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Self Storage Company Getting Prepared for the Future

by Holly Robinson April 22, 2014 9:00 PM
The Boy Scouts motto is pretty well known—be prepared. It’s pretty hard to argue with it; everyone should try to be prepared. That way whenever a problem arises you’ll be ready to handle it. Should an opportunity arise you’ll be in a position to take advantage of it—much like some in the self storage industry are doing. [More]

The Self Storage Market Continues to Grow in Singapore

by Kim Kilpatrick February 25, 2014 7:41 PM
It’s all about people and space. There are 5.31 million people living in Singapore. After Monaco, it is the second densest sovereign state in the world. The average income has tripled since 1990. This means that the middle class is growing and those are the people who have a growing need for self storage. [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]

Self Storage Industry Really Looking Up as Chinese New Year Approaches

by Tony Gonzalez February 5, 2013 8:06 PM
The self storage industry is one that has a firm hold in the United States, is growing in several other countries such as Canada, England, and Australia. Self Storage facilities are doing better and better in other countries where the industry is not too common; well enough to establish a firm foothold and give reason to believe that growth is in the near future. [More]

Self Storage Industry Expanding its Reach

by Winnie Hsiu December 27, 2012 8:37 PM
The self storage industry is an industry that has become one of the more reliable investments in the United States in recent years; something that has been encouraged by growth and stability within the industry. While it has primarily been a U.S.-based interest, in some parts of the world it is starting to really catch on and expand. [More]

Self Storage Industry Ready to Take Off Internationally

by Winnie Hsiu May 30, 2012 5:56 PM
When it comes to Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters success is measured by ticket sales within the United States. Some do well while some bomb miserably. In both cases, it is often the international ticket sales that can make a difference saving bombs from costing the studio millions and making profitable movies even better. [More]

Dense Countries Find Themselves in Need of a Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick December 9, 2011 8:06 PM
People in the United States have taken to the self storage industry since it first popped up in the 1960s. Some use it because they don’t want to clutter up their home; others because they can’t bear to throw away certain things and need the space. Growth in other countries though has been spurned by something else—they are running out of space. [More]

Self Storage Industry Catching on in Singapore

by Tony Gonzalez September 26, 2011 2:48 PM
The trouble that many industries have in the U.S. is that it is only a matter of time—and usually not that much—before any successful enterprise gets copied. Before you know it, the market is saturated and the task of making a profit gets a whole lot tougher. The self storage industry has found that when the going gets tough, they can just head to another country. [More]

A Vote to Allow New Domain Names Will Likely Become “Biggest Change” Seen on the Internet

by John Stevens June 20, 2011 8:22 AM
The suffixes - .com, .net and .org –that we have all become so used to could now change to .food, .cars, .clothes, .storage and other various domain name endings. A powerful global company that charts the course of the Internet decided today to make available countless new domain suffixes, allowing companies to be creative and unique when guiding users to their websites. [More]

Self Storage Industry Continues to See International Growth

by Winnie Hsiu June 13, 2011 6:42 PM
The self storage industry within the United States has experienced an upswing in recent years to the point where there are now approximately 46,000 self storage facilities across the nation with at least one primary facility in over 80 percent of the counties in the country. It now seems that the rest of the world is starting to see the benefits of self storage facilities as well. [More]
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