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Automate To Proliferate

New Technology Answers The Call For Smartphone Advances Technology of the 21st century continues to knock down the doors of self-storage facilities, opening new opportunities...

Understanding Backlinks

What are They and Why are They Important? The self-storage industry is getting more competitive every day. For most storage owners, it’s imperative to rank...

Upgrades And Updates

New Offerings In Self-Storage Software By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell Computers have become such an integral part of any business that making sure the software needed to run...

The Amsdell Family Tree

Tracing The Roots Of Three Major Self-Storage Operations In 1928, Todd Amsdell’s distant relatives started a construction company that survived the Great Depression of the...

Media Ready

Establishing PR Procedures Imagine turning on your local news and seeing the maintenance man from one of your facilities giving an interview on a...

Marketing To Millennials

What Apple’s iPhone X Has Taught Us On Nov. 3, 2017, a new product hit the smartphone market that would change the technology landscape...

Dominate The Competition

Social Media’s Best Kept SEO Secret By Poppy Behrens and Claudia Martinez Your business needs to rank well on Google Local. That’s a fact. And...

Data Mining Tools Matter

The Importance Of Tracking Supply And Demand Trends During A Storage Expansion Cycle The self-storage real estate sector operates amidst a building boom that...

Mobile Millennials

Is Your Business Smartphone Friendly? By Samantha Nicole Traina With the new smartphone releases from Apple and Samsung, it’s clear that we are now holding...

Data Breach

State Laws Govern  As it currently stands, there is no specific federal law addressing a business's obligations when it comes to a data breach. Although...

Online Crime

Are You Prepared For The Next Cyber Attack? Cybercrime has dominated news headlines this year, from a phishing scam at Snapchat to the WannaCry ransomware...

Automating Your Storage Business

How To Utilize Technology To Save Time And Money It seems like unmanned, fully automated self-storage properties are popping up on every corner. Nearly everywhere you look,...

Software Selection

What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You “Just sign right here on the dotted line …” At this point you are (unrealistically) expected to understand all the...

Digital Marketing 101: 10 Tips That Really Work

Entrepreneur Joe Pulizzi has been quoted as saying, “Word of mouth marketing has always been important. Today, it’s more important than ever because of...

Passé Pages

Is Your Website Obsolete? While we were busy chasing new tenants and conducting day-to-day business with existing customers, something startling crept up on us...

An Expected Amenity

Considering Climate Control The self-storage industry has come a long way from its roots of plain metal buildings with roll-up garage doors. Today’s self-storage customer expects...

Digging Into Customer Data

How To Uncover Invaluable Information At Extra Space Storage, our data science team spends the majority of its day immersed in customer data. That’s not...

The Bigger Picture

Unlocking Profits With Software If you only consider the software you use at self-storage business as a necessary expense for tracking payments and receipts, you’re only seeing...

Chip Credit Cards

Retailers Grapple With Costly POS Upgrades Shoppers love credit cards for quick and easy purchases. Retailers? Not so much. One big problem is fraud: Transactions...

Technology Resolutions

The Top Six Trends For 2017By Jana Basler After you've cleaned up the party confetti and tossed the empty champagne bottles, the new year is the...

The Digital Marketing Puzzle

Customer Experience As A Key Piece  Internet marketing is complex, but there’s no great mystery about it. Unlike with other avenues for marketing, such...

ViewPoint: What do you believe is the biggest technology concern for the self-storage industry?

Question: What do you believe is the biggest technology concern for the self-storage industry? Korey Hanson - Director of Operations Professional Self Storage Management, LLC Korey...

Proven Products

Top 10 Tech Tools For Self-Storage Owners It’s not up to self-storage owners to decide if they will use tech tools. Rather, it’s simply a...

A Tale Of Two Strategies

Self Versus Third-Party Management Storage Pros Management, LLC, a Farmington Hills, Mich.-based self-storage company, owned more than 605 stores throughout the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest....

The Dos And Don’ts Of Social Media

Are You Controlling Your Brand’s Identity And Reputation? As many of you know, having a strong social media presence is a very important part of controlling...
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5 Reasons to Use Accounting Software for Your Self Storage Business

Tracking your self storage facility's cash flow can be daunting, but 64% of business owners do their own bookkeeping...

Three Considerations for Automation in Your Self-Storage Facility

“Automation” has been a buzzword in the self-storage industry for quite some time. But, with so many options out...

21 Self Storage Marketing Ideas for Owners & Operators

Self storage is a great business to be in. In fact, 2020 data shows that nearly 1 in 10...

All About Bluetooth Low Energy

Since its inception in the mid-1990s, Bluetooth technology has evolved into an effective application for use in access control security....

Why Your Self Storage Facility Needs an Integrated Payment System

Electronic Payment Options Transform the Self Storage Industry Businesses in every industry are making the move to electronic payment options,...
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