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For some the lack of funds has been the only thing in the way of pursuing a dream, but thanks to crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter.com it is possible to raise that money now. The concept has been pretty successful too with all sorts of things getting funded. So how about acquiring a self storage facility via crowdfunding? That is exactly what Realty Mogul aims to do and recently did when it helped Store Smart Self-Storage acquire a facility in Melbourne, Florida. A group of investors through Realty Mogul combined to provide more than...

Storrage, a self storage company in Seattle, is “marrying” the self storage industry with technology — particularly mobile platforms. Many of their current and prospective customers use mobile technology daily. Take Monica, for instance. Monica holds up her smart phone. “This is my ‘laptop.’ I take it everywhere I go and use it for everything — phone calls, surfing the web, buying things, texting, checking social media. It’s my lifeline to the world.” With this in mind, Storrage recently launched their Daylight...

As kids we are often told to shoot for the stars. The idea is to teach us not to be afraid to try something. You never know how good you can be till you try after all. A self storage company in the United Kingdom appears to be using the same kind of philosophy. Store First is a relatively new player in the UK self storage market having begun operations this year. According to their projections they plan on becoming a major player in the industry within the next few years. The company recently opened its 11th and 12th facilities and has...

October has been designated Wine Month in many states across the country. In Texas, residents have celebrated this occasion for 15 years. Proguard Self Storage, located in Houston’s Museum District, will celebrate by offering customers three months of free wine storage when they pre-pay for three months. This special runs through the end of the October. Many people do not realize that Texas has a booming wine industry. In fact, the Lone Star State was home to the first vineyard in North America. A Franciscan priest brought grapevine...

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    Ask anyone from Texas, and they will be happy to tell you that everything is bigger in Texas — and not just the hair, food portions, and glasses of ice tea! Some self storage companies are banking on that being true when it comes to demand for storage units as well. With over 26 million people living in the Texas, it’s easy to see why. Morningstar Properties sees good times ahead for the self storage industry in Texas. Recently the company completed the acquisition of five self storage properties from Blue Llama Storage. Four they...

    Budget Self Storage will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies today to celebrate the opening of its newest storage facility in Brandon, Florida. The facility is located at 607 E. Bloomingdale Avenue. The festivities will go from 4-7 p.m. There will be an interactive map and guided tour to learn about Budget’s services. Local businesses will be on hand to help Budget Self Storage celebrate. Essentials Massage and Facials will give attendees a chair massage. Sweetie’s Delights will offer refreshments. Music on the Move...

    Working with Trinity Solar, a major retailer and installer of solar power systems in the northeastern United States, Safeguard Self Storage installed a solar power system at their facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The solar system is now generating enough power to provide 80 percent of the facility’s electricity needs. Safeguard Self Storage strives to be a green business. They feel that the solar system will help them become environmentally responsible. It will also help increase their net operating income by saving them money on their...

    Many self storage companies take the idea of giving back to their community seriously. My Neighborhood Storage Center in Florida certainly does. The Central Florida self storage company has decided to help kids with cancer and other life threatening illnesses along with their families get some much needed support by partnering with BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation. BASE stands for Believe, Achieve, Support, and Educate. Through the many programs that the organization runs it tries to help kids and their families deal with and...

    The Better Business Bureau of St. Louis awarded StorageMart the 2014 Business of the Year TORCH Award during a luncheon ceremony held at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. StorageMart received a personalized crystal trophy and will be given the TORCH Award logo to use in their advertising and marketing efforts as well as on their website. “We couldn’t be more proud,” StorageMart CEO Mike Burnam said. “We’ve always made total customer satisfaction our guarantee. Being recognized by the Better Business Bureau for our customer service...

    Knowing when to expand can be a tricky thing for a self storage company. That’s why operators tend to be careful about expanding and only do so in a limited amount in order to minimize expenses and risk. One self storage company in New York has decided to throw caution to the wind. Makespace has decided to go from being a local New York valet self storage service to expanding nationwide. While the company does have a healthy amount of backing, $10.1 million is not nearly enough for a traditional self storage company to expand out of...