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Every One—or Nine--Counts in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson April 16, 2014 11:59 PM
A common excuse people use for not voting is the belief that their single vote does not make a difference out of the millions that are going to be cast (for a presidential election at least). Voting advocates are quick to point out that every vote is a single vote; that the power comes from combining individual votes to form a whole. [More]

It’s Not Just Who You Know But Who You Partner With in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick April 3, 2014 11:39 PM
Anyone that has ever not gotten a job he or she interviewed for has heard the saying—it’s not what you know, but who you know. It’s meant to be consoling; a way of saying the other person wasn’t as worthy, but got the job because he/she knows someone. While is often true on a personal level, when it comes to businesses like the self storage industry it’s more about partnerships. [More]

Self Storage Industry Wants to Help You Protect Yourself

by John Stevens January 21, 2014 11:40 PM
Deciding to entrust your stuff to another can be a hard thing to do. You hold on to things because you want them and you paid good money for them. However, when you start to run out of space you have to do something. You either have to start giving away/selling things or find more space at a self storage facility. [More]

There is Safety—and Presents—in Numbers in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens December 4, 2013 12:13 AM
A couple hundred years ago when people started to travel out west they did so in numbers for no other reason than it was safer in case they were attacked. Fast forward to modern times and there still is safety in numbers except now the attackers are not wielding bows and arrows. The ‘settlers’ in the analogy are now small business owners and the ‘attackers’ large companies. [More]

There is Safety and Success in Numbers in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson July 3, 2013 10:57 PM
If you want something done right you have to do it yourself—right? It’s something that the inner-perfectionist in us all has thought at one time or another. On a personal level that can often be true, but when you think of a larger scale—say like in the self storage industry—that is typically not the case at all. [More]

Self Storage Industry Knows it Helps to Have Friends

by Winnie Hsiu August 16, 2012 8:09 PM
There are plenty of people that like to think they can do it—whatever ‘it’ may be—alone; that they don’t need any help or assistance from anyone. While they might be successful on occasion, the road is much tougher when it is travelled on solo. However, when you let your friends give you a helping hand along the way success can be achieved much, much easier. [More]

Property Listing Service Now Available for the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu May 3, 2012 2:00 PM
If you aree an investor interested in purchasing self storage facilities, you would have a difficult time finding those that are for sale. You'd have to read lots of newspaper real estate listing or go to lots of real estate websites to see what was available. But now, there is a clearing house for listings of places for sale - all in one convenient location. It's like a one-stop-shop where you can see facilities that are available in your local neighborhood or all across the United States. [More]

The First SBOA Vendor-Member Marketplace to be Held in April

by Kim Kilpatrick January 17, 2012 1:00 PM
Conferences and tradeshows provide an opportunity for people in the self storage industry to get to know others, network, learn more about the business, and keep up with trends and legislation. There are two upcoming events that you should be aware of. [More]

It’s all in the Name for Self Storage Websites

by Kim Kilpatrick October 28, 2011 5:42 PM
One of the first things that every business tries to think of is a good, catchy name; one that lets people know who they are, what they do, and is one that is easy to remember. Who you and what you do are pretty important things for customers to know; however, if they can’t remember you it doesn’t matter. [More]

Storage Business Owners Alliance (SBOA) Partner with Canadian Self Storage Association

by Kim Kilpatrick September 27, 2011 4:36 PM
The Storage Business Owners Alliance LLC (SBOA) announced that it is partnering with the Canadian Self Storage Association (CSSA). By partnering together, members of the Canadian Self Storage Association will gain a pricing advantage with vendors who serve storage facilities in the Canadian Market. [More]
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