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  • Self-Storage Money Matters: Financing, Credit and Property Value
    It’s time to sit up and take notice. The times have changed, and nobody seems to be setting up shop on Easy Street anymore.It is abundantly clear that the so-called sub-prime mortgage debacle may be just the tip of the iceberg of problems in modern finance markets. ...More
    May 7, 2008 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Finance
  • At the Movies
    Rainy Sundays can be great. This past weekend I had the rare opportunity of sitting still for an entire movie, Catch and Release, on HBO. It was entertaining enough, but one scene in particular caught my attention. In it, a somber Jennifer Garner visits her ...More
    May 6, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Military Members Honored for Memorial Day by and Self-Storage Facilities
    In honor of Memorial Day, and more than 3,000 of its member self-storage facilities will offer a free month of storage and a 5 percent discount on packing supplies to veterans, service members and their families. ...More
    May 5, 2008 Posted in News
  • Technically Open 24/7
    I subscribe to quite a few magazines: Entertainment Weekly, Redbook and many more. Because of this, I also get a lot of offers in the mail for other magazines. Most of the time, I toss them. But one caught my eye recently. It was for O, the Oprah Magazine.While I ...More
    May 5, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Big Yellow Chairman, Others to Invest £1 Billion in Commercial Real Estate
    Start-up property fund manager Internos Real Investors is planning to invest up to £1 billion in commercial property once the market bottoms out. ...More
    May 5, 2008 Posted in News
  • 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