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Self Storage Industry is College Friendly Whether You Are Student or a Graduate

by Tony Gonzalez June 28, 2013 11:20 PM
There is a t-shirt that can often be found on college campuses everywhere that reads: College—the best 4-7 years of your life. With all that there is to do in college from partying hard to finding out what you want to do with your life and making life-long friends the t-shirt it would be easy to argue the shirt is true—and the self storage industry can make it better. [More]

Self Storage Industry on the Rise Worldwide

by Winnie Hsiu March 6, 2013 9:51 PM
Physical growth is easy to measure. People just have to get on the scale to see how much weight they have gained or use a skin-caliper to check for body fat percentage. The business world is not as cut and dry. Simple size or even profit margins don’t necessarily mean growth. [More]

Flexistore Mobile Self Storage in the UK is Getting Social

by Holly Robinson February 22, 2013 6:01 PM
You’ve probably heard the expression “What goes around comes around.” That generally refers to how you treat people. If you are kind and nice, that treatment will come back around to you and you’ll be treated kindly. If you’re mean to others, that meanness will come back someway and somehow into your life.

In a way, that saying could be applied to technology. What goes around – and becomes common and standard in one area – will spread around the globe and become standard and common in other places around the world. [More]

Self Storage Industry Knows the Importance of Security

by Kim Kilpatrick December 10, 2012 8:03 PM
Different people will look for different things when they are searching for a self storage facility. For some it may be proximity to work or home. For others it may be cost and some may be interested in specialty storage. There is one thing that everyone will be interested in and that is the facility’s security. [More]

Small Businesses Continue to Benefit from the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson October 26, 2012 6:22 PM
In recent years economies around the world have been hurting making people have to look outside of the box in order to make ends meet. This typically means trying to go into business for one self or become part of company/business that is on the rise (hopefully) and could benefit from someone with experience in need of work (and willing to take a salary cut). [More]

Self Storage, Savior to Small Businesses World-Wide

by Holly Robinson May 25, 2011 4:54 PM
There is not a corner of the world that has not been affected in some way by the economic downturn of the last few years. Individuals have been hit hard with many losing their homes and forced to declare bankruptcy. The struggles of large businesses have been well-documented in the media as well. Perhaps the hardest hit has been the small business owner. [More]

Niche Marketing Can Be the Basis for a Successful Self Storage Business

by John Stevens December 1, 2010 2:23 PM
When it comes to starting a new business or keeping a current one afloat it helps to have a stable customer base to count on. Having a certain level of consistent or repeat business you can count on makes it easier to plan what marketing efforts you will employ in hopes of creating more business. Identifying those niche markets and taking advantage of them can be the difference between failure and success. [More]