Contributing Editors

2012 Summer Olympics Could be a Boon to Self Storage Facilities in London

by Tony Gonzalez October 24, 2011 5:16 PM
There are a few things that tend to get people’s feeling and sense of patriotism going like the Summer Olympics. When you see a person from your country dominate a field of athletes from around the world in a given event it’s understandable for fans/countrymen to stick their chests out a little bit more and smile. [More]

Harrington Moving & Storage Participates in Philanthropic Projects

by Winnie Hsiu October 24, 2011 8:37 AM
Harrington Moving & Storage in Maplewood, New Jersey, participates in a wide variety of philanthropic projects. Not only is it a leader in the moving and storage business, it also initiates regular service projects that benefit the community. [More]

Self Storage Slowly Taking Hold All Over the World

by Tony Gonzalez October 21, 2011 6:10 PM
There is one thing that every new business hopes to become and that is an international success. The logic behind that desire is pretty simple too. If the idea is a hit in the United States it will be profitable. Should it become one internationally as well, those that got in on the ground floor of the international movement will do better than just make a profit. [More] Holds a Workshop in Chattanooga

by Kim Kilpatrick October 21, 2011 10:08 AM
Scott Meyers,a national Self Storage investment expert, will teach a workshop on investing in self storage facilities. The workshop will be held October 22nd at the Eastgate Complex, 5600 Brainerd Road, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. [More]

A Possible Niche Self Storage Market Waiting to be Created?

by John Stevens October 20, 2011 7:10 PM
In a world where a good business idea is copied time and time again, it can be pivotal to the success of a business to find a way to stand out above the rest. Many self storage facilities have done just that by providing businesses with record storage. A number have also taken to specializing in wine storage as well. [More]

Growth of the Self Storage Industry in South Africa

by Tony Gonzalez October 20, 2011 4:11 PM
The economy is slowly picking up in the United States as is evidenced by the construction of new self storage facilities in different states. There is also an increase of storage facilities being built and purchased in other parts of the world. Stor-Age Self-Storage, the largest owner of self storage businesses in South Africa, has seen significant growth over the last six months. [More]

Specialization Can Help Your Self Storage Facility Stand Out

by Holly Robinson October 19, 2011 5:37 PM
The purpose behind the self storage industry is pretty clear. It is intended to provide people with a place to store whatever they need after their home or office has run out of room. As the business has evolved through the years, just providing people with a basic storage room is not enough to be a successful business. [More]

STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage to Host Monthly Networking Event

by John Stevens October 19, 2011 1:22 PM
STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage will host their monthly Networking in the Gardens this coming Friday, October 21. It will be held in the storage facility's board room at 11010 N. Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will conclude at 9:00 a.m. so that participants can then go to their place of employment. [More]

Another REIT Soon to Join the Self Storage Fray

by Winnie Hsiu October 18, 2011 5:37 PM
If there is one thing that can be counted on in the business world it is the fact that a good idea is going to be copied by others. It will not be copied by just a couple, but by as many people as possible until a market is saturated. As long as a business is profitable, what’s wrong with emulating success? [More]

The More You Do the Merrier in Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick October 17, 2011 6:25 PM
When you have hundreds or thousands of stores, like say Wal-Mart, you can afford to drop your prices because you can count on bulk sales in order to make a profit. After all, is there any place in the United States that does not have a Wal-Mart? When it comes to the self storage industry there is no economy-of-scale safety net. [More]
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