• Do You Process Credit Cards the Old-Fashioned Way?
    Processing credit card transactions through a conventional retail merchant account could be costing your storage business in unnecessary fees and putting your business and customers’ security at risk. Many credit card transactions in the storage industry are not ...More
    May 1, 2006 Claudia Miller Posted in Articles, Finance, Technology
  • Kiosks Kick Up Self-Service
    The first U.S. self-service kiosk was installed in 1971 at the Citizens & Southern National Bank in Atlanta. Now every bank has an automated teller machine. Last year, ATMs numbered more than 396,000 in the United States alone. After Sept. 11, 2001, the airline industry ...More
    May 1, 2006 Curtis Sojka Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Hit the Water!
    OK, so I've been doing my research on the Reno-Tahoe area. Can I just say that I'm VERY excited! Water, water, water! I'm finding some beautiful areas that I'm seriously considering staying over for (and dragging the spousal unit along). I'm currently checking into the ...More
    May 1, 2006 Dawn Carter-Noe Posted in Blog
  • Storage: Like the 'Wild West'?!
    Today your getting "tidbits from the tired and insipid." The writer in me has been extremely quiet this week. Either she's asleep, or the rest of world is making so much darn noise that I can't hear her. In either case, the pen (rather, the keyboard) remains painfully ...More
    April 28, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Kayaking, Anyone?
    By now, most of our readers know we're heading to Reno-Tahoe for the next Inside Self-Storage Expo on July 19-22. What some you may not realize, however, is this is not a NEW offering. It isn't a "summer expo added to the already stellar lineup of ISS trade events." No. ...More
    April 26, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Dean Jernigan Joins U-Store-It as New CEO
    After the recent resignation of President Steven Osgood and a dramatic dip in stock price, U-Store-It Trust hired industry heavyweight Dean Jernigan as its new chief executive officer. ...More
    April 25, 2006 Posted in News
  • Reno 'Shows' the Way to Maximizing Sales
    Brad North of Advantage Business Consulting will share strategies for maximizing a storage facility's sales program on July 19 during the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Reno-Tahoe, Nev. ...More
    April 25, 2006 Posted in News
  • ISS Launches Self-Storage Training Institute
    Inside Self-Storage, which has served the industry for more than 15 years via its monthly magazine and bi-annual expos, officially launched its new Self-Storage Training Institute (SSTI). ...More
    April 20, 2006 Posted in News, Finance
  • Buchanan Storage Capital Spearheads ‘Band of Brothers’ Charity Effort
    Buchanan Storage Capital and its supporters are spearheading a charity effort called “Band of Brothers” to improve the lives of people in Central America through the support of various aid organizations. ...More
    April 19, 2006 Posted in News
  • U-Haul Releases 2005 National Migration Trend Report
    U-Haul released the results of its 2005 Migration Trend Report, which identifies the nation's top growth areas and destination cities. ...More
    April 19, 2006 Posted in News