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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…

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    Computer Viruses, Are You Protected?

    If you have a computer you have heard that it needs to be protected with an anti-virus program, but do you really know what you are protecting your computer from?  Cloudtweaks.com reports an estimated 32% of computers in […]

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  • 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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  • 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 […]

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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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