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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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10/17/2013

Tricks for Improving Your Self-Storage Facility’s Social Media Standing

Social media has become a major force in both our personal and professional lives. However, navigating these social circles can be daunting. Here are a few high points on ways to make social media work for your self-storage business.
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10/03/2013

Every Self-Storage Business Needs Rules (and Followers) to Succeed

Without rules and regulations, many people and businesses would spiral out of control. Guest blogger Joel Little says the human element to businesses means employees won’t always place the needs of a company above their own. Therefore, it is critical for self-storage owners and managers to create business standards, set good examples and develop team players.
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