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  • Choosing Software to Meet Self-Storage Business Needs
    Self-storage software is continually evolving. And because ours is a unique market, it must be specific to the operation of the business. Whether you are new to the industry, shopping for your first program, or seeking to modernize an existing operation, the dynamics of the ...More
    May 5, 2008 David Essman and John Fogg Posted in Articles
  • The Advantages of Web-Based Software for Self-Storage
    New technology has made several new, money-making features available. Good Web-based systems are complete re-writes rather than add-ons or enhancements of older, PC-based programs. New programming languages and databases give you more speed, faster operation and printing, ...More
    May 4, 2008 Markus Hecker Posted in Articles
  • Predictions for Storage Technology: Have the Forecasts Come True? And What’s Next?
    I thought it would be interesting to take a trip back in time to look at and review articles from the past written about the use and future of technology in the self-storage industry. Fortunately, the Inside Self-Storage website (through the use of today’s technology) ...More
    May 3, 2008 Terry Bagley Posted in Articles, Technology
  • It Pays to Be Nice ... Sometimes
    When I was growing up, my parents taught me to be kind, courteous and respectful of others, at most times, whenever it could be achieved without compromising your integrity or self-respect. And generally speaking, this is how I interact with the world at large. I still ...More
    May 2, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • BETCO Bestows Donnie Tart Sales Award for 2007
    David Montané has received the Donnie Tart Sales Award of Excellence for 2007, bestowed by BETCO Inc. ...More
    May 2, 2008 Posted in News, Construction
  • Deans & Homer Makes Changes to Self-Storage Insurance Offerings
    Deans & Homer, a provider of self-storage insurance products and services since 1974, is changing its offerings to keep pace with the evolution of the industry. ...More
    May 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Software Soundoff: What Self-Storage Operators REALLY Want
    Choosing the right management software for your self-storage operation is critical to setting up the success of the business. The diverse nature of players in the industry has underscored the need for software developers to engage clients in meaningful discussions to better ...More
    May 1, 2008 Michael Persiano and Sachin Bhakta Posted in Articles
  • InStorage REIT of Canada Hires Kan as Senior VP
    Toronto, Canada-based InStorage Real Estate Investment Trust (InStorage REIT) has appointed Judy Kan as senior vice president of investments. ...More
    April 30, 2008 Posted in News
  • Development Basics for First-Time Self-Storage Builders in Canada
    Although there are numerous ways one can take on a first-time self-storage project, the scope of this article is to guide you through the maze of development challenges. The Perfect Site The first step to building your facility is to find several potential locations you ...More
    April 30, 2008 David Hornblow Posted in Articles
  • My Home Is My Castle … or Is It?
    A few years ago, I moved from the land of the Renter to the land of Property Owner. I thought all I had to do to hang on to my small place was pay the mortgage and property taxes. But ownership is no longer ensured by merely staying current on payments. For some, the ...More
    April 30, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs