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Self Storage Blog

    Elijah Manning

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    StoragePug Client Feature: Spaceman Self-Storage

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    Here at StoragePug, we are pretty excited about Portable Storage.

    A lot of what people know us for is developing responsive and clean websites - we see these location and company websites as a natural extension of a company’s brand, mission, and interests.

    Portable self storage, in similar regards, is very much a natural extension of what traditional facility-based self storage offers.

    StoragePug wanted to learn as much as possible about portable storage as a development in the industry - so I tasked myself with finding and digesting as much information as possible.

    Investing In, Renting Out, Marketing Portable Storage

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    Portable storage, in regards to the self storage industry, is a concept and business model that is seemingly an evolution of the more familiar fixed facilities and storage units.

    The surging trends of transient living, urban sprawl, remote job positions, and nostalgia chasing among people are the reasons for needing a self storage solution that can keep up.

    StoragePug believes that portable storage is the product offering that can deliver that convenience, mobility, and far-reaching rental quality for these individuals. The following content, in a lengthy way, describes how portable storage can be the next business venture to keep most self storage owners, operators, managers, and investors busy.

    The Young and the Restless: the Typical Portable Storage Renter

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    A seasoned self storage business is likely to be well aware of the concept that storage units often help customers in moments of transition.

    The most frequent change is moving from residence to residence, city to city, or even on as grand a scale as state to state.

    Self storage can better serve customers by tailoring marketing efforts and available options as a moving company would.

    StoragePug is Competing at the 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival

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    StoragePug is participating at the LaunchTN Pitch Competition in Nashville, TN, on August 29th. Part of the grand total prize earnings is a $10,000 Crowd Favorite Prize.


    Please Vote Here --->>> to select StoragePug to win the Crowd Favorite Award


    Winning the Crowd Favorite Prize ensures a lot of kibble for a lot of Pugs

    3 Tips to Market your Portable Storage Containers

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    So you’ve decided to stretch out in new directions, to take a risk. Adding portable storage containers to your existing business— or beginning a portable storage business from the ground up— has the potential to be an advantageous business move. However, there’s a kicker: even the best new plans are of no use if nobody knows about them.

    Without a viable marketing plan, your portable storage containers aren’t going anywhere.

    2019 Self Storage Association's Annual Fall Conference & Trade Show!

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    The 2019 SSA's Fall Conference & Trade Show is September 3rd through the 6th, with times throughout most hours of each day. 

    StoragePug is bringing our traveling band of product and client specialists: LT, Zac, Billy, and Tommy Pug, to this year's Fall Self Storage Association Conference and Trade Show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

    The Big 3 Uses for Portable Self Storage

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    There are various times and moments in our lives where we could use more space.

    Occasionally, we need that space very briefly to organize our lives or help with a quick move because our apartment lease is over. Other times, we can make use of extra space for an extended period because of outside circumstances in life.

    Fauxcility - Managing Your Portable Storage Business

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    For self storage, the key to most decisions is almost always your physical facility. Everything can be built around that, and your location can make or break your business.

    Not so for portable storage operations.

    Your location hardly matters, and, in fact, you don’t necessarily even need a specific location. Instead, the key is a virtual base of operations located anywhere in the online cloud where potential clients can find your essential information.

    Portable Storage: The Versatile and Scalable Hobby Business You Didn't Know Was Possible

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    If you want to start a versatile, scalable hobby business, you could hardly do better than to take on self storage. Set up an instantly thriving enterprise with portable storage.

    Okay, maybe not instant. Nothing good in life is going to happen without a little effort.

    In this fast-paced, cut-throat world, portable storage is one niche where there’s plenty of room for growth.

    How Many Portable Storage Containers Do I Need As A Starting Investment?

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    Portable storage is an excellent investment; the industry is growing fast, getting started is more straightforward than other business models, and it doesn’t require a substantial amount of money initially.

    One of the first looming questions when starting in the portable storage business is “How many?” Thoughtfully deciding on how many units initially needed can make or break your success.

    The best recommendations will prioritize a few factors that better align your business practices and your inventory.