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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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Moving boxes can be a big moneymaker for your facility

Moving boxes can be a big moneymaker for your facility

Deb Hipp December 8, 2014 0

If you’re not turning cardboard into cash at your self-storage facility, then you’re missing out on a significant revenue generator. There’s plenty of money to be made by selling moving boxes and moving supplies,

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Scott Zucker: What you need to know about lien laws and other legal issues

Scott Zucker: What you need to know about lien laws and other legal issues

Deb Hipp November 19, 2014 0

Are you staying on top of legal issues that affect your self-storage business? If not, you could be on the path toward some costly and time-consuming trouble. The Storage Facilitator spoke with Scott Zucker,

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6 benefits of joining your state self-storage association

6 benefits of joining your state self-storage association

Deb Hipp October 21, 2014 1

Max Vallotton has closed the office of Gate 5 Storage in Hephzibah, GA, more than once so that he and his employees could attend events sponsored by the Georgia Self Storage Association. Vallotton joined

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Attorney Mark Saxon: How to avoid legal problems in hiring and firing

Attorney Mark Saxon: How to avoid legal problems in hiring and firing

Deb Hipp October 10, 2014 0

When it comes to hiring and firing, the laws for self-storage operators don’t differ from those for retail or other industries. The Storage Facilitator talked with attorney Mark Saxon about employment issues that can

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Can a K-9 unit improve security at your storage facility?

Can a K-9 unit improve security at your storage facility?

Deb Hipp August 25, 2014 0

It seems there’s never a shortage of news stories about drug busts at self-storage facilities. Frequently, the “officer” who sniffed out the evidence was a K-9 dog, a highly trained asset for law enforcement

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