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Website Makes Finding a Self Storage Facility Near You Easy

by Holly Robinson October 26, 2011 1:26 PM
Most sports fans will be familiar with the phrase ‘If you build it, he will come!’ from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, and James Earl Jones. While most people in a customer driven business like the self storage industry wishes that was all there is to it when it comes to being a success, it is not. You can build it, but if they don’t know that you have they will not come. [More]

Self Storage Company in Canada Engaging in Impressive Solar Initiative

by Holly Robinson October 25, 2011 6:16 PM
Every person or entity that goes into business does it with one reason in mind—to make an incredibly large amount of money. Most are would like to give back to the community and/or environment as well (as long as it does not hurt the bottom line). What if you could actually do both? One self storage company thinks they have figured out a way to do just that. [More]

2012 Summer Olympics Could be a Boon to Self Storage Facilities in London

by Tony Gonzalez October 24, 2011 5:16 PM
There are a few things that tend to get people’s feeling and sense of patriotism going like the Summer Olympics. When you see a person from your country dominate a field of athletes from around the world in a given event it’s understandable for fans/countrymen to stick their chests out a little bit more and smile. [More]

Self Storage Slowly Taking Hold All Over the World

by Tony Gonzalez October 21, 2011 6:10 PM
There is one thing that every new business hopes to become and that is an international success. The logic behind that desire is pretty simple too. If the idea is a hit in the United States it will be profitable. Should it become one internationally as well, those that got in on the ground floor of the international movement will do better than just make a profit. [More]

A Possible Niche Self Storage Market Waiting to be Created?

by John Stevens October 20, 2011 7:10 PM
In a world where a good business idea is copied time and time again, it can be pivotal to the success of a business to find a way to stand out above the rest. Many self storage facilities have done just that by providing businesses with record storage. A number have also taken to specializing in wine storage as well. [More]

Specialization Can Help Your Self Storage Facility Stand Out

by Holly Robinson October 19, 2011 5:37 PM
The purpose behind the self storage industry is pretty clear. It is intended to provide people with a place to store whatever they need after their home or office has run out of room. As the business has evolved through the years, just providing people with a basic storage room is not enough to be a successful business. [More]

Another REIT Soon to Join the Self Storage Fray

by Winnie Hsiu October 18, 2011 5:37 PM
If there is one thing that can be counted on in the business world it is the fact that a good idea is going to be copied by others. It will not be copied by just a couple, but by as many people as possible until a market is saturated. As long as a business is profitable, what’s wrong with emulating success? [More]

More in the Self Storage Industry Work to Aid Breast Cancer Research

by Kim Kilpatrick October 13, 2011 10:02 PM
In 2007, the non-for-profit now known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure celebrated its 25th anniversary and marked a milestone—over $1 billion in research and related programs. A new campaign slogan was started with the goal of raising another billion within 10 years; a daunting task considering that the group took a quarter of a century to do it last time. [More]

Tax Deductions Can Help Make Self Storage Facilities Profitable

by John Stevens October 12, 2011 6:28 PM
There is an old saying that goes something like this: the tax man giveth, and he taketh away. Ask most people and they’ll tell you how he takes from them in the form of higher taxes. When it comes to the self storage industry and different initiatives that many within it are undertaking, the tax man does an awful lot of giving. [More]

Self Storage Facilities are into Climate Control

by John Stevens October 11, 2011 8:01 PM
The weather can really mess things up when it wants to. The destructive power of tornadoes and hurricanes is no secret to anyone. However, what can be just as destructive over a long period of time can be searing heat, biting cold, and overbearing humidity. This is true for people as much as for belongings. [More]
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