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8 New Year’s resolutions for storage operators

8 New Year’s resolutions for storage operators

Glenda Vosburgh December 17, 2014 0

You might resolve to lose 15 pounds or to reduce your debt by $10,000 in 2015. But what New Year’s resolutions will you make for your self-storage business? The Storage Facilitator asked three self-storage experts

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Attracting tenants takes creativity and initiative—not necessarily a big budget

Attracting tenants takes creativity and initiative—not necessarily a big budget

Liz Wolf December 11, 2014 0

As competition in the self-storage industry heats up, finding ways to stand out becomes a make-it-or-break-it situation for some operators. However, you can do plenty of things to boost demand, occupancy and income. “And

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9 tips for dealing with fall and winter weather

9 tips for dealing with fall and winter weather

Emmet Pierce October 13, 2014 0

It’s pretty much a ritual: Every year, operators and managers of self-storage facilities across much of the U.S. must gear up for harsh fall and winter conditions. Cold weather and storms cause a variety

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Attorney Mark Saxon: How to avoid legal problems in hiring and firing

Attorney Mark Saxon: How to avoid legal problems in hiring and firing

Deb Hipp October 10, 2014 0

When it comes to hiring and firing, the laws for self-storage operators don’t differ from those for retail or other industries. The Storage Facilitator talked with attorney Mark Saxon about employment issues that can

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Is remote self-storage management right for you?

Is remote self-storage management right for you?

Emmet Pierce October 6, 2014 2

Remote management technology is having a big impact on the self-storage industry, as facility owners increasingly turn to machines to reduce their labor costs. That’s being accomplished with automated kiosks that can rent out

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How do you prevent break-ins from scaring off tenants at your storage facility?

How do you prevent break-ins from scaring off tenants at your storage facility?

Emmet Pierce September 25, 2014 1

Break-ins can’t always be prevented at self-storage facilities, but if managers handle them correctly, they can reassure current tenants and keep potential tenants from taking their business elsewhere. You don’t need to announce when

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5 cell tower leasing trends in self-storage

5 cell tower leasing trends in self-storage

Nick Foster August 5, 2014 1

Cell towers can be a good source of extra income on your storage facility. But what’s going on in the cell tower industry? What does the future hold for your extra income? It’s important

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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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How to fill your storage units when your office is closed

How to fill your storage units when your office is closed

Jay MacDonald July 31, 2014 1

A funny thing happens when self-storage facilities use technology to rent units off-hours: Consumers tend to use it when the facilities are open as well. Whether the after-hours interface is a web-based self-rental and

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How to survive and thrive in a family-owned business

How to survive and thrive in a family-owned business

Jay MacDonald July 15, 2014 0

Brothers Mike and Cris Burnam helped their father, Gordon, build Columbia, MO-based StorageMart from two facilities in 1987 into a family-owned powerhouse with nearly 150 storage facilities in the U.S. and Canada. What’s the

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