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storEDGE® Offers Free Web Listing Scan to Announce New Service

June 17, 2016 | Jana Basler

The free listings scan tool rapidly searches the web and finds inaccurate business listings and citations, and leads the announcement of citation management - the service that fixes outdated or missing business information across 100+ online maps, apps, directories, GPS devices, social networks and search engines - from one easy-to-manage platform.

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storEDGE® Announces Industry’s First Integrated Two-Way Texting

March 17, 2016 | Amy Daniels

The leading self storage technology provider announced today the release of two-way texting. This feature gives managers the ability to send and receive texts from any device running their 100% cloud-based management software.

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storEDGE® Introduces Digital Rental Center™

April 07, 2015 | Amy Daniels

storEDGE introduced the storEDGE Rental Center™, enabling operators to provide 24-hour renting services and ultimately secure more rentals, improve operating efficiencies, and increase operating income.

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Red Nova Introduces New storEDGE™ Brand for Its Self Storage Platform

February 02, 2015 | Erich Noack

Meet storEDGE, the new brand name for the family of management and marketing solutions from Red Nova Labs, Inc. The storEDGE brand encompasses Red Nova’s entire platform of integrated products for the self storage industry.

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StoreLocal Announces Acquisition of StorageFront.com from Red Nova

January 06, 2015 | Amy Daniels

StoreLocal, the industry's first member owned co-op for self storage operators, announced today the acquisition of StorageFront.com and SelfStorageHounds.com from Red Nova Labs, Inc.

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Vote for StorageAhead in the Annual ISS Best of Business Awards

June 27, 2014 | Amy Daniels

StorageAhead is honored to have been nominated for a staggering four categories in 2014: Best Customer Service, Best Marketing Services, Best Technology Innovation, and Most Innovative Product.

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Stuff Hotel Self Storage Expands Solar Panel System

April 09, 2014 | Andrea Hewitt

Stuff Hotel is almost doubling the solar panels at its San Antonio storage facility and installing a new system at its locations in Denton, Pleasanton and Corpus Christi, Texas. Early estimates predict it will save the company 40 to 50 percent in utility costs.

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StorageAhead Launches Cloud-Based Management Software StorEdge

April 02, 2014 | Tim Schlee

StorageAhead launched its innovative self storage management software, StorEdge, at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, NV, on March 31, 2014. The new platform features a streamlined interface, built-in lead management, and CRM capabilities.

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StorageAhead Prepares for Launch of StorEdge at Inside Self-Storage's World Expo

March 21, 2014 | Amy Daniels

StorageAhead’s cloud-based management software, StorEdge, is approaching its launch at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, NV. Live demos of StorEdge will be available at ISS Booth #421 from March 31 to April 1, 2014.

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New Trends Hit Self Storage Lien Laws

February 13, 2014 | Andrea Hewitt

The biggest trend is allowing facility owners and managers to send out lien notices via email. In 2013 alone, 10 states altered the wording of their laws to allow for this new way of delivering legal notices: Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, New Jersey, Oregon and Utah.

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StorageAhead's 3.14 Update Provides More Options for WebReady and WebWorks Clients

November 05, 2013 | Amy Daniels

Designers and developers worked together to include three new upgrades in the release: online move-ins, mobile redesign, and a new WebReady template.

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Vote for StorageAhead in the 2013 ISS Best of Business Awards

June 07, 2013 | Sara Heins

It's the time of year again - to vote for your favorite storage-related companies in the ISS Best of Business awards. Vote now for StorageAhead and its affiliate companies.

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StorageAhead Launches Free Webinar Series

June 05, 2013 | Amy Daniels

As part of its initiative to provide free resources to storage owners and operators, StorageAhead has recently introduced a free webinar series that focuses on educating those in the storage industry with strategies to improve online web marketing and lead generation efforts.

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StorageHounds Offers an Alternative to Fixed Rate Marketing

June 05, 2013 | Amy Daniels

Our newest self storage search engine, StorageHounds, offers lead generation for facilities; you're only charged when a tenant moves into one of your units. Read more about SelfStorageHounds.com here!

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WebWorks 3.11 Release – Update to Customer Reviews Section

May 23, 2013 | Sara Heins

The newest WebWorks release has launched. With the 3.11 update, customers can now reply to customer reviews.

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Introducing StorageAhead's First Webinar - SEO Site Audits

May 17, 2013 | Sara Heins

Join us Wednesday, May 22 at 12:30 p.m. CDT for our first ever webinar on SEO site audits. Don't miss out on these valuable web marketing insights!

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It's National Declutter Week

April 10, 2013 | Kendra Bozarth

Take advantage of National Declutter Week by suggesting self storage as an easy option for spring cleaning.

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Storage Wars and Canada, Eh?

April 05, 2013 | Sara Heins

The self storage industry took America by storm, and now its popularity is extending to Canada.

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Red Nova Labs Launches StorageAhead.com

April 05, 2013 | Sara Heins

Red Nova Labs launched their new web marketing website, StorageAhead.com, earlier this week as a resource for self storage owners and operators.

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Self Storage Industry on the Rise...Again

March 29, 2013 | Kendra Bozarth

The self storage industry experienced extraordinary growth in the early 2000s when the amount of properties doubled in size and the marketplace exploded.

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Apartments Smaller Than Storage Units? Good News for You!

March 28, 2013 | Sara Heins

Micro-apartments are the next move for big city living. Housing size restrictions are decreasing nationwide, so architects are drawing up creative plans to take 200-450 square feet and make it "liveable."

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Save Energy with New Storage Unit Wall Systems

March 28, 2013 | Peter Soto

Don’t let anticipated changes to energy codes cause problems for your facility. Butler Manufacturing recently unveiled three wall systems that will have you more energy efficient than ever: eShadowall, eStylWalll flat and eStylewall fluted.

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Marty McFly Didn't Mention This Self Storage Tech of the Future

March 28, 2013 | Peter Soto

Welcome to the future. Thanks to a variety of services and technologies, self-storage operators can now automate phone contact with perspective customers.

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Storage Express Acquires New Locations in Sidney, Ohio

March 12, 2013 | Kendra Bozarth

Storage Express has acquired three self storage facilities in Sidney, Ohio from Lock-It-Up Storage. In total, the properties will add 500 storage units and over 60,000 square feet of property to their brand.

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StorageAhead Develops New Mini Storage Calculator

February 27, 2013 | Sara Heins

WebWorks clients, you may notice a cool new feature on your websites under your calculator page; our team of dedicated web marketers worked hard to develop a brand new self storage calculator.

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WebWorks Upgrade: Customers Can Now Leave Reviews Directly On Website

February 27, 2013 | Sara Heins

In the most recent WebWorks update, the StorageAhead developers built in a review system for customers to leave feedback on the site; they can do so by leaving a rating of one to five stars as well as an optional written testimonial.

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Denver Storage Facility Installs Solar Panels

January 30, 2013 | Sara Heins

Greenbox Self Storage recently became the first solar powered storage facility in downtown Denver. In such an environmentally conscious city, the company hopes to position itself as an attractive public storage option for the kinds of people who already recycle, compost and carpool.

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