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Extra Space Storage Acquiring Some Extra Space

by John Stevens June 17, 2013 10:36 PM
People have a variety of reason that causes them to feel the need to rent a self storage unit. It may be because they are downsizing, starting an at-home business, de-cluttering the home, and a whole host of other things. However, the same thing is true about each and every reason—they just need a little extra space. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup for June

by John Stevens June 12, 2013 8:19 PM
Extra Space Storage has recently expanded its holdings in Hawaii. They finalized the purchase of two self storage facilities. One is in Honolulu and one is in Central Oahu. These two facilities sold for $ 30 million and were purchased from Jupiter Holdings LLC, which is based in California. This increases Extra Space’s facilities to 7. Those facilities are on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island. [More]

Extra Space Storage Implements Centershift's Store(TM) Enterprise

by Tony Gonzalez December 7, 2012 9:55 PM
Companies in today’s world have many things that they have to take into consideration when making decisions about incorporating new business management technology. Should they have the software written ‘in-house’ (employee software programmers to work for them and write the program)? Should they hire an outside technology company? Should they have a desktop-based software? Should they use a ‘cloud-based’ technology? Should they incorporate customer relations management features in with accounting processes or would separate databases be best? And, how do they collect data and run reports so that they can use it as a basis for their business strategies? [More]

Teamwork Pays Off in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu November 21, 2012 7:28 PM
On Thursday people all over the nation will be sitting down to a huge dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, cranberry sauce and so much more. As the turkey coma sets in many folks will turn on the television to watch one of the pro football games that are on where they will hope that their team is able to come out on top. [More]

Small Businesses Continue to Benefit from the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson October 26, 2012 6:22 PM
In recent years economies around the world have been hurting making people have to look outside of the box in order to make ends meet. This typically means trying to go into business for one self or become part of company/business that is on the rise (hopefully) and could benefit from someone with experience in need of work (and willing to take a salary cut). [More]

It's a Good Time for Expansion in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick August 21, 2012 9:46 PM
There are a few things in business that people do not want to talk about. At the top of the list is likely bankruptcy, debt, failure, but right up with them is expansion. Doing so can mean that the company will achieve greater levels of success or it could be what causes a good business to go under. [More]

Self Storage Company Goes Off the Grid

by Tony Gonzalez July 24, 2012 7:37 PM
Normally whenever you here about someone or something going off the grid it’s because they are a part of some super-secret anti-government militia or because they work for the government as a secret-agent man (at least that’s how it is in the movies). There is, however, a more logical and danger-free meaning to the phrase when used outside of the cinema. [More]

USstoragesearch.com Extended Hours a Success

by John Stevens July 11, 2012 7:07 AM
Back in February in 2012 when Brian Bremer, Director of Operations, announced that USstoragesearch.com would expand their hours of operations to be open 24/7, he stated that people searching for self storage weren’t shopping around just during the hours of 9-5. His call center saw significant web and phone traffic at all hours of the days. So, having his call center open 24/7 made sense and the extended hours would better serve those looking for storage units and those owning and operating them.

Since extending the hours, the results of around-the-clock service have exceeded US Storage Search’s expectations – and also their client’s expectations. [More]

Self Storage Industry Ready to Take Off Internationally

by Winnie Hsiu May 30, 2012 5:56 PM
When it comes to Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters success is measured by ticket sales within the United States. Some do well while some bomb miserably. In both cases, it is often the international ticket sales that can make a difference saving bombs from costing the studio millions and making profitable movies even better. [More]

Extra Space Storage Continues to be a Solid Investment

by Kim Kilpatrick April 17, 2012 7:52 PM
When business is going good there is only one thing that you can really do and that is become better. One of the easiest ways successful companies become more successful is by becoming larger, i.e. expanding. If business is going well and it continues after you expand than you must be making more money. [More]
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