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May 26, 2010

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James Appleton

Self Storage IS a great industry to be in... but only if you get in at the right time, and have the experience to ride out a storm like this one. We own and operate 3 facilities: (North Phoenix Storage Solutions) http://www.nphxstorage.com, (Elliot Kyrene Storage Solutions) http://www.elliotkyrenestorage.com, and (I-17/Thunderbird Storage Solutions) http://www.i17tbirdstorage.com. Self storage is a business specific to each individual submarket. You really need to know and understand the saturation levels of the prospect market and whether or not it can maintain a "new build." If you are in the market to buy, CAP rates are all over the place, and buyer and sellers couldn't be further from a consensus as to the property values. If you can get through all of that, it is a relatively secure and recession resistant industry.

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I loved this article, thanks for posting. It is also good from the point of view of keeping an eye on what would be good industries to invest in as they develop and grow.
If you are in the services market you could also check these industries out for what types of services they will be needing as they grow. Great information all round.

LaTonya Johnson@ The #1 Google Small Business Website

Wow! This was really interesting. I can see mobile app design, home healthcare, cupcakes, etc. But Ferry boats? This was an eye-opener. I also have a friend who retired from Corporate America today after joing Organo Gold, so the healty drinks industry didn't surprise me either.

Excellent post.

LaTonya @ http://latonyarecommends.com

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