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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell
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04/25/2012

One Solution for Solving Self-Storage Staffing Needs

Self-storage operators do their best to predict how each quarter is going to be, but it doesn’t always go as planned. One of the hardest things to predict is how many people they'll need for any given season to run the business. Here's one way to solve this problem.
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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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