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A Vote to Allow New Domain Names Will Likely Become “Biggest Change” Seen on the Internet

by John Stevens June 20, 2011 8:22 AM
The suffixes - .com, .net and .org –that we have all become so used to could now change to .food, .cars, .clothes, .storage and other various domain name endings. A powerful global company that charts the course of the Internet decided today to make available countless new domain suffixes, allowing companies to be creative and unique when guiding users to their websites. [More]

Who do you Want to Manage your Self Storage Facility?

by John Stevens June 17, 2011 4:42 PM
In a perfect world we would all be able to watch over and control every endeavor that we are involved in, be it the hiring of new employees, tracking inventory, having a date night with your significant other or coaching your son/daughter’s little league soccer team. The harsh reality is that time constraints often force us into making decisions that we do not want to make. [More]

Data Expert Joins Cushman & Wakefield’s Self Storage Industry Group

by John Stevens June 17, 2011 11:34 AM
Charles Ray Wilson, whose internationally-recognized Self Storage Performance Quarterly Report (SSPQ) tracks the performance of approximately 6,000 self-storage facilities in the nation’s 50 largest markets, has joined Cushman & Wakefield as a strategic partner in the company’s Self Storage Industry Group(SSIG). [More]

One Man’s (Stored) Junk is another Man’s (Storage) Treasure

by John Stevens June 16, 2011 5:36 PM
One thing about the American spirit that other countries either love or hate is its ability to find something glittering when there is no gold. For example, take the current economic times. As some people have been forced to downsize their living arrangements or move in order to find work or because they can’t find it, an industry (self storage) has experienced growth. [More]

Cutting Edge is the Key to Success in Self Storage

by John Stevens June 16, 2011 4:45 PM
One of the most common frustrations that users of electronics have is that what they buy, thinking it is cutting edge, quickly becomes just the opposite in a matter of months. If the electronics are for personal use, people tend to overlook it (unless they absolutely must have the latest toys and gadgets), but for the business world not being on the cutting edge can mean the difference between success and failure. [More]

Contractors Paying More for Construction Materials

by John Stevens June 16, 2011 6:40 AM
According to an analysis of producer price index (PPI) figures for construction that the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America released Tuesday, contractors suffered from price increases in May but were “largely unable” to pass their costs along to customers. Officials from the AGC trade group said the ongoing cost squeeze is the result of sluggish demand for construction. [More]

Contractors Paying More for Construction Materials

by John Stevens June 16, 2011 6:33 AM
According to an analysis of producer price index (PPI) figures for construction that the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America released Tuesday, contractors suffered from price increases in May but were “largely unable” to pass their posts along to customers. Officials from the AGC trade group said the ongoing cost squeeze is the result of sluggish demand for construction. [More]

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Self Storage, the World Wide Web, and You

by Kim Kilpatrick June 15, 2011 9:17 PM
Senior citizens can recall a day when computers were considered new-fangled thing-a-ma-bobs. The 30 to 40-something generation can recall a day when computers were mostly for games. Ask the youth of today and they likely could not imagine a world without computers. To be even more specific, they could probably not imagine a world without the internet. [More]

Service, Security, and Storage on Mayfair Street

by Tony Gonzalez June 15, 2011 6:10 PM
Located near the corner of Philadelphia's Mayfair and Montour streets, Roselind Valentine's Extra Space Storage facility prides itself on offering storage solutions for the security conscious. [More]

Nevada Gets New Lien Law and New California Lien Law Focus of Webinar Series

by John Stevens June 15, 2011 8:14 AM
Championed by the Nevada Self Storage Association (NVSSA) with financial support from the national Self Storage Association (SSA), Nevada Senate Bill 150 (SB 150). that revises state-wide self storage lien laws was signed into law by Gov. Brian Sandoval on June 13. The lien law, which improves the state’s lien laws and limits operators’ liability regarding protected property, goes into effect on Oct. 1. [More]
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