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08/18/2016

Is Your Self-Storage Occupancy at 100 Percent? Here’s Why It Shouldn’t Be

In the world of self-storage, the phrase, “My facility is 100 percent occupied,” was once considered a great statement to make. However, if you claim it nowadays, you might be in for a lecture. This is where revenue management plays a critical role. With self-storage demand at an all-time high, you simply can’t ignore the importance of having a proper plan in place.
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07/21/2016

Avoiding Heat Stress: Keeping Self-Storage Operators and Tenants Safe

As a self-storage operator, you likely spend most of your day indoors. However, there will be times when you need to be outside. It’s critical to be cognizant about heat stress for your own safety and that of your customers.
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06/16/2016

Lessons to Learn From a Recent Self-Storage Tenant Shooting: What’s Your Responsibility?

A recent shooting a CubeSmart facility offers some lessons on safety and security for all self-storage operators. Here are some steps you can take to keep your property safe.
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05/19/2016

Self-Storage Managers May Soon See a Bump in Their Paychecks

What would you do with a few extra hundred dollars a month? Many self-storage managers will soon find out. Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the long-awaited update to its overtime regulations. Before you break out the bubbly, there some things you need to know.
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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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