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01/02/2014

'Enchant' Your Self-Storage Customers With a Move-In Checklist

There are a lot of steps to the self-storage rental process. A Pittsburgh self-storage operator shares why his facility uses a move-in checklist to ensure nothing is missed.
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12/19/2013

Planning and Achieving Your Self-Storage Business Goals in 2014

The turning of the calendar often sparks a sense of renewal, encouraging us all to plan for the year ahead. Now’s the time to start thinking about your own personal goals and the ones for your self-storage business. Here are some tips to get you started.
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12/10/2013

‘Tis the Season to Embrace Your Self-Storage Competition

The owners of City Center Self Storage in Pittsburgh recognize convenience is a key to storage and their location may not be convenient for everyone. So they've decided to embrace their competition. Here's how.
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12/05/2013

A Sizable Comparison Between the U.S. and U.K. Self-Storage Markets

Despite its head start and larger consumer base, the U.S. self-storage market is an interesting measuring stick when looked at side by side with the U.K. storage industry. Guest blogger John Gerrard is a U.K.-based self-storage owner who believes size is relative to a market’s success, considering the U.K. is much smaller than the American sector but dwarfs the rest of Europe.
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11/27/2013

Remembering the ‘Other’ Holiday When Decorating Your Self-Storage Facility This Season

‘Tis the seasons to celebrate—and decorate your self-storage facility. But before going all red and green, consider adding some blue and white to acknowledge the Jewish holiday Hanukkah.
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11/21/2013

Praising Your Self-Storage Staff: Building an Employee-Recognition Program

Everyone likes to be recognized, including self-storage managers. Here are some tips on ways self-storage owners can build an effective employee-recognition program that’s fair to all employees and easy to implement.
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11/08/2013

Grasping Self-Storage Valuation in Today’s Strong Seller’s Market

Self-storage property values in most markets are at all-time highs, but cap rates can vary widely based on a property’s profile and market. Although self-storage is attracting increased interest from institutional and private capital, guest blogger Amber Hagopian says facility owners need to understand the market’s dynamics and set valuation expectations accordingly.
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