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There is Safety and Success in Numbers in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson July 3, 2013 10:57 PM
If you want something done right you have to do it yourself—right? It’s something that the inner-perfectionist in us all has thought at one time or another. On a personal level that can often be true, but when you think of a larger scale—say like in the self storage industry—that is typically not the case at all. [More]

Compass Self Storage One Step Closer for Approval of New Facility

by Tony Gonzalez July 3, 2013 7:18 PM
Businesses come and businesses go. When businesses go, they often leave behind an empty building. In some cases, owners of those empty buildings still have to pay taxes on their commercial property. Such was the case when the former Blaushild Chevrolet dealership on Chagrin Boulevard in Shaker Heights, Ohio, moved out. Property owner, Debra Pando, still had to pay about $60,000 in property taxes. [More]

Self Storage Facilities Continue to be a Solid Investment

by John Stevens July 2, 2013 11:31 PM
A decade ago there would not be as many people as there are now that support the acquisition of self storage facilities as a smart investment. Fast forward to the present and that has all changed. Over the last few years the self storage industry has become one of the most reliable investments that there is! [More]

SmartStop Self Storage Facebook Contest Gives Away Concert Tickets

by Kim Kilpatrick July 2, 2013 3:52 PM
What are you doing on July 28? Interested in seeing Bruno Mars in concert? If so, participate in the SmartStop Self Storage giveaway Bruno Mars concert ticket contest. [More]

Solar Energy Continues to be a Growing Trend in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson July 1, 2013 11:29 PM
There are two things that businesses—self storage and otherwise—are always trying to reduce. They want their customer attrition rate to be lower (or non-existent) and their expenses. One significant cost that every business would like to reduce is their energy bill. What better way to do that than to install solar panels? [More]

9 Tips to Consider When Thinking About Buying a Storage Facility

by Winnie Hsiu July 1, 2013 7:05 PM
Are you looking to get into the self storage industry? Are you thinking of expanding your portfolio and purchasing another facility or two? Here are 9 tips that you should take into consideration before making that purchase. [More]
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