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5 signs that your facility’s rental rates are too low

5 signs that your facility’s rental rates are too low

Deb Hipp May 6, 2014 0

Are you afraid your facility will see a mass exodus of tenants if you raise your rental rates? If so, you’re not alone. Most self-storage businesses take a “fear-based approach” when it comes to

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Late2Lien helps ease storage operators’ lien-sale pain

Late2Lien helps ease storage operators’ lien-sale pain

Cynthia J. Drake April 17, 2014 0

Lien sales are a reality in the self-storage business, but few owners and operators are experts at handling the ever-changing legalities surrounding these sales. That’s not to mention having to stay on top of

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5 tips for motivating your employees

5 tips for motivating your employees

Tanya Rutledge April 9, 2014 2

While keeping employees motivated is critical to running and growing a business, it doesn’t have to be an expensive proposition. Employee motivation comes in many shapes and sizes, and even small gestures can go

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7 Tips for Boosting Your Organic Web Traffic

7 Tips for Boosting Your Organic Web Traffic

Deb Hipp September 4, 2013 1

If you’re a small self-storage operator, you’ve seen those pay-per-click advertisements at the top of online search results. Huge companies like Uncle Bob’s and Public Storage spend millions of dollars on them. So, is

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Share Your Stories: Write For The Storage Facilitator!

Share Your Stories: Write For The Storage Facilitator!

Jenny Zhang January 23, 2013 0

Did you know that we accept guest articles from anyone in the self-storage industry? As an industry insider, we’re happy to publish your thoughts on any storage-related topic, including issues you have faced or

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Sniffed and Miffed? Bomb, Drug Detection Dogs Train At Self-Storage Facilities

Sniffed and Miffed? Bomb, Drug Detection Dogs Train At Self-Storage Facilities

John Donegan July 5, 2012 2

With a powerful sense of smell, man’s best friend has been assisting police for years. Dogs track down crime scene evidence, human remains, illegal drugs, firearms, explosives, currency, bootleg DVDs, and contraband cellphones in

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Homeless Entrepreneur Turns Las Vegas Storage Facility Into Makeshift Hotel

Homeless Entrepreneur Turns Las Vegas Storage Facility Into Makeshift Hotel

John Donegan June 19, 2012 6

Considering the myriad socio-economic issues in North Las Vegas, I knew it couldn’t be easy to run a self-storage facility here. But when I talked to National Self Storage Operations Manager Heather Morrow, I could

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Road Trip: The Possibilities Of RV Storage Business

Road Trip: The Possibilities Of RV Storage Business

John Donegan June 11, 2012 6

Whether you’re opening a new RV storage facility, or adding an RV section to your existing facility, it’s important to understand how the RV market is demographically different from the traditional self-storage market. According

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The Biggest Misconception Of Social Media Marketing

The Biggest Misconception Of Social Media Marketing

Guest Blogger May 30, 2012 0

by Stephanie Shelton, guest author Lately, we have seen a lot of buzz concerning social networking, and the general views of our industry on whether it is viable enough to devote time to. I’m

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Storing People: The Problem Of Self-Storage Residency

Storing People: The Problem Of Self-Storage Residency

Erin Weech May 22, 2012 7

The discovery of five units occupied as makeshift homes in a single Salt Lake City facility last month has prompted a larger discussion about tenant residency among members of the self-storage industry. The case was

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