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Restoring Your Doors

Step-By-Step Instructions For Two Do-It-Yourself Options By CJ Steen One of the toughest questions when remodeling anything is what color white did I originally pick? Was it...

Employees First!

Creating Cultures And Environments That Attract And Retain Top Talent Like the circle of life, the American workforce is constantly changing. New hires eventually grow into managers,...

Self-Storage Franchising

Does It Work? By Marc Goodin We know franchising works for many businesses like hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, and others, because we spend our money with them on...

Enveloping New Profits

Add-On Services That Provide Customer Conveniences As self-storage facilities become more customer oriented, many owners and operators are seeking ways to provide one-stop...

A Unique Specialty Niche

Dedicated Gun Storage Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell While the national debate over gun laws and safety continues, the fact remains that a large percentage of Americans own...

Sexual Harassment

Not Just In Hollywood Or In Congress Over the last few months, the country has certainly seen a significant renewed focus on the issue of sexual harassment...

Automate To Proliferate

New Technology Answers The Call For Smartphone Advances Technology of the 21st century continues to knock down the doors of self-storage facilities, opening new opportunities...

The Amsdell Family Tree

Tracing The Roots Of Three Major Self-Storage Operations In 1928, Todd Amsdell’s distant relatives started a construction company that survived the Great Depression of the...

Fable To Fact

Digging Into Industry Data By Cory Sylvester With the development cycle in its third year, the analysis required to evaluate a new or existing site is becoming...

Underlining Elements

A Business Development Guide Over the past 15 years, many owners and operators within the self-storage industry have experienced such a rapid growth with...

What Does That Mean?

Understanding The Language Of Self-storage By Scott Zucker The self-storage business has been around, some would say, for over 50 years. During that time, we’ve seen...

Employee Retention

How To Keep Your “A” Players It’s a nightmare scenario for any business: A star employee suddenly decides to jump ship for the competition. Out the door...

Marketing To Millennials

What Apple’s iPhone X Has Taught Us On Nov. 3, 2017, a new product hit the smartphone market that would change the technology landscape...

Reassessments On The Rise

Could Steep Property Tax Increases Be 2018’s Most Taxing Issue? In 2018, self-storage owners and operators should be thinking about their taxes–property taxes to be...

Dominate The Competition

Social Media’s Best Kept SEO Secret By Poppy Behrens and Claudia Martinez Your business needs to rank well on Google Local. That’s a fact. And...

GenV Self-Storage

A Completely Different Product By John Good and Warner Russell When asked about my profession by friends and people I randomly meet, I respond, “I...

Save Or Shred?

Dealing With Annoying Business-Saving Records The IRS recently reminded every self-storage facility and business about the importance of records, especially the importance of...

You Can’t Store That!

Preventing the Storage of Prohibited Items Throughout the years, self-storage tenants have stored—or attempted to store—just about anything you can imagine. From illegal to illogical,...

The Changing Workforce

Training Means A Lot To Millennials By Evan Hackel When baby boomers took their first “real” jobs upon entering the workforce, their demands and expectations were ridiculously...

They Did What?

Coping Effectively With Customers Who Behave Badly By Kate Zabriskie Polite Notice: When it’s your turn, if you are talking on your cell phone, we...

Mobile Millennials

Is Your Business Smartphone Friendly? By Samantha Nicole Traina With the new smartphone releases from Apple and Samsung, it’s clear that we are now holding...

An Operations Perspective

Due Diligence When Your Facility Is Being Sold By Vince Toenjes The on-site manager is critical to the company's day-to-day success. When the...

Reaching The Millennial Market

Four Ways To Bring Them To Your Self-Storage FacilityGrey’s Anatomy premiered on ABC in 2005. For 12 seasons this hospital-based television drama has been...

Boosting Employee Retention

Five Pillars To Success As A Manager Why does your organization exist, and why should anyone care? Organizations exist to perform, period. Be for-profit...

When And How To Increase Rents

Determining Unit Pricing On A New Facility By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell A lot of research and calculations must go into developing and opening a successful new self-storage facility....
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Is It Time for a Self-Storage Renovation?

How To Assess and Plan for Renovations at Your Self-Storage Facility As any facility owner knows, it’s essential not to...

AZSA 23rd Annual Conference & Trade Show and Golf Tournament

Register for Hotel Here Member Rate - Regular admission is $230 until 2/11/23 February 15-16, 2023 23rd Annual Arizona Self-Storage Conference &...

4 Lessons the Self-Storage Industry Can Learn From Big Brands

Remember when you thought the best instant photos were Polaroids and Sears was the only place to buy appliances?...

The Truth about Self-Storage Lead Aggregators

Over the last decade, the self-storage industry has witnessed the rise and fall of several specialized lead aggregation websites....

Owning Your Stress For Success

It’s no secret that today’s work environment is stressful. With our current economy, labor force, and global supply chain,...
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