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Are you prepared for the boom in the population of aging Baby Boomers?

Are you prepared for the boom in the population of aging Baby Boomers?

Emmet Pierce June 10, 2014 0

America’s Baby Boomers are expected to put many of their possessions in self-storage units as they retire and downsize their homes. That could mean a boom, of sorts, in the storage business. The boomers make

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5 ways for your storage facility to save money

5 ways for your storage facility to save money

Emmet Pierce June 4, 2014 0

If you’re not keeping close track of your self-storage facility’s finances, you may be wasting thousands of dollars a year. Unnecessary spending can siphon away your profit. “The biggest bang for your buck is

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5 tips for giving and getting business referrals

5 tips for giving and getting business referrals

Emmet Pierce April 29, 2014 0

One of the keys to being successful in business is developing a referral network that helps you find new clients. “Everyone wants to build that network to draw from,” said Amy Trager, a professional

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How to Prevent Fires at Self-Storage Facilities

How to Prevent Fires at Self-Storage Facilities

Emmet Pierce October 1, 2013 3

Fires at self-storage facilities can cause physical and financial damage, but often they can be avoided if facility managers take preventive measures. Sue Haviland, a partner at consulting firm Self Storage 101, said facility

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When Should You Turn to Third-Party Management?

When Should You Turn to Third-Party Management?

Emmet Pierce September 16, 2013 3

If you’re an independent self-storage operator struggling to compete against larger companies with deep pockets, you may want to consider hiring a third-party manager. When you hire an experienced third-party management company, you’re tapping

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Selling Your Self-Storage Facility: A 5-Point Checklist

Selling Your Self-Storage Facility: A 5-Point Checklist

Emmet Pierce September 10, 2013 4

The self-storage real estate investment trusts (REITs) are in the market for storage facilities, but before you put your business up for sale, make sure you’ll be getting your property’s full value. REITs often

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