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7 tips for firing an employee the right way

7 tips for firing an employee the right way

Deb Hipp July 21, 2015 0

The prospect of firing someone can make even the most seasoned managers a little queasy. And for good reason: Employee termination is an emotional minefield that can explode into legal ramifications if mishandled. Keeping

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Check out the latest trends in RV and boat storage

Check out the latest trends in RV and boat storage

Deb Hipp July 6, 2015 0

Before someone buys a $200,000 RV and hits the road, there’s something the owner needs to take care of—finding the best storage for the brand-new toy. Across the country, some owners of pricey RVs

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How to hire a self-storage auctioneer

How to hire a self-storage auctioneer

Deb Hipp July 6, 2015 0

Storage owners have enough to worry about when it comes to lien sales. Don’t increase your stress by hiring an auctioneer who doesn’t know the legalities of storage auctions or how to deal with

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Embrace these 7 tips to build customer loyalty

Embrace these 7 tips to build customer loyalty

Deb Hipp June 30, 2015 0

Are you worried that your self-storage customers will leave you for a competitor that’s smarter and more beautiful? Maybe you should be—if you’re not staying on top of what people demand in return for

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7 tips for boosting your productivity at work

7 tips for boosting your productivity at work

Deb Hipp April 28, 2015 0

Does morningtime at your storage facility begin with a pile of work that doubles in size by the time your day is over? If you find yourself bouncing from one unfinished project to the next all

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9 ways to run your storage facility like a startup

9 ways to run your storage facility like a startup

Deb Hipp March 22, 2015 0

Do you envy the agility and risk-taking freedom of startups sprouting up in cities like Boston, MA, and Austin, TX? Well, you don’t have to live in a trendy city to bring a bit

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9 tips for becoming a better boss

9 tips for becoming a better boss

Deb Hipp February 23, 2015 0

Baseball great Casey Stengel once quipped that the secret to being a successful manager is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven’t yet made up their

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4 tips for reducing employee turnover at your facility

4 tips for reducing employee turnover at your facility

Deb Hipp February 5, 2015 0

Is your storage facility plagued by a high employee turnover rate? Constantly hiring and training new people means more than just additional work. A revolving door of disgruntled employees actually affects your bottom line.

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Lacking a family succession plan? Here’s how to create one for your business

Lacking a family succession plan? Here’s how to create one for your business

Deb Hipp January 12, 2015 1

Do you envision the family self-storage business eventually prospering under your children and grandchildren? According to a 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of 100 family business owners in the U.S., more than half intended to hand

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