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CubeSmart Purchases 16 Units in New York City

by Tony Gonzalez November 8, 2011 12:30 PM
Yesterday, CubeSmart purchased a 16-property self storage portfolio from Storage Deluxe for $357.31 million dollars. CubeSmart also has another deal in process with Storage Deluxe that should close in the first quarter of 2012 once the loan-assumption process is completed. [More]

Self Storage Company Looking for a Jingle that can go Viral

by Kim Kilpatrick November 7, 2011 6:27 PM
If there is one thing that everyone in the world likes to do, whether they are any good at it or not, it is sing. We’ve all sung in the shower, during the National Anthem at ball games, while driving, or via the local karaoke bar. Shows like American Idol has made singing competitions almost become in vogue. [More]

Storage West (R) Self Storage Chooses Management Software System

by Winnie Hsiu November 7, 2011 10:34 AM
Technology assists businesses to run smoother and to increase their financial revenues -- especially when a business has more than one business site to manage. Storage West® Self Storage, based in Los Angeles, has selected a management software that they will be using at all 45 of their business sites located throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. [More]

New Lien Laws to go into Effect Soon in Texas

by Kim Kilpatrick November 4, 2011 4:35 PM
One of the great things about this country (depending on who you are asking probably) is that it is not necessary to have a majority of the people behind you in order to have your voice heard. With the right organization, a well-thought out message, and a good lobbyist even the smallest of groups can affect change in their own backyard. [More]

Free Webinar for Florida Self Storage Association Members

by Winnie Hsiu November 4, 2011 11:24 AM
Danielle Toms and Michael Hopper of Mindful Management LLC will present a webinar "Innovative and Online Marketing for Single or Multi-Store Operators" for the members of the Florida Self Storage Association. It will be held November 15, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. eastern standard time. [More]

Business is Good in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens November 3, 2011 6:15 PM
In a perfect world, everyone would be crowing about how business is booming. Sadly, our world is far from perfect. With the economy being what it is pretty much worldwide, too many people have seen their business do poorly or go under. The self storage industry, however, is one that has managed to do good during these tough economic times. [More]

Use Your Business Marquee as a New Marketing Tactic

by Holly Robinson November 3, 2011 2:58 PM
A typical business marquee sign for a self storage facility might tell the hours that the office is open or that they sell boxes for moving. A Lock-It Self Storage in Charlotte, North Carolina, has come up with a new marketing tactic for using their business sign. They post short football related quips that are witty or sometimes takes a jab at local football teams. [More]

Self Storage Company Knows How to Appeal to the Locals

by Tony Gonzalez November 2, 2011 7:02 PM
Figuring out how to stand out can be difficult. In high school we all knew that kid with the crazy hair, the odd hat, or the odor that was left behind as he passed. For one reason or another they all stood out in our minds. That is something that businesses, self storage and otherwise, like to do as well (but in a good way; no stench). [More]

Kodiak Mini Storage Participates in 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' Program

by John Stevens November 2, 2011 9:21 AM
The United States Department of Labor recently released a report that stated that in some areas of the country unemployment rates were slightly lower in September of this year than they were a year ago. However, there are many metropolitan areas reporting a jobless rate as high as 29 percent. Kodiak Mini Storage in Lake Wylie, South Carolina, recognizes the need to reach out to those who are jobless or who are in need and is participating in the 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' program. [More]

Self Storage Companies Excel in Getting There Message Across

by Holly Robinson November 1, 2011 6:32 PM
The key to any successful relationship is communication. Ask your spouse and they will likely agree with that. Most successful businesses, especially those in the self storage industry, would say the same when it comes to the relation they have with their customers. [More]
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