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Amy Campbell

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04/21/2016

Building an Online Self-Storage Marketplace

There are several ways self-storage operators can turn their websites into a revenue-generating machine beyond simply attracting new tenants. Two of the easiest are to offer online reservations and customer billpay.   ...
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03/17/2016

The ‘Face’ of Your Self-Storage Operation: Managers With Piercings, Tattoos and Colorful Hair

Tattoos and face piercings are becoming more commonplace in the workforce, particularly in retail settings such as self-storage. Regardless of your personal views, your business should have a policy on body adornments, dress code and even hair color. Here are some things to consider.
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02/18/2016

Sending Out an SOS: When Should Self-Storage Managers Seek Help?

Every self-storage manager needs help from time to time. Perhaps you’re ill, overwhelmed or under qualified for a task, or simply need validation that you’re on the right path. You don’t want to appear inept, lazy or weak. Fortunately, there are a few strategies you can use to not only get the help you need, but also retain your pride.
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01/21/2016

Checks and Balances Protect a Self-Storage Business From Embezzlement

Embezzlement can and does happen in any industry, including self-storage. Fortunately, there are steps owners can take to prevent employee theft. There are also strategies storage managers can use to ensure they're never falsely accused.
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12/17/2015

Setting Your Self-Storage Goals for 2016

With the end of the year just a few weeks away, many self-storage operators are setting goals for the coming months. While most of us have a basic understanding of how to do this, the process can still be daunting. Here's some guidance on creating and achieving your 2016 objectives.
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11/19/2015

How Would Your Self-Storage Business Handle a Crisis?

While our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of a tragic event, such as last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, some of us also harbor fear and wonder how we’d cope in a crisis. Here's some advice for self-storage operators on being prepared when the unthinkable happens.  ...
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10/15/2015

Shining a Light on Self-Storage Manager Compensation

While there’s always been a lot of hoopla about manager compensation, the topic has been pushed to the forefront in the past few years as the self-storage industry has taken center stage as one of the best real estate investments around. It's time to shine a light on staff wages and push the industry toward creating a standard.  ...
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