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Self Storage Company Expanding in to New Frontier

by Winnie Hsiu May 29, 2014 11:00 PM
One of the most popular science fiction television shows of all time (Star Trek) began each episode with a few simple words that ring true to the self storage industry: Space….the final frontier. Now the industry may not be the final frontier, but it knows a lot about entering in to new frontiers. [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]

Expansion—Bad For Waistline But Good for Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick October 25, 2013 11:59 PM
The self storage industry inside the borders of the United States has become a popular investment, a lucrative business, and a part of American pop culture. It wasn’t that long ago that the industry was much smaller and a lot less popular, but over the years expansion has been good for the industry and for many individual companies. [More]

Expansion Not Just Good for Business in the Self Storage Industry—it is the Business

by John Stevens July 31, 2013 11:23 PM
Clothing manufacturers have gotten smart. Many of them will know include built in expanders to their pants or shorts so when a person happens to put on a few pounds they will not necessarily need to run out and buy new clothes. They just have to adjust their pants or shorts accordingly. Ask anyone that owns a pair of shorts or pants like that and they’ll gladly say—expansion is good. [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]

Expansion and Risk is Good in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez July 19, 2013 11:56 PM
There are some things in life we don’t want to see expand—our waistline for one; the role of a rival at work. In those cases more of one thing means less of another. However, when it comes to the business world—self storage and otherwise—expansion is a win-win scenario. [More]

Carriage Barn Mini Storage Gets Expansion Approval

by Kim Kilpatrick May 6, 2013 7:15 PM
When self storage businesses want to expand their facility, they have to get approval from various city boards. Some cities put stipulations on their approval – stipulations that sometime affect the company’s ability to do business. That’s what Carriage Barn Mini Storage found out. [More]

It Helps to be Aggressive in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez April 4, 2013 6:29 PM
Success is not something that is just handed to people or businesses. It takes work; not just work, but hard work. To become successful one can’t just sit back and hope that it comes to them. They have to put in the hours, do the grunt work, and when necessary or possible take an aggressive stance towards expansion in the hopes of making greater progress. [More]

Apple Self Storage in Downtown Toronto Nears Completion

by Tony Gonzalez March 20, 2013 2:51 PM
The expansion of the Apple Self Storage in downtown Toronto is expected to be completed in April 2013. Construction is on target for meeting the completion date. The addition will add 22,000 square feet of rental space to the facility, which currently has 95,000 square feet of storage space. The business has been able to remain open during the construction. [More]

Self Storage Company Plans to be Around a Long Time

by Kim Kilpatrick August 28, 2012 9:18 PM
Expansion is one of the many ways by which a company can tell it is doing well. Business must be good to even consider making the investment that expansion requires. However, if the process is not undertaken properly it can mean disaster and potentially lead to bankruptcy. [More]
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