April 24, 2014 10:29 PM
In 1980, the city of Vallejo created an industrial Park. The main purpose was for research, development, and commercial uses. At the time, access to Sonoma Boulevard and Interstate 780 were considered prime features that would entice businesses to locate in the industrial park.
In 2005, the city approved a development permit for a proposed self storage facility to be built in the industrial park on one of the last major vacant parcels of property. The facility was never built and the permits lapsed because of financing issues. [More]
April 23, 2014 11:09 PM
Everyone wants to find greatness; not just find it. No, you have to want to be among the first if not the first. That means you are going to have to do your homework and figure out what or who is preparing to explode on to the metaphorical scene—and achieve greatness. [More]
April 23, 2014 5:14 PM
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, average college tuition, fees, room and board for public institutions in 1981 costs were $6,439. In 2011, those costs were $14,292. That’s a hefty demand on the family budget – especially if more than one child is in college.
Storage.com understands this financial strain that families feel. So, they are launching their inaugural college scholarships as a way to give back to the thousands of users who chose their website to fulfill their self storage needs. [More]
April 22, 2014 9:00 PM
The Boy Scouts motto is pretty well known—be prepared. It’s pretty hard to argue with it; everyone should try to be prepared. That way whenever a problem arises you’ll be ready to handle it. Should an opportunity arise you’ll be in a position to take advantage of it—much like some in the self storage industry are doing. [More]
April 22, 2014 6:42 PM
Inside Self Storage announced that it will hold an exclusive one-day conference for developers and investors in the self storage industry. It will be held Tuesday June 3 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. It will go from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Registration for the conference is $799. Registration is now open. Those interested can go to http://www.insideselfstorage.com/conf/ to sign up. Space is limited to 100 participation so early registration is encouraged. [More]
April 21, 2014 11:59 PM
Fire, crime, natural disasters—more often than not when you hear about a self storage facility in the news one of those three are involved. That’s just the way it is. Disasters and dastardly deeds make for interesting news. It’s nothing against the industry, but it is a reminder of how important security is to the industry. [More]
April 21, 2014 8:49 PM
Art Scalise of Upton, Massachusetts, is an entrepreneur. Thirty years ago, he launched his first business, which was an alarm company. Things were going well. In 1998, he got a call from a company in Sturbridge, which is a city that was about 38 miles away. Would he install an alarm system in a self storage facility? [More]
April 18, 2014 11:59 PM
Bad things happen. Yes, it sucks, but there is literally no way that we will ever be able to rid the world of every single negative action, person, or circumstance. What we can do is something our grandma’s would always say when life would knock us down—when life gives you lemons make lemonade. [More]
April 18, 2014 11:35 PM
Computers are our friends. They are the wave of the future; heck—they are the future. When used properly they can be a tremendous benefit to any project. In one way, shape, or form they are going to be involved with just about everything. Yes, everything—even the self storage industry. [More]
April 17, 2014 11:44 PM
Goals are a part of life. People set personal goals all the time to help motivate them to do better at work, school, and home. Having something to aim for can be the additional push someone needs in order to accomplish something. The same can be said for self storage facilities (and any other business). [More]