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online reviews

20 May, 2024

Managing Online Reviews: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Online reviews have the power to make or break a business. Good ones can bring in new customers,...

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self storage call center

23 Apr, 2024

Leaving Money On The Line: Do You Need A Call Center?

Imagine preparing to move and needing to rent a self-storage facility. While researching...

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Self Storage Associations

9 Apr, 2024

The Benefits of Working With State Associations

Helen Keller is quoted as saying, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” That’s...

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Self Storage Management

7 Mar, 2024

5 Steps To help Develop Leadership Skills in your Managers & employees

Pictured above is MSM's Manager of the Year, Jenny Rodrigues Of ‘Ohana Self Storage. Read more...

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self storage asset class

5 Mar, 2024

Know Your ABCs: Factors That Determine Self-Storage Asset Class

The self-storage industry has exploded in the past two decades. As the industry has grown, the...

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Greens Storage

20 Feb, 2024

2023 Green Facility Of The Year: Greens Storage – Escondido, CA

California is well-known for its strict environmental regulations, and those regulations can be...

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Mr. B Self Storage

20 Feb, 2024

2023 International Facility Of The Year: Mr.[B] – Costa Rica

Constructing self-storage in different countries is a challenge, but Mr.[B]’s Self Storage makes it...

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self storage development

2 Jan, 2024

Development Delusions: Five Misconceptions About Self-Storage

Self-storage development has taken on a life of its own, particularly after the Great Recession....

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facility data

27 Dec, 2023

Understanding Facility Data: Don't Leave Money on the Table!

Imagine going into your doctor’s office and hearing medical jargon when they are giving you test...

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23 Aug, 2023

Ancillary Income Is Much More Than Pennies In The Bank

Many times, when self-storage owners and operators think of ancillary income, they may be thinking...

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15 Aug, 2023

Pre-Planning & Managing Disasters To Minimize Loss And Stress

Fires, floods, hurricanes, burglaries and finding hazardous chemicals in storage units are just...

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self storage temperature control

17 Jul, 2023

Temperature Control vs. Climate Control

If you asked a self-storage owner 40 years ago about temperature or climate control, they likely...

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3 Jul, 2023

The Latest In Self Storage Pest Control

Self-storage owners and managers know pest control is essential as an infestation of rodents or...

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self storage sales

25 Jun, 2023

10 Ways to Take Advantage of the Storage Summer Spike

Summer is to self-storage what Christmas is to retailers—an opportunity to ensure your income is...

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self storage discounts

20 Jun, 2023

10 Pitfalls of Self Storage Rental Rate Discounts

Does it make sense to offer rental rate discounts? That is the question every self-storage...

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7 Feb, 2023

Make The Grade: Dos and Don’ts Of Marketing To Students

Summer means backyard barbeques, swimming pools, and vacations. For self-storage facilities...

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1 May, 2019

Fair Assessments: How To Appeal Property Taxes

Studies have shown that property taxes are the most hated taxes in America. Why? There might be...

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Oakley Self Storage

2 Dec, 2018

2018 New Facility Winner: Oakley Self Storage, Oakley, California

Many self-storage developers have a hard time pushing the idea of self-storage through cities...

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firearms self storage

30 Jun, 2018

Firearms: Gun Storage Becomes A Unique Specialty Niche

While the national debate over gun laws and safety continues, the fact remains that a large...

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self storage development

1 Oct, 2016

Self-Storage Developers Face New Costs And Issues

New self-storage facility developers have generally had luck moving their projects from the...

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