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Beat the clock: Last minute tax tips for facility owners

Beat the clock: Last minute tax tips for facility owners

Beth Mattson-Teig December 14, 2015 0

As the calendar winds down on 2015, thoughts naturally turn to holiday cheer, plans to ring in a new year – and taxes. Now is the time to start getting that financial house in

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How to raise rates without losing face

How to raise rates without losing face

Jay MacDonald October 27, 2015 0

Next to latrine duty, raising rents ranks as the least appealing chore in self storage. But experts insist the sour taste comes not from raising rents itself, but how you go about it. In

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How to know it’s time you need a call center

How to know it’s time you need a call center

Rachel M. Hartman October 20, 2015 0

From answering questions to making sales, the phone plays a key role in the self-storage industry. Being communicative with customers is more important than ever, call center experts say. “Consumers aren’t very patient these

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Chris Jernigan: The new dynamics of self-storage development

Chris Jernigan: The new dynamics of self-storage development

Chris Jernigan September 22, 2015 2

A version of this article originally appeared on ListSelfStorage.com The self-storage industry is currently in the beginning stages of an unprecedented development cycle for the sector. For many years, new construction starts of self-storage

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How to compete head-to-head against the REITs

How to compete head-to-head against the REITs

Bruce Goldberg September 21, 2015 1

What does it take for the independents to compete with the REIT giants in the self-storage industry? For starters, it’s good old-fashioned customer service and strong facilities, according to a cross section of small,

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Is a self-storage conversion project right for you?

Is a self-storage conversion project right for you?

Jay MacDonald September 15, 2015 2

For those in the self-storage business, it is hard to pass by a vacant factory or skating rink and not picture it as the latest addition to your self-storage portfolio. Done well, repurposing an

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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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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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Operating Blind: How a blind storage owner found success

Operating Blind: How a blind storage owner found success

Jay MacDonald August 10, 2015 1

David Talley never let his lack of sight stop him from doing anything–including opening and operating a self-storage facility for the last 25 years. The 64-year-old was born blind due to a hereditary condition

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Are you making these 6 mistakes in running your facility?

Are you making these 6 mistakes in running your facility?

Rachel M. Hartman December 29, 2014 1

The basics of running a storage facility might sound easy. Dig a little deeper, however, and there are many bumps that can come up. If these issues aren’t fixed, they can hurt your business.

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