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Why You Should Join Your State’s Self Storage Association

By Nick Bilava, The easiest way to stay up-to-date with new self storage laws, storage industry events, and valuable market research is by joining your state's Self Storage Association (SSA). This gives you a better chance to grow your self storage operation through connecting with ...
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StorageMart Gets Serious with White Glove Test

By Alex Hassel, The white glove test is known for setting a high standard in cleanliness. In such a scenario, someone wearing a pair of white gloves will run a finger along a spot to see how much dust or dirt can be found. With ...
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The Mele Group Shares 2016 Self Storage Trends Infographic

By Alex Hassel, Would you like to take a look into the future of self storage? The Mele Group has a crystal ball for you. After surveying nearly 100 self storage facility owners and REITS about their thoughts on the industry over the next year, ...
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Storage West Seeks Success with Purpose-Driven Culture

By Alex Hassel, In any business, you want to get the best out of your employees, just like they want to get the best out of their job. There could be a way to achieve this, not with more money, but by helping them understand ...
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Murphy Brothers Contracting Shares Green Initiatives with Self Storage

By Alex Hassel, As green initiatives continue to create cost-savings opportunities, more self storage operators are jumping on board to make facilities energy efficient. A recent example is Murphy Brothers Contracting, out of Mamaroneck, N.Y. It cut the ribbon on its first self storage facility, ...
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Wave Storage in St. Louis Leases Rooftop for Urban Farming

By Alex Hassel, A self storage operator found a new way to make money off of his storage facility. No, he’s not renting out more units or raising prices. Beau Reinberg, owner of Wave Storage in the loft district of Downtown St. Louis, is leasing ...
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