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The Story of a Successful Startup Self Storage Business

by Holly Robinson May 12, 2014 8:28 PM
To understand today’s article, you need to understand a little bit of the fundamentals about value investing. One teeny aspect of it is that successful investors don’t follow the herd. They don’t buy the most popular stocks of the day –because they are generally over priced. They are willing to invest in companies that aren’t big names. [More]

It’s Not Just Who You Know But Who You Partner With in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick April 3, 2014 11:39 PM
Anyone that has ever not gotten a job he or she interviewed for has heard the saying—it’s not what you know, but who you know. It’s meant to be consoling; a way of saying the other person wasn’t as worthy, but got the job because he/she knows someone. While is often true on a personal level, when it comes to businesses like the self storage industry it’s more about partnerships. [More]

Self Storage Industry Wants to Help You Protect Yourself

by John Stevens January 21, 2014 11:40 PM
Deciding to entrust your stuff to another can be a hard thing to do. You hold on to things because you want them and you paid good money for them. However, when you start to run out of space you have to do something. You either have to start giving away/selling things or find more space at a self storage facility. [More]

Storage Business Owners Alliance Names Preferred Vendor Partner

by Holly Robinson January 7, 2014 8:34 PM
Today, the Storage Business Owners Alliance LLC (SBOA), a leading buying group for self storage owners, named (FLS) as its Preferred Vendor Partner for online lead aggregation. [More]

There is Safety—and Presents—in Numbers in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens December 4, 2013 12:13 AM
A couple hundred years ago when people started to travel out west they did so in numbers for no other reason than it was safer in case they were attacked. Fast forward to modern times and there still is safety in numbers except now the attackers are not wielding bows and arrows. The ‘settlers’ in the analogy are now small business owners and the ‘attackers’ large companies. [More]

Unique New Self Storage Aggregator Site to Go Live Next Month

by John Stevens October 24, 2013 11:35 PM
Gone are the days where people will take to the Yellow Pages to find anything. Yes, the book is still going to be made and delivered to millions of homes and businesses every year, but will likely be used more to prop up an end table than look up something like a self storage facility. Instead, people will be looking to go online to find what they need. [More]

Self Storage Industry Wants to Help Kids Go Back to School

by Tony Gonzalez August 28, 2013 9:17 PM
The weather will soon start getting cooler. The neighborhood will be much quieter during the day. Stay at home parents will soon be loving life from roughly 8 AM to 3 PM. Why? It is back to school time folks. Time for the kids to go to class, learn stuff, and for Mom or Dad (whoever stays at home) to have a little ‘me’ time. [More]

Sometimes it Pays to be in the Self Storage “In Crowd”

by Kim Kilpatrick July 11, 2013 11:45 PM
If you were ever the new kid in high school than you know this scene all too well: On your first day at school you walk into the lunch room; just like any school it is full of clicks. You’ll typically find your jocks, preppies, hippies, princesses, nerds, thespians, band geeks—depending on your school the list could go on and on. However there is one that ever school had and everyone wanted to be part of—the in-crowd. [More]

There is Safety and Success in Numbers in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson July 3, 2013 10:57 PM
If you want something done right you have to do it yourself—right? It’s something that the inner-perfectionist in us all has thought at one time or another. On a personal level that can often be true, but when you think of a larger scale—say like in the self storage industry—that is typically not the case at all. [More]

Self Storage Industry Knows it Helps to Have Friends

by Winnie Hsiu August 16, 2012 8:09 PM
There are plenty of people that like to think they can do it—whatever ‘it’ may be—alone; that they don’t need any help or assistance from anyone. While they might be successful on occasion, the road is much tougher when it is travelled on solo. However, when you let your friends give you a helping hand along the way success can be achieved much, much easier. [More]
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