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SpareFoot Sponsors Selfie Photo Contest

by Winnie Hsiu September 5, 2013 4:32 PM
Austin is a cool place. It's trendy. It is the mecca that draws new college grads and millennials. It sports foot trucks especially for dogs and it is home to techies and hippies. Part of that cool techie scene is SpareFoot, an online marketplace where customers can find and reserve storage units online. [More]

Self Storage Industry Really Embraces Small Businesses

by Winnie Hsiu July 30, 2013 10:55 PM
Have you ever thought that you would love to go into business for yourself? Has the lack of space for your product and/or an office been holding you back? Did you know that the answer to your problem could be as close as your local self storage facility? [More]

LifeStorage in Chicago to be a Premier Sponsor for a Local Radio Talk Program

by Winnie Hsiu February 8, 2012 9:48 AM
Marketing and branding are top business concerns for owners of self storage facilities. They are always looking for new and innovative ways to market their business and ways to create a business brand and get it in the public's awareness. LifeStorage in Chicago is using some marketing innovation by connecting with a local sports-talk radio station. [More]

Self Storage News Tidbits from Around the Nation

by Kim Kilpatrick January 31, 2012 12:05 PM
The United States Commerce Association (USCA) selected Vail Ranch Self Storage in Temecula, California, as the 2011 Best of Temecula Award in the self storage category. The Best of Business award honors exceptional local businesses across the United States. Based in New York City, the USCA yearly awards companies that have achieved marketing success and that provide exceptional service to their customers and to their community. [More]

LifeStorage Self Storage in Chicago Helps Raise Toys

by Kim Kilpatrick December 19, 2011 8:33 AM
LifeStorage, Chicago self storage provider, is the official storage facility for all donations collected by the Julian D. King Gift Foundation toy drive. The culminating event of the toy drive is sponsored by the WGN Morning News and will be held from 5 a.m. through 9 a.m. on December 20th at the station's studio located 2501 W. Bradley Place. There will be a visit from St. Nick, Christmas carolers, holiday fun, and an appearance by Jennifer Hudson. [More]

The Self Storage Industry is Growing in South Africa

by Holly Robinson November 21, 2011 9:28 AM
The self storage industry is primarily based in the United States. In 2009, 46,000 out of the 58,000 facilities around the world were located in the United States. Over recent years, the industry has seen substantial growth world-wide -- especially in South Africa. The self storage industry there has grown to be fifth in the world. [More]

Specialization Can Help Your Self Storage Facility Stand Out

by Holly Robinson October 19, 2011 5:37 PM
The purpose behind the self storage industry is pretty clear. It is intended to provide people with a place to store whatever they need after their home or office has run out of room. As the business has evolved through the years, just providing people with a basic storage room is not enough to be a successful business. [More]

Innovation Abounds in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez October 10, 2011 8:25 PM
When the first car was made, just being able to get from point A to point B faster than a horse was considered sufficient. Now we have cars that can go from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds all while the kids sit in the back seat watching Sponge Bob on a DVD player. [More]

Best Website Named by Inside Self Storage Readers

by Kim Kilpatrick September 29, 2011 9:41 AM
Inside Self Storage conducted the 2011 Best of Business choice-opinion poll with their readers. USstoragesearch.com was named the "Best Website" in 2011. [More]

Self Storage Industry Catching on in Singapore

by Tony Gonzalez September 26, 2011 2:48 PM
The trouble that many industries have in the U.S. is that it is only a matter of time—and usually not that much—before any successful enterprise gets copied. Before you know it, the market is saturated and the task of making a profit gets a whole lot tougher. The self storage industry has found that when the going gets tough, they can just head to another country. [More]
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