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Inside Self-Storage Ownership Guidebook 2016 [Softcover]

This Guidebook is designed to help self-storage owners maximize their investment. It covers revenue management, marketing, staffing, outsourcing, security, add-on services, technology, liability and more.
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Length: 100 Pages

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Inside Self-Storage Ownership Guidebook 2016 [Softcover]
As a self-storage owner, you have a vested interest in the financial performance of your property, whether you’re hands-on with the operation or more removed from the day-to-day aspects of the business. This Guidebook provides guidance to help single- and multi-facility owners take control of and maximize their investment. It covers asset and money management, business performance, staffing issues, risk management, marketing, outsourcing, add-on services, security, technology and more. The content is designed to help you make more money and run a more efficient operation. Topics include:

Asset & Money Management

  • Annual budgeting
  • Pricing strategies
  • Expense control
  • Policies and procedures
  • Facility performance
  • Management-software reporting
  • Audits
  • Property taxes
  • Exit strategies
  • Sale preparation
  • Property value
  • Legacy planning


  • Recruiting
  • Hiring
  • Manager compensation
  • Manager training
  • Bonuses and incentives
  • Employee evaluations
  • Employee theft
  • Staff discipline

Risk Management

  • Safety practices
  • Data protection
  • Crisis management
  • Insurance coverages
  • Claims filing
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Boat/RV-storage liability


  • Budgeting
  • Outsourcing
  • Rebranding
  • Website management
  • Digital marketing
  • Results tracking

Outsourcing & Add-On Services

  • Third-party contracts
  • Human resources
  • Maintenance staff
  • Pest control
  • Call centers
  • Video monitoring
  • Truck rentals
  • Cell-tower leases
  • Records storage
  • Wine storage

Security & Technology

  • Modern technologies
  • Management software
  • Automation
  • Cloud computing
  • Security equipment
  • Call-center insourcing
  • Payment processing

If you prefer to purchase this guidebook in a digital format, click here. To view other guidebooks in the 2016 series, click here.