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The Self-Storage Almanac is Now a Joint Venture

by Tony Gonzalez January 6, 2014 8:37 PM
Two giants in the self storage industry have joined hands to create a cooperative relationship. The Self Storage Association (SSA) and MiniCo Publishing combined efforts to create the 22nd edition of the Self-Storage Almanac. The Almanac is a trusted source of research for self storage professionals and investors. [More]

Free Self Storage Webinars Offered

by Kim Kilpatrick April 8, 2010 1:23 PM
MiniCo Publishing and the Storage Business Owners Alliance are both offering free webinars on self-storage-related topics over the next few weeks.


Storage Business Owners Alliance (SBOA), a newly formed organization intended to give small to mid-size self storage facilities more leverage and buying power, is offering a webinar on Wednesday, April 14 at 2 p.m. The webinar will inform small and mid-size self storage business owners about how the SBOA can help to improve their business' profitability with bulk discounts. [More]

MiniCo Offers Free Marketing Webinar for Self-Storage Owners

by John Stevens February 24, 2010 1:46 PM
MiniCo Publishing announced today that the next webinar in its free webinar series will be "Marketing Strategy vs. Tactics -- a Game-Changing Marketing Distinction for Our Industry." The webinar will be presented by Derek Naylor, the president of Storage Marketing Solutions, and will be sponsored by Storage Marketing Solutions. It will be held March 24, at 2 p.m. ET/ 1 pm CT/ 12 pm MT/ 10 am PT. [More]

MiniCo Announces Free Self-Storage Pro Forma Webinar

by Kim Kilpatrick February 9, 2010 6:26 PM
MiniCo Publishing announced today that its next webinar will cover the self-storage pro forma. The webinar, "Understanding a Self-Storage Pro Forma," will be presented by Mike Parham of Noah's Ark Development, a subsidiary of the Parham Group. Parham will cover the following topics:

how to analyze a pro forma overall
anticipated development variables
normal operating expenses
how to determine the cost of development
how to determine the future fair market value [More]

New Webinar Focuses on Solar Roofing for Self-Storage Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick January 29, 2010 7:03 PM
MiniCo Publishing has announced that it will be hosting another free webinar next month. The webinar, "Above the Roof, Below the Roof: Making Money on Both Sides," will be held February 25, at 1 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. CT/ 11 a.m. MT/ 10 a.m. PT. MiniCo Publishing webinars often explore ways in which new technology might affect the self-storage industry. For example, earlier this month, MiniCo's webinar focused on how to use social networking sites to support a self-storage business. This month, "Above the Roof, Below the Roof" will focus on another new trend in the self-storage industry: the production of "green" facilities. It will center on the revenue-generating possibilities involved in using the roof of a self-storage facility to collect solar energy and produce electricity. [More]

Free Self-Storage Webinars Being Held in February

by Holly Robinson January 28, 2010 1:39 PM
Several free, educational self-storage webinars will be held next month. A webinar comes from the words "web" and "seminar." A webinar is a meeting or conference that is held over the Internet, usually for training or educational purposes.

The first upcoming self-storage webinar, "Capital Markets and Self Storage Market Overview," will be held on Feb. 18, from 1 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. CT. It will be hosted by Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF), a commercial real estate capital intermediary with 17 offices all around the country. Holliday Fenoglio Fowler specializes in finding financing for real estate deals, averaging 3.8 closings per business day. Last October, HFF closed the sale of a nine-property Texas self-storage portfolio to Harrison Street Real Estate Capital. Over the summer, HFF closed the sale of two New Jersey self-storage properties. And at the beginning of 2009, HFF helped The Hampshire Companies to buy Berkeley Heights Self Storage, in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, by securing $6 million in financing. [More]

Free 'All Calls' Strategy Webinar to Take Place January 27

by Tony Gonzalez January 6, 2010 11:53 PM
MiniCo Publishing is adding another free webinar to its 2010 Mini-Storage Messenger self-storage webinar series. The webinar, "The 'All Calls' Strategy: Why This Model Makes Business Sense Today," will be held on January 27, at 1:00 pm ET, 12:00 pm CT, 11:00 am MT, and 10:00 am PT. It will be presented by Cynthia Abraham and Larry Rolando, the vice presidents of OpenTech Alliance, Inc., a Phoenix-based company. MiniCo Publishing and Storage Marketing Solutions will sponsor the webinar, which will be moderated by Poppy Behrens of MiniCo Publishing.

The Mini-Storage Messenger Self-Storage Webinar Series is held monthly or bimonthly, and is offered free of charge to owners, operators, developers, and other professionals within the self-storage industry. Webinar participants must register online at the Mini-Storage Messenger website. [More]