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Self Storage Company Expanding in to New Frontier

by Winnie Hsiu May 29, 2014 11:00 PM
One of the most popular science fiction television shows of all time (Star Trek) began each episode with a few simple words that ring true to the self storage industry: Space….the final frontier. Now the industry may not be the final frontier, but it knows a lot about entering in to new frontiers. [More]

Growth Occurs at all Levels in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez December 20, 2013 11:11 PM
Around the holidays it is not unusual for people to grow. Some will do it literally thanks to all the delicious food at parties while others will do it on more of a metaphysical or spiritual level. However it is done, it can occur to a large extent or something on a much smaller level. The same could be said for the self storage industry as well. [More]

Self Storage Companies Do a Lot of Driving During the Holidays

by Winnie Hsiu November 26, 2013 11:59 PM
There are certain places over the next month that folks are going to have to go like the in-law’s house, the mall to shop for presents, or the grocery store to shop for food; all places they don’t really want to go but have to. The worst part isn’t the destination though, but the journey. It’s the drive on all the congested roads that is unpleasant. [More]

Expansion—Bad For Waistline But Good for Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick October 25, 2013 11:59 PM
The self storage industry inside the borders of the United States has become a popular investment, a lucrative business, and a part of American pop culture. It wasn’t that long ago that the industry was much smaller and a lot less popular, but over the years expansion has been good for the industry and for many individual companies. [More]

Self Storage Company Proves That It Takes a Village

by Winnie Hsiu September 26, 2013 9:39 PM
According to an old saying, it takes a village to raise a child. What this is saying that is that it is not just the parent’s responsibility to make sure kids grow up right, but that it is more of a collective effort. If they see bad examples in society they can get the wrong idea, but if people live right that is what kids will learn. [More]

Easier is Better for the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez May 29, 2013 10:39 PM
There are many who believe that nothing that comes easy is worth having. To an extent that statement is true. You can’t do that when you are starting and/or running a business—like a self storage facility. Doing that is hard work. However, when it comes to looking for a self storage facility and being a customer easier is better. [More]

Storage Post Storage Makes Organizational Changes

by Kim Kilpatrick May 17, 2013 1:30 PM
If you've noticed in the self storage news lately, Storage Post has been purchasing self storage businesses on a regular basis. Just as their portfolio is increasing and growing stronger, the management team is also increasing and growing stronger. They announced the appointment of Marvin Banks to the Chief Operating Officer position. [More]

Storage Post Purchases Another Facility

by Winnie Hsiu May 9, 2013 2:36 PM
A recent article in the Washington Post indicated several signs that the economy in the United States is still slowly recovering. Because home foreclosures have dropped, the housing market is moving and sales are up. Loans have been repaid. Personal finances have improved. People are more willing to eat out, shop, or go on a vacation. Businesses are expanding. And Storage Post self storage is part of the upward swing in the economy. [More]

Sprucing up Your Image is Never a Bad Thing in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick April 27, 2013 2:48 PM
Image is everything. That is what pretty people and ad executives the world over want us to believe. They don’t want us to hear the other old saying about how it’s what inside that matters most. When it comes to the business world—self storage or otherwise—both sayings are actually true. Sometimes it just takes the right executive and a little sprucing up to see that you are better off with both rather than just one. [More]

Waste Not Want Not in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson April 12, 2013 9:25 PM
Sometimes it is easier just to buy new. Guys—how often did you buy new underwear to avoid doing laundry in college? When you needed new folders for school how often did you reuse the ones you had last year (if you could find them)? When you lost weight did you wear your old skinny clothes or go buy a new wardrobe? [More]
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