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Holly Robinson

Holly Robinson (no, not Holly Robinson-Peete - the Autism advocate/actress/model/athlete's wife) works as a "staging expert" for a national real estate company, who has recently moved from a fast-paced metropolitan area to a slower-paced suburbia. In her spare time she keeps an online journal of the differences in these two worlds, and how she manages to keep a toe hold in each. Her topics often include "what you can live without" and "life's must-haves," - life simplification without sacrifice - which she has learned through her profession.

There are enough hoops to jump through in order to get into business, be it a self storage facility or something else. Once you do succeed in getting something up and going though, your legal issues do not stop there. In fact, they tend to grow exponentially. In the self storage industry there are a number of potential legal issues that owners and managers may be faced...

With a new year come new beginnings. People often see the time when the year on the calendar increases by one as the time to leave the past in the past and to look to the future for bigger and better things. It’s a fresh new chance to do right what you did wrong over the last year; an opportunity to get it right this time. So then we make these promises to ourselves...

Typically when a person is going into business they are concerned about the success of their own enterprise. That of course only makes sense; you go into business in order to make money for yourself and not the other guy after all, right? In the case of the self storage industry other businesses have begun to grow because of them. One of the keys to success in any business...

At this time of year there is never a bigger need for people to think of others and donate something to charity be it toys, food, money, or time. With the economy in the state that it is this holiday season there are likely going to be even more people looking for help when it comes to making this holiday season a happy one. In the spirit of the season, two different Santa...

Business is business. You are out to make a dollar and not help the other guy out; you want to bury him. However, there is a time and a place where it becomes good business to put the drive for personal financial success behind you and work with your competition for the greater good of one and all. Self storage facility owners in the Augusta, Georgia, are doing just that....

In tough economic times it can be very difficult trying to figure out how to make ends meet. With unemployment still hovering just under 10 percent and five state higher than 11, there are many people which have tried becoming entrepreneurs in order to make a living. However, according to the Small Business Administration at least one third of all new business fail within...

There are certain things that are synonymous with the fall months. Weather becomes cooler, the kids go back to school, leaves change to a myriad of different colors, the holiday season draws near, and the battle for supremacy in the NFL commences. Whenever the holiday season rolls around the need for people to give to those less fortunate grows. Whether it is food to...

With close to 10 percent of the nation unemployed (9.6 percent as of October 2010) relief from the poor economy can’t come soon enough. Many people are turning to starting their own business in order to make a living and take control of their future in light of the recession. According to a study done by the Kauffman Foundation, the number of new small businesses...

A storage facility for the homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has been selected as a finalist to receive $25,000 from the Pepsi Refresh Project.  The First United shelter at 320 East Hastings serves over 250 people who are homeless or marginalized on a daily basis, providing meals, a place to sleep and shower, support networks, and secure...

The strains of classical music merge with the hiss of brakes at a German subway station. An opera singer takes the underground stage within a portable storage unit, performing for a transient audience.  Between the cities of Mülheim and Essen, amidst the mix of concrete, graffiti, bars and traffic noise, classic stories are told and arias are sung at the Eichbaum...