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Mystery Shopping Your Storage Facility

Sara Heins |27 Mar 2013

To avoid a horrible article written about one of your managers, you may want to consider hiring mystery shoppers. These incognito hired hands will pose as potential tenants to scope out what a typical customer experiences as they enter your storage facility

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What You'll Learn at the 2013 ISS World Expo in Las Vegas

Sara Heins |27 Mar 2013

Pumped for the ISS Expo in Las Vegas, but not sure what events to attend? Check out the list that the StorageAhead team is most excited about - we've handpicked the Expo's best web marketing presentations to help you boost your online presence.

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Selling Self-Storage: My Perspective After Seven Months

Austin Jones |27 Mar 2013

What's it like to work as a sales guy for StorageAhead? Our very own team member, Austin Jones, shares what selling websites and self storage subscriptions is like, and why he wants to help you, the facility owner, succeed.

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Building a Successful Website

Tom Cox |27 Mar 2013

Knowing how to build a successful website can be tough, but it's critical for finding renters in such an online-based world. Guest blogger and Strat Prop Management Inc manager, Tom Cox, offers a few tips to rank highly in the search engines.

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Sustainable Storage Inspiration from Starbucks

Sara Heins |27 Mar 2013

Storage facilities might take a page from Starbucks' book when it comes to sustainable building. This recently opened Starbucks concept store in Tukwila, Washington is made entirely of used shipping containers. As this story at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's blog notes, shipping containers are gaining use in sustainable design, like in this building project in nearby Georgetown, Washington, and even shipping container homes like the ones featured on ZeroCabin.

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