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Going Once, Going Twice… Are Live Auctions Fading Away?

The writing has been on the wall—at least on the walls of the internet for several years. Most business activity is being conducted online....

Spotting Impaired Workers: Employers Tackle Costly Drug Misuse

The employee’s request had a certain degree of logic. He had just received a prescription for medical marijuana from a naturopathic physician. Could he...

A Decade Of Growth: The Ascent Of Storage Asset Management

On May 20, 2020, Storage Asset Management (SAM), the largest privately owned third-party self-storage management company in the United States, celebrated its 10-year anniversary....

Technology And The Manager

By Andy Kelly, Principal and Broker of A B Kelly Realty, LLC (Self Storage and Commercial Property Management) and Principal of Sierra Self Storage...

Managing Employees During the Covid Crisis

As businesses suffer, including self-storage operations, there are some inevitable questions that apply to managing staff, especially those that have tested positive for the...

Make Room For Awesome!

StorQuest’s Philosophy For Business And Life Over two and a half decades ago, William “Bill” Warren Hobin was working for a large, regional home builder when he...

A Cut Above – The 2019 Managers Of The Year

Similar to star triathletes, the best self-storage managers have the necessary skills to conquer various territories—on site, off site, and in cyber space. From...

Hire Right!

Recruiting And Retaining Managers Hiring an employee can either be the best move your company has ever made, or it can be the biggest...

The Zoning Maze

Finding the Right Path for Permits and Zoning New self-storage facility developers have generally had luck moving their projects from the industrial and warehouse zones areas...

Top 10 Customer Complaints

Handling Issues With Finesse No one likes getting customer complaints, but, let’s face it, even the cleanest, best facilities will receive some customer complaints. There...

Pink Slip Panic

10 Tips For De-Hiring Managers There are two things that are pretty certain in the job world: The first is that no one likes to be...

The “Creepy Tenant Dude” Syndrome

What's A Self-Storage Manager To Do? As odd as these stories have become, the solution to the type of tenants that seem to spend an inordinate amount...

What It’s Worth?

Determining The Real Value Of A Property Operating a self-storage business also means owning a property—a physical building where tenants rent space. After becoming established, the owner/operator...

Checks For Success

Advice For Conducting Property Visits By Bobby L. Hickman Frequent, thorough property visits to self-storage facilities are a critical method for absentee owners and management companies to...

Clear The Table!

Putting Profits Back Into Your Pockets By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell The numbers don’t lie. There’s a reason the self-storage industry has grown since 2012 to a $38...

Wield The Five Keys

Leaving A Positive Leadership Legacy In Your Life By Jeffrey W. Foley Many successful business people have pondered their leadership legacy; how do they want to be...
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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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