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5 Steps to Better Performance Reviews for Self-Storage Staff

Self-storage employees who have a clear and written account of their performance have a genuine opportunity to correct their behavior and succeed in your organization. Here are five steps to writing and delivering this documentation.   ...
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Master These 3 Business Areas to Ensure Long-Term Self-Storage Success

Every U.S. business startup has a 50 percent chance of survival in the first five years, including self-storage. Guest blogger Mark Helm, a commercial real estate agent and self-storage investor, says the key to ensuring long-term success is creating strategic and efficient systems in operations, sales and finance.
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Providing Online Resources for Your Self-Storage Customers

Competing with large self-storage companies when you’re a small fish means you have to ensure your online presence is in check. Providing customers with all the resources they may need during their time with your facility will certify your validity as a provider. Learn where to put these resources, what they should be and how to gather them.
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Background Screening Tips for Hiring the Right Self-Storage Manager

The multi-faceted nature of a self-storage manager’s job responsibilities means those who are responsible for hiring should know as much as they can about potential employees. Guest blogger Paul Gerber of Application Research Inc. offers tips on the types of background checks that should be conducted for particular job functions.
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4 Ways to Handle Bad Reviews of Your Self-Storage Business

User reviews are important for your self-storage facility’s overall online reputation. However, not all will be glowing testimonials. Here are four ways to successfully handle a bad review.   ...
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5 New Year’s Resolutions Every Self-Storage Owner Should Consider

The new year offers an opportunity to reflect and project about your self-storage business. It’s also the perfect time to set goals and think about how you approach the business. Guest blogger Tron Jordheim of Store Here Self Storage offers five business resolutions he believes every self-storage owner should consider.
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7 Ways You Can Help Self-Storage Tenants Get Organized in 2016

When it comes to packing and moving, many people throw all their belongings in big boxes and stack them haphazardly in their self-storage unit. But this disorganized method often leads to frustration when they can’t find their important belongings in the chaos. Use these seven tips to help your tenants organize their belongings inside their unit and avoid stressful moving situations.    ...
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