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Extra Space Storage Concludes Annual Conference

by Holly Robinson March 27, 2014 5:14 PM
that is where Extra Space Storage recently held its annual Partner Conference. [More]

The Self Storage Market Continues to Grow in Singapore

by Kim Kilpatrick February 25, 2014 7:41 PM
It’s all about people and space. There are 5.31 million people living in Singapore. After Monaco, it is the second densest sovereign state in the world. The average income has tripled since 1990. This means that the middle class is growing and those are the people who have a growing need for self storage. [More]

Building a Beauty -- or a Beast

by Holly Robinson November 14, 2013 11:04 PM
You’ve seen those ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures where a woman is given a makeover. She gets her hair cut and styled and a professional make-up artist applies the latest make-up colors. The change is so drastic that it’s hard for even close friends to recognize who the woman is.

Some self storage facilities are getting a make-over to where people don’t initially recognize them as self storage facilities. [More]

Self Storage Industry Continues to be a Solid Investment

by Winnie Hsiu November 5, 2013 11:15 PM
When the economy is down there are certain things that are pretty rough like selling high-end luxury cars that get poor gas mileage (but look really cool), getting approved for a small business loan, and figuring out what to invest your money in. During the recent economic downturn there was one industry that surprised many with its resiliency and ability to turn a profit. [More]

Self Storage Industry Looking For Some Extra Space Here and Abroad

by Tony Gonzalez June 11, 2013 11:57 PM
The business of self storage is at its heart a very simple one. People are out of space either at home or at the office and it just doesn’t always make sense to move to a different building or find another home. You just need to find some extra space—hence the popularity of the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Industry Expanding its Reach

by Winnie Hsiu December 27, 2012 8:37 PM
The self storage industry is an industry that has become one of the more reliable investments in the United States in recent years; something that has been encouraged by growth and stability within the industry. While it has primarily been a U.S.-based interest, in some parts of the world it is starting to really catch on and expand. [More]

Self Storage Industry Likely to See Boosts After Hurricance Sandy Passes

by Kim Kilpatrick October 30, 2012 7:32 PM
Hurricane Sandy has managed to do something that had appeared to be impossible—it made the vast majority of the City that Never Sleeps appear to do just that. With the news of the hurricane baring down on the East Coast most people that were going to be hit by it—not just those in New York City—did the smart thing and sought shelter. [More]

Does This Website Make My Storage Unit Look Big?

by Holly Robinson October 1, 2012 6:45 PM
Guys, does that question sound remotely familiar to you? Try replacing ‘this website’ and ‘storage unit’ with ‘these pants’ and ‘my behind’ and it probably does. As much as we hate it when women ask us questions like that related to their appearance, how something looks can make a big difference in how it’s perceived. [More]

Self Storage Industry Catching on in Singapore

by Tony Gonzalez September 26, 2011 2:48 PM
The trouble that many industries have in the U.S. is that it is only a matter of time—and usually not that much—before any successful enterprise gets copied. Before you know it, the market is saturated and the task of making a profit gets a whole lot tougher. The self storage industry has found that when the going gets tough, they can just head to another country. [More]

Self Storage Companies Make Award-Winning First Impressions

by Tony Gonzalez September 22, 2011 2:22 PM
No matter how good the end product is or how pleasant an experience is with a company, there is one thing that will always stick in a customer’s mind and make them wonder if they have indeed gone with the place that they should be going with—that all important first impression. [More]
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