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Self Storage Company Answers the Tough Questions

by Tony Gonzalez January 23, 2012 6:33 PM
It doesn’t take much for the average person to see that the self storage industry is doing well. Pick any major city in the country and there are bound to be dozens of very nice self storage facilities that were not there a decade ago. Ever wonder why that might be happening? [More]

Sequels can Work in the Self Storage Industry as well as Hollywood

by Kim Kilpatrick January 9, 2012 2:24 PM
Typically, whenever a movie spawns a sequel they are not as good as the original; it is just too hard for a concept to be as interesting and fresh the second time around as it was the first. It’s like the second slice of pizza relative to the first. You are still happy to eat it, but it doesn’t bring you as much joy as the first. [More]

The 26th Annual SSA Winter Executive Ski Workshop to be Held at Lake Tahoe

by Kim Kilpatrick January 5, 2012 1:50 PM
Lake Tahoe, the Ritz Carlton Hotel, and the Self Storage Association Winter Executive Ski Workshop - a beautiful place, a world-class hotel, and a professional development workshop. What a winning combination.

The Self Storage Association will host their 26th Annual SSA Winter Executive Ski Workshop at Lake Tahoe on January 30 through February 2. An opening night reception will be held January 30. Attendees can pick up their conference registration materials, network with industry friends and enjoy a variety of foods and beverages at the reception. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup

by Holly Robinson December 30, 2011 8:03 AM
As the year draws to a close, you would think that news in the self storage industry would be rather quiet. Not so! Here’s a small roundup of some exciting things going on around the country. [More]

Self Storage Appeals to Some of Man’s Basic Needs

by Tony Gonzalez December 29, 2011 8:22 PM
There are certain things that most people absolutely adore and could not do without like mom’s homemade apple pie, an ice cold glass of lemonade or sweet tea on a hot summer day, our stuff, and most importantly—our sports teams. While this self storage company is not trying to replace mom’s apple pie they are trying to satisfying two of the other needs. [More]

Security Important for the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens December 15, 2011 11:08 AM
If you were to ask most people about the self storage industry, the most they would probably know would be about their friend or relative that had their storage unit broken into. When you hear about auction buyers finding a half million dollars in gold bullion, Civil War artifacts, or the canoes that Burt Reynolds used in Deliverance it’s not hard to see why self storage units get targeted. [More]

Self Storage Industry is Making the World a Better Place

by Holly Robinson December 1, 2011 11:49 AM
Next to making money there is one other thing that most businesses like to do and that is make the world a better place to live. On the surface it may seem that the self storage industry might not do that since it encourages people to continue buy, buy, buy and just rent space when their own homes become too small to hold all their stuff. [More]

Ever Wonder What You Could Stuff in a Self Storage Unit?

by Winnie Hsiu November 18, 2011 8:00 PM
Back in the 1950s there was a strange craze that swept college campuses across the country—seeing how many people could be stuffed into a telephone booth. Supposedly the craze started in South Africa with a record 25 students crammed into a booth. Some of the brightest minds in the United States tried to best that mark but were never able to. [More]

Self Storage Company in Canada Engaging in Impressive Solar Initiative

by Holly Robinson October 25, 2011 6:16 PM
Every person or entity that goes into business does it with one reason in mind—to make an incredibly large amount of money. Most are would like to give back to the community and/or environment as well (as long as it does not hurt the bottom line). What if you could actually do both? One self storage company thinks they have figured out a way to do just that. [More]

Interest in Self Storage Continues With New Book and ‘Crazy Tuesday’ Arriving Soon

by John Stevens April 29, 2011 7:38 AM
So far, 2011 has been a year where self storage has made its mark. It is dominating the real estate investment trusts (REITs) causing the business world to swoon, but it is also on the minds of everyday people. The popularity of reality TV shows like “Storage Wars” and “Auction Hunters” has cast a spotlight on the industry, satisfying our curiosity of what treasures and trash people choose to put in storage. And people are also simply turning to self storage because they are following the American way of acquiring more stuff or they are downsizing and need more storage space. [More]
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