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John Stevens

John Stevens from Extraspace.com reports on the thriving self storage industry in the Pacific Rim and around the world with information from sources such as AsiaOne Business magazine, Inside Self Storage and operator websites. John is an avid blogger and outdoor enthusiast.

One of the toughest things about opening a self storage facility is making sure that it actually turns a profit. To do that you need one thing—customers. That’s...

Many of the charitable activities that self storage facilities get involved in help children in some way, from Christmas gift drives to scholarship fundraisers...

The Georgia Self Storage Association announced that Ann Ballard will be its new president. She was elected to a one-year term. Currently, Ballard is the...

The Inside Self Storage (ISS) World Expo will be held at the Paris Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas April 6-9. Those registering early will receive a $275...

E-SoftSys announced the release of their newest version of Self Storage Manager, a comprehensive management software for single and multi-facility self...

All businesses are afraid of one thing—someone building a better mousetrap. As great as their idea may be, there is always a chance that someone else is going to figure out how to do it better. In the self storage industry, there is some concern that consumers may believe valet storage companies are indeed a better mousetrap. In today’s fast-paced world, everyone is...

Awards can mean a lot to a business — self storage and otherwise — but what can mean even more is the reason why they get them. PhoneSmart, a call...

Cannon Self Storage recently erected a full-color LED sign at their mini self storage facility in suburban Philadelphia. Their goal for putting up the...

In recent years, one of the most reliable investments in real estate has been the self storage industry. A variety of factors have led to the rise of the industry and are expected to continue to do so heading into 2015, but at a slower rate. We’ve all heard the saying about how good things come to those who wait, but if you are an investor who waited to get into the...

The holiday season may be over, but that doesn’t mean that the gift-giving has to stop. A self storage facility in Buchanon, Virginia, still wanted...