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Targeting restaurant tenants for your storage facility

Targeting restaurant tenants for your storage facility

Jay MacDonald September 8, 2015 0

Whether we’re enjoying a restaurant’s spacious interior or the sights and sounds of nature on their outdoor patio, dining out is the perfect antidote to a night stuck at home. Of course, what restaurants

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8 ways to make the most of down season

8 ways to make the most of down season

Emmet Pierce August 28, 2015 0

Self-storage facilities typically see business slow down around Labor Day, but there are plenty of ways for you to make the most of this time instead of trying to get to the next level

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6 ways to maximize self-storage revenue

6 ways to maximize self-storage revenue

Jay MacDonald August 21, 2015 1

Your units are filled, your rents are stable, your employees are happy and the phone’s ringing off the hook. Your self-storage facility is killing it, right? Maybe not. Complacency, better known as not minding

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Appreciating employees on Labor Day and beyond

Appreciating employees on Labor Day and beyond

Deb Hipp August 21, 2015 0

There’s a lot more to Labor Day than marking the last time this summer that you’ll wear white shorts or grill burgers in the backyard. Sure, it’s a great one-day tribute to American workers

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Should you replace your self-storage facility’s roof?

Should you replace your self-storage facility’s roof?

Emmet Pierce August 17, 2015 1

Replacing the roof of a self-storage facility can be a costly project, so how do you know when it is the right time to get it done? Signs that your facility needs a new

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5 pointers for saving money on your insurance

5 pointers for saving money on your insurance

Emmet Pierce August 7, 2015 0

You have to buy insurance when you own or operate a self-storage facility, but you can take steps to make sure you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck. Karl Newman, president of the

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When should you hire an accountant?

When should you hire an accountant?

Cynthia J. Drake August 4, 2015 1

As a self-storage owner, you probably have to wear a lot of hats. Particularly if you own a smaller business, areas like marketing, sales, maintenance, finance and operations tend mainly to fall to one

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4 tips for saving money on utilities

4 tips for saving money on utilities

Tanya Rutledge August 3, 2015 0

For self-storage owners, utility costs can be one of the most expensive—and often overlooked—parts of the business. Although self-storage operators may assume that utilities are fixed costs offering little or no room for savings,

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10 questions you need to ask about third-party management

10 questions you need to ask about third-party management

Beth Mattson-Teig July 31, 2015 1

Hiring a professional management company might not be the right move for every self-storage facility. But for those owners who are looking at enlisting a third-party manager, here’s a cheat sheet of what owners and

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6 scenarios when you should hire an attorney

6 scenarios when you should hire an attorney

Liz Wolf July 28, 2015 0

Self-storage operators deal with many legal issues, such as conducting lien sales, updating rental agreements and firing employees. The last thing an operator wants is to end up in the middle of a costly,

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