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Self Storage Industry Not Taxing in Some States

by John Stevens June 8, 2012 9:16 PM
There are two things that are for certain, death and taxes. No matter what happens or who is elected to office—be it federal, state, or local—the one thing that they will all always be looking to do is increase revenue. Too often that means raising taxes for someone or something. [More]

Airport Mini Storage in Riverside, CA, Hosts Rummage Sale Fundraiser

by Winnie Hsiu June 8, 2012 3:03 PM
Airport Mini Storage is hosting the first rummage sale fundraiser for Steppin' On Up. The fundraiser will be held at the storage facility at 7044 Arlington Ave. in Riverside, California. It will be held this Saturday, June 9, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. [More]

Self Storage Facilities Good for Bargains Other than Storage

by Tony Gonzalez June 7, 2012 8:14 PM
There is no denying it. The United States is a consumer nation; we like our stuff. There is one thing that we like more than stuff though-- newer stuff. However, there is one thing that we do like even more than newer stuff, and that’s getting a bargain on someone else’s semi-new stuff. [More]

What's the Self Storage Industry Like in London?

by Tony Gonzalez June 7, 2012 6:25 PM
Those of you who are regular readers of our Self Storage Industry News probably feel like you have a fairly good understanding of the self storage industry in the United States. Let’s take a moment to look at the industry in London. [More]

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The Mobile Self-Storage Association Elected New Directors

by Holly Robinson June 6, 2012 7:30 PM
Elections were recently held for positions on the board of directors for the Mobile-Self Storage Association (MS-SA). Robert Vespa and Nathan Petty were elected to a three-year position and Michael Umber was elected to finish a partial term. Meisha Wilson and Randy Weisman will continue filling their term on the board. [More]

Better Understanding Can Lead to Higher Profits for Self Storage Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick June 6, 2012 5:29 PM
Back in the 1980s the popular cartoon G.I. Joe would always end with a lesson for kids to take away after enjoying the show. The basic point of each and every lesson was that ‘knowing was half the battle.’ Little did kids know when they were watching the show that the lesson at the end would be one that would prove true when they became adults in the business world. [More]

Unique is the Word in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson June 5, 2012 8:00 PM
Songs are always trying to proclaim something as being ‘the word.’ Years ago bird, bird, bird was the word; thanks to Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta it became ‘grease.’ In the 80s the word wasn’t just up, word up was the code word. When it comes to business—especially one like the self storage industry—the word has always been unique. [More]

"Monday Madness" at the Miramar, Florida, Self Storage

by John Stevens June 5, 2012 6:13 PM
Have you seen the movie “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World?” It premiered in 1963 and was about a madcap adventure of a group of people frantically searching for $350,000 of stolen money. They do everything in their power to be the first to find the money all the while trying to prevent the others from getting it.

When people hear about the Monday Madness that the Miramar Self Storage facility in Florida is sponsoring, they just might act like the people in the movie and make a wild dash to participate in this special. [More]

Ingenuity Leads to Success in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez June 4, 2012 9:15 PM
One of the toughest things to do in business—self storage or otherwise—is get started especially when you are starting from the ground up. New buildings are great, but they are expensive. In a rough economy it is even tougher to find lenders willing to approve the necessary line of credit. As anyone that has been successful in business will tell you—where there’s a will, there’s a way. [More]

Mini Storage Owner Gets New Home

by Kim Kilpatrick June 4, 2012 6:15 PM
Out with the old. Bring in the new. These phrases are typically connected to New Year’s Eve. But to Earl and Ruth Fredrickson, owners of E & R Mini Storage in Kenyon, Minnesota, these phrases apply to their life right now in the month of June. They have sold their home and will soon be moving into a new home. But even though they have sold their home, they really aren’t going anywhere.

Confused? Let me explain. [More]
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