Contributing Editors



Self Storage Company Makes Significant Investment in Solar Panels

by John Stevens May 30, 2014 11:08 PM
Going green is a buzz phrase that we here all too often these days. We expect to hear all about the idea from politicians and activist, but more and more it seems to be batted about in the business world—especially in the self storage industry. [More]

Stock N Lock Self Storage Hires Teen Apprentice

by Winnie Hsiu May 30, 2014 8:07 PM
Everybody isn’t cut out to go to a college or a university. An alternative route toward employment needs to be taken instead because everyone still needs skills and qualifications that will enable them to get a job to support themselves. Here’s a story about a teen that successfully completed an apprenticeship and was rewarded with a full-time job. [More]

Self Storage Company Expanding in to New Frontier

by Winnie Hsiu May 29, 2014 11:00 PM
One of the most popular science fiction television shows of all time (Star Trek) began each episode with a few simple words that ring true to the self storage industry: Space….the final frontier. Now the industry may not be the final frontier, but it knows a lot about entering in to new frontiers. [More]

Self Storage In The Cloud

by Kim Kilpatrick May 29, 2014 6:51 PM
Only in New York. Where apartments are as big as a bug’s ear. Where people don’t have cars – or the time – to drive to a self storage facility. That’s where an innovative entrepreneur came up with a new business model for self storage. [More]

Self Storage Industry Provides Opportunity to Stretch Your Limits and Know Them at the Same Time

by Holly Robinson May 28, 2014 9:02 PM
There is nothing wrong with being safe and just doing what you know. You can’t be surprised. The outcome will always be predictable. When it comes to life what you see is what you get—and that’s all. However, if you want more you have to reach out and stretch your perceived boundaries and limitations. For some that has meant investing in the self storage industry. [More]

The Capital Gazette of Annapolis Announces Readers Choice Award Winners

by Holly Robinson May 28, 2014 7:42 PM
This year, the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, held their Sixth Annual Readers Choice Awards. (These awards are now considered a tradition in the area and community members eagerly participate in the voting.) Community members vode on products, services, and the staff of local businesses thus identifying those businesses that are customer favorites. [More]

Self Storage Industry Remains on the Rise in South Africa

by Winnie Hsiu May 27, 2014 11:49 PM
It is not unusual for trends to start in one country before they take over the rest of the world. Sometimes they take the world by storm like the Beatles did. Other times the process is a little slower and more gradual like in the case of the self storage industry. [More]

North Carolina Jury Rules in Favor of SiteLink

by Kim Kilpatrick May 27, 2014 10:34 PM
It’s one thing to make claims about your own company or your own product. It’s a totally different animal when you compare your company to your competition. When you do, your claims had better be true – or you could get into deep trouble. Like eMove did. [More]

Self Storage Company Teams Up With Charity Storage to Help Veterans and Support Cancer Research

by Winnie Hsiu May 26, 2014 11:14 PM
Having an extra day off from work is a nice perk to any weekend and is enough to make most people happy for whatever holiday happens to grant it. This past weekend people had Monday off for Memorial Day. While many probably took to the ballpark, beach, park, or to the backyard to grill there was likely a portion that forgot why they have the time to do it. [More]

Tips For Using Twitter to Grow Your Business

by Holly Robinson May 26, 2014 9:37 PM
If your self storage facility is part of a national chain or run by a large self storage management company, that chain or company probably has people who take care of the social media aspect of your business. But, what if you are a smaller operation? What if your storage business is fairly small and there isn’t someone who has a specific job that handles social media? [More]
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