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Reliable and Cheap Assistant Managers Available for Self Storage through Automation

by Tony Gonzalez December 3, 2010 2:15 PM
It is a big decision to decide to open your own business, but in a poor economy many have been faced with doing that in order to make a living. Luckily the self storage industry has remained fairly stable and profitable with approximately $6 billion in revenue last year. However, the success of a self storage facility can often be dictated on how well its individual expenses are managed. [More]

Detailed Due Diligence Records Can Help Ease a Sale

by John Stevens December 3, 2010 11:10 AM
Storage facility owners looking to sell their business should know that nowadays what can make or break a deal are well-maintained due diligence records that are thorough and organized. In today’s market, lenders are running a sharp eye through documentation and heavily assessing the financial well being of a business. [More]

Self Storage Facility Doing What They Can To Help the Homeless

by Winnie Hsiu December 2, 2010 4:05 PM
To often these days the mantra for many is that they do what they do (or don’t do) because they don’t want to get involved. They have to look out for themselves. It’s become commonplace on most reality television shows to see friends stabbing friends in the back because they are supposedly putting themselves first for a change. [More]

Loan Company and Lender Join Forces to Smooth the Financing Process for Self Storage Businesses

by John Stevens December 2, 2010 11:30 AM
A well-known loan advisory firm and a nationally-recognized lender are teaming up to better provide SBA and USDA B&I loans to the self storage industry. The BSC Group LLC and Quadrant Financial, Inc. have joined to offer clients a new and specialized system that allows them to gain the expertise of both companies in a one-stop shop operation. [More]

Niche Marketing Can Be the Basis for a Successful Self Storage Business

by John Stevens December 1, 2010 2:23 PM
When it comes to starting a new business or keeping a current one afloat it helps to have a stable customer base to count on. Having a certain level of consistent or repeat business you can count on makes it easier to plan what marketing efforts you will employ in hopes of creating more business. Identifying those niche markets and taking advantage of them can be the difference between failure and success. [More]

Military Belongings of First Woman to Die in Afghanistan War to be Returned to Family

by John Stevens December 1, 2010 12:01 PM
An Indiana businessman who purchased a storage unit seven years ago has decided to gather together all of the significant belongings of the first female U.S. Marine to die in the line of duty during the Afghanistan war and return them to her family. [More]
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