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The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson January 17, 2014 11:25 PM
For things to get better we are often told they have to change. At the same time we often here that we just need to stay the course; that if we just continue doing as we always have things will be alright. The only constant in both scenarios of course is that whether something changes or not it still exists. [More]

Self Storage Facility Looking to be Cutting Edge

by Holly Robinson August 26, 2013 9:55 PM
When you think architectural beauty you usually think of things like the Empire State Building, the Sears Tower, or that huge mansion you saw on television that some celebrity lives in. You don’t usually think of the self storage industry. However, should a company in Tennessee follow through with its plans that could all change. [More]

A Short Film is Based on the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez July 10, 2013 10:40 PM
If you evaluate the topics of movies, you’ll notice that there are a lot of common ones. There are super heroes, invading aliens, spies and counterspies, historical events, and love stories. However, it’s a rare thing to find a movie based on the self storage industry.

Boxed In is an independent film that will be showing July 11 through July 14 in the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival – and it is based on the self storage industry. [More]

Mom and Pop Shops Still Dominate the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson March 18, 2013 8:46 PM
In many respects corporations have taken over the business landscape steadily pushing out the little Mom and Pop shops. However there are still some industries like the self storage industry that are still largely dominated by the little guys. [More]

VAT Not Hurting UK Self Storage Company

by John Stevens February 20, 2013 12:37 AM
No one wants to pay the government any more in taxes than they have to. They especially do not want to have to start paying an additional amount after having grown accustomed to paying a lower amount. That is what many in the self storage industry in the UK have been faced with since a value added tax has been added to their industry. [More]

Not Sure Where to Open Your Self Storage Facility? Try the Big Apple!

by John Stevens January 23, 2013 10:20 PM
Going into business is not an easy thing to do. Just making the decision is hard enough. Tack on all the planning and design work that goes into it and it can take months before you are even ready to break ground or purchase an existing building. One of the first decisions that have to be made of course is where you are going to go. [More]

Self Storage Aggregator Shows How Easy it is to Search—and Do it Right

by Kim Kilpatrick January 22, 2013 8:31 PM
Did you ever have a hard time when you were ‘it’ playing hide and go seek as a kid? Did you have trouble finding people? Was it difficult for you to figure out where to find people? Did it leave you feeling lost at times and a little frustrated when another round of the game started up and you were still it? [More]

Self Storage Industry is Dog’s Best Friend

by John Stevens November 28, 2012 9:27 PM
We’ve all heard the old saying about how dogs are man’s best friend. It’s something that most guys would agree with. Is there anyone that is as loyal as a man’s dog? Is there anyone that man can count on to look past whatever faults he has and love him anyway? Absolutely not, but it does raise one question. If dog is man’s best friend, then who is dog’s best friend? [More]

Self Storage Company Working to Keep People Warm This Winter

by Winnie Hsiu November 26, 2012 9:22 PM
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone there is one thing that is probably pretty safe to say about the entire country—it’s cold. Air conditioners are being turned off, shorts are being put away for the winter, and sandals are headed to the back of the closet. It’s time for heaters, long sleeves, coats, and warm fuzzy socks; whatever it takes to stay warm and toasty while it’s cold and frosty outside. [More]

Extra Space Storage Acquires Some Extra Space

by Winnie Hsiu September 6, 2012 10:08 PM
It is not uncommon when a person does their job really well that they eventually get a promotion. An increased work load and more responsibility will typically come with that promotion. To some that may sound undesirable, but to make it worth your while it usually comes with an increased paycheck as well. [More]
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