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The First SBOA Vendor-Member Marketplace to be Held in April

by Kim Kilpatrick January 17, 2012 1:00 PM
Conferences and tradeshows provide an opportunity for people in the self storage industry to get to know others, network, learn more about the business, and keep up with trends and legislation. There are two upcoming events that you should be aware of. [More] to Give Away Rock n’ Roll History

by John Stevens January 17, 2012 10:41 AM
Is there a person in the world that does not know who the King of Rock n’ Roll is? Sing a few lines to ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ or ‘Blue-Suede Shoes’ while walking through the grocery store and you are bound to hear at least one other person join in. There is just something about the music of Elvis Aaron Presley that has managed to transcend time. [More]

Why Should I Use Self Storage and What Should I Look for in a Self Storage Facility?

by Tony Gonzalez January 16, 2012 8:12 PM
We’ve all seen them. In fact, in some parts of the country they have been a part of the landscape for so long that we drive right on by them without even recognizing that they are there. However, in recent years there have been more and more people finding that they need some more space, and they are starting to take notice of where their local self storage facility is. [More]

Storing Wedding Dresses, Pianos and Paintings

by Holly Robinson January 16, 2012 7:39 PM
There may be times when you need to rent a storage unit for various reasons (job relocation, house downsizing, etc.). Some possessions need special attention and care when put into storage – especially wedding dresses, pianos, and paintings. [More]

Florida Self Storage Facilities Could Soon See Some Relief

by Winnie Hsiu January 13, 2012 8:57 PM
The self storage industry has seen a boon in business in recent years while the nation has been undergoing some rough economic times. Although business has been good overall, an increase in business in general has also resulted in an increase in a part of the business that is not so good—liens and auctions. [More]

Self Storage Industry Does What it Can to Help and Respect Veterans

by Kim Kilpatrick January 13, 2012 7:24 PM
When it comes to talk concerning wars and the self storage industry people are more likely to start asking questions about who made the best buy on the latest episode of Storage Wars or Auction Hunters. The self storage industry happens to be heavily involved with those who fight in real conflicts, the men and women that serve in the Armed Forces. [More]

California Community Set to End Ban on Self Storage Facilities

by Holly Robinson January 12, 2012 3:44 PM
One of the great things about living in just about any community in the United States is that if there is something that enough of the people do not like that the local government entity can pass a law to either regulate or ban it all together. On the flip side, if they later see that the law does not work or was wrong to begin with that can change to. [More]

Time to Invest in a Self Storage REIT?

by John Stevens January 12, 2012 3:30 PM
How many times on television or in the movies has the plot of a good murder mystery evolved around a shady land deal gone bad? The concept in Hollywood is a fairly common one. Who wouldn’t be mad if they invested thousands (along with lot of other people) into a venture only to see their money go up in smoke? [More]

Peoples' Need to Clean Pays Off for the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez January 11, 2012 12:14 PM
Have you ever heard the old saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure? The concept may seem a little silly or overblown; if something had any real value people wouldn’t throw it away, right? When it comes to the people in the self storage industry, other people’s proverbial trash can become ‘treasure.’ [More]

The Little Things Can Make Money in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu January 11, 2012 11:10 AM
The hit FOX show In Living Color used to have a skit where the two actors would say a phrase, “Mo’ money, mo’ money, mo’ money!” There isn’t a businessman alive, self storage or otherwise that does not want to make just that—mo’ (more) money. [More]
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