Contributing Editors



It Was an Active Year for the Self Storage Industry in 2013

by Holly Robinson March 4, 2014 11:51 PM
When people look back at the end of a year they like to see certain things. Did they do anything? Did they grow—physically and metaphorically? Did they just watch the world go by or were they actively trying to make their mark in it? Does the future look any better for what they did or didn’t do? [More]

There’s a Market for Marketing in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez February 28, 2014 11:07 PM
Opening a business—self storage and otherwise--of any kind is a big step in life; one that can come crashing down real hard if you fail to do one real important thing. You have to market your business. The only problem with that is with the wide variety of options available to businesses now the whole concept can be overwhelming. [More]

When Technology and the Self Storage Industry Meet Good Things Tend to Happen

by John Stevens February 26, 2014 11:52 PM
It is a little old a very much a tired cliché, but more and more each day it is true—computers are our friends. Most of us probably curse our laptops, cell phones, and tablets at least once a day, but can we honestly imagine life without them? Probably not, and as much as modern technology has become engrained in our personal lives the same could be said for most businesses—self storage and otherwise. [More]

Moving/Self Storage Companies the Next Evolution of the Industry?

by John Stevens February 24, 2014 11:03 PM
Moving sucks. There is no fun to be had in packing, loading up a truck, and then unloading when you get to your destination (wherever it is). When you get there and find out you need more space than you have you have to find a self storage facility. What if you were able to get both a moving company and self storage facility in one swoop? [More]

Sometimes You Have to Give in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens February 7, 2014 10:35 PM
There are many reasons why people rent self storage units. Maybe they don’t want to get rid of some cherished mementos just yet. Maybe they have gotten married recently and find they now have two of a lot of things. Maybe they just need space or maybe they just need the time and ability to take a step back from life and figure out where there next move is first. [More]

Chance Meeting Brings Life to New Self Storage Web Series

by Tony Gonzalez February 6, 2014 12:43 AM
At one time if an idea for a television show was going to become reality it had to knock the socks off of enough studio executives to get the green light. With the money that went in to making them that was not easy. Nowadays there are options. The vast array of cable channels and the internet have made it possible for more ideas to reach fruition. That opportunity has give rise to yet another self storage industry program. [More]

A Dense Market is a Good Market for the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson February 3, 2014 11:57 PM
Self storage companies have a lot to do when it comes to figuring out how to expand from one or two facilities or more. It’s not as easy as just finding a listing for a facility already up for sale. No, interested companies have to figure out not only what makes a good self storage facility, but what makes a good location. [More]

Groundwork for Potential Growth in Asian Self Storage Industry Being Laid

by Holly Robinson January 30, 2014 11:08 PM
If you have ever tried to build a house out of playing cards than you know how long it can take to make a tall one. You can try to shoot right up and make it tall and thin like a tower, but chances are it will fall over before you get too high because the base is not strong enough. However, if you take the time to build up the base the chance of building a lasting structure is much greater. [More]

Self Storage Can Come Up Big Even When it’s Mini

by Tony Gonzalez January 29, 2014 11:23 PM
Just about everything comes in all shapes and sizes. It used to be that mobile phones nearly required a purse all their own; not they fit so well in our pockets we forget we have them sometimes. Yet the small ones that we have today can do so much more than the behemoths that were common when they first came out. [More]

Have Self Storage Management Software Will Travel

by Holly Robinson January 28, 2014 11:29 PM
Back in the late 1950’s and early 60’s there was a popular television show called Have Gun Will Travel. It was a western where—as the title indicates—having a gun was pretty important. In the real world that is not the case, especially not in the business world. However, replace ‘gun’ with software’ and in this day and age you just might have a story. [More]
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