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Attracting Storage Customers with Your Online Presence How to Get Your Own Advertising Van Storage Facility-Performance Checklist Preparing for the Opening Day of a Self-Storage Business USSAN Recaps the 2017 ISS World Expo

Attracting Storage Customers with Your Online Presence

Everyone and everything is now online. When attracting storage customers, self-storage business owners should focus on maintaining and building their online presence. Using social media and having a mobile-friendly website is just the beginning o…

How to Get Your Own Advertising Van

In a business climate saturated with self-storage businesses, it’s important to stand out. Learning how to get your own advertising van is an easy step in the right direction. The Storage Affiliate Advertising Van program helps storage owners fill th…

Storage Facility-Performance Checklist

Just like your car, your self-storage business needs periodic checkups to maintain optimal functioning. For that reason, here is a Storage Facility-Performance Checklist that every self-storage facility owner should review weekly. Because of that, ke…

Preparing for the Opening Day of a Self-Storage Business

Preparing for the opening day of a self-storage business takes a lot of work. Launching any business takes thoughtful preparation and organization. Follow these helpful tips from industry leaders to ensure you have a successful opening day of your se…

USSAN Recaps the 2017 ISS World Expo

The 2017 ISS World Expo in Las Vegas was a success with nearly 4,000 self-storage industry professionals in attendance. The expo had seven seminar tracks, seven workshops, networking events, roundtable discussions and an exhibition area where pro…

  • 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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  • Responsive Design

    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 Date Your Self-Storage Facility

    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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  • Self-Storage Security Gate

    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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  • Michigan Legislature

    Michigan Self-Storage Insurance Changes

    Update: On January, 14 2015 House Bill 4485 was vetoed by Governor Rick Snyder. Changes are on the way in 2015 for Michigan Self-Storage facilities. A new bill, introduced in March 2013, is ready for the Governor’s signature. […]

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  • U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network Team

    Meet Our Team – Jessica

    The U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network is excited to introduce the next video in our series, Meet Our Team. In this edition meet Operations Analyst Jessica! Jessica is an Operations Analyst with the U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network. During her […]

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  • Positive Customer Review

    Manage Your Online Reputation: Reply to Reviews

    An online reputation is unavoidable this day in age. However, how your business is being represented online does not have to be out of your hands. One thing you can do to manage your online reputation is monitor […]

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  • Employee Traits

    Traits Of A Superhero Employee

    If Superman walked into your office right now and applied for a job what would you do?  Hire him on the spot, right? When going through the new hire process there are definitely people that stand out from […]

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