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UK Self Storage Companies to be Hit With VAT Soon

by Kim Kilpatrick July 10, 2012 6:03 PM
Growing a business in a market where it does not have an established foot hold already is pretty challenging. Getting a business to turn a profit is a task that many regretfully do not succeed in doing. If you are one of those that are able to establish a foothold and turn a profit the last thing you want to do is start giving the government a piece of the pie, small or large. [More]

Two Strong Self Storage Entities Join Hands

by Winnie Hsiu July 10, 2012 6:58 AM
When two entities in parallel industries join together, both entities become stronger. Such is the case of a new partnership between and StorageMart. is an online business. It does not have any physical space that people can rent to store their things. StorageMart is a self storage business that has facilities where people can actually store personal belongings, RVs, boats, and cars. Both have customers that are looking for storage space yet the two businesses do not compete against each other. They support and assist each other instead. [More]

Self Storage Company in Nova Scotia Wants Your Wine

by Tony Gonzalez July 9, 2012 9:55 PM
The self storage industry is so strong in the United States that many companies are looking for ways to specialize their service in order to stand out from the crowd. In Canada the self storage industry is not that crowded yet (roughly 3000), but that hasn’t stopped some of them from trying to stand out already. [More]

StorageMart Announces Contest Winners

by Holly Robinson July 9, 2012 7:25 AM
StorageMart announced the winners of their “Show and Tell and Win” All-Star Game giveaway. Mitchell D of Willoughby, Ohio will receive passes to attend the 2012 MLB All-Star Game FanFest at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Tammy L of Kansas City and Bryson N of Lincoln, Nebraska will each receive four tickets and parking passes to upcoming Kansas City Royals home games. [More]

Sugar is Sweet in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens July 6, 2012 10:34 PM
Advertising is a must in business whether you are in the self storage industry or something else. If people are unaware that you are where you are, your chances of success are slim to none. Engage in the wrong advertising and success can not only be hard to come by, but expensive. So how can you tell if your advertising dollars are being spent well? [More]

Guardian Self-Storage in Pittsburgh Hosts Art Exhibit

by Kim Kilpatrick July 6, 2012 5:41 PM
If someone said the word “Pittsburg,” what would come to your mind? Steel mills and factories probably come immediately to mind. You might also remember that in its economic prime, Gulf Oil, Sunbeam, Westinghouse, and Rockwell Aerospace all had large offices in Pittsburg. If you are really up on your facts about Pittsburgh, you might even know that it is known as “the City of Bridges” because it has 446 bridges in the city. [More]

Canadians Figuring Out How to Get the Most Out of the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu July 5, 2012 1:24 PM
As kids when we signed up for little league football/soccer/baseball because mom and dad told us to we were told it was for our own good. Recognizing our reluctance to go, they also told us that we’d only get out of it what we put into; that if we didn’t try, we’d never see the good that could happen. [More]

Amsdell Companies Purchases 5 Self Storage Properties in the Cincinnati Area

by Holly Robinson July 5, 2012 10:25 AM
Remember the children's book The Little Engine That Could? The engine had a heavy load of cargo to pull up a steep hill. As the engine struggled and strained, he kept repeating the words, "I think I can. I think I can. I think I can." With lots of focus, positive attitude, and hard work, the engine made it to the top of the hill.

Compass Self Storage reflects the attributes portrayed in the story: vision, hard work, dedication, and positive thinking. Because of these traits, the self storage business has increased over the years into a very respectable business. Recently it acquired five additional properties in the greater Cincinnati area. [More]

OrangeBox in Florida Provides Summer Storage for College Students

by Tony Gonzalez July 4, 2012 10:55 AM
Happy 4th of July! I hope your holiday activities are joyous and safe as you celebrate the founding of the United States of America.

One of the privileges of living in the United States is that if a person gets an idea for a business, that person can create it, own it, and manage it – all to his or her personal wishes. That’s the basis for capitalism: private ownership of companies, goods, and/or services. [More]

The Self Storage Industry is America

by Kim Kilpatrick July 3, 2012 7:33 PM
Thanks to a brave group of people back in 1776 most of us will have the day off on Wednesday to do whatever our hearts desire. Many of us take time on Independence Day to enjoy some of the many things that we like to call ‘American.’ As much as things like Mom’s apple pie, baseball, and grilling hotdogs and burgers are ‘American’ there is one thing that is red, white, and blue down to the core—the self storage industry. [More]
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