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The Risks of Cyber Liability in the Self Storage Industry
Certainly, the self storage industry has benefited from adding computers and the internet to their business operations over the last twenty years. The ability to store and transmit data about self storage tenants, the ease of managing financial transactions and the use of social media to engage greater marketing have certainly affected how facility operators conduct their business and have enhanced their bottom line profitability.
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| Categories: Legal, Insurance, Operations | Tags: Cyber Security, Computers, Networks | View Count: (24)
Is Automation Right for Your Self Storage Facility?
In this tough economic climate, automated and high-tech facilities are gaining ground on traditional mom and pop operations. Storage customers expect self-service convenience, climate controlled units, and a fortress protecting their items from the dangers of the outside world. But those amenities don’t come cheap: automated facility owners can charge a premium rate for ultra-modern storage technology and high-security upgrades.
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| Categories: Operations, Vendor Spotlight | Tags: Automation | View Count: (359)
Meal Breaks: Washington Supreme Court Places New Burden on Employers
Not all states require that employees who work more than a set number of hours to be given an unpaid meal break. In states that do require meal breaks litigation against employers is common.
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| Categories: Legal, Operations, Legislative / Regulatory | Tags: Meal Breaks, Breaks, Washington | View Count: (132)
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Green Incentives Taking Root

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Green Incentives Taking Root
Red Way Self-Storage in Redmond, Washington has a design feature that makes it unique among self-storage facilities in the U.S. But its creation came about in an unusual way. When local real estate firm, Nelson Legacy Group, decided to build a 578-unit storage facility, it discovered that the City of Redmond offered some very interesting “green” incentives.
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| Categories: Construction | Tags: Green, Design | View Count: (278)
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Is Your Storage Business Ranking Well?

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Is Your Storage Business Ranking Well?
We don’t have to tell you how intensely competitive the self storage market is, especially when it comes down to the local level. If your storage facility is in a larger city, you’re competing against dozens of other storage facilities for top billing in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages).
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| Categories: Marketing | Tags: Ranking, Google, Reviews, Customer Reviews, Social Media | View Count: (571)
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The Four D's

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The Four D's
Most of us are familiar with The Four D’s, the long-running mnemonic device that explains the drivers of self-storage demand. For those unfamiliar, The Four D’s are death, divorce, dislocation…
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| Categories: Industry Data | Tags: data, customers, renters | View Count: (578)
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PPC Basics for The Self Storage Industry

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PPC Basics for The Self Storage Industry
Have you heard of pay per click (PPC) search engine marketing (SEM)? This digital marketing channel is perfect for large and small self storage operators alike. Learn how to leverage PPC to drive more leads for your self storage business.
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| Categories: Marketing | Tags: Marketing, SEO, Pay Per Click, PPC, Search Engine Marketing | View Count: (757)
Here We Go Again: Lessons Learned From 25 Years in Self Storage
During the course of my career, I have lived through a number of real estate cycles. I have seen the highs and lows from a number of different, unique perspectives: broker, developer, small portfolio manager and large portfolio owner just to name a few.
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| Categories: Industry Data, Construction | Tags: Real Estate, Construction, Lending, Real Estate Cycle, Trends | View Count: (584)
What’s New With Self Storage Construction Trends?
New self storage builds are popping up everywhere, and more localities are sharing concerns about self storage development - or halting it altogether.
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| Categories: Construction | Tags: construction, design, amenities | View Count: (1279)
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Cellphone Parity

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Cellphone Parity
According to a recent National Health Survey, 50.8% of households had only cellphone service in the second half of 2016. This is the first time that the survey indicated that more households exclusively used cellphone service than a landline. It is a trend that is expected to continue.
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| Categories: Legal, Legislative / Regulatory | Tags: Cellphone, Communications, Consumers | View Count: (366)
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