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7 reasons why you should own a self storage franchise

By Kevin Harless

Choosing a self-storage franchise over a non-self-storage franchise can offer several distinct advantages. Here are seven reasons why a self-storage franchise might be a better choice:

  1. Growing Demand:- Self Storage trends indicate a robust and growing market, making it a safer investment compared to other franchises.

  2. Recession-Resilient:: in times of economic downturns self-storage has a history of stable returns making it a more recession-resilient business model.

  3. Low Operational Costs: Self-Storage has minimal staffing requirements, low maintenance and utility expenses, making it much lower for operational costs.

  4. Scalability: Expanding and adding to a self-storage facility is less complex than many business models, even adding additional facilities is much simpler than fast food or service franchises.

  5. Passive Income Potential: A storage owner can operate and manage a self-storage facility with minimal time constraints. Leading to a more passive income setup.

  6. Versatile Customer Base: Self-Storage is a divers market that allows for all walks of life to take advantage of renting self storage units leading to larger customer bases.

  7. Franchise Support and Brand Recognition: With strong brand recognition, the benefits of support, operational assistance and marketing, owning a self-storage franchise is a great fit for the busy professional or the retiree looking for passive income.

These reasons collectively make a compelling case for considering a self-storage franchise over other types of franchise opportunities. If you want more information about owning your own self-storage franchise reach out to us at Storage Authority Franchise for more information.

Kevin Harless is Development Director with Storage Authority Franchise, he is a resident of Dallas, Texas where he has spent the last fifteen years of his career in self-storage construction, management, and acquisition. Contact Kevin at or on Linkedin at, or read more of Kevin’s articles and blogs at


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