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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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09/17/2015

Listen, Learn, Offer: Tried and True Sales Tips for Self-Storage Operators

Self-storage operators who listen to the customers, learn their needs, then offer solutions will fare better. Follow these tried and true sales tips to become a better salesperson.
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08/20/2015

Be a Self-Storage Sentinel: Watching Out for Cats, Kids and Other Things That Don’t Belong in Storage Units

A self-storage operator's job involves much more than just renting units and collecting payments. Owners and managers also need to their property's sentinel, and be aware of the items stored behind those unit doors. Here a few pointers for being a good watchman.  ...
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