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Stor-Age in South Africa is Growing -- Again!

by Holly Robinson July 31, 2012 7:00 PM
There is an upswing in the self storage industry in South Africa. Taking the spotlight front and center is Stor-Age Self Storage. Stor-Age announced that it will begin building a new self storage facility in Pinehurst, which is the third that they have announced this year. [More]

Self Storage Company Makes the Most of a Bad Situation

by John Stevens July 31, 2012 5:25 PM
In an ideal world guys would all look like Tim Tebow running through the rain with his shirt off and women would all look like Leryn Franco, Paraguay’s drop-dead gorgeous javelin thrower. Since we live in the real world though, we often have to take what we have and just make the most of the talents and opportunities that do come our way, both good and bad. [More]

History Often Behind the Doors of Self Storage Units

by Winnie Hsiu July 30, 2012 9:17 PM
Ask the common person what they think is behind the doors of the majority of self storage units and they’ll likely say it’s someone’s junk. Reality shows like Storage Wars and Auction Hunters have shown us that often hiding in that trash is another man’s treasure. Often times that treasure is even a piece of history. [More]

Hide-Away Storage in Florida Helps with Fundraiser

by Kim Kilpatrick July 30, 2012 6:00 PM
In 2009, 41% of the children born in the United States were born to unmarried mothers. Seventy-seven percent of these births were not intended – meaning they were not planned pregnancies. Statistics further show that the U.S. has the highest teen pregnancy rate of the Western industrialized world. Some people have observed that teens do a better job at planning to buy tickets to a concert than they do about when they will have children. [More]

Self Storage Aggregator Wants to Appeal to a Wider Audience

by Holly Robinson July 27, 2012 10:06 PM
To succeed in business you need a product that is appealing to not just a core group of people, but one that a broad cross-section of the populace could be drawn to. While a core group ensures a base level of business, the wider a business’s demographic the better its chances will be to become profitable. [More]

StorageMart Sponsors Ticket Giveaway to See Toronto Argonauts

by Kim Kilpatrick July 27, 2012 11:37 AM
With the summer heat still beating upon us, it's hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. And with the advent of fall comes the football season. There's nothing better than spending a crisp fall day watching your favorite football team play. And StorageMart is ready to help out the fans of the Toronto Argonauts and the Edmonton Eskimos. [More]

Self Storage Industry Doing Well in Florida

by John Stevens July 26, 2012 9:03 PM
Making the decision to go into business is never an easy one. The factors that can be taken into consideration are numerous to say the least. Chief among them of course are what sort of business and where it will be located. The two are not mutually exclusive; if the product doesn’t match a need for the location failure is eminent. [More]

StorageMart Announces Scholarship Winners

by Tony Gonzalez July 26, 2012 4:33 PM
College tuition is expensive. Textbooks are expensive. When you add class and lab fees and supplies, cost of and rent for a dorm and money for food, going to college can be a big financial drain on the pocketbook. [More]

Self Storage Industry Appreciates the Arts

by Winnie Hsiu July 25, 2012 9:11 PM
If a man paints with his brains and not his hands like Michelangelo once said then it could be said that a well-run self storage facility is a work of art. Most people would probably not agree with that (with the exception of the owner of said facility), but that hasn’t stopped many members of the self storage industry from supporting the Fine Arts. [More]

Self Storage Legal Network Sponsors an Upcoming Webinar

by Holly Robinson July 25, 2012 1:19 PM
As the use of mobile storage containers become more and more widespread, cities around the country are grappling with issues surrounding them. Some of the concerns cover issues such as regulating placements of units on a property. Can a person put a unit in their front yard? Should the units be allowed only in driveways? If units are required to be in a driveway, will that impact the parking spaces in a residential neighborhood? [More]
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