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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]

Acquisitions and Construction A Part of Doing Business in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez April 9, 2014 11:42 PM
As the self storage industry continues to thrive and grow around the world there is one thing that observers can count on happening—a need for more. People are going to need more storage space which will in turn mean that the industry is going to have to grow. As the demand grows from the people so will the need for more self storage facilities. [More]

You Have to Strike While the Iron is Hot in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez December 31, 2013 11:39 PM
There is a process for every kind of decision that needs to be made. For investors the hard part can be in figuring out just what kind of approach to take. There is something to be said for careful planning and deliberation, but there is also something to be said for striking while it’s hot. [More]

MSU Football is Not the Only Thing Living Large in Michigan

by John Stevens December 11, 2013 10:22 PM
After last Saturday’s win over Ohio State in the Big 10 Championship game it is a great time to be a football player for the Michigan State Spartans. The players are undoubtedly getting star treatment wherever they go—talk about living large, right? As it turns out, they are not the only entity living it up in Michigan. Compass Self Storage is. [More]

Self Storage Industry on the Move at Home and Abroad

by Tony Gonzalez November 6, 2013 11:13 PM
If NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has his way the league will switch to an 18-game regular schedule and have one if not two franchises in London. The thought process is pretty clear: he does not subscribe to the notion that less is more but that more is more. There are plenty that do not think the concept will work for the NFL, but there is an industry it does work for—the self storage industry. [More]

Continued Growth Means More Opportunity in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens August 22, 2013 10:52 PM
Remember the part in Forrest Gump where he mentions that he invested in this start-up company that had something to do with a fruit; he was referring to Apple of course. How many of us imagined at that moment what it would be like to get in on the bottom floor of the next great thing? [More]

Expansion and Diversity Lead to Success in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu July 27, 2013 10:44 AM
If you were a hotdog vendor that only sold hotdogs you would probably do okay. People like hotdogs so they are going to buy hotdogs. What if you offered chips, soda, or chilidogs? What if you had locations downtown, out by the ballpark, and in the mall? Chances are you would do even better, right? [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]

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]

Recycling is More Than Just Going Green in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu June 20, 2013 10:28 AM
When it comes to being environmentally friendly the concept of recycling and ‘going green’ has become quite popular in the self storage industry. Many facilities across the country have gotten involved in various recycling efforts helping the world become a better place by taking something old and turning it back into something usable again. [More]
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