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Self Storage Hits a Hole-in-One

by Tony Gonzalez August 18, 2011 4:39 PM
There are certain things that are common in self storage units. You can probably bet that most will have at least one piece of furniture. A lot will probably have at least one box of high school mementos that the owner can’t bear to throw away. If the owner is a dad with toddlers, his golf clubs are probably in their too. [More]

More Businesses Starting to Take Advantage of Self Storage

by Tony Gonzalez August 15, 2011 1:53 PM
When people think about self storage units, they often think about individual people needing some extra space to store their odds and ends whether it is because they are downsizing their living arrangements or are trying to de-clutter their home. However, more and more businesses are starting to realize that they too can benefit from the use of a self storage unit. [More]

Continuing Education through Webinars

by John Stevens August 12, 2011 4:18 PM
As children we are always told that the key to a successful future is getting a good education. What we find out as we get older is that is only partly true. A good education will help you get your foot in the door. The key to a successful future is continuing education. [More]

Self Storage Company Helps Others Help Others

by Tony Gonzalez August 11, 2011 8:07 PM
Anyone that has ever seen the Blues Brothers (the original movie with Dan Akroyd and John Belushi; not the remake with John Goodman) will remember the lyrics, “Everybody/ Needs some body/” to the song ‘Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.’ No song could better describe the human condition. [More]

A Little Recognition Never Hurts

by Kim Kilpatrick August 11, 2011 6:30 PM
Businesses typically do things that will increase their bottom line, and that is it. After all, that is the point of whatever it is they do, right? People on the other hand are a different. While there are some who act primarily to pad their personal bottom line, there are just as many who act out of a sense of loyalty or based on a set of core values. [More]

One Self Storage Company Can Make a Difference

by John Stevens August 10, 2011 7:14 PM
There are certain things that a lot of people do not do because they feel like it does not matter whether they do or not. Voting will always be a great example. How many elections have ever been decided by one vote? Another thing individuals make excuses not to do because they cannot make a difference is charitable work. [More]

Technology is the Wave of the Future in Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick August 10, 2011 7:01 PM
Many years ago when computers cost even more than they do now and did a whole lot less, consumers were led to believe that computers are our friends. Movies like 1983’s War Games with Mathew Broderick tried to get us to believe computers just wanted to play tic tac toe and destroy the world. Fast forward to modern times and technology has become as integral a part of our lives as food and water. [More]

The More you do the More you Earn in Self Storage

by Tony Gonzalez August 9, 2011 6:46 PM
There is an old saying that claims that variety is the spice of life; to keep things interesting you have to change it up. The same can be said when it comes to the self storage industry except variety is not necessarily the spice in self storage life. It is the sustenance. [More]

Philanthropy Commonplace at Self Storage Facilities

by Tony Gonzalez August 9, 2011 2:21 PM
Even when times are good in the country there are always people that are in need. When times are not so good (like now), even more people become in need of a helping hand to meet their basic needs. The good thing is that there are many people that recognize this and work to help those who need helping whenever they can. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to do More Than Keep Your Stuff Safe

by Tony Gonzalez August 8, 2011 7:28 PM
Self Storage companies have a simple, straight forward purpose—to give you a place to store your precious keepsakes and to keep them safe. One self storage company decided that it wanted to do a little more than just keep their tenants belongings safe. They want to do something to help keep the community safe as well. [More]
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