Contributing Editors

Man Has Dogs But Self Storage Facilities Have Vertical Consultants

by John Stevens March 26, 2014 11:53 PM
Dogs are the unquestioned best friend off mankind. There is just something about those furry creatures; there love, devotion, and unwavering loyalty perhaps. Whatever the reason man is lucky to have dogs and vice versa. Businesses—self storage and otherwise—havee to look elsewhere. [More]

Vertical Consultants Continues to Do Wonders for Self Storage Facilities

by John Stevens February 4, 2014 11:19 PM
Anyone and everyone in the self storage industry is in the business for one primary reason—to make money. Yes, for many the concept of being able to help people by providing them with some much needed space might rank pretty high, but for most it’s about revenue. After all, isn’t that what business is all about? [More]

Self Storage Companies Continue to Get Leg Up Thanks to Vertical Consultants

by John Stevens August 27, 2013 10:13 PM
Folks go into business to make money; not just a little or some, but as much as humanly possible without breaking the law. Not everything works, but many things do. What can be frustrating to businesses—self storage and otherwise—is when they find out they could have been making more all along. [More]

There is Money to Be Had in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens February 7, 2013 9:41 PM
Why does everything have to cost money? Do you want to go to the movies? Be ready to spend $40-50 dollars if you get popcorn and something to drink—and that’s at a matinee! A tank of gas can run upwards of $75 for larger vehicles. Even the cheap steak at the grocery store is a little on the expensive side now. [More]

Vertical Consultants Add "Question of the Week" to their Website

by Winnie Hsiu October 22, 2012 1:30 PM
In a report in June of 2012, mobiThinking stated that there were 331.6 million cell phone subscribers in the United States. Ten years ago it was only 134.6 million subscribers. This rising demand for bandwidth for all of these subscribers increases the need for the construction of more cell towers. Many of the tower companies seek out self storage businesses and build their towers on the rooftops of the storage buildings or on the ground. [More]

Better Understanding Can Lead to Higher Profits for Self Storage Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick June 6, 2012 5:29 PM
Back in the 1980s the popular cartoon G.I. Joe would always end with a lesson for kids to take away after enjoying the show. The basic point of each and every lesson was that ‘knowing was half the battle.’ Little did kids know when they were watching the show that the lesson at the end would be one that would prove true when they became adults in the business world. [More]

Another Self Storage Company More Profitable Than Thought

by Winnie Hsiu April 5, 2012 5:57 PM
Everyone gets into business, self storage or otherwise, for the sole purpose of doing one thing—making money. They don’t just want to make a little; they want to make a lot. With the economy in the current state that it’s in, turning a profit has become more challenging. That is where a company called Vertical Consultants has come in handy for a number of self storage properties around the country. [More]

Some Self Storage Companies are Making Money and They Didn’t Know It

by Tony Gonzalez February 14, 2012 8:25 PM
When it comes to the self storage industry—or any other enterprise for that matter—the main focus of the business is to make money. Every business will have make the bulk of it through their primary function, i.e. the self storage industry providing space for self storage, but every company is always looking to make a little more when they can. [More]

SecureCare Self Storage Inc. Recovers Unpaid Cell-Tower Rent

by Kim Kilpatrick February 2, 2012 10:55 AM
When is a self storage business a provider for cell phones? When the business allows a cell phone company to erect a tower on its property. And this arrangement could be more lucrative than what was originally understood. At least it was for the SecureCare Self Storage Inc. in Wilmington, North Carolina. [More]