Contributing Editors

Even Animals Love the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez July 18, 2013 12:54 AM
Everyone likes to feel loved. Professional athletes seek signs of it from their team and the fans. Parents look for it in the eyes of their children. Businesses like the self storage industry like to see it in the way customers feel about them. However, to feel some unabashed love all that needs to be done is show some love to the Animal Kingdom. [More]

Innovation Leads to Success in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens July 18, 2013 12:15 AM
It is entirely possible to have success in business if you offer up the same product as everyone else. Maybe there is a big enough demand for your product or you are able to beat all your competitors’ prices. Whatever the reason, while success is possible it requires a lot more work and a little bit of luck. Wouldn’t it be easier if you did have a product that was unlike everyone else’s? [More]

First Affiliate Owned Self Storage REIT Takes a Major Step Forward

by Holly Robinson July 17, 2013 12:08 AM
There is safety in numbers. That much history tells us. It is one of those lessons that we see time and time again and applicable to a variety of walks of life from personal to professional. Why? Because when you work together more can be accomplished whether you are the new kid in town or in a business like the self storage industry. [More]

Better Service Leads to Expansion for Australian Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick July 16, 2013 11:28 PM
Often times a business starts out with the idea of doing one thing in mind. After being in business for a period of time it is not unusual for a business to expand and search for other revenue streams in areas related to what they already do—which can in turn lead to bigger and better things. [More]

Self Storage Lien Laws Still a Work in Progress in Some States

by Winnie Hsiu July 15, 2013 11:28 PM
It is not easy to get a law repealed or altered in the United States. In fact, it could be called an absolute pain in the behind trying to get a law updated. In a way that is good. If it was too easy to change laws we would likely be doing it all the time making it impossible to know what is up and what is down. However, at the same time it can take what seems like forever to get something that is outdated up to speed. [More]

Self Storage Company Rewarded for Patience and Diligence

by John Stevens July 15, 2013 10:52 PM
Patience is a virtue. Some people have it; others do not. Luckily it is something that can be acquired over time since it is something that is really necessary in so many ways. It is what allows us to accept things that can’t be changed and gives us the piece of mind we need to do the work necessary to change some of those things. [More]

Change is Good But So is Continuity in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez July 13, 2013 12:23 AM
Some of the greatest innovations in history have been because people were always willing to challenge the norm. They were willing to seek change rather than be satisfied with the status quo. While that can be a good thing in many facets and walks of life there are just as many were doing the same thing and being predictable is good. [More]

The Self Storage Industry Continues to Grow

by Holly Robinson July 12, 2013 7:32 PM
The Edsel car made its public debut on September 4, 1957. This was the second-largest launch for any new car brand to date. However, sales were not what the Ford Company expected. Total Edsel sales were 84,000 less than half the company’s projected break-even point. [More]

Sometimes it Pays to be in the Self Storage “In Crowd”

by Kim Kilpatrick July 11, 2013 11:45 PM
If you were ever the new kid in high school than you know this scene all too well: On your first day at school you walk into the lunch room; just like any school it is full of clicks. You’ll typically find your jocks, preppies, hippies, princesses, nerds, thespians, band geeks—depending on your school the list could go on and on. However there is one that ever school had and everyone wanted to be part of—the in-crowd. [More]

BiG Storage in Chester, England, Sponsors Football Team

by Winnie Hsiu July 11, 2013 9:38 PM
BiG Storage in Chester, England, is extending their sponsorship of the Chester Football club for its fourth year in a row. Andrew Donaldson, partner of BiG Storage said that his company is proud to be one of the founding sponsors of the club and pleased to continue its sponsorship. For BiG Storage, it was a ‘no brainer,’ according to Donaldson. [More]
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