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Using the Advertising Van: Free Truck with Move-In Program Safestor Adjusters Converged on American Self Storage How to Manage a Heavy Workload Welcome Tenants to Your Facility With a Letter

Using the Advertising Van: Free Truck with Move-In Program

Many years ago, self-storage owners found that renting trucks and trailers was synonymous with self-storage rentals. As time went on, more and more self-storage owners jumped into the truck rental business and there became a further need to offer…

Safestor Adjusters Converged on American Self Storage


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On Wednesday, tornadoes swept through the Midwest. At least 50 tornadoes were reported across 4 states. The majority of the tornado reported yesterday came from Oklahoma and Kansas while a few reports came from …

How to Manage a Heavy Workload

Holiday season is finally upon us! For most of us this means that it is also our busy season. When we are trying to juggle our careers, maintain a social life and personal activities, life can get pretty overwhelming. Our lives are busy, but they do …

Welcome Tenants to Your Facility With a Letter

Want to stand out as a self-storage facility that has top of the line customer service? Reflect on the communication you have with your tenants. Have you considered sending a welcome letter to first time customers? Sending a warm welcome is a great w…

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    Online Leads: Beware of Aggregator Traps

    Updated 11/18/16 70% of local consumers click on organic online listings as opposed to paid online advertisements (SearchEngineJournal.com). Organic online listings are those that appear during a search due to their relevance to the search term. Paid online […]

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    The Aftermath of #Mobilegeddon

    Undoubtedly you heard a number of places mention Google’s #Mobilegeddon this month. More precisely called Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update. The algorithm change was expected to radically shift the rankings of webpages within mobile search results. Some expected the update […]

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    Legal News: Ohio Limited License Law

    At the end of 2014, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 430 into law. This bill has established a means for self-storage operators to offer tenant insurance to their customers over-the-counter. There are requirements involved for offering […]

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    Safestor Adjusters Converged on American Self Storage

    American Self Storage #8 image 1 On Wednesday, tornadoes swept through the Midwest. At least 50 tornadoes were reported across 4 states. The majority of the tornado reported yesterday came from Oklahoma and Kansas while a few reports came from Nebraska […]

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  • Infographic: Small Business In the United States

    Small Business By The Numbers

    Updated 11/18/16 Starting a small business is a big commitment.  It requires hard work and the passion to succeed.  Based on the numbers, it is clear small business drives our economy in sales and jobs. Before starting your […]

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    Mobile Consumer Experience

    Updated 11/18/16 Mobile devices have become an indispensable part of everyday life. They are growing in use every year and with that growth comes a transformation in consumer behavior. Businesses now must consider the mobile consumers when building […]

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    Online Dating Your Self-Storage Facility

    SSF (Self-Storage Facility) seeks PWSN (Person With Storage Needs) for a casual storage relationship in a secure setting with late night access available. We live in a time where everything can be found on the Internet; love, happiness, […]

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  • Small Business Tax Deductions

    Are You Missing Tax Deductions?

    As tax season approaches it is necessary to be prepared in order to get the proper tax deductions. As a small business owner, you may not be an expert in tax preparation, but it is important to know […]

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    Choosing A Security Gate For Your Facility

    How does your facility stack up against a security threat? Your first line of defense should be an automatic security gate. Automatic gates are used to control access to a self-storage property by regulating customers entering and exiting […]

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