Contributing Editors



Maybe it’s Time to Get in to the Self Storage Industry…

by Holly Robinson May 14, 2014 11:48 PM
Knowing when to invest has to be the hardest part of doing so next to actually raising the capital. Enter a market too early and you risk losing everything if it never develops or having to wait a long time to turn a profit. Enter too late and you risk having to overpay for something and not seeing much of a return for a large investment. [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]

Storage Wars TV Show Inspired Creation of Thrift Shop

by Tony Gonzalez May 13, 2014 7:54 PM
Everybody knows about the Storage Wars TV show. That show has increased the general public’s awareness of auctions held at self storage facilities. This awareness brings more people to those auctions, which is good for the self storage facility. There are lots more people willing to bid and buy the contents of a unit during an auction allowing self storage owners to recoup some of the unpaid rent. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Put Information at Your Fingertips

by Winnie Hsiu May 12, 2014 11:29 PM
Do you need to keep your kids occupied in the waiting room at the doctor’s office? How about organizing your pictures? Or managing your DVR recordings? Paying bills? Keeping up with the latest and greatest news from your community and around the world? Well—there’s an app for that. [More]

The Story of a Successful Startup Self Storage Business

by Holly Robinson May 12, 2014 8:28 PM
To understand today’s article, you need to understand a little bit of the fundamentals about value investing. One teeny aspect of it is that successful investors don’t follow the herd. They don’t buy the most popular stocks of the day –because they are generally over priced. They are willing to invest in companies that aren’t big names. [More]

Don’t Be Surprised if More Big Dogs Start to Feast on the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick May 9, 2014 11:39 PM
Have you ever heard the saying (or seen the t-shirt) that if you can’t run with the big dogs you should stay on the porch? Currently the ‘big dogs’ in the self storage industry are so outnumbered that they can’t really tell the pack what to do, but it appears like there very well could be more and bigger dogs on the way! [More]

Self Storage Profit Formula Named Top Self Storage Marketing Company

by Tony Gonzalez May 8, 2014 11:41 PM
A business—self storage and otherwise--can’t succeed if no one knows it exists. It would be kind of hard for a store to rent or sell whatever its product is, and it would be hard for a self storage facility to find occupants for its units. To do so stores, self storage facilities, and other companies have to do one thing—engage in a little marketing. [More]

Time Management Tips for Self Storage Owners and Managers

by Tony Gonzalez May 8, 2014 10:11 PM
Do you have too much time and not enough things to do to fill it up? That scenario is almost absurd. Rarely do people feel like they have too much time on their hands. In fact, the exact opposite is true for most people most of the time. [More]

Self Storage Company Hopes Everything Really is Bigger in Texas

by Winnie Hsiu May 7, 2014 11:43 PM
People in the state of Texas are proud of their state. You can tell just in how they talk about it and how they react when you go against the popular slogan—Don’t Mess With Texas—and do just that. Another popular slogan is one that executives for one self storage company are hoping rings true: Everything’s bigger in Texas. [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]
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