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7 Ways to Motivate Employees

by Tony Gonzalez September 10, 2012 8:32 PM
One company, with almost 45 employees, had very low morale. In a two-month period, 5 people quit. Through the company rumor mill, it was noised about that there was a significant amount of other dissatisfied employees that were looking for jobs elsewhere. Management did nothing to improve the morale.

Employees are a company’s most valuable resource and proper motivation is key to their productivity. Happy employees are dedicated, hard-working employees – ones who care about their job, care about their customers, and want to give them excellent customer service. [More]

Timely Tips for Managing Self Storage Employees and Evaluating Progress

by John Stevens March 24, 2011 11:58 AM
Employees need to be encouraged to achieve success and evaluation of their performance by managers is crucial. It is important to remember that staff plays a big role in the success of your business and can mean the difference between a mediocre and stellar operation. How to handle employees and evaluate their work is a skill every manager needs to master. [More]

How a Self Storage Company Can Hold on to a Good Thing

by Winnie Hsiu March 17, 2011 1:25 PM
Having customers are very important to the success of any business, not just the self storage industry. It is easy to think that they are the good thing that the company needs to hold on to. However, even the best customers/tenants will leave at some time regardless of what you do. As important as tenants are there is something else that is even more important for a company to hold onto—good employees. [More]

How to be a Better Boss and Make Your Self Storage Business a Bigger Success

by John Stevens December 28, 2010 9:36 AM
A highlight for many people can be when they become business owners. It’s a tremendous accomplishment in life and one that a person should be proud of. However, just owning a business is the easy part; making it profitable is the real challenge. For that you not only need customers, but more importantly need employees that want to work for you. [More]

The Trick to Self Storage Ownership is Doing Less not More

by John Stevens December 14, 2010 12:47 PM
Unless you are one of the lucky few you know how hard it is to work your way up from the bottom. Some are able to start there and rise up to the top and even break into business ownership. The trouble can be that once they get there they have trouble acting like an owner and instead end up micro managing and undermining their employees. [More]

Happy Employees the Key to Success in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick December 13, 2010 2:17 PM
When you spend eight hours or more with someone almost every day during the week you tend to get pretty close to him or her more often than not. At the least you tend to become good friends, almost like family. Such is often the case with places like self storage facilities that do not require a lot of people in order to operate. [More]