Contributing Editors



Self Storage Well On Its Way to Becoming the Next Big Thing

by John Stevens April 23, 2014 11:09 PM
Everyone wants to find greatness; not just find it. No, you have to want to be among the first if not the first. That means you are going to have to do your homework and figure out what or who is preparing to explode on to the metaphorical scene—and achieve greatness. [More]

Storage.com Announces Available Scholarships

by Tony Gonzalez April 23, 2014 5:14 PM
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, average college tuition, fees, room and board for public institutions in 1981 costs were $6,439. In 2011, those costs were $14,292. That’s a hefty demand on the family budget – especially if more than one child is in college.

Storage.com understands this financial strain that families feel. So, they are launching their inaugural college scholarships as a way to give back to the thousands of users who chose their website to fulfill their self storage needs. [More]

Self Storage Company Getting Prepared for the Future

by Holly Robinson April 22, 2014 9:00 PM
The Boy Scouts motto is pretty well known—be prepared. It’s pretty hard to argue with it; everyone should try to be prepared. That way whenever a problem arises you’ll be ready to handle it. Should an opportunity arise you’ll be in a position to take advantage of it—much like some in the self storage industry are doing. [More]

Self Storage Developers Conference to be Held in June

by Kim Kilpatrick April 22, 2014 6:45 PM
Inside Self Storage announced that it will hold an exclusive one-day conference for developers and investors in the self storage industry. It will be held Tuesday June 3 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. It will go from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Registration for the conference is $799. Registration is now open. Those interested can go to http://www.insideselfstorage.com/conf/ to sign up. Space is limited to 100 participation so early registration is encouraged. [More]

Self Storage Developers Conference to be Held in June

by Kim Kilpatrick April 22, 2014 6:42 PM
Inside Self Storage announced that it will hold an exclusive one-day conference for developers and investors in the self storage industry. It will be held Tuesday June 3 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. It will go from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Registration for the conference is $799. Registration is now open. Those interested can go to http://www.insideselfstorage.com/conf/ to sign up. Space is limited to 100 participation so early registration is encouraged. [More]

Security is Essential in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens April 21, 2014 11:59 PM
Fire, crime, natural disasters—more often than not when you hear about a self storage facility in the news one of those three are involved. That’s just the way it is. Disasters and dastardly deeds make for interesting news. It’s nothing against the industry, but it is a reminder of how important security is to the industry. [More]

The Story of Upton Self Storage in Massachusettes

by Holly Robinson April 21, 2014 8:49 PM
Art Scalise of Upton, Massachusetts, is an entrepreneur. Thirty years ago, he launched his first business, which was an alarm company. Things were going well. In 1998, he got a call from a company in Sturbridge, which is a city that was about 38 miles away. Would he install an alarm system in a self storage facility? [More]

When Life Gives You Lemons—Build a Self Storage Facility

by Winnie Hsiu April 18, 2014 11:59 PM
Bad things happen. Yes, it sucks, but there is literally no way that we will ever be able to rid the world of every single negative action, person, or circumstance. What we can do is something our grandma’s would always say when life would knock us down—when life gives you lemons make lemonade. [More]

Technology Can Give a Self Storage Facility a Leg Up on the Competition

by Tony Gonzalez April 18, 2014 11:35 PM
Computers are our friends. They are the wave of the future; heck—they are the future. When used properly they can be a tremendous benefit to any project. In one way, shape, or form they are going to be involved with just about everything. Yes, everything—even the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Industry Believes in Lofty Goals

by Kim Kilpatrick April 17, 2014 11:44 PM
Goals are a part of life. People set personal goals all the time to help motivate them to do better at work, school, and home. Having something to aim for can be the additional push someone needs in order to accomplish something. The same can be said for self storage facilities (and any other business). [More]
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