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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]

College Students Own and Run a Storage and Moving Company

by Kim Kilpatrick April 5, 2013 1:27 PM
On any university campus around the world, there are two things that you can always count on. Students always need jobs and students are always moving in and moving out in the spring and the fall.

Carlisle Norwood, a Dalhousie University student in Halifax Nova Scotia, recognized those two constant facts, which got his entrepreneurial spirit thinking. He saw a need on his campus so he started a business co-op project that provided storage and moving for students at his university. [More]

OrangeBox in Florida Provides Summer Storage for College Students

by Tony Gonzalez July 4, 2012 10:55 AM
Happy 4th of July! I hope your holiday activities are joyous and safe as you celebrate the founding of the United States of America.

One of the privileges of living in the United States is that if a person gets an idea for a business, that person can create it, own it, and manage it – all to his or her personal wishes. That’s the basis for capitalism: private ownership of companies, goods, and/or services. [More]

Innovative Storage Company Provides Service to College Students

by Kim Kilpatrick April 27, 2012 7:05 PM
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” That saying means that when people experience difficult situations they are inspired with clever or resourceful solutions. That’s the story of three college students in Pennsylvania – Joseph Leary, Peter Handy, and Daniel Abrahamsen. [More]

College Students - A Good Self Storage Market to Tap Into

by Holly Robinson April 23, 2012 7:44 PM
How many colleges do you think there are in the metropolitan Chicago area? Two? Ten? Maybe twenty or twenty five? Would you believe that there are over 80 community and junior colleges, universities, and graduate schools? That means there are a lot of students living in the area.

The end of the school year school year is drawing to a close and that means that many of these college students will be heading home, to internships, or places for summer work – and many of those students need a place to store their belongings for the summer. [More]

A Possible Niche Self Storage Market Waiting to be Created?

by John Stevens October 20, 2011 7:10 PM
In a world where a good business idea is copied time and time again, it can be pivotal to the success of a business to find a way to stand out above the rest. Many self storage facilities have done just that by providing businesses with record storage. A number have also taken to specializing in wine storage as well. [More]

Best Website Named by Inside Self Storage Readers

by Kim Kilpatrick September 29, 2011 9:41 AM
Inside Self Storage conducted the 2011 Best of Business choice-opinion poll with their readers. USstoragesearch.com was named the "Best Website" in 2011. [More]

Self Storage Expanding in the UK and in Russia

by Kim Kilpatrick September 6, 2011 9:53 AM
The self storage industry has been a fast growing business in the United States over the last 35 years. It is slowly growing in other countries around the world. Recently, it has expanded in the UK and in Russia. [More]

College, Business Storage Abound at Brunswick Pike

by Tony Gonzalez July 21, 2011 9:18 PM
Located in Trenton, New Jersey, the Brunswick Pike Extra Space Storage Facility is a bustling hub of commercial activity. [More]
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