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Have Space? Why Not Open a Self Storage Facility?

by Winnie Hsiu June 18, 2014 11:24 PM
When the kids finally move out and venture in to the world on their own it is not unusual for Mom and Dad to get in to a discussion over what to do with their son/daughter’s former room. They have some space now—so what should they do with it? It would be a waste to do nothing of course so something needs to be done. [More]

Self Storage Software Helps—No Matter What Side of the Pond You Are On!

by Tony Gonzalez June 17, 2014 10:31 PM
At one time when the word ‘software’ was used in movies it involved a cliff-hanger moment when the good guys realized that the bad guys were trying to steal/alter/corrupt it in order to hurt the good guys. Now everything is computerized, computers can be carried around with ease, and there is an app that can do just about anything—including find you a self storage facility. [More]

It Helps to Have a Plan in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick June 16, 2014 11:33 PM
Have you ever played poker with someone that wanted to go all in just about every chance he got? He or she was so confidant/arrogant about the cards they were holding that they were willing to risk it all. Chances are—sometimes it worked, but in the end that sort of reckless play ends with the high roller going home unhappy. [More]

No Need to Put Your Eggs in One Self Storage Unit if You Don’t Have To

by John Stevens June 6, 2014 11:00 PM
Have you ever seen a hot dog vendor that served only hot dogs? Probably not, since all it would take to put him out of business is to open another and sell hot dogs—and sodas, chips, etc. While it is smart to focus on a product it helps to do more than just offer the one thing. One trick ponies are great, but people eventually grow weary of the single trick. [More]

Sometime You Have to Think Outside of the Box in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick June 2, 2014 11:58 PM
Dare to be different! We’ve all heard the phrase before. Sometimes we’ve listened to it when we should have and sometimes when we should not have. Whether on a personal level or a business one—like for members of the self storage industry--the trick is in figuring out when to do it. [More]

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 Provides Opportunity to Stretch Your Limits and Know Them at the Same Time

by Holly Robinson May 28, 2014 9:02 PM
There is nothing wrong with being safe and just doing what you know. You can’t be surprised. The outcome will always be predictable. When it comes to life what you see is what you get—and that’s all. However, if you want more you have to reach out and stretch your perceived boundaries and limitations. For some that has meant investing in the self storage industry. [More]

Unique UK Self Storage Company Latest to Enjoy the Perks of Crowd Sourcing

by Tony Gonzalez May 23, 2014 11:23 PM
If there is one thing that individuals and businesses like the self storage industry strive for it is this—security. Not just the ‘stop crime’ kind of security, but the kind that will make it possible for a person and business to breathe easy because they know they don’t have to worry about tomorrow—financial security. [More]

Where One Dream Ends a Self Storage One Begins

by John Stevens May 22, 2014 11:43 PM
Boyz II Men were absolutely right when they sang about how hard it is to say goodbye to yesterday. When you are with someone or something for so long walking away from it—for any reason—is hard. However, at the same time it can give one a rare opportunity; something that many people would love to have—a chance to begin anew. [More]

UK Self Storage Growing Where it Matters Most

by Kim Kilpatrick May 20, 2014 11:57 PM
Every business—self storage and otherwise--likes to grow and expand. Doing so usually means that something is going right. An increase in demand will often be enough to encourage a company to do so, but there still needs to be one other important element present—a company needs to be profitable enough to warrant expansion. [More]
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