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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…

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    Did you know? Self-Storage Facts

    Everyone loves a good list! Here is a list of interesting facts about the self-storage industry including reservation statstics, small business facts, and more. Do you know which city in the U.S. receives the most reservations?

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    Responsive Web Design and Your Facility

    In today’s technologically savvy society, more and more people are ditching their desktop computers to browse the web and are using their mobile devices instead. How many times have you been in arms distance of a desktop computer but instead chose to check your Facebook or search Google on your mobile device? If you are using your mobile device more and more to search the web, you are not alone.

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    How Search Engines Rank Websites

    Most people know it’s better to be ranked on the first page, but do you know how to get there? Online marketing can seem like a different language. Fortunately, the U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network has access to professional, online marketing experts. Here is some advice from Web Marketer Joseph Carter.

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  • Minnesota State Seal

    Impending Minnesota Self-Storage Sales Tax Repealed

    In 2013 Minnesota passed a new self-storage sales tax to be implemented on April 1, 2014. The self-storage tax would have effected all customers classified as business customers storing items at self-storage locations or warehouses. Collecting the tax would have been required by each self-storage provider and would have created an inherent requirement that each self-storage customer be classified as business or non-business.

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  • How to Deal With Melting Snow

    Without a doubt this has been a particularly brutal winter. Many areas have experienced large piles of snow buildup. The good news is that it’s almost over, but it’s important to be prepared as the weather begins to change. This week’s spring temperatures followed almost immediately by another winter storm reminds us that we must always be prepared. It’s important to get your act together now to prevent costly disasters such as a roof collapse or flooding caused by melting snow and ice. Here are some tips to help you prepare.

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    5 Trick’s to Remembering a New Name

    Working in the self-storage industry means you come across a lot of new people on a day-to-day basis. Remembering someone’s name is not only appreciated, but makes great business sense. It can be hard though to remember new names, especially when you are meeting so many new people. Recently, posted an article that gave five great memory tricks to help you remember a new person’s name.

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    Be a Smooth Operator: Time Saving Tips

    The phone is ringing, customers are lined up, the maintenance personnel needs direction in the yard – you feel like your head is going to explode! Operating a self-storage facility is no easy feat. Following basic organization and time-saving principles will help you stay on track. Getting organized, following to-do lists and simplifying day-to-day tasks are things every self-storage operator can focus on.

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