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Chilean Company Will Soon Open the Coolest Self Storage Facility Ever Built

by Kim Kilpatrick March 28, 2014 11:08 PM
Cool, hip, happening, fun—not adjectives that are often associated with the self storage industry. To be fair, there are not too many industries outside of ones that are entertainment related that do qualify as any of them. However, once Chilean developer Red Megacentro finishes renovating a multi-purpose facility in Miami that will all change. [More]

Self Storage Company Gets Back to Charitable Ways

by Tony Gonzalez March 27, 2014 10:28 PM
Sometimes you just need to take a break. Sometimes it helps to just walk away, do something else, or just do nothing and take the time to recharge your proverbial batteries. You don’t necessarily have to be going through bad times. Even when things are going well it doesn’t hurt to take a step back so when you return refreshed and ready to do even better—like the Lawai Cannery Self Storage has. [More]

Man Has Dogs But Self Storage Facilities Have Vertical Consultants

by John Stevens March 26, 2014 11:53 PM
Dogs are the unquestioned best friend off mankind. There is just something about those furry creatures; there love, devotion, and unwavering loyalty perhaps. Whatever the reason man is lucky to have dogs and vice versa. Businesses—self storage and otherwise—havee to look elsewhere. [More]

Community is Key to the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez March 25, 2014 5:38 PM
Every likes to say they are there for the community and that they need the community. It sounds great, it endears the business to the community, and it helps get the company’s name out in a positive manner. Of course saying it and making it happen are two different things. It doesn’t just happen for the self storage industry though. It’s how business is done. [More]

Self Storage Facility Coming to the Aid of Fallen Skydiver

by Holly Robinson March 24, 2014 11:46 PM
There comes a time where we all know someone that needs our help; or sometimes we could even be that person. During those times it can be nice to know that you are not alone; that someone out there cares and not necessarily because you are friends, but simply because caring for those in your community is the right thing to do. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Help Wounded Warriors Go Fishing

by John Stevens March 21, 2014 11:57 PM
If there is one population that deserves all the respect in the world it is the men and women of the Armed Forces. For a ridiculously low wage they put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and to try and give others the chance to experience those very same freedoms. The least we can do it make sure that when they come home they are show the appropriate level of appreciation; something the self storage industry has excelled at for years. [More]

Self Storage Company Continues to Give Sports Teams a Sporting Chance

by Tony Gonzalez March 20, 2014 11:10 PM
There are few things that can bring joy to the faces of the young and old alike quite like sports can. For kids playing on an organized sports team the thrill of victory experienced with your friends can create life time of memories. The trouble with youth sports though is that they do cost money for the kids to play and for the leagues to operate. [More]

All-in-One Works Well for the Self Storage Industry in the Real and Virtual World

by Tony Gonzalez March 19, 2014 8:53 PM
There are different thoughts as to how a business should approach doing business. Some like to think it is better to concentrate on a niche and be the experts in it. Others would say that it’s better to try and be a one-stop shop; a place that offers customer whatever they could need. Both trains of thought can work in the self storage industry, but all-in-one is becoming more and more popular. [More]

Could Underground Self Storage be the Wave of the Future?

by John Stevens March 18, 2014 11:50 PM
Part of the reason the self storage industry is such a success is that there is a never ending need for more space. Until the day that it is cheaper and easier to move in to a larger house (never) people will always have a need for self storage. However, while the industry has worked hard to overcome the negative stereotype (that they are a blight on the image of a community) one can’t help but wonder if we could do better. [More]

Self Storage Market Remains an Active One

by Holly Robinson March 17, 2014 11:50 PM
There are times when a lack of activity is good. It shows that things—whatever they may be—have not gotten worse. You could make an argument that they haven’t gotten better either, but sometimes that’s okay. However, for other things activity is a sign of something being healthy and vibrant. That is exactly how the self storage industry can be described—healthy, vibrant, and active. [More]
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