Insurance & Risk Management

Insurance & Risk Management

An Eye For Danger: Mitigating Risk In Self-Storage

When you hear the term “risk mitigation,” what comes to mind? “Mitigating risk is really about being aware of your surroundings and if you notice...

Insure For Disaster: Protecting Your Investment Against Extreme Weather And Natural Disasters

In 2019, the National Centers for Environmental Information recorded 14 weather and climate disaster events across the United States with losses exceeding $1 billion...

Ella Tayrien

Ella Tayrien, Vice President of Claims, MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC December is here, bringing with it the possibility of wintry precipitation. And that possibility may...

Single-Source Insurance Protection

Inside MiniCo’s New Workers Compensation Program An employee tries to fix a stuck roll-up door and cuts his hand, requiring a visit to an urgent...

The Importance of a Good Business Owner’s Policy

Recovering from a financial loss arising from a lawsuit or property damage can make it difficult for business owners to find the financial resources...

The Importance of a Good Business Owner’s Policy

Recovering from a financial loss arising from a lawsuit or property damage can make it difficult for business owners to find the financial resources...

MiniCo Insurance Agency Publishes Tenant Insurance Best Practices

To better differentiate the various financial products targeted to self-storage customers, Phoenix-based MiniCo Insurance Agency has published a list of best practices for offering tenant insurance. MiniCo's...

The Road To Recovery

Recuperating From 2017's Natural Disasters Hurricanes Harvey and Irma inundated the Gulf Coast region in 2017, causing billions of dollars in damage. Wildfires indiscriminately scarred...

Profitable Protection

Tenant Insurance Boosts Bottom Line It took the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Texas to impress upon residents the value of having insurance to protect...

James Appleton, MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, Director of Sales, Special Risk

When it comes to customers’ stored belongings, industry professionals jest that tenants store junk but lose heirlooms. In other words, the items they place in storage...

Think Outside The Box!

Competing With On-Demand Storage Businesses While the concept of on-demand storage is not a new one, as PODS (Portable On Demand Storage) was founded in...

Why Offering Tenant Insurance Is Good Customer Service

James Appleton, Director of Sales, Publishing & Special Risk, MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC There’s a reason people choose to store their belongings in a self-storage...

Insurance Update

Coming To Terms With Aging Storage Facilities As the self-storage industry matures, the 50,000-plus facilities that house customers’ contents are showing their age. These storage...

It’s Raining Claims!

Obtaining Adequate Roof Insurance The recent cycle of extreme weather has created havoc for residents, businesses, and insurance companies all over the country. Severe wind...

Protect From Peril

Fire Safety Improvements For Self-Storage Facilities In 2015, a website called Becoming Minimalist posted 21 statistics that exposed how materialistic the average U.S. citizen has...

Risk Management: Maintaining Roof Integrity

A focal point of self-storage facility maintenance is the integrity of the roof, especially with respect to preventing water damage claims resulting from roof...

Insuring Profits

Tenant Insurance Flows New Revenue Stream To Bottom Line As self-storage occupancy reaches all-time highs nationwide, operators are eagerly fishing for new revenue streams that...

The Price Of Safety

Fire Code Sparks Costly Change In Charleston, S.C., a memorial, appropriately called the Charleston Nine site, protects the sacred ground where the Sofa Super Store, a...

Thinking Outside The Box

Insuring The Most Challenging Properties We have all seen the news reports of businesses and homes damaged by hail, wind, tornadoes, and other severe weather...

Training Is The Key To Tenant Insurance Success

Tenant insurance is one of the oldest insurance products in the self-storage industry. Once viewed as a novelty, the product has evolved over the...

Are You Protected?

Industry Specific Policies Safeguard Owners Against Mishaps, Litigation, And Disasters A manager at a self-storage facility noticed an odd wobble in a roll-up door as...
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5 Reasons to Use Accounting Software for Your Self Storage Business

Tracking your self storage facility's cash flow can be daunting, but 64% of business owners do their own bookkeeping...

Three Considerations for Automation in Your Self-Storage Facility

“Automation” has been a buzzword in the self-storage industry for quite some time. But, with so many options out...

21 Self Storage Marketing Ideas for Owners & Operators

Self storage is a great business to be in. In fact, 2020 data shows that nearly 1 in 10...

All About Bluetooth Low Energy

Since its inception in the mid-1990s, Bluetooth technology has evolved into an effective application for use in access control security....

Why Your Self Storage Facility Needs an Integrated Payment System

Electronic Payment Options Transform the Self Storage Industry Businesses in every industry are making the move to electronic payment options,...
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