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7 tips for boosting your productivity at work

7 tips for boosting your productivity at work

Deb Hipp April 28, 2015 0

Does morningtime at your storage facility begin with a pile of work that doubles in size by the time your day is over? If you find yourself bouncing from one unfinished project to the next all

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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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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 4

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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Operators unearth ways to make facilities more ‘green’

Operators unearth ways to make facilities more ‘green’

Kerry Curry April 21, 2015 1

Whether it’s solar panels, LED lights or cool roofs, self-storage facilities are finding ways to make their properties more energy-efficient. This commitment toward “green” technology is winning accolades from consumers while saving money for

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Experts offer advice on dealing with delinquent tenants

Experts offer advice on dealing with delinquent tenants

Jay MacDonald March 26, 2015 0

Chasing down delinquent renters ranks right up there with restroom duty among the least popular jobs in self-storage. The difference is that if a storage operator violates state lien laws en route to dispensing

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What’s the best way to raise your rent?

What’s the best way to raise your rent?

Beth Mattson-Teig March 25, 2015 6

Smart self-storage operators constantly are trying to figure out how to get the most money out of their units. But what’s the best way to raise the rent without raising a ruckus? Seasoned professionals

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Are you doing these 8 things to chase away customers?

Are you doing these 8 things to chase away customers?

Allie Johnson March 22, 2015 0

Problems at your facility might send current and potential customers fleeing to your competitors. But with a little effort, you can fix these issues and bring tenants back. Many problems start with complacency, said Ben Burkhart,

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’Tis the season: Spring-cleaning tips for your self-storage facility

’Tis the season: Spring-cleaning tips for your self-storage facility

Emmet Pierce March 22, 2015 0

Spring is a great time to take stock of your self-storage facility’s appearance and clear away the clutter that accumulated over the winter. To stay competitive, it’s important to show the public that your

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9 ways to run your storage facility like a startup

9 ways to run your storage facility like a startup

Deb Hipp March 22, 2015 0

Do you envy the agility and risk-taking freedom of startups sprouting up in cities like Boston, MA, and Austin, TX? Well, you don’t have to live in a trendy city to bring a bit

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