Self-Storage for Seasonal Business
February 1, 2024

Some companies are evergreen, with consistent business modeling throughout the year, with some variety during the holiday season. Some businesses are seasonal, with fluctuations and varied services and products, depending on the time of year and location of the business. Self-storage is often utilized in commercial storage, helping small businesses and corporate entities alike. Using […]

The Benefits of Partnering with Tenant Property Protection®
January 3, 2024

As a self-storage facility operator, your business involves storing people’s belongings. Insurance is necessary whenever ownership of those belongings changes hands. However, most insurance programs require a time-consuming and complex process to qualify, including background checks, classes, fingerprinting, and expensive licensing. There is a lot of fine print that limits the coverage provided, requiring you […]

The Advantages of Self-Storage During the Holidays
December 4, 2023

The practical applications of self-storage by tenants are just as varied as the tenants themselves. As you own and operate a storage facility, you serve a myriad of customers needing to store: families storing furniture during a downsize, avid collectors keeping mementos safe, car enthusiasts who keep their hotrod parked to tinker with, or customers […]

What Not to Store in Self-Storage: Protecting Against Lithium-Ion Battery Risks
November 3, 2023

There are a lot of things you can store inside a self-storage unit, and individuals and businesses utilize it for a myriad of reasons. It is ideal for downsizing, as you can keep the things you value while making space at home to live. Small seasonal businesses can keep equipment and inventory in a safe […]

Post-Pandemic Staffing Issues in Self Storage: Should Your Facility Become Fully Automated?
June 3, 2023

With technological advances on the rise, more and more self storage facilities are opting to run their operations with little to no staff. This trend of automated facilities has its perks. For one, there’s less overhead and less training. With fewer people passing around important documents and information, fewer things would be lost in the […]

The Importance of Tenants Keeping Track of Inventory
May 3, 2023

Keeping track of all of the items in a storage unit will help your tenants in many ways. Whether they are a small business owner trying to start a company or someone who likes to keep collections in storage, it is best to keep up with everything. It is also imperative to track all of […]

Choose, Share, Win! | ISS Reader’s Choice awards
February 15, 2022

ISS Reader’s Choice Award Nomination It’s that time of year again … ISS ’22 Readers Choice Awards.  All you owners, operators, managers and self storage entrepreneurs cast your vote for your favorite vendor and we’ve been nominated AGAIN, for Best Tenant-Protection Program. We’ve humbly won this category the last four years and we’re hoping to […]

Self-Storage in 2020 | Trends & Predictions
December 9, 2019

2019 was quite the ride for our company and the self storage industry in general. We’re looking back at what evolve this year and how it affects the year ahead. These are our 2020 predictions and trends. Stay in the know and ahead of the game before the new year rings in. Predictions | Sales […]

Self-Storage Managers | An Open Thank You Letter
November 18, 2019

Dear self storage manager, Being the hands and feet of a self storage business is no easy task. Owners are often absent by necessity, tenants require attention, papers need filing, repairs need addressing. And then there’s maintenance, emails, phone calls, and so much more. You are the frontline of self storage. You are the unsung […]

Fright night | Taking the fear out of sales
October 1, 2019

Public speaking 😱 heights 😱 sales 😱. If you have a fear of one of these, you’re right alongside the majority of us. Fear can be paralyzing, especially when it’s not the primary title in your job description. For many Self-Storage managers, fear of sales may be causing them to leave money on the table. […]