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UK Puts the Self in Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick October 5, 2011 5:02 PM
There is an old saying that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. People are always copying celebrity fashions; songs and movies are always getting redone as well. Successful businesses often results in numerous clones popping up all over. One business in the UK has taken the concept behind self storage and turned it into a brand new business model. [More]

Self Storage Industry Promotes Itself by Promoting Others

by John Stevens October 4, 2011 8:42 PM
Everyone knows that guy that can’t stop talking about himself. At first they don’t mind him, but after a while people get tired of hearing him sing his own praises so much. However, if he were to sing the praises of someone else, than people would take notice. [More]

Self Storage Industry Doing its Part to Fight Cancer

by Tony Gonzalez September 30, 2011 6:45 PM
Cancer is a disease that ends thousands of lives every year. There probably isn’t a person on the earth that does not have a relative or friend that has been afflicted with the disease. With more and more lives being taken by cancer every year, continuing to do research into the various forms of cancer is important work. [More]

Self Storage Wants to Make Things Easier for You

by Holly Robinson September 29, 2011 6:13 PM
In this day and age there is one thing that every customer wants, no matter whether they are renting a unit from a self storage facility, buying a new car, or going grocery shopping and that is convenience. People don’t want to have to work hard at spending their money; they work hard enough to earn it. Many within the self storage industry are doing what they can to make their business as user-friendly as possible. [More]

You Can Never Have Too Much Information in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick September 23, 2011 5:42 PM
There have been thousands of great business ideas, self storage or otherwise, that have failed over the years for one reason alone—people didn’t know that much about them. In some respects it might have been too hard to get the word out on a business in time for it to be successful. Thanks to modern technology, that has all changed. [More]

Self Storage Companies Make Award-Winning First Impressions

by Tony Gonzalez September 22, 2011 2:22 PM
No matter how good the end product is or how pleasant an experience is with a company, there is one thing that will always stick in a customer’s mind and make them wonder if they have indeed gone with the place that they should be going with—that all important first impression. [More]

Being “In Touch” Results in Being “In Business” in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens September 21, 2011 7:06 PM
Have you ever seen an advertisement and wondered what in the word the marketing executives were thinking when they approved it? Advertisements need to speak to the viewers, but preferably in a way that entices them to frequent an establishment, not make it the butt of jokes. Those who fail in this regard will often find themselves lacking in business simply because they failed to get in touch with the people. [More]

Technology Looking to Disrupt the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu September 19, 2011 6:08 PM
Even though the main product of the self storage industry is the space, service has become an important part of the final product. Whenever you are involved in any kind of service oriented industry one of the last things you want to do is suffer through any disruptive influences. Yet, that is exactly what one person has done by introducing a new form of disruptive technology to the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Facilities Take “Going Green” Seriously

by Kim Kilpatrick September 15, 2011 7:43 PM
If there is one buzz phrase that is fast becoming common in every business, self storage or otherwise, it is “going green.” By “going green” businesses are accomplishing multiple objectives that all lead to one goal—turning a profit. [More]

Goodwill Common in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick September 7, 2011 8:06 PM
There are always people that are in need of assistance in the world. However, in poor economic times like many places are going through these days, there are even more people than normal that find themselves in need of help. The self storage industry is doing what it can to make sure as many people as possible get the help they need. [More]
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