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Self Storage Companies Know How to Step up when it Counts

by John Stevens September 7, 2012 8:47 PM
Every year around major holidays many members of the self storage industry have been known to step up and help those that are in need of help. Many companies are known for doing the same thing around the holidays, but for many in the self storage industry helping those in need is as much a part of the culture of the business as anything else. [More]

E-SoftSys Releases New Version of Self Storage Manager Program

by Holly Robinson September 7, 2012 6:06 PM
E-SoftSys provides products and services for the self storage industry. They have a software program, Self Storage Manager, that helps owners and managers of self storage facilities to efficiently run their business. Recently, they released version 3.2 of their Self Storage Manager software program and their e-CRM module (customer relationship management).

They aggressively seek feedback from their customers. They use this information to improve their product and have incorporated many of the suggestions into their updated software program. Because of all of the input, this version contains over 70 new features. [More]

Extra Space Storage Acquires Some Extra Space

by Winnie Hsiu September 6, 2012 10:08 PM
It is not uncommon when a person does their job really well that they eventually get a promotion. An increased work load and more responsibility will typically come with that promotion. To some that may sound undesirable, but to make it worth your while it usually comes with an increased paycheck as well. [More]

A-1 Self Storage Gives Money to the Milestone House

by Kim Kilpatrick September 6, 2012 6:48 PM
Hard working. Dedicated. Helpful. Courteous. Congenial. All of those words describe people who work in the self storage industry. But there is another descriptive word that stands out almost head and shoulders above all of the others. And that word is charitable.

Owners and managers of self storage facilities want to support their communities and the people who live in them. They are always participating in fund raising activities that support those in need. They are also willing to donate money to non-profit organizations to support their cause. [More]

Self Storage Company Deciding to Go Big Instead of Going Home

by Tony Gonzalez September 5, 2012 6:11 PM
Success can be a very difficult thing to achieve no matter what the target goal is with anything less than a complete, whole-hearted effort by any and everyone involved. Anything less than 100 percent is quite likely to flirt with disaster and failure rather than success. Many believe that if you are not going to give your best effort you might as well not try; hence a saying that is true in the self storage industry and anywhere else—go big or go home. [More]

SmartStop(R) Releases New Commercial

by Holly Robinson September 5, 2012 3:15 PM
Sometimes when I see a commercial, I wonder how in the world it ever got approved. It's amazing that companies will pay incredible amounts of money for incredibly awful commercials. I would hope that the company didn't intentionally want the awful commercial. Who would want to be known as the company with bad commercials? Not very good branding, if you ask me. [More]

Art, Culture, and the Self Storage Industry Go Hand in Hand

by John Stevens September 4, 2012 11:40 PM
When the average person thinks about the self storage industry they think of a place to store their stuff. Nowadays when it comes up in business circles it referred to as a solid investment. Something you don’t hear it called too often is a place where culture and the arts can thrive and be inspired. [More]

Storage Post Self Storage Has Innovative Service for Customers

by Winnie Hsiu September 4, 2012 6:15 PM
Long Island is one of the most densely populated areas in the United States. Almost 7.5 million people live on Long Island, which is 39% of the total population of the state of New York and more population than 38 of the 50 United States. That’s a whole lot of people.

Two of its boroughs are part of New York City. New York is the largest city in the United States. Over half of its residents do not own a car – they use the mass transit system to get around. Over 54% use it to commute to work. [More]

Storage Masters Ranked #5 in Self Storage Industry Report

by Kim Kilpatrick September 3, 2012 12:11 PM
An underdog is someone who is the least likely to win a competition, contest, or battle. In a recent report released by Heardable, Inc., Storage Masters was an underdog – a ‘David’ (a small, not publicly traded self storage company) who overcame several ‘Goliaths’ (larger self storage competitors who are publicly traded). [More]
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