'Storage Wars' inspires business for space-starved urbanites


Posted at Jun 13 2018 10:26 PM

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MANILA - Two women entrepreneurs credit the US reality show "Storage Wars" for inspiring them to set up a storage for rent business in Metro Manila. 

The founders of Urban Access Storage said they were fans of the reality show and saw an opportunity in the surging number of condominium unit owners who did not have enough space for all their stuff. 

Danielle Ranile, the firm's co-founder said Urban Access handles everything from packing, transporting and even handling insurance for the items their clients want to store. 

"We want to give them the utmost convenience hence we want to do an end-to-end business with them," Ranile said in an interview with ANC's Market Edge. 

Besides condo residents, the firm also serves small businesses who need storage for their inventory said Beatriz Tanco, co-founder of the firm. 

"For small business owners, a lot of them want to have stocks right in the heart of the Metro so they can cater more or better to their clients," Tanco said. 

The two businesswomen say they currently have 4 people in the firm, but hope to expand to 20-30 staff soon and increase their capitalization from P4 million to up to P15 million.