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    Richard Jeffords

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    Should My Storage Facility Have a Yelp Page?

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    Today’s consumers no longer need to rely on the word of salespeople or vendors. They have the internet!

    It is easy for anyone to tap into an abundance of testimonials, reviews, articles, and more when researching products and services. It's is true no matter what people are consuming – whether it be food from a restaurant, clothes from a department store or rental services from your self-storage facility.

    How to Set Up a Google Review Link for Your Self Storage Facility

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    Think online reviews don’t matter? Think again!

    According to Forbes, taking control of online reviews on sites such as Google My Business is “the single most important thing [businesses] can do to attract new customers.” Why? Because 90% of consumers read online reviews before visiting a business, and 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.

    Use Local SEO to Get Your Self-Storage Facility Found

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    You’re the owner of a self-storage facility, and you have all of your bases covered: you've invested in the layout of your facility, the location, the security, and surveillance, offer outdoor storage units and indoor climate-controlled storage units that are well-lit and inviting.

    Your office support staff is friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and always available. You offer competitive pricing and terms. You offer sign-up bonuses and deals. 

    The problem is, people can’t find you online. 

    Self Storage Investing Playbook: Part 2 Operations [Free eBook]

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    Part 2: Streamlining Your Storage Facilities Operations

    Whether you’ve been in the storage business for a number of years and are looking to expand, or you’re thinking of opening your first self-storage facility, the path to success can be a difficult one fraught with unforeseen obstacles and complicated questions.

    Though breaking ground on a new self-storage facility can seem like a daunting task, there are quite a few common problems that most self-storage owners go through, and StoragePug has been in the business long enough to know exactly what you’re going to face out there.

    Storagepug Recognized as One of Top Tennessee Tech Companies to Watch

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    Powderkeg national innovation network, Launch Tennessee, and other such as the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center have released the 2018 Tennessee Tech Census titled Grit and Growth.

    According to Powderkeg's website, the Tennessee Tech Census is "The latest insights into Tennessee's startup growth, workforce, fundraising, companies to watch, and uniquely gritty tech culture."

    Should I Do an Operational Audit of My Storage Facility?

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    StoragePug is a modern marketing company for self storage.

    At the beginning of this month, the StoragePug team attended the TNSSA Annual Legal Seminar and Conference.

    Cynthia Ashby of Dynamic Storage Solutions did an educational session on auditing your facility, and her key point stuck: "You cannot expect what you do not inspect."

    The best operational thing you can do for your storage business is to set expectations for yourself and your team – and meet them.

    Monitoring your Reviews

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    When it comes to your storage facility's search rankings, it's important to know two things: where you show up and how you show up. The most prominent part of how a self storage facility shows up is its reviews. 

    Regardless of where the search result is from, the review rating tends to be the most prominent piece.

    Should I Use Push Rate Pricing? [Online Rentals]

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    StoragePug is a modern marketing company for self storage. We create intelligent marketing websites that allow you to rent units & take payments through your facility's website.

    It is essential to have multiple strategies in place for the appropriate time to begin increasing your rates to maximize success in the self storage industry.

    StoragePug Founders Featured on SouthFound Podcast

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    Meet the StoragePug founders: Matt Huddleston, Tommy Nguyen, and Richard Jeffords. Join us on the podcast hosted by Jonathan Mills Patrick of the SouthFound podcast, the voice for southern startups.

    StoragePug Wins $10k at Innov865's Startup Day 2018

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    As a follow up to our announcement of our participation in Innov865's Startup Day 2018 pitch competition, we are pleased to announce that we took home both prizes!