Contributing Editors



Don’t Be Surprised if More Big Dogs Start to Feast on the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick May 9, 2014 11:39 PM
Have you ever heard the saying (or seen the t-shirt) that if you can’t run with the big dogs you should stay on the porch? Currently the ‘big dogs’ in the self storage industry are so outnumbered that they can’t really tell the pack what to do, but it appears like there very well could be more and bigger dogs on the way! [More]

Access Self Storage Creates Youth Scholarship

by Tony Gonzalez May 9, 2014 4:41 PM
When school gets out for summer, there are many options for youth to keep them busy and occupied. They are tours for bands and choirs. There is summer camp for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Some cities sponsor cultural arts programs where teens can participate in acting or voice class or learn how to make pottery or learn how to watercolor. [More]

Self Storage Profit Formula Named Top Self Storage Marketing Company

by Tony Gonzalez May 8, 2014 11:41 PM
A business—self storage and otherwise--can’t succeed if no one knows it exists. It would be kind of hard for a store to rent or sell whatever its product is, and it would be hard for a self storage facility to find occupants for its units. To do so stores, self storage facilities, and other companies have to do one thing—engage in a little marketing. [More]

Time Management Tips for Self Storage Owners and Managers

by Tony Gonzalez May 8, 2014 10:11 PM
Do you have too much time and not enough things to do to fill it up? That scenario is almost absurd. Rarely do people feel like they have too much time on their hands. In fact, the exact opposite is true for most people most of the time. [More]

Self Storage Company Hopes Everything Really is Bigger in Texas

by Winnie Hsiu May 7, 2014 11:43 PM
People in the state of Texas are proud of their state. You can tell just in how they talk about it and how they react when you go against the popular slogan—Don’t Mess With Texas—and do just that. Another popular slogan is one that executives for one self storage company are hoping rings true: Everything’s bigger in Texas. [More]

Janus International Selects Butler, GA, to Establish a Manufacturing Plant

by Holly Robinson May 7, 2014 7:42 PM
Janus International, a maker of steel roll-up doors for the self storage industry, has been looking for another site where they could manufacture their industry famous doors. They were looking at a place in Georgia and also at one in the Midwest. They finally selected a site in Butler, Georgia. [More]

Self Storage Industry in the UK Continues to Grow and Thrive According to New Report

by John Stevens May 6, 2014 11:58 PM
The United States is pretty much the epicenter of the global self storage industry with the vast majority of existing self storage facilities inside the country. While it will be a long time before another country will be able to boast a comparable segment of the industry there are several countries where the industry is growing and thriving. [More]

All Canadian Self Storage in Brandford, Ontario, To Host Fundraiser

by Winnie Hsiu May 6, 2014 10:10 PM
On the TV show Storage Wars, professional buyers bid on the contents of storage units where the rent is long over due. The bidders hope to discover a treasure in the contents that they buy. Sometimes there is something of great value in what they get. Sometimes there isn’t. [More]

Nothing Like a Touch of Fame to Put the Spotlight on Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick May 5, 2014 11:06 PM
In the entertainment industry the general perception is there is no such thing as bad press (right Lindsey Lohan?). For entertainers that can be true as the added attention increases the overall fame of the individual even if it is negative. When it comes to the business world—self storage and otherwise—the press is good as is a little fame; just not the negative kind. [More]

Less Mess Storage Inc. Acquires 5 Facilities in Central Euorpe

by Kim Kilpatrick May 5, 2014 7:45 PM
Less Mess (formerly DGM Minerals Corp) announced today that the acquisition of five self storage facility in Central Europe is finalized. Formerly under the City Self-Storage brand, the facilities are in the Czech Republic and in Poland. The purchase price was 14,000,000 Euros, which is approximately $ 19,427,795 million United States dollars. [More]
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