About John Egan

John is editor of The Storage Facilitator. He first moved to Austin in 1999, when downtown Austin wasn't nearly as lively as it is today. John's loves include pizza, University of Kansas basketball and puns.

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Self-storage radio network premiering soon

Self-storage radio network premiering soon

John Egan June 2, 2015 1

A Internet radio channel devoted to the self-storage industry soon will be hitting the airwaves. Radio Self Storage, based in Arlington, TX, is scheduled to launch June 17. The network will broadcast news, information

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Storage company must pay $170,000 for auctioning service members’ belongings

Storage company must pay $170,000 for auctioning service members’ belongings

John Egan May 19, 2015 1

A California moving and storage company is forking over nearly $170,000 after it allegedly broke the law by selling the stored belongings of active-duty members of the U.S. Navy without permission. Vanita Gupta, principal

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Curb appeal is crucial to self-storage success

Curb appeal is crucial to self-storage success

John Egan May 12, 2015 0

Close to half of self-storage customers make their rental decisions after visiting at least one storage facility, so no operator should ever underestimate the face value of a facility. “The one most important thing

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6 tips for making connections in your community

6 tips for making connections in your community

John Egan May 7, 2015 0

It’s often tough to compete with bigger self-storage operators. But on the ground, regional and national players typically can’t touch a local operator’s community connections. Those local connections are especially valuable, given that more

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5 tips for harnessing the power of your people

5 tips for harnessing the power of your people

John Egan May 1, 2015 0

The success of every self-storage facility, no matter its size, rises or falls based on one key component: its people. Mark Beck, vice president of operations at StorCal Self Storage in California, said: “Everything

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A simple step-by-step guide for revenue management

A simple step-by-step guide for revenue management

John Egan April 27, 2015 0

If you aren’t actively managing your facility’s revenue, you’re leaving money on the table. But you don’t want to leave money on the table, do you? We highly doubt it. To make sure you’re

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Here’s what you need to know about Google’s crackdown on mobile

Here’s what you need to know about Google’s crackdown on mobile

John Egan April 21, 2015 0

Is your facility’s website mobile-friendly? If not, then Google, the search engine giant, is poised to punish your behind-the-times site. In the Internet world, the Google change has been dubbed “Mobilegeddon.” In short, Google

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Buying, building or expanding? Here are 7 pointers for ensuring profitability

Buying, building or expanding? Here are 7 pointers for ensuring profitability

John Egan March 19, 2015 0

When you’re buying, building or expanding in self-storage, you want to make sure you do everything right so that you can squeeze as much revenue as you can out of the facility. Here are

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Case study reveals how storage operator added revenue with SpareFoot

Case study reveals how storage operator added revenue with SpareFoot

John Egan March 19, 2015 0

JMP Storage was getting clobbered online. The independent self-storage operator had invested in Internet marketing, but its ranking in Google searches still was being overshadowed by the ranking of REITs. Joining the SpareFoot network

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