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The World Wide Web of Self Storage

by John Stevens May 31, 2012 9:04 PM
Whenever you visit your parents or grandparents house do you see them go to the cabinet and pull out this large, unattractive, cumbersome book whenever they want to find a phone number or address for something? Do you find yourself wondering what that thing is? [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to See Where You've Been

by Holly Robinson April 30, 2012 7:28 PM
Many things in society tend to come and go, but there are few that are always here. Bell bottoms and tie-dye shirts have had their time in the sun on more than one occasion in time. A couple decades ago “it” boy band was the New Kids on the Block. After being out of the spotlight for some time it was them again. One thing that never goes out of style though is the great American road trip. [More]

Want to Check Out a Self Storage Unit Auction?

by Kim Kilpatrick April 25, 2012 12:08 PM
One thing about man has never changed throughout the annals of time. Man has always been interested in trying to make a quick profit. Whether it was through legal or illegal means did not always matter to some; in the end it was all about getting rich quick by finding a buried treasure. In recent years many people have found their buried treasure deep inside the contents of a self storage unit. [More]

Extra Space Storage Continues to be a Solid Investment

by Kim Kilpatrick April 17, 2012 7:52 PM
When business is going good there is only one thing that you can really do and that is become better. One of the easiest ways successful companies become more successful is by becoming larger, i.e. expanding. If business is going well and it continues after you expand than you must be making more money. [More]

Beauty Matters in More Ways Than One in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson April 12, 2012 8:09 PM
There are a million and one sayings that have to do with the beauty of someone or something. People love to talk about how beauty is only skin deep and that it’s in the eye of the beholder, but the fact remains that we all know that looking good matters—especially in businesses like the self storage industry. [More]

New Technology Could Improve Marketing Efforts for Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick April 3, 2012 4:23 PM
There are many things that likely bother owners in the self storage industry. One of those things has to be how to figure out what marketing efforts are successful or not, and if so are they worth the money that is being paid for them. A new software package by a leading self storage software provider could go a long way to helping facilities figure that out. [More]

Necessity is the Mother of Invention for the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu March 29, 2012 2:23 PM
A lot of major discoveries during the history of the world have come about for one of two reasons-- either by shear accident or out of necessity. Often times it is the need for change or the very least the need for an alternative to the status quo that gets people to discover the latest and greatest innovations that can shape our society. [More]

Unique Self Storage Facilities Stand Out

by Kim Kilpatrick February 27, 2012 12:30 PM
Ask anyone in the industry and they will tell you that it pays to be in self storage right now. As a rare business that is doing well in spite of the current economic woes that have beset the world, the self storage industry appears to be as close to a safe investment as a person can get. [More]

Is It All in a Name for the Self Storage Industry?

by John Stevens February 22, 2012 7:50 PM
Some individuals will stop at nothing to protect their good names including resulting to violence if they think their name has been sullied to such an extent that there is no other way for the damage to be repaired. In the business world, entities are able to enlist the legal system to help protect their good name by getting a trademark protection for the name. [More]

Everything is on the Up-and-Up for Self Storage Aggregator

by Winnie Hsiu February 15, 2012 6:56 PM
Society today has become one that is all about ease and comfort. We want everything faster and with as little fuss as possible. Give it—whether “it” is a self storage facility or cheeseburger value meal—faster than the next guy and we’ll pretty much become a customer for life. [More]
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