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Tony Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez has enjoyed a prosperous career in general contracting but has decided to complete his college degree in - of all things - sociology - and enjoys blogging about his daily observations of our "human society" and other musings about life and people. He has a particular interest around the shifting economy and how society reacts to downsizing changes, not only in the "contracting" world, but in the areas of moving/storage/rental, etc.

When you think of a gathering of startup employees, visions of seminars, presentations, and discussion forums come to mind.  People schmooze. They network....

Gone are the days when people used phone books to find their local self storage facility. It’s safe to say that the majority of people now find most...

Westy Self Storage recently held a topping out event at their newest storage facility in Long Island. In keeping with tradition, they placed an American...

Like many members of the self storage industry, StorageMart has been steadily working on converting many of its facilities to solar energy. With the completion...

SpareFoot is an online marketplace for people looking for self storage units to rent.  They claim to have the largest online storage directories with...

In November 2014, hackers infiltrated the corporate computer network of Sony Pictures Entertainment.  The hackers took terabytes of private data and deleted the original copies. They left threatening messages that told of dire consequences of what would happen if Sony didn’t comply with the hackers’ demands. In April 2014, hackers got into Home Depot’s computer...

In Roman mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions. That’s why the first month of our calendar year is called January. Let’s take a...

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Simply Self Storage recently donated $1,000 to the National Veterans Homeless Support in Port St. John, Florida. It...

For the last few years, the self storage industry has become one of the most reliable investments on the market. So much so that sale prices have been on the rise and new facilities are being constructed. Investing in the industry is considered so reliable that a Canadian teacher’s union isn’t just investing in a company — they’re buying it. The Ontario Teacher’s...

Needy children at Christmas time really tug at people’s heartstrings. Owners and managers of self storage facilities feel that tug and want to do their...