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To Raise Rates or Not to Raise Rates Put U-Haul to Work for Your Business Spotlight on Johnstown Self-Storage Affiliate Spotlight: Sue and Robert Bennett of FranFinders Attracting Storage Customers with Your Online Presence

To Raise Rates or Not to Raise Rates

Raising rates is a topic that is often looked at with more questions than answers.  Questions that are often asked are “Why”, “How”, “When”, and “How Much”?

Let us start with the question “Why?”.  Every year costs increase for businesse…

Put U-Haul to Work for Your Business

If you are reading this article, it is safe to say that you understand just how huge the Self-Storage industry is right now. With so much competition, it can be difficult to make your business stand out among others and convince customers to choose …

Spotlight on Johnstown Self-Storage

The self-storage industry sometimes does not get the recognition it deserves when it comes to the support they provide to their community. Locations like affiliate, Johnstown Self Storage in Berthoud Colorado, strive to help to outstanding members o…

Affiliate Spotlight: Sue and Robert Bennett of FranFinders

The Storage Industry is growing quickly as more and more investors realize the income potential locked inside. Today, we’re speaking with two successful storage owners who have managed to expand their business rapidly over the last couple of years, …

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…

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    The Aftermath of #Mobilegeddon

    Undoubtedly you heard a number of places mention Google’s #Mobilegeddon this month. More precisely called Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update. The algorithm change was expected to radically shift the rankings of webpages within mobile search results. Some expected the update […]

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    Legal News: Ohio Limited License Law

    At the end of 2014, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 430 into law. This bill has established a means for self-storage operators to offer tenant insurance to their customers over-the-counter. There are requirements involved for offering […]

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  • Safestor Adjusters Converged on American Self Storage

    American Self Storage #8 image 1 On Wednesday, tornadoes swept through the Midwest. At least 50 tornadoes were reported across 4 states. The majority of the tornado reported yesterday came from Oklahoma and Kansas while a few reports came from Nebraska […]

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  • 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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    Mobile Consumer Experience

    Updated 11/18/16 Mobile devices have become an indispensable part of everyday life. They are growing in use every year and with that growth comes a transformation in consumer behavior. Businesses now must consider the mobile consumers when building […]

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    Online Dating Your Self-Storage Facility

    SSF (Self-Storage Facility) seeks PWSN (Person With Storage Needs) for a casual storage relationship in a secure setting with late night access available. We live in a time where everything can be found on the Internet; love, happiness, […]

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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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    Choosing A Security Gate For Your Facility

    How does your facility stack up against a security threat? Your first line of defense should be an automatic security gate. Automatic gates are used to control access to a self-storage property by regulating customers entering and exiting […]

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  • Michigan Legislature

    Michigan Self-Storage Insurance Changes

    Update: On January, 14 2015 House Bill 4485 was vetoed by Governor Rick Snyder. Changes are on the way in 2015 for Michigan Self-Storage facilities. A new bill, introduced in March 2013, is ready for the Governor’s signature. […]

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