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Small business advice roundup: Year-end tax tips

Small business advice roundup: Year-end tax tips

John Egan November 21, 2014 0

Here at The Storage Facilitator, we know you don’t have time to spend hours each day scouring the Internet for insights into how to grow your self-storage business. So we’ve done the legwork for

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A guide to offering health insurance to your employees

A guide to offering health insurance to your employees

Emmet Pierce November 17, 2014 0

It’s easier for self-storage facilities to recruit and retain good employees if they offer health insurance benefits, but doing so can be a financial strain for owners and operators. Mike Schofield, president and CEO

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Small business advice roundup: Social media tips

Small business advice roundup: Social media tips

John Egan November 14, 2014 0

Here at The Storage Facilitator, we know you don’t have time to spend hours each day scouring the Internet for insights into how to grow your self-storage business. So we’ve done the legwork for

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The 7 habits of highly successful independent self-storage operators

The 7 habits of highly successful independent self-storage operators

Liz Wolf November 4, 2014 0

Pushing your self-storage operation to the top takes discipline and consistency. The Storage Facilitator talked to industry experts and independent storage operators to find out their top tips for running a successful storage business.

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Operator Spotlight: Louisiana’s Elmwood Self Storage aims for excellence

Operator Spotlight: Louisiana’s Elmwood Self Storage aims for excellence

Alexander Harris October 30, 2014 2

Next to the biggest shopping center in the New Orleans, LA, area, you’ll find the biggest self-storage facility in the region: Elmwood Self Storage & Wine Cellar. When a large furniture company closed its

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Lessons from 3 small independent operators that are battling the giants

Lessons from 3 small independent operators that are battling the giants

Liz Wolf October 28, 2014 0

While it may seem that the well-capitalized self-storage REITs have all the advantages—including huge marketing budgets, beefed-up staff and deeper market penetration—smaller independent operators are finding ways to compete, and even outperform, these powerhouses.

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Should you hire a self-storage broker when you’re ready to sell?

Should you hire a self-storage broker when you’re ready to sell?

Liz Wolf September 24, 2014 2

When Arvid Albanese decided to sell his eight-facility Best Florida Storage portfolio in South Florida, the first thing he did was call a self-storage real estate broker. More self-storage owners—from independents to REITs—appear to be

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Attention, independent operators: Here are 12 tips for beating the REITs

Attention, independent operators: Here are 12 tips for beating the REITs

Jay MacDonald August 29, 2014 1

Remember the biblical smackdown between David and Goliath? The little guy won by playing to his strengths. The same can hold true for mom-and-pop self-storage Davids who can overlook the prowess of the REIT

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Which type of small business owner are you?

Which type of small business owner are you?

John Egan August 5, 2014 0

Just like snowflakes, no two small business owners are exactly alike. However, they do exhibit common traits. A new research report from business software company Infusionsoft divides small business owners into four buckets: Freedom

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Granite Clover Self Storage wins Business of the Year award in New Hampshire

Granite Clover Self Storage wins Business of the Year award in New Hampshire

John Egan June 12, 2014 0

Granite Clover Self Storage, operator of four storage facilities in New Hampshire, has won a statewide Business of the Year award. Business NH Magazine, in partnership with the New Hampshire Association of Chamber of

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