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OpenTech Acquires Majority Stake in Leading Self Storage Auction Platform
Posted Thu, 1/14/2016
  Today OpenTech Alliance Inc., a leading technology provider in the self storage industry, announced they have acquired a majority stake in Storage Treasures LLC, the largest onsite and online self storage auction platform in North America.
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HR Corner
Posted Fri, 1/8/2016
Author Carrie Cherveny
  New and innovative ways to share information and connect with people have d new risks and pitfalls for employers. Today, employees communicate on Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram, (among others) and do so on their smart phone right at their de
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Storage Pros Sells Most of Portfolio
Posted Fri, 12/18/2015
Author Scott Baltic
  Storage Pros has completed the sale of 30 of 37 self-storage properties in a $242.5 million transaction.
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Link www.cpexecutive.com/post/storage-pros-completes-sale-of-most-of-its-portfolio/
 
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The Storage Business Owners Alliance (SBOA) to Host Florida Summit for Self-Storage Owners
Posted Wed, 12/16/2015
Author Theresa Gallas
  The Storage Business Owners Alliance (www.thesboa.com), the premier buying group for the self-storage industry, will be hosting its complimentary Florida Self-Storage Summit on February 8th and 9th, 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel in Boca Raton, FL.
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HR Corner
Posted Mon, 12/7/2015
Author Carrie B. Cherveny
  For the first time in almost 11 years, the Department of Labor (DOL) has issued significant proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). To understand the changes, we must first look at the FLSA as it stands today.
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List Self Storage Partners With Stortrack to Provide Market Reports
Posted Mon, 11/16/2015
Author List Self Storage
  List Self Storage, the preeminent address for self-storage professionals to list and search for self-storage facilities for sale, announces the addition of InSite Market Reports to its website, with service provided by Stortrack.
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Link www.listselfstorage.com/
 
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Building an Effective and Realistic Self-Storage Budget for 2016
Posted Tue, 11/10/2015
Author Matthew Van Horn
  The first quarter of 2016 is almost upon us. That's right—budget season! It's time to take all of the lessons you've learned at your self-storage facility in 2015 and turn them into a solid projection of how you think your business will perform in 20
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Link www.insideselfstorage.com/articles/2015/11/building-an-effective-and-realistic-selfstorage-budget-for-2016.aspx
 
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Self-Storage Manager Compensation: Things to Consider
Posted Tue, 11/3/2015
Author Pamela Alton
  In the course of operating my self-storage manager-placement company, one of the questions I'm most frequently asked by facility owners is, “How much should I pay my managers?"
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Link www.insideselfstorage.com/articles/2015/11/selfstorage-manager-compensation-things-to-consider.aspx#content
 
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HR Corner
Posted Mon, 10/26/2015
Author Carrie Cherveny
  There is one time of the year that managers dread more than tax season – performance review season! One of the most difficult employee relations activities is also one of the most important – documenting employee performance issues.
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Link attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1841898950236503041
 
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6 Ways Your Small Business Can Beat Big Businesses
Posted Mon, 10/26/2015
Author Clare O'Brien
  David beat Goliath, the Jets beat the Colts, and everyone thought the American colonists had no chance. Bigger isn't always better.
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Link blog.social.pr/6-ways-your-small-business-can-beat-big-businesses
 
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Using Self Storage to Declutter Can Lead to Quicker Home Sale
Posted Tue, 10/20/2015
Author Winnie Hsiu
  Home sellers willing to “stage” their home for prospective buyers often see a faster rate of sale. In a recent survey conducted by the National Association of REALTORS, 81 percent of relators agree, “staging a home helps homebuyers visualize the prop
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Link blog.extraspace.com/news/using-self-storage-to-declutter-can-lead-to-quicker-home-sale/
 
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New chip cards need a PIN to protect consumers, retailers tell Congress
Posted Wed, 10/14/2015
Author Charisse Jones
  Our credit cards are now secured with computer chips, but the world's largest retail trade group says consumers are no safer, while businesses are being forced to spend up to $35 billion.
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Link www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2015/10/07/new-chip-cards-need-pin-protect-consumers-retailers-tell-congress/73523002/
 
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5 Steps to Keeping Self-Storage Collections to a Minimum
Posted Wed, 10/14/2015
Author Tron Jordheim
  If there's one thing we know in the self-storage industry, it's that when a tenant gets behind on the rent, it can be challenging to save the situation. I don't know if anyone has done a scientific study on this, but I would bet few people who become
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Link www.insideselfstorage.com/articles/2015/10/5-steps-to-keeping-selfstorage-collections-to-a-minimum.aspx
 
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Need to Store That? Booming Self-Storage Industry Says No Problem
Posted Wed, 10/14/2015
Author Liam Pleven
  Extra Space Storage shares surge investment firms look to cash in
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Link www.wsj.com/articles/need-to-store-that-booming-self-storage-industry-says-no-problem-1444728600
 
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Is It Time to Rebrand Your Self-Storage Business? Lessons From All Storage
Posted Mon, 10/5/2015
Author Amy Daniels
  "The dark ages of dingy, first-generation storage are over," says Jay Schuminsky, CEO of All Storage, which operates 37 facilities in Oklahoma and Texas.
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Link www.insideselfstorage.com/articles/2015/09/is-it-time-to-rebrand-your-selfstorage-business-lessons-from-all-storage.aspx
 
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HR Corner
Posted Tue, 9/22/2015
Author Alpha Staff
  There is one time of the year that managers dread more than tax season – performance review season! One of the most difficult employee relations activities is also one of the most important – documenting employee performance issues.
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What's Happening Around the Country in the White-Hot Self-Storage Industry?
Posted Mon, 8/31/2015
Author Theresa Gallas
  Industry Experts Share Knowledge of Recent Trends.
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Link joom.ag/ip6p/p16#
 
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IVR Tech is on the Fast Track to Success!
Posted Mon, 8/24/2015
Author IVR
  We are excited to have made the list but it made us think “why us?!” So, we posed the question to the team & came up with 28 really good reasons why IVR Tech is a Fast Track winner AND a great company to work with & for.
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Link www.ivrtechgroup.com/ivr-tech-group/ivr-tech-on-the-fast-track
 
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A Text Blast and Pay by Phone Solution for Apartment Renters: Make Tenants Happy
Posted Mon, 8/24/2015
Author IVR
  If your apartment complex wants to enter the 21st century there is an easy solution, and IVR Technology Group can help. With iPay, our pay by phone solution, payments can be quick and easy.
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Call Analytics Help You Provide Better Customer Service
Posted Mon, 8/24/2015
Author IVR
  Do you want it fast or do you want it done well? Fortunately, in today's fast-paced world, customers can call to get an item at the push of a button.
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