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A common practice for many self storage companies is to get involved with local charities and events. Zippy Shell, a portable self storage company will be sponsoring the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Marathon in Birmingham, Alabama, for the third consecutive year. So when folks are running along the race course and feel the need for hydration, they can stop in at one of the...

A new self storage business, Bermuda EZ Self Storage, is slated to open February 1. The facility is located on the outskirts of Paget, which is immediately south of Hamilton Harbor on the main island of Bermuda. Phillipa Baisden will be the manager. Baisden indicated that the owners were originally going to build a warehouse to store equipment for the construction...

The self storage industry is still considered a solid investment and one that many are actively pursuing.  If you have the finances and the inclination, it appears that the New York City area is a great place to be. “There is a lot of development and a lot of merger-and-acquisition activity,” said Mathew Powers, the president and executive director of the New...

When you think of a gathering of startup employees, visions of seminars, presentations, and discussion forums come to mind.  People schmooze. They network. However, the Austin Startup Games are not like that at all.  It’s all about things like ping-pong, darts, foosball, and shuffleboard. Startup Games is a non-profit organization based in Austin, Texas. Their...

Many people go to self storage lien auctions in a quest to find the deal of the century, a hidden treasure, or a needle in the haystack. Even though the economy is improving, the frequency and popularity of the auctions has not yet waned. Lien auctions are a regrettable part of the self storage industry because they mean that someone was unable to keep up with 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 discount on the premium package, $150 on the education package, and $50 on the expo-only package. The early bird registration closes on February 2 at 11:59 p.m. A pre-conference workshop, “Am I Breaking the...

As the self storage industry expands and grows around the United States and beyond, it only makes sense that some of the complementary businesses are growing as well. Centerforce Technology Group, the company that distributes Sitelink, a leading self storage management software, has opened an office in Australia in order to better serve the Asian-Pacific region. “SiteLink’s growth in the area has underpinned our company success, with many self-storage sites and operators transitioning to SiteLink to improve their business, including...

Reality TV shows like “Storage Wars” and “Storage Hunters” have made self storage auctions popular. People flock to these auctions in droves hoping to find a treasure. While people may think auctions are popular all over the United States, SpareFoot recently released a list that showed auctions were more popular in some parts of the United States than in others. To...

Lenders are becoming increasingly lenient when it comes to approving loans for constructing new self storage facilities, but the market for existing structures and facilities still exists. Companies are just being more selective now. But when they find one they like, there’s often no holding them back. When Extra Space discovered an old movie studio in New York,...

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    Today, there are three snippets of news that we would like to share with you. The first one is about Re-cycle: Bikes to Africa, which is a charity project that collects bicycles to be sent to Africa. In Britain, millions of bikes are thrown away or sit unused in sheds. In Africa, many people do not have access to transportation of any kind. To meet that need, the...