Self-Storage Manager


  • Special Operations: Training Never Rests
    It would be nice to see more consistency in the area of self-storage training. It seems we’re programmed to train only when performance is down, making us more reactive than proactive. If we look at staff development as more of an investment than an expense, it can ...More
    November 9, 2007 Brad North Posted in Articles
  • Learning to Sell Self-Storage
    The self-storage industry has boomed over the past several years. As competition escalates and facilities adopt the same features and benefits, it’s critical for owners and managers to focus on the basics of phone and face-to-face sales. Selling is a creative process, more ...More
    November 9, 2007 Brian Byrd Posted in Articles
  • Overcoming Obstacles to Training
    Staff training is becoming increasingly vital for self-storage operations. As competitive pressures rise and the power of the rent increase slackens, many storage companies will look to better training as a tool for improving revenue and profit. Itused to be you could ...More
    November 9, 2007 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • Insurance Insights: Employee Freedom … to Succeed to Deceive?
    If you’re a typical self-storage owner, you’re operating a successful business, and your success can be credited to many factors. Careful hiring of facility staff is one, and monitoring onsite business practices is another. Good employees are essential to a service industry ...More
    November 9, 2007 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles
  • Marketing Limelight: New-Hire Integration
    The integration of a new hire into your organization should start the minute the person reports for work on his first day. Successful integration of employees will increase business performance, minimize turnover and reduce recruiting expenses.With new-hire programs, ...More
    November 9, 2007 Clay Whitaker Posted in Articles
  • The Ideal Manager?
    Who is the ideal self-storage manager? The answer to this question is complex, depending on many facility-specific factors: job duties, the demographics of the customer base, the personalities of the rest of the team, etc. It’s a highly subjective, debatable subject, and ...More
    November 9, 2007 Cheryl Kelley Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Expo Promotes Successful Facility Staffing
    Self-storage operators interested in learning more about successful hiring practices for their facilities are invited to attend “Hiring and Retaining Stellar Employees” at the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo. ...More
    October 18, 2007 Posted in News
  • ALL ABOUT STORAGE
    All self-storage owners must decide between self-managing a site or hiring a management company. How will you decide the best direction for your facility? Many lenders and partnership agreements require an experienced management company to operate facilities they finance. ...More
    April 2, 2007 Cheryl Kelley Posted in Articles
  • Interviewing Obstacle Course
    Editor’s Note: The following article is for informational purposes only and should not be substituted for legal counsel. As a business owner, you probably already know about laws against discriminating against a person because of sex, race, color and creed. However, did you ...More
    March 1, 2007 Tredd Barton Posted in Articles
  • Learn Techniques for Making Great Hires at ISS Reno Expo!
    On July 19, join industry veteran Mel Holsinger at the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Reno, Nev., as he addresses "Hiring and Training Self-Storage Managers." ...More
    April 18, 2006 Posted in News