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Self Storage Industry in the UK Continues to Grow and Thrive According to New Report

by John Stevens May 6, 2014 11:58 PM
The United States is pretty much the epicenter of the global self storage industry with the vast majority of existing self storage facilities inside the country. While it will be a long time before another country will be able to boast a comparable segment of the industry there are several countries where the industry is growing and thriving. [More]

Self Storage Companies Just Want to Help

by Kim Kilpatrick June 24, 2013 9:07 PM
Businesses are in their line of work for one reason—to make money. In the process some provide us with things we want like a big screen television. Others provide us with things we like such as our favorite beer, and there are others like the self storage industry that provide us with something that we need—that can help us. [More]

Landscaping Important in the Self Storage Industry—Both Kinds

by Holly Robinson January 15, 2013 8:42 PM
When it comes to certain products and businesses it is just as important that the outside is as aesthetically pleasing as the “inside” is functionally sound. It is not unusual for consumers to not be interested in giving something a try because they don’t like how it looks. After all, you can only make one first impression, right? [More]

Self Storage Industry in UK Prepared to Face New Value Added Tax

by Tony Gonzalez October 11, 2012 9:44 PM
Running a business—self storage or otherwise-- is full of challenges and tough decisions. Sometime they can be pretty tough to handle like when it comes to having to raise rates or increase costs for any sort of reason. What you have to do is try to envision the good that can occur if the expense is incurred. Even then, sometimes it can be tough to pull the figurative trigger because you don’t want to spend the money (it’s so hard to earn!). [More]

Self Storage Isn’t Just for Self Storage Anymore

by John Stevens September 17, 2012 7:42 PM
When the self storage industry began back in the 1960s the idea was to give people that needed a little extra space for their stuff exactly what they needed—space. For the most part that is exactly what people use the self storage industry for. However, there is a small but growing population that is using self storage space for something else. [More]

UK Self Storage Companies to be Hit With VAT Soon

by Kim Kilpatrick July 10, 2012 6:03 PM
Growing a business in a market where it does not have an established foot hold already is pretty challenging. Getting a business to turn a profit is a task that many regretfully do not succeed in doing. If you are one of those that are able to establish a foothold and turn a profit the last thing you want to do is start giving the government a piece of the pie, small or large. [More]

Big Changes Ahead for Self Storage Industry in the UK

by John Stevens March 22, 2012 9:07 PM
The self storage industry is poised for growth in the UK. Businesses have really latched on to the idea of using self storage units to full fill their storage needs, and thousands of private individuals enjoy having the extra space at home that having a self storage unit allows them to have. Starting in October, that storage space will likely cost them a little bit more. [More]

Businesses/People in the UK Taking Advantage of the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson January 26, 2012 3:08 PM
The self storage industry has been one of the few sectors to do well during the current economic struggles that much of the world is suffering through. Companies and people in the United States have been taking advantage of it for some time. It is starting to appear as if people and companies in the UK are starting to jump on the bandwagon. [More]

Self Storage Units Much More than a Place for Your Stuff

by John Stevens December 30, 2011 6:52 PM
Since they began dotting the landscape of America about half a century ago, self storage facilities have become much more than additional closet space or an extra garage. With the way that Hollywood has latched onto them and made them apart of so many different movies and television shows you could almost say they are part of pop culture. [More]

Self Storage Considered a Good Investment in Europe

by John Stevens October 6, 2010 10:27 AM
In Europe as in the United States, real estate analysts are recommending self storage as an investment worth considering, compared to other areas of the real estate market (such as residential and retail properties), which are foundering. [More]
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