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  • Big Yellow Self Storage Reports a Drop in Profit
    U.K.-based self-storage company Big Yellow Group has reported a 6 percent drop in annual profit and indicated that tough trading condtions would persist "for some time." ...More
    May 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • More Affordable Energy for Texas Self Storage Association Members
    Members of the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) can now receive energy-procurement services through an aggregation program provided by Tradition Energy, which will secure the most competitive energy rates available. ...More
    May 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • Fair Enough
    OK, fair enough! I received a comment to Friday's blog titled, "A Dose of Depp (or Grasping at Self-Storage Straws)" in which I included photos of Hollywood heartthrobs Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. The comment was something along the lines of, "Hey! What about some eye ...More
    May 19, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • More on Steel
    New reports show steel prices will remain high until 2009. ...More
    May 19, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Four Big Lies About Self-Storage Marketing
    On the evening of Aug. 3, 1492, a brave Italian named Cristoforo Colombo did something that required more faith, courage and confidence than anything you or I can ever imagine. At 41 years old, Cristoforo held a very unpopular belief that would’ve had him killed if ...More
    May 18, 2008 Derek M. Naylor Posted in Articles, Marketing
  • Cool Combo: Integrating Management and Security Software in Self-Storage
    Though you still see some facilities with little more than a small fence and a gate open all day, most sites now have a tight integration of high-tech security components coupled with various software packages. This seamless integration allows for better security for ...More
    May 17, 2008 Jacqui Kuzmin Posted in Articles
  • A Dose of Depp (or Grasping at Storage Straws)
    I've had a headache for going on four days now, so there's very little that could incite me to write this blog today. But there was this one thing ... headache or no, it incites me. In one of her popular songs, Gwen Stefani (band No Doubt) croons, "I'm just a girl in the ...More
    May 16, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Tricky Business: Self-Storage Site Layout
    Planning your self-storage site layout can be tricky. It can make or cost you money. Your key factor is to remember you are building your storage business for the marketplace and your customers, so don’t make decisions based entirely on construction costs. Build Your ...More
    May 16, 2008 George Gray Posted in Articles, Development
  • Big Yellow Opens United Kingdom's First Wine-Storage Facility
    Big Yellow Self Storage Co. recently opened the United Kingdom's first wine-storage facility in London. ...More
    May 16, 2008 Posted in News
  • SpaceMax Offers Free Self-Storage to Georgia Tornado Victims
    In response to the recent tornado disaster in Georgia, SpaceMax Storage, an Atlanta-based self-storage operator, is offering four months of free storage to qualifying state residents. ...More
    May 16, 2008 Posted in News