Monthly Archive: April, 2014

Urbis Storage Index – Best Quarter Since December 2009!

The Urbis Storage Index monitors the performance of the Self Storage industry across three main categories; monthly revenue generated, storage area occupied in each facility, and overall average storage fee rates achieved in… Continue reading

It’s all about conversion

Many facility operators are focused on obtaining a high-ranking on the front page of Google and pay a pretty penny for the privilege when undertaking a Google Ad-words campaign. Logically, this explains why… Continue reading

Reap the rewards of sponsorship

You don’t need to be a marketing guru to operate a successful business, but local knowledge and having a sense of community issues can be a major advantage with building relationships, alliances, and… Continue reading

Retaining Key Staff – Can you afford not to?

With low unemployment rates being an Employer of Choice becomes a term heard more often with employers competing for scarce resources. While being an employer of choice might not be your main driving… Continue reading

7 Top tips on how to increase the value of my facility

OK so you have a facility and you are interested in taking it to the next level? Here are some key things you should do to increase the value. 1. Get your systems… Continue reading

Pest Control – Part 2

Ants and Termites The common theme of ants is that they DO NOT GO AWAY! Even if the outside source of the ants is located and thoroughly treated. This is a dilemma for… Continue reading

Planning to Succeed

Over the next few years over 67.7% of Australia’s family business CEOs will retire. Yet 67% have not identified their successor and 34% have no succession plan in place. Grant Burgess Partner Strategic… Continue reading

Non-Price Based Self Storage Industry Strategy Development

Over the past month the SSAA Board and administration team have discussed the development of a strategy to provide clarity and purpose around non-price based marketing activities that assist self storage operators to… Continue reading

Protecting your Business

It’s generally understood that if you buy a car you insure it, because you rely on it to get you from A to B. If you buy a new home you insure it,… Continue reading

Pest Control – Part 1

Keeping a well-maintained self storage facility involves assorted tasks, one of the least pleasant of which involves the eradication of pests that can make any storage experience unappealing. Rats, mice, pigeons, cockroaches, ants,… Continue reading