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Sometimes You Have to Give in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens February 7, 2014 10:35 PM
There are many reasons why people rent self storage units. Maybe they don’t want to get rid of some cherished mementos just yet. Maybe they have gotten married recently and find they now have two of a lot of things. Maybe they just need space or maybe they just need the time and ability to take a step back from life and figure out where there next move is first. [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 Company Makes Room for the Community

by John Stevens January 31, 2014 11:29 PM
There are a lot of things that people would like to do. Most people probably want to lose weight. It’s not uncommon for folks to wish they had more time to spend with family, go back to school, or volunteer. We want to do all these things, but sometimes it is just too hard to find the room in our busy schedules to do it all. [More]

Conversions and Expansions Part of Doing Business in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens January 24, 2014 11:54 PM
There are many decisions that have to be made when it comes to owning and operating a business—self storage or otherwise. Some will be materials related. Others will be in regards to operations, personnel—the list could go on and one. When it comes down to it they all have one thing in common. Their purpose is to help the owner(s) make money. [More]

Self Storage Industry Wants to Help You Protect Yourself

by John Stevens January 21, 2014 11:40 PM
Deciding to entrust your stuff to another can be a hard thing to do. You hold on to things because you want them and you paid good money for them. However, when you start to run out of space you have to do something. You either have to start giving away/selling things or find more space at a self storage facility. [More]

Overseas Expansion Might Be Where It’s At In The Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens January 15, 2014 11:28 PM
Everyone wants to come up with the next big product. If they do they can practically guarantee themselves a financial windfall as the world buys only their product while others figure out how to copy it. The problem is that in this day and age it is becoming harder and harder to come up with the next big thing. So what’s an investor to do? [More]

Self Storage May Not Be Sexy But it Makes Money

by John Stevens January 9, 2014 11:37 PM
Everyone wishes they could come up with a doo-hickey or a thing-a-ma-bob or a watch-a-ma-call-it. You know what I mean; the kind of thing that is simple but used everywhere and often. It is the kind of thing that everyone never knew they had to have it until you came up with it, i.e. the stir stick, plastic swords for cocktails, the plastic part on the end of shoe laces. [More]

Self Storage Industry Continues to Expand Overseas and Online

by John Stevens January 7, 2014 6:30 PM
People like space. They like their personal space, living space, parking space—if it involves giving them more room some way some how they like it. It’s no wonder. When it comes down to it we want to be able to enjoy what we have, feel its safe wherever we have it, and be able to stretch out when we want to—all perfect reasons to rent a self storage unit! [More]

Attending Self Storage Auctions is About to Get a Lot Easier

by John Stevens January 2, 2014 11:24 PM
It’s the American Dream to hit the lottery; to find the needle in the haystack. We want to find our thingy; our doo-hickey; our watch-a-ma-call-it that is going to make us money as we sit back and do nothing—or next to nothing. In recent years many have taken to self storage auctions to try and find it. [More]

Need Help Keeping a New Years Resolution? Your Self Storage Facility Can Help!

by John Stevens December 27, 2013 11:34 PM
As the end of 2013 comes near people are going to start reflecting. What did they do right in the last year? What did they do wrong? What can they do better? Those reflections often culminate in resolutions to do better in the coming year. Little do people know, but their local self storage facility can help people make some of the toughest a reality. [More]
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