Contributing Editors

Meathead Movers in San Luis Obispo Honored by White House

by Tony Gonzalez December 13, 2011 11:33 AM
The White House honored a moving company based in San Luis Obispo as one of 100 companies that impact the economy and inspire young budding business people to start their own business. The criteria required to make it on the Empact 100 list includes being a 30 year-old (or younger) U.S. entrepreneur, have a business with an annual revenue of more than $100,000, and provide jobs for others. [More]

Want People to Hear About Your Self Storage Facility? Win an Award!

by Holly Robinson November 21, 2011 7:13 PM
Getting started in business can be difficult. The challenges involved in getting it up and running, not to mention the act of day to day operations, can be daunting to handle. Throw in the arduous but vital task of advertising and it can be too much to handle! [More]

Self Storage Companies Excel in Getting There Message Across

by Holly Robinson November 1, 2011 6:32 PM
The key to any successful relationship is communication. Ask your spouse and they will likely agree with that. Most successful businesses, especially those in the self storage industry, would say the same when it comes to the relation they have with their customers. [More]

Ronald Boorstein Inducted into the Self Storage Hall of Fame

by Holly Robinson October 12, 2011 9:22 AM
Ronald Boorstein, who has worked in the self storage industry for twenty-one years, was inducted into the 2011 Self Storage Hall of Fame. Those inducted have made meritorious contributions to the self storage industry and to the Self Storage Association. The ceremony was held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. [More]

Best Website Named by Inside Self Storage Readers

by Kim Kilpatrick September 29, 2011 9:41 AM
Inside Self Storage conducted the 2011 Best of Business choice-opinion poll with their readers. was named the "Best Website" in 2011. [More]

Extreme Makeover: the Self Storage Edition

by Winnie Hsiu September 28, 2011 5:10 PM
In a world undergoing strenuous economic times, finding funding for new projects can be difficult. With all the uncertainty, there is not much safety in making such a large investment. That has forced entrepreneurs to become creative and make use of existing structures, especially in the self storage industry. [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]

The Self Storage Industry Appreciates Its Past

by Winnie Hsiu September 8, 2011 8:31 PM
There is not a person in the United States that has not driven by a building that looked like it was comprised of a lot of closets and garages. Self Storage facilities have been around for years, and have even become a pretty reliable investment in an economy that is anything but reliable. [More]

Recognition Makes the Heart Grow Fonder for Self Storage Facilities

by Holly Robinson August 30, 2011 1:34 PM
There is an old saying that everyone has heard whenever a family member, girlfriend, or boyfriend moves away—absence makes the heart grow fonder. A similar concept applies in the business world, but it is more like recognition and not absence that makes the heart (of tenants) grow fonder. [More]

Manager of the Month Exhibits Stellar Qualities

by Tony Gonzalez August 17, 2011 3:01 PM
Owners of self storage units know that hiring the right person to manage the facility is crucial to business success. A manager can literally make or break the business. When you have a good manager, you have peace of mind and confidence that the business is in capable hands. Recently, Susan Powers, district trainer and manager of the Carpentersville LifeStorage facility, received the Self Storage Manager of the Month award by SpareFoot. It's easy to see why. [More]
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