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Two Self Storage Online Auction Companies Merge

by Kim Kilpatrick February 10, 2014 8:40 PM
The saying “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is often attributed to the Greek philosopher Aristotle. So, that saying has been around for a long time and is applicable to many situations. This is certainly true in the recent merger of and [More]

Self Storage Association Conference for Arizona Announced

by Holly Robinson January 13, 2014 9:25 PM
Conferences are a great source of professional development. You can learn about new technology, trends, and the latest news about what is happening in the industry. It’s a great time to network, to meet new people and connect with long-time associates that you haven’t seen for a while. Check to see what’s on your calendar in May. That’s when the Arizona Self Storage Association will be holding their 2014 conference and trade show. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup for September

by Holly Robinson September 9, 2013 8:33 PM
From zoning issues to electronic waste to the opening of new self storage facilities, there is a lot going on in the self storage industry. [More]

US Storage Centers Awarded Management Contract for a New Facility in Tempe, Arizona

by Winnie Hsiu April 17, 2013 6:37 PM
When parents go for a night out on the town, they hire a babysitter to take care of their children. They carefully screen and select the babysitter because they are leaving their precious children in her care.

When an owner of a storage facility is looking for a management company to manage their business, they, too, are rigorous in finding a company that will take care of their facility. They want to find the company that will be the best fit for them. [More]

American Self Storage Converts to a New Management Software

by Winnie Hsiu March 15, 2013 5:38 PM
Businesses face many challenges when they convert from their existing software system to a completely different one. When the business has different facilities in different cities, the challenge becomes even greater.

American Self Storage recently faced – and overcame – those challenges. They have converted their legacy management software to the Self Storage Manager. That software system is now live in all of their facilities, which are located in California, Nevada, and Arizona. [More]

Arizona Self Storage Association Announces 2013 Conference and Trade Show

by Winnie Hsiu March 11, 2013 8:02 PM
New. Different. Exciting. Those words describe the Arizona Self Storage Association (AZSA) 2013 Conference and Trade Show that will be held May 14-15. It will be held at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler, Arizona. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup

by Kim Kilpatrick December 19, 2012 8:15 PM
In Fairfield, Connecticut, Westy Self Storage is participating in the Toys for Tots donation drive again this year. The drive will run until December 24. People can drop off new toys 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 on Sundays. [More]

Upcoming State Self Storage Association Trade Shows for 2012

by Winnie Hsiu January 30, 2012 10:42 AM
In the next few months, several self storage state associations will hold conferences and trade shows. Here is some information on ones held in Connecticut, Florida, Arizona, and Canada. [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]

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]
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