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  • From the pockets of babes ...
    I've been blogging about the concept of giving, as we are thrust amid the season that simultaneously inspires joy and misery, energy and exhaustion. We feel more compelled during this month to "do for others," though I suspect for many the urge is as equally fueled by a ...More
    December 7, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Living the Giving Season
    Most people recognize this time of year as a "season of giving," but for businesses, it's also a time to reach out to the community and connect with customers. Without diminishing the value of philanthropic motives, you can view these weeks as a unique and wonderful ...More
    December 4, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Inside Self-Storage Extends Exhibit Hours for Vegas Expo
    Due to high demand from attendees and vendors, Inside Self-Storage has expanded the exhibit hours for its upcoming Las Vegas Expo, Feb. 20-23, at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. ...More
    December 4, 2006 Posted in News
  • Centershift Completes Successful SAS 70 Audit
    Centershift, a provider of web-based management software for the self-storage industry, successfully completed an SAS 70 audit, which examined the company and its STORE application. ...More
    December 1, 2006 Posted in News, Technology
  • Tried and True Training
    As the saturation of self-service storage services grows, managers find employment opportunities aplenty, enticing them to shift from one facility to the next. As they relocate, they bring to their new jobs previous training experience—for better or worse. Many ...More
    December 1, 2006 Kenneth Piken Posted in Articles
  • Five Simple Rules for Staff
    Self-storage has evolved from a low-visibility, back-road, industrial-park business to a high-profile, mainstream, upscale industry. The days of hiring a caretaker for your storage facility are long gone, my friends. Today’s storage managers need to be computer savvy, ...More
    December 1, 2006 Linnea Appleby Posted in Articles
  • Media Watchdog
    As the self-storage industry permeates our communities, it receives increasing attention from mainstream media outlets–and not always favorably. As industry professionals, we should be aware of how self-storage is presented to the public. Media Watchdog is devoted to ...More
    December 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Cold Steel, Soul and Artistry
    Imagine folk-rock singer John Denver sitting across the desk from his head professor at Texas Tech University in 1964. He’d been struggling with his studies but was gaga for the guitar. After words of encouragement from his academic mentor, Denver dropped out of school, and ...More
    December 1, 2006 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Resident Managers: A Thing of the Past?
    When I first entered the self-storage business more than 20 years ago, you couldn’t find a facility that didn’t retain the services of a resident-management couple. The two were usually retired, and their small salary was a supplemental to a retirement income. The wife ...More
    December 1, 2006 Ann Parham Posted in Articles
  • Online Education Sweeps Storage
    Have you ever seen pictures of an avalanche? As the snow and rock start to fall, they gain not only momentum and velocity, but also mass. The result is anyone and anything below is swept up in the crescendo. I’m convinced there is a quiet education avalanche sweeping the ...More
    December 1, 2006 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles