Contributing Editors



Nothing Like a Touch of Fame to Put the Spotlight on Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick May 5, 2014 11:06 PM
In the entertainment industry the general perception is there is no such thing as bad press (right Lindsey Lohan?). For entertainers that can be true as the added attention increases the overall fame of the individual even if it is negative. When it comes to the business world—self storage and otherwise—the press is good as is a little fame; just not the negative kind. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Take Convenience to a Whole New Level

by Tony Gonzalez May 2, 2014 11:49 PM
Time is something we can never have enough of. Between work, the kids, social lives, and hobbies it can be hard to find the time to do everything we want and need to do—so something has to be sacrificed. That is unless we can find a way to do it—whatever it is--that is not time consuming and difficult but convenient. [More]

What if You Don’t Want a Whole Self Storage Unit?

by Holly Robinson May 1, 2014 11:02 PM
Have you ever craved something sweet, thought a couple M&M’s might do the trick so you opened a bag and grabbed a few? If you were at home you could stick the rest of the bag in the fridge; in public your pocket. Sometimes the rest end up going to waste. If only you could get just a few M&M’s... [More]

Self Storage Industry is All For Keeping it Easy

by Kim Kilpatrick April 29, 2014 11:24 PM
No one likes to work hard if they don’t have to. If doing A, B, and C can get the job done right over doing A, B, C, D, and E people will go with the former rather than the latter. It’s only logical and holds true in the business world—self storage and otherwise—as well as in social settings and daily life. [More]

Demand for Self Storage Continues to Grow

by Kim Kilpatrick April 28, 2014 11:47 PM
With the economy performing well according to Wall Street you might think that the self storage industry may not be as needed as before. When it was failing people were forced to downsize and needed somewhere to store their belongings while they tried to get back on their feet. Now that the economy is back and growing will that still be the case? [More]

It’s All About Traffic in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens April 25, 2014 6:54 PM
Traffic can be both good and bad—it all depends on the type. If you are trying to get home from work than the traffic on the freeway is definitely bad. If you run a website than traffic is definitely a good thing. Businesses inside of a shopping mall are fond of foot traffic. [More]

Want to Learn How to Bid at a Self Storage Auction and Have Fun at the Same Time?

by Kim Kilpatrick April 24, 2014 11:57 PM
As kids there is one thing that we often tend to love above and beyond everything else—video games. We would give up television time in order to play more games. Meals? Forget about it! Food would always be there, but the game as in the now. We had to play! [More]

Self Storage Well On Its Way to Becoming the Next Big Thing

by John Stevens April 23, 2014 11:09 PM
Everyone wants to find greatness; not just find it. No, you have to want to be among the first if not the first. That means you are going to have to do your homework and figure out what or who is preparing to explode on to the metaphorical scene—and achieve greatness. [More]

Self Storage Company Getting Prepared for the Future

by Holly Robinson April 22, 2014 9:00 PM
The Boy Scouts motto is pretty well known—be prepared. It’s pretty hard to argue with it; everyone should try to be prepared. That way whenever a problem arises you’ll be ready to handle it. Should an opportunity arise you’ll be in a position to take advantage of it—much like some in the self storage industry are doing. [More]

Security is Essential in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens April 21, 2014 11:59 PM
Fire, crime, natural disasters—more often than not when you hear about a self storage facility in the news one of those three are involved. That’s just the way it is. Disasters and dastardly deeds make for interesting news. It’s nothing against the industry, but it is a reminder of how important security is to the industry. [More]
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