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USSAN Recaps the 2017 ISS World Expo USSAN is Attending Inside Self-Storage World Expo WebSelfStorage: Big Updates on the Horizon Winter Prepping Your Self-Storage Facility Using the Advertising Van: Free Truck with Move-In Program

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…

USSAN is Attending Inside Self-Storage World Expo

It is that time of year again! Time for the Inside Self-Storage World Expo (ISS) in Las Vegas. ISS World Expo is the largest conference in the Self-Storage industry and promises to offer a wealth of knowledge for self-storage owners and managers….

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…

  • 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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  • 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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  • Advertising Tips: 7 Words or Less

    Advertising Tips Part 2: Designing Your Advertisements

    Hopefully, you found Part 1 of Tiffani’s Post on Advertising Tips:  “Spend Your Ad Dollars Wisely” helpful. Here is the second part of her post on designing and tracking your advertising.  Have any questions for advertising Expert Tiffani? […]

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  • Lake Powell View RV and Boat Storage -Greenehaven, AZ

    Spotlight on Lake Powell Boat and RV Storage

    Each month the U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network welcomes the newest locations in the network. This August, we are excited to welcome many new self-storage facilities, including Lake Powell View RV and Boat Storage. Located in beautiful Greenehaven, AZ, […]

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  • Cybercrime

    Keep Your Personal Information Personal

    If you’ve been paying attention to the news recently, you’ve most likely heard of different cyber scams and credit card fraud. Here in Arizona, a phone call swept through recently that alerted the listener that there had been […]

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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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  • The Lawnmower Scene from the 1992 Zombie Flick "Dead Alive"

    Seeking a Self-Storage Facility for the Zombie Apocalypse

    Although there are many places you can run and hide during a Zombie Apocalypse only one place ranks #1 on my list. I have decided that if this catastrophic time of destruction takes place I will be taking shelter in a self-storage facility. Here are the top 5 rules I think everyone should follow when selecting the perfect storage facility to protect them during a zombie apocalypse.

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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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