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Competing with the REIT next door: How small storage businesses can thrive in today’s market

Jana Haecherl |24 Apr 2018 |16 min read

In this blog post, we’ll cover the five ways that mom and pop shops stand out from national storage chains with technology, smart marketing, and good old-fashioned customer service.

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10 things smart self storage investors do before 10 a.m.

Jana Haecherl |24 Apr 2018 |7 min read

Whether you’re naturally an early riser, or you’re a night owl through and through, you can create morning routines to streamline your daily productivity. Check out these top ten early morning routines for successful self storage investors.

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Interview: Talking smart storage units, Tesla, internet of things tech, Mission: Impossible, and the Uberisation of self storage with Janus International Group

Jana Haecherl |09 Apr 2018 |9 min read

We get into the nitty gritty of access control, IoT technology, and unmanned facilities in this interview with Terry Bagley, President of the Door Entry and Facility Automation Division, and Christine DeBord, Director of Marketing, at Janus International.

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When is the perfect time to open a storage facility?

Amy Daniels |30 Mar 2018 |7 min read

Winter, spring, summer, or fall, storage seekers need space year round. But what’s the best time of year for a new facility to open? Check out the pros and cons of each season here!

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Storage by the bin: A new business model for self storage

Amy Daniels |29 Mar 2018 |8 min read

On-demand, full-service storage is the latest trend to hit the industry. Is it the new Netflix? Check out this blog post to learn more about the growing trend and its implications for traditional self storage.

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