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    This week Congress is moving forward with a billion-dollar bailout bill for U.S. financial institutions.Whether the bill will keep the economy from sinking deeper into a recession—or even a depression as some fear—remains to be seen. Next week, the annual ...More
    October 6, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Canadian Mini-Warehouse Building Self-Storage in Ottawa, Canada
    Canadian Mini-Warehouse Properties Co., a partner of Public Storage Canadian Properties, purchased a 10.6-acre vacant lot in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for $889,000 to build a self-storage facility. The company plans to spend $7 million to develop the property, ...More
    October 6, 2008 Posted in News
  • Overcoming Ancillary Angst: Adding Services to Self-Storage
    In order to compete in the self-storage realm, operators should consider offering ancillary services to customers. ...More
    October 5, 2008 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles
  • Revolutionary New Training Program Approaches
    We are just days away from the launch of a new manager-training program that will change the face of self-storage education. Once it becomes officially available on Tuesday, we hope it will revolutionize tranining for this business. What's so grand about it? The Qualified ...More
    October 3, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Getting a Taste for Wine Storage
    Wine storage is making a splash, giving storage operators yet another means with which to serve a niche market. ...More
    October 3, 2008 John R. Wharton Posted in Articles, Construction
  • U.K. Businessman Fills Self-Storage Need in Portishead, Somerset
    A U.K. businessman is opening a new facility in Portishead, Somerset, England. Paul Marks, owner of the cleaning and maintenance business Port Marine Home Services, embarked on the business venture after noticing a need for storage in the area. Port Marine Self Storage will ...More
    October 2, 2008 Posted in News
  • Self-Storage Professional to Take a Flying Leap
    For some, when it comes to charity, the sky's the limit. Even fewer, though, take it literally. That's where Derek Naylor, president of Storage Marketing Solutions, steps in, or should I say, steps out ...?Each year, Naylor says, he tries to do his part for the country ...More
    October 1, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Changing Your Self-Storage Offerings Could Boost Your Business
    Much like any other retail-driven operation, self-storage managers must be trained to up-sell and cross-sell. We must begin with a paradigm shift and use consultative selling techniques to match the best possible product for our customer with the inventory we have on site. ...More
    October 1, 2008 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Management
  • The Ancillary Advantage: Make More With Add-On Profit Centers
    In today's fast-paced world, people are looking for one-stop shopping. So it's only natural for a self-storage facility to cater to a customer's needs—from shipping boxes to storing recreational vehicles. ...More
    October 1, 2008 Posted in Reports
  • Buchanan Children's Charities Raises $200K for Local Causes
    On Sept. 12, more than 450 real estate industry professionals joined Buchanan Street Partners at the Newport Dunes in Newport Beach, Calif., to raise money for local children's charities. ...More
    September 30, 2008 Posted in News, Finance