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Extra Space Storage Stock Upgraded As Second Quarter Results Shine

by John Stevens August 2, 2011 8:39 AM
Having just released its second quarter results showing about 22 percent year-over-year growth, Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) has been upgraded to "buy" status as rated by TheStreet, a leading digital financial media company. [More]

Operational Strategies for Self Storage Business Focus of Upcoming Webinar

by John Stevens February 22, 2011 12:38 PM
When it comes to business, the bottom line can’t be ignored. Business owners are understandably consumed with finding ways to save money on expenses and generate more revenue. For self storage operators, a free webinar on Feb. 24 will focus on learning strategies to improve the bottom line. [More]

Online Self Storage Portal Joins Together With Online Reservation Processing Giant

by John Stevens December 9, 2010 12:02 PM
In this fast-paced, tech-savvy world, speed and convenience of transaction have a lot to do with whether a customer chooses to rent out a unit. Many storage businesses use the INSOMNIAC Self Storage Network (ISSN) which allows customers to book reservations for rentals online. UPick Storage LLC, a provider of an online facility-comparison shopping tool for self storage customers, just this week joined OpenTech Alliance Inc.’s ISSN. [More]

New Act Could Cause Self Storage Industry Financial Woes

by John Stevens November 19, 2010 10:44 AM
President Obama has put forth much legislation in the hopes of helping small businesses grow and thrive, depending on a person’s opinion of his political objectives. But a major trip up in a new act could cost self storage owners a lot of money in the form of taxes and require piles of paperwork. [More]

Storage Facility Owners Could Gain Big Money with Help from Storage Management Companies

by John Stevens November 18, 2010 11:46 AM
Wouldn’t it be great to own a car, but have someone else take care of keeping it clean, handling breakdowns, getting oil changes and rotating the tires? Well, that’s a lot like what a self storage management company can do for the owner of a storage facility. Management companies can handle many of the operational details for a storage facility, but foremost the objective is to boost revenues. [More]

Industry Expert to Speak During Webinar on How to Increase Earnings

by John Stevens November 8, 2010 2:09 PM
In this economy, it’s hard to find a more pleasing topic to a storage facility owner than how to increase revenue. A free webinar on Nov. 10, 2010 at 2 p.m. ET will answer just that question by addressing the importance of tracking and measuring conversion ratios to improve overall revenue. [More]