self-storage insider

A Blog by the U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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