Contributing Editors

UK Self Storage Industry Starting to Catch on to How Business is Done

by Tony Gonzalez May 9, 2012 7:56 PM
Entering into the self storage industry can appear to be a perplexing endeavor. The industry is doing well, yet there is next to no new construction going on; banks are not willing to extend that much credit more often than not. Those that want to get into the industry and succeed have found a way around that issue. [More]

Self Storage Company Looking to Make the World a Better Place by Going Green

by John Stevens November 4, 2010 3:30 PM
When economic times are as precarious as they are now it is vital for business ventures to do what they can to sustain themselves through the lows so that they will be able to enjoy the eventual highs. Self-Storage Company is trying to help its operators do just that. [More]

New Self-Assessment Program Helps Self Storage Industry Meet Environmentally- Friendly Ideals

by John Stevens October 27, 2010 10:45 AM
Businesses across the country are going “green,” building with sustainable materials and powering their facilities in ecofriendly ways. Arriving on the scene, is the storage facility industry and a new program that promotes and measures sustainable practices. [More]

Self Storage: Bicycling’s Best Kept Secret

by John Stevens September 15, 2010 9:04 PM
When the weather is warm enough, many people like to walk or bike to work or school every day, either to reduce carbon emissions from a car and reduce air pollution, or simply because they enjoy the exercise. A few adventurous souls travel by bike on vacation, bicycling across the United States, Europe, or Asia. The challenge is where to put your bike when you are not using it. Not all destinations have convenient bike racks. In a few cities, though, bicyclists are turning to self storage units to hold their bikes temporarily -- while they are at work or school, or while they spend the night in a hotel. Not only are self storage units more readily available than bike racks in some areas, but shoppers or travelers can leave parcels or luggage with the bikes in storage and know that their belongings will remain secure. Best of all, a bike can be contained in a very small storage unit. [More]

New Webinar Focuses on Solar Roofing for Self-Storage Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick January 29, 2010 7:03 PM
MiniCo Publishing has announced that it will be hosting another free webinar next month. The webinar, "Above the Roof, Below the Roof: Making Money on Both Sides," will be held February 25, at 1 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. CT/ 11 a.m. MT/ 10 a.m. PT. MiniCo Publishing webinars often explore ways in which new technology might affect the self-storage industry. For example, earlier this month, MiniCo's webinar focused on how to use social networking sites to support a self-storage business. This month, "Above the Roof, Below the Roof" will focus on another new trend in the self-storage industry: the production of "green" facilities. It will center on the revenue-generating possibilities involved in using the roof of a self-storage facility to collect solar energy and produce electricity. [More]