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    zgni1 is offline Junior Member
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    Default Hi from Richmond VA

    Hi to all,

    My name is Nate and I one day hope to own and operate my own storage facility. I am a former military officer and all of those years of moving and storing stuff sparked my interest in the business. I have been browsing this site for the last 7 or so months and thought it might be time to introduce myself and tap the wealth of knowledge and experience this site offers. I have no experience in the industry (outside of the reading I have done) but have been trying to figure out a way to enter for the last couple of years. Thanks and I look forward to participating!

    Nate

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    Default Re: Hi from Richmond VA

    Welcome Nate! We always love to have the lurkers finally jump in and join us. If/when you find your dream facility, post your job opening here also. Some great people (owners & management staff) have met up here on the forum. Best wishes for your future and thanks for your service to the good old USA!!
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    Default Re: Hi from Richmond VA

    Hi Nate from just down I-64 at Lake Monticello, VA. If you have not yet gotten your hands on a copy of the ISS Factbook it would be a good investment. The publication covers the industry from A to Z. Here is a link:

    http://www.insideselfstorage.com/factbook.aspx

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    Default Re: Hi from Richmond VA

    Quote Originally Posted by zgni1 View Post
    Hi to all,

    My name is Nate and I one day hope to own and operate my own storage facility. I am a former military officer and all of those years of moving and storing stuff sparked my interest in the business. I have been browsing this site for the last 7 or so months and thought it might be time to introduce myself and tap the wealth of knowledge and experience this site offers. I have no experience in the industry (outside of the reading I have done) but have been trying to figure out a way to enter for the last couple of years. Thanks and I look forward to participating!

    Nate
    Hi Nate, welcome to the forum.

    How about those Virginia Commonwealth Rams?
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    zgni1 is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: Hi from Richmond VA

    Thanks everyone for the very warm welcome. Mr. Jim, I will definitely check out the Fact Book, it sounds like a good one stop resource and I certainly could use that. John, I can't believe the Rams! I am not VCU alumni but my wife is and we are watching very closely hoping they make it all the way. The city is absolutely charged up right now. Although now that I am rooting for them, it is almost guaranteed they will lose at some point....I seem to have that effect on sports teams! But hopefully not this time! Thanks again everyone!

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    Default Re: Hi from Richmond VA

    Hey Nate ~ welcome to the world of Self Storage! I have found great advice and business training from Scott Meyers. www.selfstorageinvesting.com

    He's fantastic!

    And... I do have to disagree with one thing... GO DAWGS! (sorry from Indianapolis #ButlerAllTheWay

 

 

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