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PhoneSmart Succeeds in Raising Over $1000 With ‘Toes for a Kure’

by Winnie Hsiu April 15, 2014 11:45 PM
In a perfect world there would be no need for donation drives to help raise money so researchers can continue working to find cures for deadly diseases. Our world is far from perfect though. So it’s good that there are different organizations like PhoneSmart, a company that offers off-site sales support service for self storage facilities. [More]

There are Milestones of All Kinds in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens February 21, 2014 12:44 AM
Milestones are important. They give people something to measure off of. They give people a target or goal to shoot for, and in many cases without one it can be real easy to become complacent and lazy. If you do that in a business—like the self storage industry—you risk doing the one thing that you don’t want to do. [More]

PhoneSmart Holds a "Toes for a Kure" Fundraiser

by Winnie Hsiu February 19, 2014 10:19 PM
They come in red, black, yellow, orange, and green. They are made out of plastic, gel, rubber, foam, leather, and suede. Some are decorated with jewels, flowers, bows, or camouflage material. What are they? Flip-flops. And flip flops will be used to further cancer research. [More]

Milestones are Meant to be Celebrated in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens June 27, 2013 11:15 PM
When you succeed at something it feels good. Depending on the gravity of the task you may even feel moved to celebrate. It doesn’t have to be anything big of course. Maybe it is just making it through another year, birthdays, anniversaries, or making it a milestone of some kind. While this is entirely true for people it is also true for the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Industry Gives an All-Around Effort in Fight Against Cancer

by John Stevens April 5, 2013 7:37 PM
The self storage industry has quietly become one of the best investments in the market in recent years as the industry continues to be a reliable performer in spite of the economy. Like its bottom line, the industry’s philanthropic efforts have continued to be strong especially when it comes to fighting cancer. [More]

A Phone Call Away From Self Storage and Fighting Cancer

by Winnie Hsiu September 14, 2012 11:24 PM
In today’s world people are always trying to find a way to kill two birds with one stone; we want to get more things done quicker while doing less ourselves. Call it lazy, call it time management, or call it being more productive; the point is that we are less and less satisfied with single purpose activities. We want to do more with less, and we want to do it yesterday! [More]

So How Crazy Was Your Crazy Tuesday?

by Winnie Hsiu June 1, 2012 8:57 PM
In a perfect world we would all coexist in complete peace and harmony, never worrying about who did what first, better, or the most. We would all be happy to just to do what we do and move on living in relative harmony with any and all that we come in contact with. We could also be competitive as can be, looking to best anyone and everyone. When that fails we’ll try to best ourselves. [More]

Free Webinar on Mastering Sales Practices

by Kim Kilpatrick February 9, 2012 11:21 AM
Spring is right around the corner. And with the advent of spring, homeowners turn their attention to cleaning out their garage or basement and organizing their homes. Where will they put all of their kids' snow clothes, snowboards, skis, sledding tubes, and the snowmobile? What will they do with the furniture in the family room while they are remodeling it? [More]

Self Storage Close to Becoming Self-Serve

by Kim Kilpatrick August 23, 2011 4:54 PM
Modern technology has made many common, everyday things at home and at work a whole lot easier. In many cases, things which we once had to wait on someone to help us with have become pretty close to self-serve. Take the self storage industry. Tenants used to have to look in the yellow pages to find a self storage facility and call or drive by if they wanted to find out details on the facility. [More]

Upcoming Webinars Offered for Free to Self Storage Operators this Summer

by John Stevens July 25, 2011 6:04 PM
Two upcoming webinars are being planned to help self storage operators focus on sales and profits. OpenTech Alliance Inc. will sponsor a free webinar on July 27 entitled “Analyzing Your Phone Data for Profit” and PhoneSmart will present a free webinar on August 10 entitled “Spend Some Time With the Sales Coaches.” [More]
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