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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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Urban Inclusion: U-Haul Wants Self Storage in Dense City Developments
Most self storage customers come from a three-mile radius surrounding a store. Likewise, the same focus on proximity is important to cities creating dense, urban neighborhoods where people can work, live and play.
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Help the SSA Help You with its Traffic Study

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Help the SSA Help You with its Traffic Study
Are local jurisdictions trying to tell you that self storage generates too much traffic? Do you want hard data that proves the opposite? Take our self storage traffic generation survey and help prove them wrong.
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COVID-19: Strategic Pricing Options for Self Storage Operators
The current COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way self-storage operators conduct business. A myriad of differing state pricing regulations has made it difficult for multi-state operators to manage prices and rent increases. All the while, business expenses continue unabated.
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SSA Responds to West Coast Wildfires

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SSA Responds to West Coast Wildfires
The unprecedented West Coast wildfires have burned a heartfelt question into the minds of SSA’s staff and leadership: “How can we help?”
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PREVENTING TRAGEDIES

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PREVENTING TRAGEDIES
You’ve seen them on the evening news or in your local newspaper — usually with images of a car that’s gone through the front windows of a convenience store, restaurant or other business. These crashes happen plenty to self storage facilities, too. Bollards can protect people as well as property.
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Key Considerations for Building Boat and RV Storage
There is a ton of data available to help developers make decisions about where to build regular self storage. But when it comes to boat and RV storage, there is just not the same depth of information readily available.
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A Busy 2020 for SSA Legislative Activity

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A Busy 2020 for SSA Legislative Activity
2020 is another busy year for SSA’s legislative efforts. Below is brief overview of the offensive legislation that SSA and affiliated state associations are pursuing, as well as measures we are working to defeat.
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Tangible Property Regulations: If You Have Repaired or Renovated Your Commercial Property, Here Are Some Things You Should Know
Tangible Property Regulations can be complicated to interpret but equally advantageous in running your business.
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Cybersecurity: Is Your Self-Storage Business at Risk?
Cyber Risk Imagine business as usual at your self-storage facility...and then it happens. You or an employee clicks on a malicious link from a bad email or unsecured website that freezes your system’s data.
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Self Storage Industry Hiring Survey

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Self Storage Industry Hiring Survey
During the Spring of 2019, SSA and eTest partnered to develop a survey targeting the current status of hiring and retention in the self storage industry. Data was collected from nearly 500 participants of which approximately 20% were facility managers, 25% were facility owner operators, 23% were multiple owner operators and over 15% were either regional or national companies.
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