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Access Self Storage Creates Youth Scholarship

by Tony Gonzalez May 9, 2014 4:41 PM
When school gets out for summer, there are many options for youth to keep them busy and occupied. They are tours for bands and choirs. There is summer camp for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Some cities sponsor cultural arts programs where teens can participate in acting or voice class or learn how to make pottery or learn how to watercolor. [More]

Self Storage Profit Formula Named Top Self Storage Marketing Company

by Tony Gonzalez May 8, 2014 11:41 PM
A business—self storage and otherwise--can’t succeed if no one knows it exists. It would be kind of hard for a store to rent or sell whatever its product is, and it would be hard for a self storage facility to find occupants for its units. To do so stores, self storage facilities, and other companies have to do one thing—engage in a little marketing. [More]

Self Storage Company Hopes Everything Really is Bigger in Texas

by Winnie Hsiu May 7, 2014 11:43 PM
People in the state of Texas are proud of their state. You can tell just in how they talk about it and how they react when you go against the popular slogan—Don’t Mess With Texas—and do just that. Another popular slogan is one that executives for one self storage company are hoping rings true: Everything’s bigger in Texas. [More]

Janus International Selects Butler, GA, to Establish a Manufacturing Plant

by Holly Robinson May 7, 2014 7:42 PM
Janus International, a maker of steel roll-up doors for the self storage industry, has been looking for another site where they could manufacture their industry famous doors. They were looking at a place in Georgia and also at one in the Midwest. They finally selected a site in Butler, Georgia. [More]

Self Storage Industry in the UK Continues to Grow and Thrive According to New Report

by John Stevens May 6, 2014 11:58 PM
The United States is pretty much the epicenter of the global self storage industry with the vast majority of existing self storage facilities inside the country. While it will be a long time before another country will be able to boast a comparable segment of the industry there are several countries where the industry is growing and thriving. [More]

All Canadian Self Storage in Brandford, Ontario, To Host Fundraiser

by Winnie Hsiu May 6, 2014 10:10 PM
On the TV show Storage Wars, professional buyers bid on the contents of storage units where the rent is long over due. The bidders hope to discover a treasure in the contents that they buy. Sometimes there is something of great value in what they get. Sometimes there isn’t. [More]

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]

Less Mess Storage Inc. Acquires 5 Facilities in Central Euorpe

by Kim Kilpatrick May 5, 2014 7:45 PM
Less Mess (formerly DGM Minerals Corp) announced today that the acquisition of five self storage facility in Central Europe is finalized. Formerly under the City Self-Storage brand, the facilities are in the Czech Republic and in Poland. The purchase price was 14,000,000 Euros, which is approximately $ 19,427,795 million United States dollars. [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]

Get Started Using Google+

by Kim Kilpatrick May 2, 2014 4:32 PM
Earlier today I read an interesting statistic. It stated that Google+ is now the second-largest social media site in the world. Over 235 million people actively use it per month. That’s amazing.

I also read that it’s rather hard to describe. That is because what you “see” is heavily influenced by your expectations and experiences. Have you seen the ink blot that could be viewed either as a young woman (dressed in the 1800s styled clothing) or an old hag with a wart on her nose? If you mainly use Facebook as your social media, that is what you will “see” in Google+. [More]
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