• ISS Meets Success in Miami
    Despite a postponement due to Hurricane Wilma and competition with holiday travel plans, the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Miami, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, was a tremendous success for attendees, speakers and exhibitors alike. ...More
    December 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • Artistic Builders Wins Awards
    Two Texas facilities built by Artistic Builders Inc., a nationwide general contractor headquartered in San Antonio, won awards for 2005 Facility of the Year Overall Winner and 2005 Facility of the Year Construction Winner. ...More
    December 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • Universal Insurance Revived Under New Ownership
    Universal Insurance Facilities Ltd., which has provided specialized insurance coverage to the self-storage industry for more than 10 years, is newly owned by Randy Tipton and now represents Deans & Homer. ...More
    December 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • PhoneSmart Creates Role-Play Helpline, Adds Spanish Call Group
    PhoneSmart created a new sales-training technique: the role-play helpline. It also added a Spanish call-group option for its call-center clients. ...More
    December 9, 2005 Posted in News, Technology
  • O’Neil Wins Symbol Mobility Award
    O’Neil Software Inc. was awarded the 2005 Symbol Technologies Enterprise Mobility Solutions Award for North America. ...More
    December 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • HI-Tech Opens Atlanta Headquarters
    HI-Tech Smart Systems Inc., provider of RentPlus management software for the self-storage industry, expanded its global operations with the opening of a new central headquarters in Atlanta. ...More
    December 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • TSSA Breaks Fundraising Record
    The live and silent auctions held at the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) Convention and Tradeshow in September broke the group’s fundraising record, generating $23,574 for the Shriners Burns Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas. ...More
    December 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • BETCO Announces Giveaway Winners
    BETCO Announces Giveaway Winners At the Texas Mini Storage Association (TMSA) Convention and Tradeshow, held in San Antonio in September, Kathleen and Eric Stanfill became the lucky winners of a giveaway hosted by BETCO Inc., a self-storage manufacturer. The couple has ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Construction
  • Benefits, Incentives and Bonuses
    “Encouraged people achieve the best; dominated people achieve second best; neglected people achieve the least.” In today’s competitive environment, highly motivated staff is vital to any organization that wishes to achieve results. Therefore, learning to inspire employees ...More
    December 1, 2005 Thomas Krendl Posted in Articles
  • Handling Terminations With Tact
    I love to fire people. Some days I walk around the office just itching to can someone. But it makes me happy when I can’t think of a single reason to do so, because then I know everyone is on task and moving projects forward with skill and ability. Ididn’t always love the ...More
    December 1, 2005 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles