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Self Storage Industry News


When Life Gives You Lemons—Build a Self Storage Facility

by Winnie Hsiu 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]

Technology Can Give a Self Storage Facility a Leg Up on the Competition

by Tony Gonzalez 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]

Self Storage Industry Believes in Lofty Goals

by Kim Kilpatrick 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]

Self Storage Facility Wants to Give College Kids Options

by Kim Kilpatrick April 17, 2014 11:16 PM
That time is fast approaching for college students across the nation; the time where they will have to move out of the dorm rooms and back home for the summer. There is just one problem and it is not explaining to Mom and Dad about your tattoo. No, it’s figuring out what to do with all your stuff. [More]

Every One—or Nine--Counts in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson April 16, 2014 11:59 PM
A common excuse people use for not voting is the belief that their single vote does not make a difference out of the millions that are going to be cast (for a presidential election at least). Voting advocates are quick to point out that every vote is a single vote; that the power comes from combining individual votes to form a whole. [More]

You Don’t Need Millions to Invest in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens April 16, 2014 11:09 PM
When people think of investing in a business they know it is going to cost them a pretty penny. For just about any business—self storage and otherwise—it takes some serious capital to get the endeavor off the ground; hundreds of thousands if not millions. Not everyone can get that kind of money together. [More]

PhoneSmart Succeeds in Raising Over $1000 With ‘Toes for a Kure’

by Winnie Hsiu April 15, 2014 11:45 PM
In a perfect world there would be no need for donation drives to help raise money so researchers can continue working to find cures for deadly diseases. Our world is far from perfect though. So it’s good that there are different organizations like PhoneSmart, a company that offers off-site sales support service for self storage facilities. [More]

In Case You Needed a Good Reason to Break in to the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson April 15, 2014 11:31 PM
Investing in or starting a business is an incredibly tough decision to make. From choosing what you are going to do to laying the groundwork and getting the business of the ground the time commitment is intense to say the least—as is the financial one. So you have to be careful what you choose. Just because the self storage industry has been a good investment does that necessarily mean that it will continue to be one? [More]

Self Storage Facility will Soon Reset the Standard When it Comes to Keeping Managers Happy

by Tony Gonzalez April 14, 2014 11:00 PM
One could argue that a person’s paycheck is reason enough for them to be motivated to do a good job. Do a bad enough one and you lose the job—and the pay check. Of course, if he check is rather small it is understandable if employees opt to look elsewhere if they are unhappy where they are. If that’s the case, how do you keep them from straying without paying a ridiculous salary? [More]

From Retail to Self Storage and Back to Retail Again

by Kim Kilpatrick April 14, 2014 10:23 PM
If you drive across the country there are certain things you are going to see just about everywhere. There are bound to be too many gas stations when you don’t need to fill up and not a single one in sight when you do. Hungry? Just look to your life and within moments you will see a McDonald’s. Chances are also pretty strong that you will see plenty of Walmarts and self storage facilities. [More]
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