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Two Self Storage Online Auction Companies Merge

by Kim Kilpatrick February 10, 2014 8:40 PM
The saying “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is often attributed to the Greek philosopher Aristotle. So, that saying has been around for a long time and is applicable to many situations. This is certainly true in the recent merger of and [More]

Being the Best Never Hurts in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens August 19, 2013 9:26 PM
There is no better way to advertise than to just be awesome. Yes, a good scandal or two will get you in the news, but for a business—self storage or otherwise—that is not a good thing. No, when you are named the best it is because the people have spoken, and if they have spoken that means they are talking--and that is good for business. [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]

Auctions Becoming Even Bigger Business for Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu June 26, 2013 8:00 PM
You know a business or industry is going strong when of course the return on investment is high, but there are other indicators as well—like when another business or industry springs up because of yours. Such has been the case with auctions within the self storage industry. [More]

Summer of Sequels Starts in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick April 17, 2013 9:13 PM
People like remakes, reboots, and updated editions of things besides movies as well pretty much because in one way, shape, or form they are expected to be better. Such is the case with the new edition—the sequel or reboot if you will—of [More]

Online Self Storage Auctions Becoming a Competitive Market Place?

by John Stevens April 10, 2013 9:34 PM
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; that if someone is trying to be like you or copies yoiur idea that what you are (or are doing) must be pretty impressive. While that is nice, in the business world it means that you have something that is healthy for the economy, but also something you may not want—competition. [More]

Sometimes Two Heads Are Better Than One in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens February 25, 2013 7:46 PM
When people go on the hit reality show Shark Tank they are not just looking for an investment from one of the multi-millionaire/billionaires on the panel, but to establish a strategic relationship with one or more of the sharks. While the money is helpful it is the connections and the expanding sphere of influence that really helps their business. [More]

Technology a Boon to the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick February 21, 2013 9:12 PM
In the Six Million Dollar Man they used technology to rebuild Steve Austin into the bionic man. Technology hasn’t quite figured out how to actually do that in the real world, but it has been harnessed to do some wondrous things especially in regards to business and the self storage industry. [More]

More and More of the Self Storage Industry is Going Online

by Holly Robinson November 30, 2012 8:46 PM
Does anyone actually use the Yellow Pages anymore or call a movie theater to see what’s playing? How about searching for government information or public services? Does anyone really let their fingers do the walking for them anymore? Or do they just log on and see what they can find on the World Wide Web? [More]