flip-flops. And flip flops will be used to further cancer research. [More]

Sometimes Self Storage is More Than Self Storage

by Winnie Hsiu February 18, 2014 11:35 PM
When people go in to business it is generally with two reasons in mind: (1) providing people with a needed/desired product and/or service and (2) making money. If your original product or service is sufficient in accomplishing those goals you are probably in good shape. However, if you have figured out how to expand on them—like some in the self storage industry—than you are likely in even better shape. [More]

Proposed Mini Self Storage in Surrey, CA, Draws Criticism

by Winnie Hsiu February 14, 2014 2:18 PM
A developer is proposing to build a self storage facility in Surrey, British Columbia. As in many other cities in similar circumstances, residents have raised some concerns about the proposal. [More]

Self Storage Company Trying to Return Service Medals to Rightful Owner

by Winnie Hsiu February 10, 2014 11:33 PM
Members of the self storage industry—like companies in other industries—are often known for honoring veterans. Some will offer discounts year-round; others will have special giveaways for veterans around Memorial and Veteran’s Day. Some in the self storage have had the opportunity to do even more—and gladly took up the task. [More]

Even in Self Storage There is An App for That

by Winnie Hsiu February 7, 2014 9:21 AM
Some products are all about evolution. Take computers as an example. Every few months there is a new and improved version coming out, and within a couple years that version will be obsolete thanks to further advances. Than you have products like self storage space that stay essentially the same—until now. [More]

Metro Self Storage in Halifax, CA,' Brings Home the Gold'

by Winnie Hsiu February 6, 2014 7:18 PM
Are you going to watch the 2014 Winter Olympics? I am. It’s truly amazing to see these athletes perform! From hockey, freestyle skiing, snowboarding, alpine skiing, luge, bobsled, and figure skating, viewers are sure to find an Olympic sport to enjoy watching. [More]

Austin Startup Games a Success

by Winnie Hsiu February 3, 2014 7:38 PM
In the 2010 Vancouver Games, the United States had the biggest haul of Winter Olympics medal ever. They came away with 37. The 2014 Winter Olympics will start this Friday February 7. While the world still awaits that beginning, the gold medal winners have been announced at the third annual Austin Startup Games that were held last week. [More]

Manhattan Mini Storage Helps with NYC Coat Drive

by Winnie Hsiu January 28, 2014 6:38 PM
Winter Storm Leon is currently hammering the Deep South today. The eastern United States has been pummeled over and over by snow and ice storms. A polar vortex (where frigid air from the Artic comes down to the United States) is on its way. Thousands of airplane flights have been canceled. Schools, and businesses have closed. And with all of this frigid winter weather swirling around, there are over 100,000 people in New York City who are in need of winter coats. [More]

Another Self Storage Aggregator Site Joins the Fray

by Winnie Hsiu January 23, 2014 11:56 PM
In a Field of Dreams all Kevin Costner had to do was build it. If he built it they would come—and they did. As nice as it would be for that to work in the business world—self storage or otherwise—it doesn’t. If you want them to come, people have to be able to find you. For many self storage facilities that means joining up with one of the many self storage aggregator websites. [More]

American Self Storage Implements Self Storage Manager Software

by Winnie Hsiu January 22, 2014 7:00 PM
It’s a rare job in today’s world that doesn’t in some way or another require the use of a computer and access to the Internet. American Self Storage is among those businesses that use computers and online software. Recently, they implemented Self Storage Mobile Website (SSM) and Customer Portal modules at 13 of their storage facilities. [More]
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