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Kids Are Not the Only Ones That Like a Good Story—the Self Storage Industry Does!

by John Stevens June 13, 2014 11:49 PM
Reading is something that is essential to getting by in today’s world. Yes, you could guess a few things by the shape of the sign (i.e. a stop sign), but for the most part you are in trouble if you can’t read. Besides—it can be fun as well. Parents read to their kids all the time not only for developmental purposes, but because kids like listening to the story. [More]

Self Storage Just Wants to Make Life Easier For Everybody

by John Stevens June 11, 2014 11:46 PM
How many times have you wished you had a third hand so that it would be a lot easier to do something? Or another half hour to complete a task or an extra drawer to store things or ear plugs because of a really loud neighbor? Every day we look around and see a thousand things that would make life easier—which is exactly what the self storage industry is intended to do. [More]

No Need to Put Your Eggs in One Self Storage Unit if You Don’t Have To

by John Stevens June 6, 2014 11:00 PM
Have you ever seen a hot dog vendor that served only hot dogs? Probably not, since all it would take to put him out of business is to open another and sell hot dogs—and sodas, chips, etc. While it is smart to focus on a product it helps to do more than just offer the one thing. One trick ponies are great, but people eventually grow weary of the single trick. [More]

Self Storage Company is All for Having a Good Time

by John Stevens June 4, 2014 11:59 PM
Way back in the 80s the rock band Poison made it cool to want nothing but a good time (as if it wasn’t always that way, right?). The band certainly lived up to the ideal during its run as one of the most popular bands of the day. In business—self storage and otherwise—it would be nice to just have a good time, but then you wouldn’t get much work done. [More]

Self Storage Company Makes Significant Investment in Solar Panels

by John Stevens May 30, 2014 11:08 PM
Going green is a buzz phrase that we here all too often these days. We expect to hear all about the idea from politicians and activist, but more and more it seems to be batted about in the business world—especially in the self storage industry. [More]

Where One Dream Ends a Self Storage One Begins

by John Stevens May 22, 2014 11:43 PM
Boyz II Men were absolutely right when they sang about how hard it is to say goodbye to yesterday. When you are with someone or something for so long walking away from it—for any reason—is hard. However, at the same time it can give one a rare opportunity; something that many people would love to have—a chance to begin anew. [More]

Self Storage Company’s Shoe Drive is Multi-Purpose

by John Stevens May 21, 2014 11:26 PM
People are often required to do more than one thing—or multi-task. Sometimes it is because need and time restrictions demand it. Other times it is because they are bored and need the added distraction. When it came to the shoe drive that a Missouri self storage company just completed it was neither. [More]

Why Build Your Own Self Storage Industry When You Can Invest in the United States Instead?

by John Stevens May 13, 2014 11:58 PM
There are close to 60,000 self storage facilities in the world. Most of them (around 50,000) are in the United States leaving roughly 10,000 spread out over the rest of the world leaving room for growth just about everywhere. However, rather than build up the industry in their home country one company is looking to buy in to the industry in the United States. [More]

Self Storage Industry in the UK Continues to Grow and Thrive According to New Report

by John Stevens May 6, 2014 11:58 PM
The United States is pretty much the epicenter of the global self storage industry with the vast majority of existing self storage facilities inside the country. While it will be a long time before another country will be able to boast a comparable segment of the industry there are several countries where the industry is growing and thriving. [More]

From Budding Roses to Self Storage? Absolutely!

by John Stevens April 30, 2014 11:33 PM
For any business to succeed—self storage and otherwise—being it helps to be responsible with finances. Yes, sometime you need to spend, but for the most part if you can save money by doing something than you should do it. One of the most common ways self storage companies save few dollars is by converting existing structures to self storage rather than buy new. [More]

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