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WebSelfStorage: Big Updates on the Horizon Winter Prepping Your Self-Storage Facility Using the Advertising Van: Free Truck with Move-In Program Safestor Adjusters Converged on American Self Storage How to Manage a Heavy Workload

WebSelfStorage: Big Updates on the Horizon

The U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network (USSAN) has provided a fully-integrated business platform for the independent self-storage owner for over 15 years. The backbone of the business platform is WebSelfStorage. WebSelfStorage launched as the fi…

Winter Prepping Your Self-Storage Facility

It is getting cold out there! As the temperature drops property damage and personal injury increase. These incidents can be costly for a business even if they have insurance. As a self-storage facility owner or manager, it is your responsibility …

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 …

  • 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

    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 […]

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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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  • 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 […]

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  • Attending Your First Industry Event

    Are you debating whether or not you should attend the next self-storage conference and trade show in your area? Maybe you are a little nervous because there is so much to see and do. Where do you begin […]

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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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