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Planning Ahead is the Key to Maintenance in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez January 10, 2011 9:11 AM
The start of a new year often gives us reason to pause and take a look at the coming year as the year it all comes together. Whatever it is we want to do this will be the year that we get it done. This year is going to be better than the last; this year we will be on target not just with what we want to do, but what we need to do as well. By sitting down now and planning ahead we can get it done. [More]

Self Storage Proving to be Dependable Business

by Holly Robinson November 30, 2010 2:02 PM
In tough economic times it can be very difficult trying to figure out how to make ends meet. With unemployment still hovering just under 10 percent and five state higher than 11, there are many people which have tried becoming entrepreneurs in order to make a living. However, according to the Small Business Administration at least one third of all new business fail within the first two years and over half of them by four years. [More]

Former Extra Space Manager Addresses Nashville Women Investors Meeting

by Tony Gonzalez February 18, 2010 10:57 AM
This Monday, Women Investing in Nashville, a Nashville group of women who invest in real estate, will host a speaker focusing on investment opportunities in the self-storage industry. The speaker will be Anne Williams, past president and co-founder of the Tennessee Self-Storage Association. Women Investing in Nashville chose to invite Williams to speak because many of its members are interested in investing in commercial real estate. Williams' topic will be, "Self Storage as an Investment Strategy."

Williams has been working in self-storage for ten years. She began working in the industry as a district manager for Extra Space Storage and currently is a self-storage investment broker for Marcus & Millichap. Williams co-founded the Tennessee Self-Storage Association, served as its vice president in 2008, its president in 2009, and now serves as its treasurer. [More]