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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…

  • 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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  • Phone etiquette : Always say please and thank you

    Phone Etiquette When You Place a Call

    Have you ever received a call that left a bad taste in your mouth? Or left you confused or annoyed? Don’t be that person. Follow these phone etiquette tips to stay professional, polite and knowledgeable, and remind fellow […]

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  • Wine storage "units" for individual bottles

    Wine Storage, the New Self-Storage

    One of the great parts about being in the self-storage industry is the diversity of self-storage types. Recently, wine storage has become a growing sector of our industry. Many facilities are featuring or exclusively offering wine storage. With […]

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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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  • Community Yard Sale

    That’s An Idea, Hold a Community Yard Sale

    Have you heard the recent buzz on community yard sales at self-storage facilities? If not, listen up. Community yard sales are a twist on your typical yard sale. They are held at self-storage facilities and all tenants are […]

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