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  • Building a Self-Storage Customer Base With Records Management
    Self-storage operators already have two essential assets for successful records management: an established customer base consisting of great candidates for these services, and an existing facility. All they need is a little imagination, a sound business plan and the desire ...More
    March 18, 2009 Christine Spisto Posted in Articles, Technology
  • New Food Labels Give Consumers More Information
    Consumers now have more information about the foods they purchase as a long-awaited government policy on food labels kicks in this week. Labels on most fresh meats, some fruits, vegetables and other foods will now list where the food originated. In the case of meats, some ...More
    March 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Arson Suspected in Cambridge, OH, Self-Storage Fire
    Firefighters in Cambridge, Ohio, suspect that a fire at a local self-storage facility was set intentionally. ...More
    March 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Former Nursing Home Converts to Self-Storage in Wichita Falls
    Mike Shallenberger and a group of investors acquired the former Wood Care Center nursing-home facility in Wichita Falls, Texas, for conversion to a Saf-T-Loc Self-Storage facility and other businesses. ...More
    March 17, 2009 Posted in News, Development
  • Fort Wayne Storage Proposes New Facility
    On Monday, the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Plan Commission approved plans for a new 101,400-square-foot self-storage facility. ...More
    March 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Manager Training Is a Key to Self-Storage Success
    Employee training in the self-storage industry is a critical component of success. Managers are the cornerstone, greeting customers and making the sales. Skimping on training in this area could be seriously detrimental to your facility’s success. ...More
    March 17, 2009 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Obama Plan Offers Incentives for Loans to Small Businesses
    The Obama Administration is unveiling plans Monday to make lending to small businesses more attractive through two programs handled by the Small Business Administration (SBA). ...More
    March 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Study: Significant Residential Growth in Urban Areas
    In more than half of the 50 most populous metropolitan areas in the United States, communities at the urban core have captured a significantly larger share of their region’s new residential building permits since 2002 than in the first half of the 1990s, according to an ...More
    March 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Five Essential Tools of Self-Storage Risk Management
    Risk management can help you make money or protect you from losing money. This article explores risk management as it pertains to the self-storage business and examines some of its standard tools. ...More
    March 17, 2009 Bob Bader Posted in Articles
  • Stock Market Starts Strong But Falters
    After a four-day streak, stocks started off strong on Monday only to falter as the day progressed. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 7 points, or 0.1 percent. The S&P 500 index slipped 2 points, or 0.4 percent. The Nasdaq composite tumbled 27 points, or 1.9 percent. ...More
    March 16, 2009 Posted in News