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04/18/2012

The Basics of Paid Search for Self-Storage Operators

If you haven’t considered using paid search for your self-storage facility, it may be time to give it a look. Let’s take an in-depth look at the various providers, as well as the tactic itself.
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04/13/2012

Operators Weigh in on the Top Rules of Self-Storage Rental Agreements

Never before has the self-storage rental agreement been more important. More than just a piece of paper with a few signatures, the rental agreement is a binding contract that can be used in court to either demolish a storage operator or save him.
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04/11/2012

Self-Storage Call Centers: Weighing the Pros and Cons of In-House Vs. External

Self-storage owners and managers who believe they should open their own in-house call center need to think about several facets of running one on a daily basis.
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04/04/2012

Is There a Positive Spin to Idaho State’s Land Board’s Self-Storage Purchase?

While I’m philosophically opposed to the concept of any governmental entity getting into competition with the private sector in any part of the economy, there may be a silver lining in this cloud.
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03/30/2012

Earth Hour: How Can Self-Storage Operators Participate?

This Saturday people around the world will unplug for one hour between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. to support Earth Hour. On a personal level, turning out the lights for an hour is pretty simple. For businesses, it’s a bit more complicated—but it is doable.
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03/27/2012

Yen and Yang: A Lesson in Self-Storage Refinancing 101

A couple of self-storage owners who are refinancing their facility loans have been contacting me over the past few days, and their approaches to the task are at polar opposites. Their experiences are a great lesson in what to do and what not to do when it comes to refinancing a self-storage loan.
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03/14/2012

Inside Self-Storage World Expo Kicks Off Today in Las Vegas

The Inside Self-Storage World Expo opened today in Las Vegas with a bang. Today’s opening session featured a panel of self-storage heavy-hitters who discussed the industry’s status, online marketing, acquisitions and more.
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