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  • On the Road
    Last week, I took respite from the desk and computer and traveled to Springfield, Mass., for the Greater Northeastern Tradeshow hosted by the Massachusetts Self Storage Association. It was a short drive and a short stay, but I left with the same feeling I leave with after ...More
    May 13, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Self-Storage Insurance: Changing With the Times
    I have a love/hate relationship with technology. I love it when it works, saves me time and money. I hate it when it breaks down, wastes my time and costs me money. Sometimes the same piece of equipment or software program that was the apple of my eye one week will become ...More
    May 13, 2008 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Extra Space Storage Launches Public Offering of Common Stock
    Extra Space Storage Inc. is beginning an underwritten public offering of 13,000,000 shares of its common stock, with all shares being offered by the company. Extra Space intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for debt repayment and general business purposes, ...More
    May 12, 2008 Posted in News, Finance, Real Estate
  • Tenant Insurance for Canadian Self-Storage
    Times are changing for the self-storage business in Canada as it becomes more sophisticated and consumer-savvy. Thirty years ago, making an insurance product available to your tenants was probably not on your radar but it may be likely today. Self-storage tenants expect a ...More
    May 12, 2008 Toby Struewing Posted in Articles
  • Do-It-Yourself Marketing
    There may be no free lunch, but there are some freebies in life—if you’re willing to do a little work to get them. Case in point: a new book, Street-Smart Advertising: How to Win the Battle of the Buzz by Margo Berman, shows you how to use today’s online ...More
    May 12, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Web-Based Management Software in Self-Storage
    When self-storage facilities switched from DOS to Windows, they instantly enjoyed better functionality and integration with hardware such as gate systems, scanners, printers or cameras. Some systems even provide ties to other platforms, such as Peachtree Accounting and ...More
    May 11, 2008 Markus Hecker Posted in Articles
  • Training Employees for Self-Storage Software Use
    Management software is intended to streamline your business operations and improve customer service. If you can’t make your software do what you want it to do—and what it was made to do—your employees won’t be able to effectively or efficiently ...More
    May 9, 2008 Karen Goodfriend Posted in Articles
  • £15M Invested in Swedish Self-Storage Operation
    Smedvig Capital will invest £15 million in SelStor AB, the newest entrant to the European self-storage market. ...More
    May 8, 2008 Posted in News, Finance
  • Single- vs. Multi-Story Construction in Canadian Self-Storage
    When examining the issue of self-storage building style, consider the benefits from your vantage point as an investor as well as your customer’s point of view. If your customers see the style of facility as an advantage, it should increase your revenue with higher ...More
    May 8, 2008 Cory Parrow Posted in Articles
  • Put Your Money Where Your Stock Is
    Since I started blogging for Storage Speak, I've been reading other blogs, too. Not overly often, mind you, because there are only so many hours in a day, and I spend quite enough time poking around our self-storage forum, thank you very much. It's a miracle I get anything ...More
    May 8, 2008 Teri Posted in Blogs