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Identifying and Working with Managed Facilities
I recently spoke with John Eisenbarth, the Vice President of Operations for West Coast Self-Storage in Mill Creek, Washington, to get his take on how West Coast goes about finding the right types of storage properties to manage.
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| Categories: Operations | Tags: Third Party Management , Management , Operations | Comments: (0) | View Count: (284)
Smaller Self Storage Operators: Leveraging A Vertical Strategy As Your Marketing and Operations Differentiator
In the self storage industry, it is estimated that approximately 12% of facilities are owned by publicly-traded REITs. The other 88% of facilities are mostly owned by small and mid-sized operators.
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| Categories: Marketing, Operations | Tags: Marketing , Operations , Customer Service | Comments: (0) | View Count: (443)
The Five Types of Relationships That Made Me Successful in Self Storage
When I walked into the fall Self Storage Association (SSA) trade show in Las Vegas in 1996, I wasn’t an owner yet. I was a broker with an interest in self storage. The atmosphere was electric.
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| Categories: Marketing, Operations, Self Storage Vendors | Tags: Operations , Association , Vendor Partners , REIT , Public Companies , Small Operators , Large Operators | Comments: (0) | View Count: (491)
IRS Warns Businesses to Beware of W-2 Phishing Scam
The Internal Revenue Service has renewed its warning about an email fraud that uses a corporate officer’s name to request employee Forms W-2 from company payroll or human resources departments.
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| Categories: Operations | Tags: Cyber Crime , Cyber Criminal , Phishing , Scam | Comments: (0) | View Count: (250)
It’s Almost 2017: Do You Know Where Your Data Is?
Keeping your customer's data safe is key and small businesses are not immune to a breach of security.
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| Categories: Industry Data, Operations | Tags: Cyber Security , Data , Small Business | Comments: (0) | View Count: (336)
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Competition Validates Your Product

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Competition Validates Your Product
Growing up, I always had an innate draw towards competition. I learned to channel that energy playing multiple sports throughout the years. The things that I learned about myself was foundational to crafting my responses and outlook to both winning, losing and life.
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| Categories: Marketing, Operations | Tags: Operations , Competition | Comments: (0) | View Count: (510)
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The Technology of Customer Service

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The Technology of Customer Service
In the early days of self storage, prior to the industry’s understanding the need for savvy marketing and better business plans, providing top-notch customer service was rarely part of the plan. Rent the unit and let the customer take care of the move in.
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| Categories: Marketing, Operations | Tags: Customer Service , Marketing , Technology , Operations | Comments: (0) | View Count: (280)
Is There Such a Thing as a Minor Detail? Not So Much.
Sometimes when we do the same job day in and day out our eyes gloss over the most obvious. In this story it was the golf cart that I overlooked. 
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| Categories: Operations | Tags: Operations , Customer Service | Comments: (0) | View Count: (792)
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