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Austin is a cool place. It’s trendy. It is the mecca that draws new college grads and millennials. It sports foot trucks especially for dogs and it is home to techies and hippies. Part of that cool techie scene is SpareFoot, an online marketplace where customers can find and reserve storage units online. SpareFoot is as cool as the city is. On the fun side, SpareFoot...

Have you ever thought that you would love to go into business for yourself? Has the lack of space for your product and/or an office been holding you back? Did you know that the answer to your problem could be as close as your local self storage facility? For years the self storage industry has been a friend to small businesses around the country. In lieu of paying for...

Marketing and branding are top business concerns for owners of self storage facilities. They are always looking for new and innovative ways to market their business and ways to create a business brand and get it in the public’s awareness. LifeStorage in Chicago is using some marketing innovation by connecting with a local sports-talk radio station. LifeStorage will...

The United States Commerce Association (USCA) selected Vail Ranch Self Storage in Temecula, California, as the 2011 Best of Temecula Award in the self storage category. The Best of Business award honors exceptional local businesses across the United States. Based in New York City, the USCA yearly awards companies that have achieved marketing success and that provide exceptional...

LifeStorage, Chicago self storage provider, is the official storage facility for all donations collected by the Julian D. King Gift Foundation toy drive. The culminating event of the toy drive is sponsored by the WGN Morning News and will be held from 5 a.m. through 9 a.m. on December 20th at the station’s studio located 2501 W. Bradley Place. There will be a visit...

The self storage industry is primarily based in the United States. In 2009, 46,000 out of the 58,000 facilities around the world were located in the United States. Over recent years, the industry has seen substantial growth world-wide — especially in South Africa. The self storage industry there has grown to be fifth in the world. New facilities open up on a regular...

The purpose behind the self storage industry is pretty clear. It is intended to provide people with a place to store whatever they need after their home or office has run out of room. As the business has evolved through the years, just providing people with a basic storage room is not enough to be a successful business. Many self storage businesses have come to offer...

When the first car was made, just being able to get from point A to point B faster than a horse was considered sufficient. Now we have cars that can go from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds all while the kids sit in the back seat watching Sponge Bob on a DVD player.  Innovation takes hold of ever industry once it gets established. The auto industry is a prime example...

Inside Self Storage conducted the 2011 Best of Business choice-opinion poll with their readers. USstoragesearch.com was named the “Best Website” in 2011. Michael Kucera, President & Founder of USstoragesearch.com said, “USstoragesearch.com couldn’t be more excited to have our members and others within the storage community cast a vote for...

The trouble that many industries have in the U.S. is that it is only a matter of time—and usually not that much—before any successful enterprise gets copied. Before you know it, the market is saturated and the task of making a profit gets a whole lot tougher. The self storage industry has found that when the going gets tough, they can just head to another country. There...