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If you are a basketball fan—or someone that gets on the internet or watches the news at all—than you have heard the biggest news to hit the NBA since ‘The Decision.’ It seems that after playing in four NBA Finals since leaving Cleveland LeBron James is ready to go home. Yes, sports fans, King James is taking his considerable talents back to Northeast Ohio and the...

In the business world—self storage and otherwise—one of the most important decisions you have to make at the onset involves your structure. Not only do you need to figure out how big you want it, what shape, how tall, etc., but you also need to make it as energy efficient as you can. That will likely depend on how good your initial financing is. However, if you don’t...

If there is one thing that self storage companies are good at—besides helping people fulfill their self storage needs—it’s helping people. With over 50,000 self storage facilities across the nation hardly a day goes by without a story about a self storage facility trying to help someone or something. Assisting in the fight against cancer is a common theme when it...

It is not cheap for a self storage company to convert to a solar powered facility. Between the equipment and installation just getting them in cost a pretty penny. However, thanks to a little help from various government entities the sting is not nearly as bad as it could be. Factor in the benefits—all the benefits—and you can almost call them a bargain. When...

Whether it is in our own personal relationships or in our business dealings it is not unusual to try and draw a connection between things. It’s all about being able to define something in a way that it fits in with other people, places, or things. This happens every day in our personal connections, as well as in the self storage industry. When it comes to the self...

Building a business—self storage and otherwise—is tough enough, but getting it ready to open is the easy part. It’s much harder to actually get people to walk through the door. Without them it doesn’t matter how great anything is. You can’t sell or rent to people that are not there!  So what’s a business to do? Advertise of course.  In...

When the kids finally move out and venture in to the world on their own it is not unusual for Mom and Dad to get in to a discussion over what to do with their son/daughter’s former room. They have some space now—so what should they do with it? It would be a waste to do nothing of course so something needs to be done. Real estate developers sometimes find themselves...

At one time when the word ‘software’ was used in movies it involved a cliff-hanger moment when the good guys realized that the bad guys were trying to steal/alter/corrupt it in order to hurt the good guys. Now everything is computerized, computers can be carried around with ease, and there is an app that can do just about anything—including find you a...

Have you ever played poker with someone that wanted to go all in just about every chance he got? He or she was so confidant/arrogant about the cards they were holding that they were willing to risk it all. Chances are—sometimes it worked, but in the end that sort of reckless play ends with the high roller going home unhappy. Some businesses like to go all in when it...

Reading is something that is essential to getting by in today’s world. Yes, you could guess a few things by the shape of the sign (i.e. a stop sign), but for the most part you are in trouble if you can’t read. Besides—it can be fun as well. Parents read to their kids all the time not only for developmental purposes, but because kids like listening to the story. As...