Contributing Editors



It’s All About Traffic in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens April 25, 2014 6:54 PM
Traffic can be both good and bad—it all depends on the type. If you are trying to get home from work than the traffic on the freeway is definitely bad. If you run a website than traffic is definitely a good thing. Businesses inside of a shopping mall are fond of foot traffic. [More]

Self Storage Well On Its Way to Becoming the Next Big Thing

by John Stevens April 23, 2014 11:09 PM
Everyone wants to find greatness; not just find it. No, you have to want to be among the first if not the first. That means you are going to have to do your homework and figure out what or who is preparing to explode on to the metaphorical scene—and achieve greatness. [More]

Security is Essential in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens April 21, 2014 11:59 PM
Fire, crime, natural disasters—more often than not when you hear about a self storage facility in the news one of those three are involved. That’s just the way it is. Disasters and dastardly deeds make for interesting news. It’s nothing against the industry, but it is a reminder of how important security is to the industry. [More]

You Don’t Need Millions to Invest in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens April 16, 2014 11:09 PM
When people think of investing in a business they know it is going to cost them a pretty penny. For just about any business—self storage and otherwise—it takes some serious capital to get the endeavor off the ground; hundreds of thousands if not millions. Not everyone can get that kind of money together. [More]

Self Storage Industry is a College Student's Best Friend

by John Stevens April 11, 2014 11:02 PM
Everyone needs someone they can feel like they should be able to count on. Batman had Robin; Tom had Jerry; Superman had Louis Lane—the list could go on and on. In the real world it helps to be able to count on someone as well; much like college students are able to count on the self storage industry. [More]

UK Self Storage Company Proves it Pays to Work Smarter

by John Stevens April 2, 2014 11:19 PM
If it was easy to succeed in business—self storage or otherwise--than everyone would do it. Everyone would be living the American dream and starting a business of their own. It doesn’t work that way of course. No, success isn’t as easy as just starting something. You have to put in hard work to make it a success. [More]

Study Shows Four Key Factors for Self Storage Facilities to Increase Sales

by John Stevens March 31, 2014 11:50 PM
People love reliability. It isn’t always sexy and it doesn’t mean you are going to be a superstar, but if you take the reliable road the chances are whatever you are trying to do will work. Of course, the trick is figuring out what that reliable road is. A recent study thinks it has succeeded in figuring out what that is for the self storage industry. [More]

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]

Self Storage Company Wants to Help Wounded Warriors Go Fishing

by John Stevens March 21, 2014 11:57 PM
If there is one population that deserves all the respect in the world it is the men and women of the Armed Forces. For a ridiculously low wage they put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and to try and give others the chance to experience those very same freedoms. The least we can do it make sure that when they come home they are show the appropriate level of appreciation; something the self storage industry has excelled at for years. [More]

Could Underground Self Storage be the Wave of the Future?

by John Stevens March 18, 2014 11:50 PM
Part of the reason the self storage industry is such a success is that there is a never ending need for more space. Until the day that it is cheaper and easier to move in to a larger house (never) people will always have a need for self storage. However, while the industry has worked hard to overcome the negative stereotype (that they are a blight on the image of a community) one can’t help but wonder if we could do better. [More]
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