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Self-Storage a Safe Bet in a Troubled Economy

by Holly Robinson November 8, 2010 3:06 PM
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. [More]

Industry Expert to Speak During Webinar on How to Increase Earnings

by John Stevens November 8, 2010 2:09 PM
In this economy, it’s hard to find a more pleasing topic to a storage facility owner than how to increase revenue. A free webinar on Nov. 10, 2010 at 2 p.m. ET will answer just that question by addressing the importance of tracking and measuring conversion ratios to improve overall revenue. [More]

The Terminator Strikes down Higher Costs for Storage Facilities and Streamlines California Storage Lien Law.

by John Stevens November 5, 2010 11:44 AM
California storage owners can now work more efficiently and save money with Governor Schwarzenegger’s signing of an amendment to the existing storage lien law. This amendment will reduce expenses for the state's storage business owners. The lien is supported by The California Self Storage Association (CSSA) and primarily funded by the Self Storage Association (SSA). The amendment signals that changes to lien laws could soon appear in other states. [More]

SBA Loans Now Being Bestowed Upon the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens November 5, 2010 11:24 AM
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has finally opened its arms to the self storage industry, changing its loan guidelines and now making such businesses eligible to apply for loans that were never open to them before. [More]

Self Storage Company Looking to Make the World a Better Place by Going Green

by John Stevens November 4, 2010 3:30 PM
When economic times are as precarious as they are now it is vital for business ventures to do what they can to sustain themselves through the lows so that they will be able to enjoy the eventual highs. Self-Storage Company is trying to help its operators do just that. [More]

Zippy Shell Mobile Self-Storage, Rolling to a Location Near You

by John Stevens November 4, 2010 2:24 PM
In a world where mobility can be vital to success there is one self-storage business model that relies on just that, mobility. [More]

State Owned Self Storage Business Helping Fund Schools

by Kim Kilpatrick November 3, 2010 3:19 PM
When the state of Idaho got involved in the self-storage business by purchasing and operating Affordable Self Storage in Boise the move was met with a lot of resistance by local activists and community business owners. Most cited an unfair business advantage since it would not have to pay taxes, and others complained of the tax finds that the local schools would not get. [More]

Hampshire Self Storage, a Local Business with a Heart

by Kim Kilpatrick November 3, 2010 2:58 PM
It is fairly common to see businesses getting involved in their respective communities. Doing so not only gives the business a sense of pride in the community but it also endears the community to the business as well. During the current economic times it is not surprising to see some companies not commit as many resources to community efforts; the economics of business does not allow for it. [More]

A Duet by Two Legendary Singers Found in Storage Facility

by John Stevens November 3, 2010 10:43 AM
It’s hard to imagine the magnificent and lyrical voices of Ray Charles and Johnny Cash being bottled up in storage. But that’s just what happened until a tape was recently found in a New York storage facility. [More]

Self Storage Owners Contribute Money and Space for the Needy Through a Variety of Organizations

by John Stevens November 2, 2010 12:22 PM
Everyone knows Texas has a big heart. Now the Texas Self Storage Association is looking to highlight what a big heart self storage owners have when it comes to contributions to the community and working with the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Galveston. The local storage industry is being recognized for how they make a difference in a child’s life. [More]
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