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©2023 by the Self Storage Association (SSA). SSA and SSA Magazine are trademarks of the Self Storage Association, Inc. Opinions expressed by authors and other contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the SSA, publisher or editors, nor do they represent the policy or positions of the SSA. Information contained within articles should not be construed as the primary basis for legal or investment decisions.

SSA Announces 2023 Legislative Agenda Updated
The SSA has a robust legislative agenda planned for 2023. In conjunction with state associations, SSA intends to pursue lien law amendments in California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, Texas, and Wisconsin. Also, SSA intends to pursue a self storage lien law in Alaska – the last remaining state without such a law.
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How To Streamline Your Self Storage Business: 7 Effective Ways
The self storage industry has experienced steady growth over the past decade, with an average annual growth rate of 3.5% from 2016 to 2021. However, the projected growth rate for the self storage industry is around 7.53% between 2022 and 2027.
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Four Reasons why you may want to Add Mobile Storage Units to Your Facility
Whether you are building a self storage facility from scratch or expanding an existing storage site, you can grow your business by adding mobile storage units.
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Several States Increase Minimum Wage in 2023

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Several States Increase Minimum Wage in 2023
The federal minimum wage will remain at $7.25 / hour for 2023. However, in 2023 the minimum wage in several states is set to rise.
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EEOC Updates COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

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EEOC Updates COVID-19 Workplace Guidance
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its employer guidance for COVID-19 in July 2022.
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SSA Secures Beneficial Building Code Modifications

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SSA Secures Beneficial Building Code Modifications
Codes and standards are a basis of building and facility design. Even with the best of intentions, sometimes new code requirements are at odds with a building’s usability while offering no clear benefit. My job, as the SSA’s codes and standards consultant, is to ensure that our industry’s interests are represented when these national model codes and standards are under development.
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Why Customer Service Isn’t Enough Anymore

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Why Customer Service Isn’t Enough Anymore
Picture a prospective tenant walking into your front office. Your manager is attentive, setting down her paperwork at the ringing of the bell. She gives the customer a beaming smile (impressive, given the number of collections calls she still has to make today), and says, “Good afternoon! What can I help you with?” The tenant rents a clean self storage unit for a competitive rate, settles in, and everybody’s happy. You pride yourself on great customer service. You and your...
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Storage Developers, Buyers Face Volatile Lending Market
Interest rates have begun an expected steep climb this year as the Federal Reserve moves to get inflation under control.
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Minimum Wage Increases Impact Storage Industry
Half of the country ushered in the New Year with higher minimum wages. In total, 25 states boosted their minimum hourly pay requirement in 2022. For self storage employers operating in multiple states, keeping up with the various minimum wage rate changes can be a formidable task.
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Federal Appeals Court Lifts Stay on Big Company Vaccine Mandate
A federal appeals court panel has lifted the stay on the Biden administration’s COVID vaccine-or-test mandate for large employers, setting up a likely Supreme Court decision and perpetuating uncertainty for self storage’s biggest operators. The US Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit ruled Friday that the Biden administration could enforce its policy to compel employers with more than 100 employees to mandate vaccines or comply with weekly testing, pending a complete review of th...
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