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Experts offer insights into hiring for your facility

Experts offer insights into hiring for your facility

Liz Wolf June 9, 2015 0

In the vast majority of cases, self-storage facilities don’t run themselves, so hiring the right people to operate them is critical. However, that task presents its share of challenges—challenges that experts say can be

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How storage operators can fight fake online reviews

How storage operators can fight fake online reviews

Liz Wolf June 8, 2015 1

Online reviews like those on Yelp or Google are critical to small businesses. “Reviews are super important,” said Amy Daniels, content-writing manager at self-storage software company storEDGE. “They show up in Google searches right away

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Should your facility offer moving trucks?

Should your facility offer moving trucks?

Liz Wolf June 5, 2015 0

Many self-storage operators have contemplated offering trucks as a way to stand out amid the competition and boost revenue. However, should you buy or rent the moving trucks? What are the costs? How much work is

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Not partnering with local movers? Here’s why you should consider it

Not partnering with local movers? Here’s why you should consider it

Liz Wolf May 28, 2015 1

Since self-storage facilities and moving companies oftentimes are dealing with the same customers, experts say it makes sense to team up. That way, they can make referrals to one another and make it easier

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Summer events for self-storage that sizzle!

Summer events for self-storage that sizzle!

Liz Wolf May 21, 2015 0

Summertime is the perfect time for self-storage facilities to host events to draw potential customers, get involved in the community and simply show appreciation for current tenants. When Michelle Bakva plans these events, she

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Taboo topics that self-storage managers should avoid

Taboo topics that self-storage managers should avoid

Liz Wolf May 5, 2015 0

Since managers are the public face of self-storage facilities, are there off-limit topics they should steer clear of when dealing with customers? Could discussing taboo topics potentially hurt your business? Yes on both counts, according

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What self-storage operators need to know when kicking out a tenant

What self-storage operators need to know when kicking out a tenant

Liz Wolf April 23, 2015 2

While it’s definitely not the most pleasant part of a self-storage operator’s job, having to kick out a tenant typically comes with the territory. “We call the managers ‘The Terminator,’ because sometimes you need

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How to prepare for the year’s busiest day in self-storage

How to prepare for the year’s busiest day in self-storage

Liz Wolf April 22, 2015 0

Traditionally, the busiest day of the year for self-storage operators is the Tuesday after Memorial Day. That’s when storage rentals historically hit their annual peak. Within the industry, it’s known as Crazy Tuesday because

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Self-storage experts share 5 go-to marketing techniques

Self-storage experts share 5 go-to marketing techniques

Liz Wolf April 20, 2015 0

While elaborate marketing techniques are available to self-storage operators, oftentimes it’s best to stick to the tried-and-true tactics. Here, self-storage veterans offer five tried-and-true marketing approaches for storage operators. 1. Discounts One go-to strategy

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