self-storage insider

A Blog by the U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network

  • Give Thanks to Employees Year-Round

    Happy Thanksgiving! During this holiday time, it’s easy to give thanks and reflect on what really matters to us. We all have a lot to be thankful for but giving thanks should not be limited to just the […]

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  • Overcome Sales Objections

    Most professionals that have been in a sales position have experienced having the customer right in front of them while they feverishly tried to close the sale. You have the product they want but for some reason they […]

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  • How to Manage a Heavy Workload

    The 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 […]

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  • 5 Tips for Handling a Difficult Employee

    I recently spoke with a self-storage manager who expressed concerned on how to deal with a difficult employee. As a business owner and manager, this situation is probably very common. We spend a lot of time at work […]

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  • Keeping Up on Facility Maintenance

    Running a self-storage facility requires you to move in many directions. One such direction is facility maintenance. It’s important to know what needs to be done regularly and what needs to be done yearly. While it’s easy to […]

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  • Community Involvement : Join your chamber of commerce

    Beef Up Your Community Involvement

    It appears that the theme of this week is community involvement. As a self-storage facility owner or even as a small business owner, it is important to be involved in your local community. The connections that you build […]

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  • time management

    Utilize a Platform to Increase Efficiency

    Is there ever enough time in the day? 24 hours just doesn’t seem to cut it anymore. There are more distractions than ever in this day and age with the Internet and social media sitting at our fingertips.  […]

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  • 1 in 8 People in Developed Countries Have a Fear of Public Speaking

    Improve Your Public Speaking

    One thing I’ve learned during my years in college and the business world is that communication is complicated. Add in the anxiety many people experience when speaking in public and the complications just increase. As the Vice President […]

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  • Get the Most Out of Your Next Trade Show

    Get the Most Out of Your Next Trade Show

    With trade show season gearing up, we know a lot of you out there are getting ready to attend a show in your area. We want you to get the most out of your next trade show.  This […]

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