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MiniCo Insurance Agency Produces First in a Series of Training Videos

by Winnie Hsiu March 25, 2014 7:41 PM
Employee turnover presents a huge training hurdle for managers and owners of self storage facilities to overcome. Besides being trained in their duties and procedures new employees need to be trained in risk management. Training – especially when it’s done in a one-on-one situation – can be expensive. But the consequences that could happen if an employee is not trained in risk management are vastly more expensive in the long run. [More]

Self Storage Profits Inc. Helps 4 Students Acquire Self Storage Facilities

by Holly Robinson February 3, 2012 9:32 AM
If someone chooses the self storage industry as a career, there aren't classes to take at a university that are specific to the industry. A person can take business courses and learn about business in general but as a rule there aren't courses that provide specific knowledge and skills that are key to running a successful self storage facility. However, there is a nationwide self storage education and mentoring firm that teaches and trains and mentors those interested in working in this area. That educational program is offered by Self Storage Profits Inc. [More]

How to Make Sure Your Self Storage Manager is Up to Speed on the Latest and Greatest Industry Tools

by Kim Kilpatrick February 14, 2011 12:03 PM
As an owner of a self storage facility, but not the operator, you entrust your business to the intelligence, experience, initiative, and drive of whomever you hire to become your manager. Like any good owner you want your manager to have the best tools that are available to make the job easier and more efficient. The trick can be in figuring out just how to get your manager trained and up to speed on new tools as they become available. [More]

Self Storage Training Institute is Producing Quality Facility Managers

by Kim Kilpatrick November 18, 2010 11:29 AM
Regardless of the economic times it can be very challenging to find a business that you want to invest in or start. With everything becoming more and more specialized these days, choosing the wrong business can cost thousands of dollars not to mention wasted time. Factor in an unstable economy and the task becomes even more daunting. [More]