Contributing Editors



Marketing Can Be as Easy as a Name in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick May 19, 2014 11:45 PM
The key to any business—self storage and otherwise--is successful marketing. You can have the best product or service in the world at the cheapest imaginable price, and it would not matter if no one ever came through the door to see it. That is why companies are willing to do anything sometimes or spend thousands (millions) of dollars just to get their name out there. [More]

Self Storage Industry Software is For More Than the Facilities

by Winnie Hsiu May 16, 2014 11:18 PM
Technology has made so many things so much easier. The right software can make a big difference in the management of a self storage facility. Receipts to inventory to customer interaction and even acquisition is not nearly as difficult and time consuming as it once was. With the right software efficiency can be greatly increased—not just in self storage facilities! [More]

The Geek Shall Inherent the Earth…and Apparently the New Self Storage Start-Up

by Kim Kilpatrick May 15, 2014 11:38 PM
If you have any computer/tech friends you’ve probably heard the phrase ‘the geek shall inherit the Earth’ or maybe ‘it’s the Age of the Geek baby!’ Basically what they are referencing is the ever increasing presence computers and technology have in society. It seems that the Age of the Geek has even extended in to the self storage industry. [More]

Maybe it’s Time to Get in to the Self Storage Industry…

by Holly Robinson May 14, 2014 11:48 PM
Knowing when to invest has to be the hardest part of doing so next to actually raising the capital. Enter a market too early and you risk losing everything if it never develops or having to wait a long time to turn a profit. Enter too late and you risk having to overpay for something and not seeing much of a return for a large investment. [More]

Why Build Your Own Self Storage Industry When You Can Invest in the United States Instead?

by John Stevens May 13, 2014 11:58 PM
There are close to 60,000 self storage facilities in the world. Most of them (around 50,000) are in the United States leaving roughly 10,000 spread out over the rest of the world leaving room for growth just about everywhere. However, rather than build up the industry in their home country one company is looking to buy in to the industry in the United States. [More]

Self Storage Profit Formula Named Top Self Storage Marketing Company

by Tony Gonzalez May 8, 2014 11:41 PM
A business—self storage and otherwise--can’t succeed if no one knows it exists. It would be kind of hard for a store to rent or sell whatever its product is, and it would be hard for a self storage facility to find occupants for its units. To do so stores, self storage facilities, and other companies have to do one thing—engage in a little marketing. [More]

Self Storage Company Hopes Everything Really is Bigger in Texas

by Winnie Hsiu May 7, 2014 11:43 PM
People in the state of Texas are proud of their state. You can tell just in how they talk about it and how they react when you go against the popular slogan—Don’t Mess With Texas—and do just that. Another popular slogan is one that executives for one self storage company are hoping rings true: Everything’s bigger in Texas. [More]

Self Storage Industry in the UK Continues to Grow and Thrive According to New Report

by John Stevens May 6, 2014 11:58 PM
The United States is pretty much the epicenter of the global self storage industry with the vast majority of existing self storage facilities inside the country. While it will be a long time before another country will be able to boast a comparable segment of the industry there are several countries where the industry is growing and thriving. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Take Convenience to a Whole New Level

by Tony Gonzalez May 2, 2014 11:49 PM
Time is something we can never have enough of. Between work, the kids, social lives, and hobbies it can be hard to find the time to do everything we want and need to do—so something has to be sacrificed. That is unless we can find a way to do it—whatever it is--that is not time consuming and difficult but convenient. [More]

What if You Don’t Want a Whole Self Storage Unit?

by Holly Robinson May 1, 2014 11:02 PM
Have you ever craved something sweet, thought a couple M&M’s might do the trick so you opened a bag and grabbed a few? If you were at home you could stick the rest of the bag in the fridge; in public your pocket. Sometimes the rest end up going to waste. If only you could get just a few M&M’s... [More]
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