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Inside Self Storage recently announced the winners of their Best of Business Awards. Storage.com received the 2014 Best Marketing Services Award. In 2011, Inside Self Storage (ISS) launched their Best of Business reader-choice awards program. Awards are given in areas such as Best Management Software, Best Customer Service, and Best Builder. Inside Self Storage honors...

EY announced that Cris Burnam, president of StorageMart, received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 in the Services & Real Estate category in the Central Midwest area of the United States. This award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment...

We all love to have a pat on the back for a job well done. We like to be recognized for doing an excellent job or being better than everyone else at a given task. It is in our nature to enjoy the recognition that comes with it. Simply put—it makes us feel good. However, on a business level—like in the self storage industry—it’s a little different. Self storage...

Today, Ernst & Young (EY) announced that Cris Burnam, president of StorageMart, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award in the Central Midwest region. “It’s a personal honor to be a finalist in such a prestigious award. I consider it an honor on behalf of my entire family, who have worked hand-in-hand with me in our family business,”...

The Stevie Awards recently announced that SpareFoot Storage Finder won the bronze award from the 2014 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. SpareFoot was one of eight finalists in the customer service category. SpareFoot was up against other finalists such as the Wyndham Vacation Ownership and the United States Equestrian Federation. Their competition was stiff...

The Mini Storage Messenger Magazine announced that College Point Storage Self Storage in Lacey, Washington, as the best New Storage facility in 2013. The design, functionality, esthetically appealing structure, and attractive landscaping were factors that were considered for this award. The facility also received high praise from city officials and the director of the...

As a job applicant you have to figure out what can make you stick out and be noticed over the rest. If you don’t it is likely that your resume will get lost in the shuffle since it looks so much like everyone else. That’s expected to a degree since like minded individuals are going to apply for a job, but how do you really stand out when everyone else is so...

The SpareFoot culture is becoming to the self storage industry what the Google culture is to the Internet. That culture can be summed up in one word: great! The Top Workplaces program named SpareFoot as the Austin area’s best small employer. “In 2013, this is the third program that has recognized SpareFoot as an exceptional place to work,” said Chuck...

If a student in school receives a 100% on an assignment, that means that the student got every single question right. If a business gets a 100% on a customer survey, that means that they, too, got everything right according to their customers’ expectations. University Self Storage in Sarasota, Florida, received the Women’s Choice Award® given out by WomenCertified...

There is no better way to advertise than to just be awesome. Yes, a good scandal or two will get you in the news, but for a business—self storage or otherwise—that is not a good thing. No, when you are named the best it is because the people have spoken, and if they have spoken that means they are talking–and that is good for business. StorageBattles.com,...