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Extra Space Storage Continues to be a Solid Investment

by Kim Kilpatrick April 17, 2012 7:52 PM
When business is going good there is only one thing that you can really do and that is become better. One of the easiest ways successful companies become more successful is by becoming larger, i.e. expanding. If business is going well and it continues after you expand than you must be making more money. [More]

Self Storage Company Kicks Off Latest Round of Scholarship Giveaways

by Kim Kilpatrick April 10, 2012 9:07 PM
For years there have been philosophers, educators, rappers, and all other sorts of people that have made the statement that knowledge is power. How that knowledge is achieved remains to be seen; it can be different for everybody. It all depends on the person. [More]

New Technology Could Improve Marketing Efforts for Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick April 3, 2012 4:23 PM
There are many things that likely bother owners in the self storage industry. One of those things has to be how to figure out what marketing efforts are successful or not, and if so are they worth the money that is being paid for them. A new software package by a leading self storage software provider could go a long way to helping facilities figure that out. [More]

Florida Self Storage Facilities Inch Closer to Seeing Lien Laws Change

by John Stevens March 12, 2012 6:36 PM
When the Framers were creating the basis of the nation’s government over two hundred years ago they wanted to be sure and do a few things. One of them was to make sure that the whim of the people would not be able to bring about change at the drop of the hat. They didn’t want the way the nation and its states to be governed by the passions of the people, but by cool, calm, and collected officials elected by the people to protect the people from themselves. [More]

New Venture Combines Two of Self Storage’s Most Well Known Attributes

by Tony Gonzalez March 2, 2012 5:07 PM
Whenever budding entrepreneurs and inventors try to come up with the next great ‘thing’ they often look to existing ideas for inspiration, something that they believe they can make even better. Often times this train of thought fails, but on occasion the marriage of two good ideas has been known to result in something that is absolutely brilliant. [More]

Need Information on Self Storage Auctions?

by Winnie Hsiu February 24, 2012 4:02 PM
Auctions have been a part of the self storage industry probably since the industry originated back in the 1960s; as long as there has been rent to pay there has been someone who has not been able to pay their bill. In recent years as the industry has grown, so has the number of units that have been put up for auction. [More]

Some Self Storage Companies are Making Money and They Didn’t Know It

by Tony Gonzalez February 14, 2012 8:25 PM
When it comes to the self storage industry—or any other enterprise for that matter—the main focus of the business is to make money. Every business will have make the bulk of it through their primary function, i.e. the self storage industry providing space for self storage, but every company is always looking to make a little more when they can. [More]

Self Storage Industry Helping East Meet West

by John Stevens February 3, 2012 4:29 PM
There are over 9.6 million square kilometers of space in the People’s Republic of China. The population is over 1.3 billion. That equates to roughly 137 people per square kilometer. While that only rates 53rd in the world whenever you have over 1.3 billion people within your borders there is one thing you are bound to run out of eventually—space. [More]

Self Storage Companies Putting Smiles on Faces

by Holly Robinson January 31, 2012 8:31 PM
The holidays can be a rough time of year for many people due to a number of different reasons. That is why a wide variety of companies, including many within the self storage industry, make an effort to do what they can to make sure those less fortunate than them have a reason to smile during what is supposed to be a happy time of year. [More]

Self Storage Companies Give the Gift of Reading

by Kim Kilpatrick January 25, 2012 6:59 PM
One would be hard pressed to find a person on the planet that knew how to read and did not have an appreciation for the value that the simple act brings to life. Confucius once said that, “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” [More]
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