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Directors Need Not Apply (But Can) For Self Storage YouTube Videos

by John Stevens March 6, 2014 11:08 PM
Social media has become a juggernaut. Whether you’re talking about the millions upon millions of users on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the many other forms to the billions of dollars some of these entities are now worth the influence that some social media outlets have is impressive to say the least. If used right—like how many members of the self storage do—they can be a boon for business as well. [More]

Does Your Self Storage Facility Have a Mobile-Friendly Website?

by John Stevens March 5, 2014 11:07 PM
Many businesses grow and evolve over time by leaps and bounds. Take the automobile industry for example. Henry Ford might have dreamed about cars like we have today, but probably considered them more science fiction than remotely possible. At the same time there are some industries that have not undergone such drastic changes—like the self storage industry. However, how people find self storage facilities has. [More]

Two Self Storage Online Auction Companies Merge

by Kim Kilpatrick February 10, 2014 8:40 PM
The saying “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is often attributed to the Greek philosopher Aristotle. So, that saying has been around for a long time and is applicable to many situations. This is certainly true in the recent merger of StorageBattles.com and StorageTreasures.com. [More]

Even in Self Storage There is An App for That

by Winnie Hsiu February 7, 2014 9:21 AM
Some products are all about evolution. Take computers as an example. Every few months there is a new and improved version coming out, and within a couple years that version will be obsolete thanks to further advances. Than you have products like self storage space that stay essentially the same—until now. [More]

Have Self Storage Management Software Will Travel

by Holly Robinson January 28, 2014 11:29 PM
Back in the late 1950’s and early 60’s there was a popular television show called Have Gun Will Travel. It was a western where—as the title indicates—having a gun was pretty important. In the real world that is not the case, especially not in the business world. However, replace ‘gun’ with software’ and in this day and age you just might have a story. [More]

American Self Storage Implements Self Storage Manager Software

by Winnie Hsiu January 22, 2014 7:00 PM
It’s a rare job in today’s world that doesn’t in some way or another require the use of a computer and access to the Internet. American Self Storage is among those businesses that use computers and online software. Recently, they implemented Self Storage Mobile Website (SSM) and Customer Portal modules at 13 of their storage facilities. [More]

Self Storage Industry Continues to Expand Overseas and Online

by John Stevens January 7, 2014 6:30 PM
People like space. They like their personal space, living space, parking space—if it involves giving them more room some way some how they like it. It’s no wonder. When it comes down to it we want to be able to enjoy what we have, feel its safe wherever we have it, and be able to stretch out when we want to—all perfect reasons to rent a self storage unit! [More]

Attending Self Storage Auctions is About to Get a Lot Easier

by John Stevens January 2, 2014 11:24 PM
It’s the American Dream to hit the lottery; to find the needle in the haystack. We want to find our thingy; our doo-hickey; our watch-a-ma-call-it that is going to make us money as we sit back and do nothing—or next to nothing. In recent years many have taken to self storage auctions to try and find it. [More]

It’s a Season for Saving for Self Storage Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick December 13, 2013 11:59 PM
When it comes to any business—self storage or otherwise-- and savings people immediately assume that the news is going to be all about how much money they will save at said business, but that is not always the case. Sometimes it is about the business saving money. Why should people care? More often than not it means the business is trying to be environmentally responsible. [More]

Technology is Really Taking Hold in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens November 18, 2013 11:28 PM
At one time ocean going merchant vessels had large crews on board in order to operate the ship as it travelled from point A to point B. However, over time technology advanced to the point where 700 foot container ships could be efficiently operated by a skeleton crew of less than 20 people. Technology can do wonders like it has for shipping and is in the process of doing for the self storage industry as well. [More]
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