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12/01/2016

Social Media in the Digital Age: Why It’s Worth Every Self-Storage Operator’s Time

Self-storage operators who aren't active on social media are missing a golden opportunity to connect with new and existing customers. Learn which platform is the best for those new to social media and how to make a lasting impression.
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11/03/2016

Self-Storage Managers Can Positively Impact Customer Lives Through Empathy

Customers often turn to self-storage because they are going through a major life event, such as death, divorce or moving. Guest blogger Stephanie Tharpe of A+ Storage of Tennessee, demonstrates how showing kindness and empathy can make a positive impact in their customer experience.
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10/06/2016

Acts of Social Good = Profit for Self-Storage Operators

Partnering with a charity is a great way for self-storage operators to give back to their community and help others. It can also provide unique networking opportunities as new customers hear about the brand through word-of-mouth and local press coverage. Here's a look at how you can partner with a nonprofit, help your community and entice new customers.   ...
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09/22/2016

Assessing the Health of Your Self-Storage Business

As long as the phone keeps ringing and units are rented, you may think your self-storage business is fine. However, a facility checkup is a crucial exercise you should undertake to ensure a healthy future for your business.
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09/01/2016

A Self-Storage Manager’s Personal Account of Louisiana Flooding

Following heavy rainfall last month, parts of southern Louisiana have been ravaged by flooding, leaving many homeless. Guest blogger Fay Smithhart, manager at My Self Storage in Gonzales, La., provides a personal account of the flood, how the new facility coped with an influx of desperate tenants, and how the community has pulled together to cope with the disaster.
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08/04/2016

Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls at Your Self-Storage Facility

Obstructed walkways. Water runoff. Uneven surfaces. What do these have in common? Each is a potential hazard for self-storage customers, staff and guests. Learn how you can prevent slips, trips, and falls.   ...
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07/07/2016

Throw Away Your Self-Storage Rate Card by Negotiating Your Prices

Self-storage managers are often trained to sell units off of fixed prices, but guest blogger Scott Simon of A1 U Store It in St. Louis argues managers should throw away their rate cards and negotiate higher prices with customers. Simon offers tips on how starting at a higher price can make tenants believe they’re getting a bargain, while increasing revenue for the business.
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