Edited Transcript of CUBE.N earnings conference call or presentation 8-May-20 3:00pm GMT

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Cleveland Jun 16, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of CubeSmart earnings conference call or presentation Friday, May 8, 2020 at 3:00:00pm GMT

* Christopher P. Marr

* Timothy M. Martin

Evercore ISI Institutional Equities, Research Division – Senior MD & Senior Equity Research Analyst

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division – MD and Senior Equity Research Analyst

Good day, everybody, and welcome to the CubeSmart First Quarter 2020 Earnings Call. (Operator Instructions) Please note, todays event is being recorded.

I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Josh Schutzer, Senior Director of Finance. Please proceed, sir.

Thank you, Eric. Hello, everyone, and welcome to CubeSmart’s First Quarter 2020 Earnings Call. Participants on today’s call include Chris Marr, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Tim Martin, Chief Financial Officer. Our prepared remarks will be followed by a Q&A session.

In addition to our earnings release, which was … Read More

Businesses You Can Start for Under $1,000

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If you’re trying to figure out how to start a business without a big infusion of cash from angel investors or your own savings, don’t despair. There are plenty of cheap businesses you can start that can turn into thriving enterprises.

In fact, you can get a business up and running for less than $1,000. If you’re looking to begin a business without a hefty investment, keep reading to find out how these entrepreneurs turned their business ideas into reality on shoestring budgets.

Last updated Oct. 18, 2019

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Blogging can be the best business to start with little money. Some bloggers actually launch their websites for $0.

Kelan and Brittany Kline started their blog, The Savvy Couple, in 2016 for less than $3 a month. “That cost covered our domain name and hosting at the time,” Kelan said. “From there, we grew our blog

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Amidst the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Vicki Sherlock had a hard time finding hand sanitizer. 

She decided to make her own using rubbing alcohol, which she had in the cabinet, and aloe vera, a product that was alarmingly hard to find. 

“It’s DIY time,” Sherlock said as she browsed the internet for a bottle of aloe vera gel. The local Vitamin Shoppe sold out. Her neighborhood Target was out of stock. A nearby Walmart didn’t have any available for curbside pick up.

“I really didn’t think a basic bottle of aloe vera would be this difficult to locate,” Sherlock said. 

She’s among a wave of Americans seeking to make hand cleaners amidst a national shortage of select sanitary products. 

First, the pandemic created a scarcity of hand sanitizers at stores and online across the globe. Now, more people are resorting to the do-it-yourself method. And manufacturers of one of the key

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In the weeks before the coronavirus reshaped the lives of people around the world, Daniel M. Lavery, who writes the “Dear Prudence” advice column at Slate, received an unusual letter. The writer, in the course of asking for tips for dealing with a husband who kept leaving bits of toenail around the house, admitted to dealing with the problem by putting the toenail bits in his coffee cup.

By the time Lavery answered the question in April, the world had changed–and so had his thinking on the issue. As the increased closeness of shelter-in-place orders amplified existing frustrations, what might that marriage look like? “I think about this letter writer a lot,” Lavery says.

By now, as the world changes once again, questions that address the pandemic directly have been filling his inbox for months. There was the reader looking for adjudication in a dispute with a nurse friend who

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Online programs used for coronavirus-era school promise results. The claims are misleading

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This story about education software was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for the Hechinger newsletter.

Coronavirus school closures in all 50 states sent educators and parents scrambling to find online learning resources to keep kids busy and productive at home. Website traffic to the homepage for IXL, a popular tool that lets students practice skills across five subjects through online quizzes, spiked in March. Same for Matific, which gives students math practice tailored to their skill level, and Edgenuity, which develops online courses.

All three of these companies try to hook prospective users with claims on their websites about their products’ effectiveness. Matific boasts that its game-based activities are “proven to help increase results by 34 percent.” IXL says its program is “proven effective” and research “has shown over and over that IXL produces real results.”

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If you’ve suffered from hormonal acne, you know there’s no easy fix. And yet, there’s a supplement that’s starting to garner attention for how well it seems to work. Diindolylmethane, or DIM, is a compound derived from cruciferous vegetables (think: broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, etc.)—but if you can’t get enough of it through your diet, it also comes in supplement form.

While it might seem too good to be true that a compound from green veggies could heal hormonal acne, some research indicates that it could even work as well as prescription medications. In fact, Morgan Rabach, MD, dermatologist and Co-Founder of LM Medical in NYC, says that it may work similarly to Spironolactone, a prescription drug dermatologists often recommend to treat hormonal acne.

diindolylmethane found in brussel sprouts, brocolli, cauliflower

DIM seems to work by balancing your hormones.

Experts hypothesize that DIM may help balance hormones by blocking excess testosterone—and when hormones are balanced,

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Out of work in Charlotte because of COVID-19? Here are 5 ways to make money online

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The closure of businesses due to COVID-19 has impacted jobs and forced many out of work. Whether you are looking for supplemental income to make up for lost hours or for full-time employment, there are some options available online.

“I have been able to transition to working from home full time because of all of the opportunities to teach students English online,” said Charlottean Adalee Raubenheimer, who has been teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) from home for the past couple of years.

“Though the larger companies are often based in China, I also teach Turkish, Russian, Polish and Vietnamese students. There are many resources and videos online to help you get started. Personally, I’ve found that Qkids is one of the most flexible and beginner-friendly options.”

Whether teaching a language calls your name or if you’d rather focus on graphic design, tutoring or even taking surveys, here are

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100 Ways To Make Money Without a 9-to-5

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Due to the recent coronavirus pandemic, many people have lost work hours or been laid off. As people struggle to figure out how to supplement their income, picking up a side job to make a few extra bucks might be helpful. While not all of these gigs may be possible due to certain social distancing guidelines, these 100 ways to increase your income might help now — or for ones that require more social interaction, you can do them later to help boost your income.

Taking online surveys is one of the easiest ways to earn extra money. And plenty of companies are looking for consumer feedback to improve their products or develop new ones.

Brands hire survey sites to conduct online questionnaires on their behalf, gaining access to precious customer feedback. The sites, in turn, pay you for participating in their surveys. If you really want to rake in … Read More

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Whether you want to supplement your main income or you’re gearing up to start your own side hustle, looking for ways to make some extra cash is not only smart but also easier than you might think.

You don’t always have to start off with a long-term business plan in mind — although it’s obviously totally fine if you — but there are certain things you need to consider before you launch yourself into the freelance world.

Here are seven easy-to-follow steps to help you do just that.

[Read: How to convince your boss to let you work from home — forever!]

Your day job dictates everything

If your day job is your main source of income, it’s important to acknowledge that and make sure your performance doesn’t suffer once you’ve launched your side hustle.

You need to be realistic about what your current employer, or clients, require from you

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The Best Online Grocery Delivery Services To Have On Hand

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It's good to have these online grocery shopping services on hand for when you can't make it to the store in a pinch. (Photo: vgajic via Getty Images)
It’s good to have these online grocery shopping services on hand for when you can’t make it to the store in a pinch. (Photo: vgajic via Getty Images)

The grocery store anxiety is real, even on a typical day. It can be incredibly stressful trying to push the cart with one hand and read your shopping list with the other — all the while trying to navigate your way through the small, crowded aisles.

It can be even worse if you’re not able to find exactly what you need when you need it, and you have to resort to alternatives (bidets, anyone?).

Still, keeping some food in your fridge, freezer and pantry is necessary, whether or not you’re grocery shopping for a quarantine. No matter how much of a devout takeout

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