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Self Storage Company Want to Know if You Are Ready for Some Football

by John Stevens July 24, 2013 11:10 PM
It’s a happy time in the United States—the teams of the NFL have started to open up training camp. The Hall of Fame Game is right around the corner which means it will not be long before some familiar faces will be asking fans on Monday night if they are ready for some football. However, fans in Canada don’t have to wait and a self storage company wants to send them to a game. [More]

Self Storage is for More Than Storing Cars

by John Stevens July 23, 2013 12:35 AM
Typically when people think of the self storage industry they think of the many scenes in movies and television shows where all sorts of things are done/stored/etc. or they just think of storing stuff; things like furniture, clothes, recreational vehicles, and even cars. While it may make sense for people to store a car at a self storage facility that is not the only thing people do with cars there. [More]

Innovation Leads to Success in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens July 18, 2013 12:15 AM
It is entirely possible to have success in business if you offer up the same product as everyone else. Maybe there is a big enough demand for your product or you are able to beat all your competitors’ prices. Whatever the reason, while success is possible it requires a lot more work and a little bit of luck. Wouldn’t it be easier if you did have a product that was unlike everyone else’s? [More]

Self Storage Company Rewarded for Patience and Diligence

by John Stevens July 15, 2013 10:52 PM
Patience is a virtue. Some people have it; others do not. Luckily it is something that can be acquired over time since it is something that is really necessary in so many ways. It is what allows us to accept things that can’t be changed and gives us the piece of mind we need to do the work necessary to change some of those things. [More]

First Affiliate Owned Self Storage REIT Stands as Further Proof of the Industry’s Health

by John Stevens July 11, 2013 12:09 AM
It is fairly easy to find out how the self storage industry is doing. All it takes is a cursory search in Google for “self storage” and countless stories pop up about facilities getting sold for millions, investment trusts sinking hundreds of millions into buying multiple facilities, and articles touting the industry as a solid financial investment. [More]

A Little Reality (Television) is Good for the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens July 8, 2013 9:26 PM
It can be addictive. You can start watching it because there is nothing else on, and before you know it you are sucked into the daily lives of people that are just like you—they just so happen to be on television. That’s the allure of reality television for the studios and viewers, and it is something that the self storage industry has embraced. [More]

Self Storage Facilities Continue to be a Solid Investment

by John Stevens July 2, 2013 11:31 PM
A decade ago there would not be as many people as there are now that support the acquisition of self storage facilities as a smart investment. Fast forward to the present and that has all changed. Over the last few years the self storage industry has become one of the most reliable investments that there is! [More]

Milestones are Meant to be Celebrated in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens June 27, 2013 11:15 PM
When you succeed at something it feels good. Depending on the gravity of the task you may even feel moved to celebrate. It doesn’t have to be anything big of course. Maybe it is just making it through another year, birthdays, anniversaries, or making it a milestone of some kind. While this is entirely true for people it is also true for the self storage industry. [More]

Nothing Like Free Space in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens June 25, 2013 8:20 PM
There have been a lot of ‘great’ movies throughout time like The Great Gatsby (1974), The Great Escape (1963), and the Great Mouse Detective (1986) to name a few. Okay, maybe not the mouse movie, but when you call something great expectations are raised and people expect to get a certain something. was aware of that when it dubbed its latest contest ‘The Great Storage Giveaway.’ [More]

It Helps to Have a Hook in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens June 21, 2013 9:15 PM
If a hot dog vendor just sells plain hot dogs chances are he is not going to make very much money. People typically like to have relish, cheese, chili, catsup, mustard—something else to go with the basic product. There needs to be something that makes one vendors hot dog stand out from the rest; something different—a hook. The same can be said for the self storage industry. [More]
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