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October 2019 -The Best Way to Learn About Self Storage!



October 2019 -The Best Way to Learn About Self Storage!

 News You Can Use
October 2019

Issue # 30 – 30 Links to learn about self-storage 

Storage Authority® News

You won’t want to miss this one.  Free 3-day self-storage summit with over 25 self-storage experts ready to help make your self-storage business a success!  Our own Marc Goodin will be sharing easy to implement marketing and sale ideas that will make you more profits day after day.

Sign up here: https://www.theselfstoragesummit.com/membership-areafb2jf20n?affiliate_id=1970872

Keep your eyes on the lookout for our latest article to be printed by Inside Self Storage: Self Storage Franchising, the Facts, The Pros, and The Cons  by Marc Goodin  In the meantime type Marc Goodin in their search bar and read one of the great articles he has written

Don’t forget Storage Authority will be at The Great American Franchise Expo in Tampa, FL, October 26 & 27.  Come by and say hello at booth 216! 

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As part of our Dynamic Ease Self Storage Development Series, we help our franchisees around the development landmines, including finding land, designing, obtaining approvals, financing and building a premier self-storage facility.

Learn more at www.StorageAuhorityFranchise.com 
Or email or call Garrett Byrd
Garrett@StorageAuthority.com or Direct 941-928-1354

What is the best way to start learning more about Self Storage and Storage Authority?

Do a lot of reading!
Here are the reading links you need! 

Our Website:

       www.StorageAuthorityFranchise.com

Storage Authority FAQ

Storage Authority Development Services

About the Storage Authority Team

Storage Authority Blog

Testimonials

Franchise Application – Apply Now

Sample Articles & Books by Storage Authority CEO Marc Goodin

Inside Self Storage Articles

ISS – Owners Guide to building a Self-storage Project: Your Responsibilities

ISS – A Checklist for Self Storage Development Success.

ISS – Creating a Napkin Sketch Self Storage Layout: Understanding Basic Facility Design

ISS – How to Perform a Mini Demand Study on a Potential Self Storage Site.

ISS – Building It Isn’t Enough! Understanding the Value of a Self Storage Feasibility Study

ISS – 25 Design and Construction Mistakes Self Storage Owners and Developers Should Avoid.

ISS – Self Storage Planning and Zoning: A Facility Owner’s Guide to Getting Project Approval.

ISS – 5 Unforeseen Disasters That Could Affect Your Self Storage Development Project

ISS – Customer-Centric Sales Techniques for Self Storage Managers.

ISS – The “Million Dollar” Self Storage Counter: Tips to Amp Up Service and Generate More Revenue

ISS – Slide Show: Elevating Your Self Storage Service From Average to Astonishing

LinkedIn Articles 

LI – 3 Tips On Financing Your First Self Storage Project

LI – How to Make a Million Dollars a Year in Self Storage

LI – Are You Planting Enough Acorns

LI – Self-storage Franchising Works!

LI – Steps to Owning a Storage Authority Franchise

Storage Authority Blog Articles

SA Newsletter – How to Determine If You’re Ready to Develop Your First Self Storage.

Interview with a Franchise Owner

3 Million in Your Pocket for Being a Self Storage Expert

Sample Self Storage Development budget and Proforma

Chapter 11 Self Storage Construction

Three Big Myths About Rental Rates

Radius Plus Articles

RP – How to Develop Your 60,000 SF Facility with $500K Cash Equity

Self Storage Books by Marc Goodin

Your Self Storage: Planning – Site Selection – Design – Build   by Marc Goodin

CRUSH your COMPETITION 101 Self Storage Marketing Tips For the Fastest Way To Huge Profits
by Marc Goodin

Do You Have a Self Storage Question?
We would be happy to answer them.
For development questions email marc@StorageAuthority.com
For operations and marketing questions email garrett@StorageAuthority.com

Storage Authority Vendor Updates

We are so excited about our new partnership with FranConnect. It is an incredible platform that makes it much easier for us to better communicate with and serve our franchise owners.  It will provide easy access to the multiple Storage Authority manuals, newsletters, videos, online training and much more.  
Things we love to do besides self-storage.

We just finished season two of building our cabin on the river.  It had been hard work for GP but I can say without a doubt it has been it has been an extremely fun adventure and now we have a unique cabin in the woods we will enjoy forever.

When I say we I mean my wife GP and her brother. I got the privilege of doing the patio/fire pit and the landscaping. They worked 3 months last year and just finished up 2 months this year.  A couple of things left for next year but ready to use now! Good things come to those who plan and work hard.

What would you love to do if you had the time and money?

What would you do with more time & money?


What’s holding you back?  You can do it!  You deserve it!

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
Napoleon Hill

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Storage Authority Blogs You Will Enjoy!

Complete Storage Authority News Room

More big box retailers closing – Think Self Storage Conversions!

The Storage Authority Marketing & Sales Advantage for Higher Profits!

Recent Storage Authority News Letters

September 2019 – Should I use an SBA loan for my new Self Storage construction project?

August 2019 – Self Storage – Where is the best place to build?

July 2019-How to get started in Self Storage – The Real Deal!

                             Storage Authority Video of the Month

 Grocery Store to Self Storage Conversion

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Sarasota FL 34236

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1-941-928-1354

Garrett Byrd
Storage Authority
Vice President of Franchise Development

September 2019 – Should I use an SBA loan for my new Self Storage construction project?

 

 

 News You Can Use
September 2019

Issue #  28

Storage Authority® News

Welcome, and congratulations to Frank and Mercedes, brand new franchise owners from FL.  This is our fourth Florida location.

Mulberry Florida is open STORAGE AUTHORITY MULBERRY FLORIDA

Land O’ Lakes, FL site plans are approved and construction is imminent.

New Franchise owner Betty K of Northport FL just put in her first land offer.

Storage Authority will be at The Great American Franchise Expo in Tampa, FL, October 26 & 27.  Come by and say hello at booth 216!

Here are a couple of photos of our Storage Authority Monmouth Rd, NJ facility slated to open around the end of October.

A nice brick facade and huge office windows are going to provide a wonderful street view to attract tenants!

You could be next!.
We have the road map ready to go for you.

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As part of our Dynamic Ease Self Storage Development Series, we help our franchisees around the development landmines, including finding land, designing, obtaining approvals, financing and building a premier self-storage facility.

Learn more at www.StorageAuhorityFranchise.com 
Or email or call Garrett Byrd
Garrett@StorageAuthority.com or Direct 941-928-1354

Should I use an SBA loan for my new Self Storage construction project?

It depends, but if you do not have the 25 to 35 percent cash equity to go toward the project (down payment) that most traditional lenders require there may be limited other options. SBA lenders typically require 10 – 15% cash equity and can loan up to $5,000,000 for an SBA 7a loan

For a single-story 2 phase project, you can often get your facility built with $500K equity +_. vs over $1.5 MM equity investment required for many traditional lenders

If I have the equity required by a for a typical bank loan should I consider an SBA loan?
You still may want to consider an SBA loan for a couple of reasons as follows:

1) SBA loans allow you to borrow soft costs and carrying costs which many traditional lenders do not.  So even if you have the equity for the loan you will need additional funds for design, soft costs and carrying costs until the facility breaks even if you go with a traditional loan.

2) Most commercial loans are typically for either 5 or 10 years. SBA loans can be up to 25 years allowing you to lock in the current low-interest rates.

3) If you may need your funds for other reasons, the reduced SBA equity requirements will allow you to keep more of your cash equity.

If I get an SBA loan can I use a management company to operate my facility?
Generally, SBA loans are for owner-operated facilities.  To ensure this is the case the SBA has recently made several new requirements for Self Storage SBA loans.  One major one that restricts some management companies (and the value of having a management company) is that owners must be responsible for the facility employees.

Inside Self Storage put out a great article last year highlighting How Recent Changes to SBA Loan Requirements May Affect Self-Storage Borrowers Under the new rules, SBA borrowers must:

  • Approve the annual operating budget
  • Approve any capital expenditures or operating expenses over a significant dollar threshold
  • Have control over the bank accounts
  • Have oversight over the employees operating the business (who must be employees of the applicant business)

The last clause is italicized because it’s the most subtle and important point for self-storage owners using third-party managers. When the SBA says staff must be employees of the applicant business, it’s referring to the borrower. In other words, facility staff cannot be employees of the management company.

Storage Authority Franchise owners do qualify for SBA loans.  Storage Authority is listed on the SBA Registry.

Are all SBA lenders the same?
No!  Just like all lenders are not the same.  SBA  preferred lenders do not have to submit the SBA loan for an SBA review and approval. When a non-preferred lender has to send a loan into the SBA for approval it can take extra time and even lead to changes to the terms of the loan.

While certain items are required for SBA loans every SBA lender does have a lot of terms that they determine and can be flexible on.  That is why it is good to work with a preferred SBA lender that understands self-storage loans and your team.

Do You Have a Self Storage Question?
We would be happy to answer them.
For development questions email marc@StorageAuthority.com
For operations and marketing questions email garrett@StorageAuthority.com

Storage Authority Vendor Updates

We chose Open Tech Alliance for our security and gates systems, call center, online auction partner, kiosks because they integrate with each other and our Sitelink Management software.

But it did not take us long to appreciate how they are regularly improving and adding to their products and services.  Their latest integration with Davnici Locks is going to save our managers a lot of time and headaches with delinquent tenants.   And soon I believe they will make after hour rentals so much easier and much cheaper considering a Davinci Lock is $10 and an individual door lock system is closer to $200 a unit.

See the full press release here: 
OpenTech Adds Overlock Solution to INSOMNIACTMCIA Access Control

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Things we love to do besides self-storage.
We love a good sunset.  We are very fortunate we get to follow the sun.

Picture 1 – Lido Beach FL – No better place in the wintertime
Picture 2 – Boating sunset on Coventry Lake ( Coventry CT)
Picture 3 – Sunrise on GP’s brothers Lobster boat. Way to early to get up!
Picture 4 – The view from our summer camping in Caraquet, NB, Canada
Picture 5 -We love the beach so much we got married on the beach!

What would you do with more time & money?

       What’s holding you back?  You can do it!  You deserve it!

“Half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” Steve Jobs

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Storage Authority Blogs You Will Enjoy!

Complete Storage Authority News Room

Booming 2019 Summer for Storage Authority Franchise Owners

Self Storage Franchising Works!!

Recent Storage Authority News Letters
August 2019 – Self Storage – Where is the best place to build?

July 2019-How to get started in Self Storage – The Real Deal!

June 2019-Important things your team/vendors will not always tell you!

Storage Authority Video of the Month

Storage Authority Demonstrates Alexa Gate Control

Ready to get ahead with the two best number one Self Storage Development and Marketing books?

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677 N Washington Blvd.

Sarasota FL 34236

www.StorageAuthorityFranchise.com         Garrett@StorageAuthority.com  
1-941-928-1354

Garrett Byrd
Storage Authority
Vice President of Franchise Development

 

July 2019-How to get started in Self Storage – The Real Deal!

 

 

July 2019 Newsletter

Storage Authority® News

Congratulations to our newest Storage Authority franchisee owner Betty K of Florida. She just signed on board last week and has already hit the pavement running.   Betty is already doing recon and reviewing land parcels. In the next couple of weeks, she is meeting with Civil Engineers, Contractors, and Architects so her team will be in place when she makes an offer!

Betty K IMG_1332

It all starts with a decision.  The rest is easy.
We have the road map ready to go for you
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As part of our Dynamic Ease Self Storage Development Series, we help our franchisees around the development landmines, including finding land, designing, obtaining approvals, financing and building a premier self-storage facility.
Learn more at www.StorageAuhorityFranchise.com 
Or email or call Garrett Byrd (Garrett@StorageAuthority.comor Direct 941-928-1354)
How to get started in Self Storage – the real deal. 
Many of you are not ready to hear this but I know some are because they are purchasing Storage Authority Franchises.  Getting started it is not about a better understanding of self-storage.  Self-storage is a great opportunity that can provide an incredible lifestyle for you and your family.  It is about is it right for you.
Getting started in self Self-storage is not right for you if:
1) Your life is good and you do not have a reason to do more.
2) You do not have the cash capital ($450,000 min.) to get a bank loan
3) You are not part of the 3% out there ready to own their own business.  Let’s face it the majority of the population is risk-averse, just wants to relax after 5 and are not ready for the responsibilities of owning a business.
You can make a living 9 – 5 but fortunes are made after 5.
If one of the 3 items above have not stopped you it is a simple question.  Is there a big enough reason for you do more?   Have you written your reasons down on paper and put a time frame on it?

If you have written your reasons why there is just one more step:  Jump!  You can do it!

Storage Authority Vendor Updates
At Storage Authority we continue to increase our list of well-qualified self-storage Architects and Contractors.  If you need a reference we would be happy to help out.
We suggest new Franchise owners start by looking for land less than 45 minutes from their own home.  With the addition to the travel time overlay to the RadiusPlus program, we can see both the travel times and existing facility information on one map.  This makes looking for land easier.
With over 1.7 Billion square feet of self-storage, you can not afford to guestimate the feasibility of your site.  Radius should be your first step to check out the numbers.
Things we love to do besides self-storage.
GP and I love to visit with the grandkids!  Our motto is:  “Something to do, Someone to love and Something to look forward to makes for the perfect life.
What would you do with more time & money?


Whats holding you back?  You Can do it!  You deserve it!

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Click here to Get Pre-Qualified to Begin your Journey to Financial Freedom with Storage Authority Franchising!
“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told.” — Alan Keightley.
This is the realization that fuels most people to follow their dreams relentlessly. Staying complacent never led anybody to greatness.

Storage Authority Blogs You Will Enjoy!

Complete Storage Authority News Room

Booming 2019 Summer for Storage Authority Franchise Owners

 The Steps to Storage Authority Mulberry FL Grand Opening.

Recent Storage Authority News Letters

June 2019-Important things your team/vendors will not always tell you!

May 2019 –Proven Checklist, Are You Ready To Develop Your First Self-Storage?

April 2019 -$2,500 Storage Authority Referral Fee +10 Opening Tips

Storage Authority Video of the Month

Storage Authority Franchising Development Series

Ready to get ahead with the two best number one Self Storage Development and Marketing books?
Check out www.SelfStorageMarketing101.com

 

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677 N Washington Blvd.
Sarasota FL 34236

www.StorageAuthorityFranchise.com         Garrett@StorageAuthority.com
1-941-928-1354

June 2019-Important things your team/vendors will not always tell you!

 

 

 

June 2019 Newsletter

Storage Authority® News

Franchise owners 4 Paws Development LLC design plans for their facility just outside of Tampa are just about done and will be starting construction this summer.  Above is a sneak preview of the facility.

We have just added a new Photo Gallery to our web site.  Check it out!  Storage Authority Photo Gallery

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As part of our Dynamic Ease Self Storage Development Series, we help our franchisees around the development landmines, including finding land, designing, obtaining approvals, financing and building a premier self-storage facility.

Learn more at www.StorageAuhorityFranchise.com 
Or email or call Garrett Byrd (Garrett@StorageAuthority.comor Direct 941-928-1354)

Nine important things your team/vendors will not always tell you. 

CONTRACTORS: 

An AIA contract should be used as it is the industry standard but it will require a multi-page addendum with a large host of items for clarification and to better protect you from unnecessary cost overruns and other problems.

2  TOWN OFFICIALS/REGULATORY APPROVALS:

Some town employees, elected officials, town planners, and engineers may give your project the nod one way or another before it is in front of the regulatory commissions for approval. Sure, it is best to have the town staff on your side. BUT! Beware: the votes that count are the regulatory commissioners’ votes

3  REAL ESTATE AGENTS

They are not engineers, zoning experts, development experts or self-storage experts. Their statement that the parcel is suitable for self-storage should be considered just the starting point of your due diligence. They will not be held accountable in any way if the property is not suitable for your needs. You, along with your experts, need to do your own due diligence. Also, you do not have to meet any minimum offer price suggested by the agents.

4  EMPLOYEES:

When they tell you they know better than you or the manual, after six months of managing your facility, they are wrong.

Employees will tell you:

  1. They do not need to follow the rental script because they are better if they wing it. Wrong!

  2. It is better not to rent on the phone. Wrong!

  3. Marketing is a waste of time. Wrong!

If they do not follow the standard operating procedures starting day one and every day after, your facility will go downhill until they are replaced.

5  SELF STORAGE BUILDING MANUFACTURERS:

Their conceptual site plans often do not take into consideration all the land features and zoning regulations.  A trustworthy manufacturer will tell you their plans are just a starting point and that you need to get a detailed site plan by a local engineer and Architect that is familiar with the local zoning regulations, building codes and has more details about the land and unit mix requirements.

6  WEBSITE DESIGNERS:

“I have not designed a self-storage website but I designed hundreds of great sites and can make you a great self-storage website.” Wrong!

The use of the internet grows every year.  A vast majority of self-storage business comes from the internet.  Your website has to be functional for the user, including potential clients, existing clients, your manager, Google, 3-mile geo populations, and more.

YOUR JOB:

It is your job to coach, educate and teach your employees.  It is your job to get the phone to ring and get prospects to stop by your self-storage facility. It is your manager’s job to market the facility, keep the facility in tip-top shape, provide over the top service, and rent at premium prices. http://www.storageauthorityfranchise.com/ helps make sure everyone’s job is done better for more profits.

8  SELLING & MARKETING PLATFORMS:

Sales and marketing are going to make your facility stand out and make oversized profitsThrowing money into sales and marketing is not the solution. It needs to be the company mantra and philosophy.  Over the top service, being an expert, overcoming concerns, understanding what today’s internet customers want, guerilla marketing, and providing that just feels right feeling is the future of success.  You are going to need help unless you personally are willing to work 10 – 15 hours a week on sales & marketing.

9  BANKS: 

Some banks require a Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) of 1.25 or even 1.35 before they convert your construction loan to a permanent loan.  This might be a possible goal for some commercial real estate developments to meet because they have clients signed to rent the majority of the space upon completion of construction. Typically, self-storage will not meet a DSCR of 1.25 until you are over 70% rented.  If you do not meet this ratio in their required time frame, they can and will ask for you to repay the loan immediately or provide significant additional money to reduce the amount borrowed so you meet the required DSCR.

Storage Authority Vendor Updates

Radius Plus continues to update its platform.  Now it even provides banking information, and information in charts and graphs to easily understand trends and other self-storage information.

And now they even provide articles on the latest self-storage important to self-storage owners.  Here is a link to my article on their site on How to develop your first self-storage with only  $500K cash equity

https://www.radiusplus.com/post/how-to-develop-your-first-self-storage-facility-with-only-500k-cash-equity

And while you’re there take a demo of the site. If you are looking for land this is one site you want to use!

Vendors don’t forget we pay you a $2,500 referral fee for each lead you provide that becomes a Franchise.  Call Garrett for detail: 941-928-1354 

Things we love to do besides self-storage.

GP and I love to grow gardens of all kinds. We make them part of our life where ever we go.  At our self storages, at the fishing cottage, at our home.  For me, it is so relaxing and I enjoy watching them bloom day after day!  Clockwise: 1) One of five flower gardens at home.  2) An award-winning garden at GP’s self-storage we planted.  3) GP Sunflower crop from last year. (We Just planted 4 packages of sunflowers last month)  4) My latest hillside garden in progress at our fishing cottage.

What would you do with more time & money?


Whats holding you back?  You Can do it!  You deserve it!

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          ARE YOU READY?

Click here to Get Pre-Qualified to Begin your Journey to Financial Freedom with Storage Authority Franchising!

Storage Authority Blogs You Will Enjoy!

Complete Storage Authority News Room

How to Develop Your First Self-Storage With Only $500K Cash Equity and Make an Extra Six-Figure Income

.Smart Connected Facilities = High Touch, High Technology

 Recent Storage Authority News Letters

May 2019 –Proven Checklist, Are You Ready To Develop Your First Self-Storage?

April 2019 -$2,500 Storage Authority Referral Fee +10 Opening Tips

March 2019-Houston We Have Lift Off!

Storage Authority Video of the Month

Storage Authority Drone Video

 

Ready to get ahead with the two best number one Self Storage Development and Marketing books?

Check out www.SelfStorageMarketing101.com

 

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677 N Washington Blvd.

Sarasota FL 34236

www.StorageAuthorityFranchise.com         Garrett@StorageAuthority.com

1-941-928-1354

May 2019 –Proven Checklist, Are You Ready To Develop Your First Self-Storage?

 

 

 

MAY 2019 Newsletter

Storage Authority® News

Construction has started at Storage Authority Millstone NJ. Phase one consist of 30,000 sf of climate and non-climate control units in 3 buildings. The foundations are complete and the buildings are under construction.

If you did not see the recent article in Inside Self Storage by our President Marc Goodin you need to check it out if you’re considering developing from the ground up.  If you leave the development process to your experts I can guarantee you will be sorry!  Here is the minimum you need to do: https://www.insideselfstorage.com/development/self-storage-owners-guide-building-self-storage-project-your-responsibilities

And the great news is Franchise Owners don’t have to guess or hope they have it right because we are there every step of the way.

The Grand Opening celebration went well at Storage Authority Mulberry.  It was great to see so many town employees show up.

The Grand Opening at Storage Authority Walters Rd was a success with over 90 guests.  The kids loved the fire truck and the adults loved the food and a chanced to win a huge new tv.

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As part of our Dynamic Ease Self Storage Development Series, we help our franchisees around the development landmines, including finding land, designing, obtaining approvals, financing and building a premier self-storage facility.

Learn more at: www.StorageAuhorityFranchise.com 
Or email or call Garrett Byrd (Garrett@StorageAuthority.com or Direct 941-928-1354)

Ten boxes to check to determine you’re ready to develop your first self-storage. 

1) Are you part of the 1- 3 percenter ready to own their own business?  ie Have the confidence and willingness to take a risk on yourself and your future.
2) Are you willing to keep your job for the next 3-6 years until you replace your income with self-storage income?  ie work more hours temporarily so you can work many hours less if you choose to.
3) Are you willing to spend time to find land both on and offline?.
4) Do you have $450K minimum cash equity ready to invest in phase one (SBA loan – $3MM loan) And have you talked to a banker?
5) Is your spouse on board?
6) Do you understand the development time frame?
7) Do you understand the rent up time frame?
8) Do you have a reason ( other than money) why you are going to do this?
9) Are you ready to learn?
10) Have you ordered the Self Storage trade magazine from Inside Self Storage?

It is not easy owning your own business., The alternative was even riskier for me and my family.   If your ready to talk and learn more and see if we are a good fit call me.                 Marc – 860-830-6764.

 

Storage Authority Vendor Updates

We are excited to announce Charity Auctions is our newest vendor.  We met Kerry Henrikson, the Executive Director at the April ISS Self Storage Convention and were very impressed.  It is a win – win – win.

It helps you become more active in the community.  Local people who might otherwise visit your facility see what a great place you have when they drop off items for the charity auction.  It helps local residents recycle their Items and provide money for local and national charities.

What more could you ask for? Check out their website www.Charity Storage.org.  Then send Kerry an email at kerry@charityStorage.org and she will provide you the directions you need to get started.  We just signed up our facilities and hope you will too.

And the great news is they are linked into our online auction  vendor StorageTreasures, www.StorageTreasures.com so everything is a breeze

 

Vendors don’t forget we pay you a $2,500 referral fee for each lead you provide that becomes a Franchise.  Call Garrett for detail: 941-928-1354 

Things we love to do besides self-storage.

I love to have a glass of wine and dinner at outdoor restaurants with my beautiful wife GP.  And now it is even more fun when we don’t read the menu left to right.  There are a few rooftop bars in Sarasota and we are going to check them all out.  Check out the view from the Westin rooftop bar we just went to!  (last photo)  We would love to meet you for dinner this winter in Sarasota!

Whats holding you back?  You Can do it!  You deserve it!

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          ARE YOU READY?

Click here to Get Pre-Qualified to Begin your Journey to Financial Freedom with Storage Authority Franchising!

-“Great things never come from comfort zones! “

Storage Authority Blogs You Will Enjoy!

Complete Storage Authority News Room

The Steps to Storage Authority Mulberry FL Grand Opening.

Where Else Can You………….No Where

Recent Storage Authority News Letters

 

April 2019 -$2,500 Storage Authority Referral Fee +10 Opening Tips

March 2019-Houston We Have Lift Off!

February 2019 Newsletter- 9 Tips for Self Storage Oversized Profits using Merchandise Sales

 Storage Authority Video of the Month

 

Ready to get ahead with the two best number one Self Storage Development and Marketing books?

Check out www.SelfStorageMarketing101.com

 

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677 N Washington Blvd.

Sarasota FL 34236

www.StorageAuthorityFranchise.com         Garrett@StorageAuthority.com
1-941-928-1354

 

April 2019 -$2,500 Storage Authority Referral Fee +10 Opening Tips

 

 

 

Storage Authority® News

 We are excited to invite Everyone to the Storage Authority Mulberry Grand Opening celebration on April 25th.  In case you can’t make it here are a couple of photos.


Website Storage Authority Mulberry FL

On May 11 Storage Authority Walters Rd, Houston TX is having its Grand Opening Celebration and you’re invited!  You can even win a 50″ flat screen TV!  Just in case you can’t make it here are a couple of photos.




Website Storage Authority Walters Rd. Houston TX

The Inside Self Storage World Expo earlier this month was a wealth of information.  Here is our President moderating the session on Using Data to make Self Storage Investment Decisions.

Need help with your research for a facility check out Radius!

The Dream team at the ISS expo: Garrett, GP & Marc

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As part of our Dynamic Ease Self Storage Development Series, we help our franchisees around the development landmines, including finding land, designing,obtaining approvals, financing and building a premier self-storage facility.

Learn more at: www.StorageAuhorityFranchise.com 
Or email or call Garrett Byrd (Garrett@StorageAuthority.comor Direct 941-928-1354)

Ten things to make sure your Grand Opening is super successful. 

1) Schedule it out 45 days after you open to get prepared.

2) Have town staff  there for a ribbon cutting

3) Have the local fire dept there with a truck.  Don’t forget to give them a donation

4) Have a person in costume with a sign waving drive-by traffic in.

5) Have lots of great food.

6) Have several giveaways & games for prizes for kids

7) Have a one-day rental special.

8) Have extra staff to give tours, help with parking, food etc.

9) Figure out parking in advance – have signage and a parking person.

10 Invite everyone, send out a newsletter, market your Grand Opening and market some more.  Call and visit the local community and email and hand out Grand Opening flyers.

Storage Authority Vendor Updates

For vendor contacts or recommendations feel free to email marc@storageauthority.com for the best of the best!

G5 continues to update our websites every month! New pictures & Videos and new technology.  Just added Open Tech Storage Genie video to the websites.  What makes your website better every month. Now a social reputation platform tied into your website is a must!

Jenny and the team at signquick have updated our Office & Gate sign manual to make life easy!  I love the magnetic unit size signs for the show units

Our packing & moving supplier Supply Side now provides metal slat walls for product displays – so much better than the wood/particle board that chips and does not have the quality look we demand!  I love the Storage Authority Lock packaging they provide for us!

The new Open Tech Alliance kiosks are just incredible.  And with the new price point, everyone can afford one.  The reality is there is no choice – you need one!

Vendors don’t forget we pay you a $2,500 referral fee for each lead you provide that becomes a Franchise.  Call Garrett for detail: 941-928-1354 

Things we love to do besides self-storage.

Marc our president is more of an engineer than an artist but every once in a while he dabbles in multimedia art.  Here is some of his work.

What would you do with more time & money?

Getting started is the hard part? Or is it? How about just saying yes!

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It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone… And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.” – Mark Cuban

Storage Authority Blogs You Will Enjoy!

Complete Storage Authority News Room

Alexa how much does my competition charge for a 10 x 10?

Recent Storage Authority News Letters

March 2019-Houston We Have Lift Off!

February 2019 Newsletter- 9 Tips for Self Storage Oversized Profits using Merchandise Sales

January 2019 Goal ~ Build Self Storage Facility ~ Imagine That!

Storage Authority Video of the Month


Storage Authority Gate Entry Hands-Free Access

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March 2019-Houston We Have Lift Off!

 

 

March 2019 Newsletter

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Storage Authority® News

We just got back from multiple training trips at Storage Authority’s Houston Franchise and the owner, Ed O., is leasing up at a record pace! We want to send a big congratulations to Ed and his team!  Ed really embraced the Storage Authority high-end sales and marketing philosophies, great job and way to hit it out of the park with a first class facility.

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We are also going to be in Las Vegas April 2 & 3 for the Inside Self Storage Convention and would love to get coffee with you. Again, send Garrett an email at garrett@storageauthority.com today so we get you in our calendar.  As you may recall our CEO Marc Goodin will be the Moderator for the session Using Data-Driven Technology to Make Self-Storage Investment Decisions.  See you there.

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As part of our Dynamic Ease Self Storage Development Series, we help our franchisees around the development landmines, including finding land, designing, financing and building a premier self-storage facility. We also help you to understand all the options and prepare accordingly.
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If you want to learn more about Storage Authority Franchise there is a wealth of information on our website www.StorageAuhorityFranchise.com  Don’t forget to check out “Why Storage Authority” and our blog/newsroom. Then the next step is to apply on our website or email or call Garrett Byrd (Garrett@StorageAuthority.com or Direct 941-928-1354)

 Storage Genie App

Vendor Highlight

Storage Genie – Tenant Mobile App
Featuring Hands-Free Access to Your Storage Property

Enhance your customer’s experiences by utilizing the hands-free secure access to your facility using the Storage Genie tenant mobile app. Storage Genie securely grants access to your property all while keeping your phone in your pocket or purse! Customers can also make payments, view access history and contact the facility all through the app. The best part is that Storage Genie comes with OpenTech’s INSOMNIAC CIA, so you do not have to spend thousands of dollars developing, maintaining and supporting a mobile app for your tenants.

“CLICK IMAGE FOR LIVE DEMONSTRATION ”

Five things your facility must have to become a smart connected Facility. 

Having a smart connected facility enhances the customer experience and reduces the facilities overall cost.  Our customers are ultra on demand and expect an extremely convenient state of the art facility.

1. Gate Software with hands-free gate access
Getting out of your car or having to key in your access code is a sign of the times. Our customers expect extreme convenience and through a high touch and hi-tech experience.  We have partnered with the Industry’s First Smart Connected Self Storage Solution: INSOMNIAC Centralized Intelligent Access (CIA) best part is that Storage Genie comes with OpenTech’s INSOMNIAC CIA.

2. Kiosk on site It’s like having a 24/7 assistant manager.
Throw away your “Closed” sign, you will not need it. With an INSOMNIAC kiosk, customers make rentals and payments at their convenience, regardless of whether an actual manager is available. We partnered with Open Tech Alliance to bring the best of the best kiosks to our franchise locations.

“CLICK IMAGE FOR LIVE DEMONSTRATION “

3. A website that can fully rent online, take payments and reservations.
Having a first class website that is mobile responsive and can truly rent, reserve, and take payments online is mandatory. If the customer can complete an online rental but still has to stop in the office for access, that is not a true online rental.  With Storage Authority you can, from lease-ups to online leasing, our partnership with the G5 Intelligent Marketing Cloud we will help you fill your storage units faster.

4. Software management that can implement dynamic pricing 
Stagnant prices are a thing of the past, self-storage pricing is just as sophisticated as the airline industry and the hotel as prices, as your facility fills up, your rates go up.  We partnered with the best of the best in Sitelink to make sure our franchisees have access to automated revenue management.

5. A Call center who can rent, reserve  and field payments form 6am-Midnight
There is nobody who is gonna know the facility better than your skilled trained manager who is fluent in self-storage and understands what it takes to drive your self-storage profits. Although call centers have advanced to where when they answer the phones our customers don’t know if they’re calling the actual site or our service center, the call center becomes a valued extension to the site team. Never miss another call  and always capture the critical marketing metrics to where your calls are coming from.

* Bonus Tip: OpenTech IoE Alexa Connection.

“Alexa, ask Storage Genie to open ‘Front Gate’.”

“Alexa, ask Storage Genie how many visitors are here?”

“Alexa, ask Storage Genie who just entered?”

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Storage Authority® experts are ready to help you every single step of the way, from finding land to building your facility, to operations, to driving your revenue year over year.  If you have a question give us a call. Team up with the experts to save time and maximize your profits. Call Garrett at 941-928-1345 for more information.

         A Partnership for Success!

          ARE YOU READY?

Click here to Get Pre-Qualified to Begin your Journey to Financial Freedom with Storage Authority Franchising!

“Decide what you want, and then act as if it were impossible to fail.”
Brian Tracy

Order your Self Storage Books Here!

Recent Storage Authority Blogs You Will Enjoy

 Complete Storage Authority News Room

 Smart Connected Facilities = High Touch, High Technology

Speaking At ISS Conference

Marc Goodin and Storage Authority Franchise Houston Owner Ed O. From a cup of Coffee to owning a multi-million dollar real estate asset!

 

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1-941-928-1354

February 2019 Newsletter- 9 Tips for Self Storage Oversized Profits using Merchandise Sales

 

Feb. 2019 Newsletter

Storage Authority® News

We are going to be visiting our Walters Road Houston TX facility in March.  If you are in Houston March 7-9 and would like to learn first hand more about Storage Authority send Garrett an email at garrett@storageauthority.com today.

If you want to learn more about Ed & Jenny’s Houston facility check out their website.  And it would be great if you left them a congratulation, way to go, 5-star review on their website. Storage Authority Walters Rd. 

We are also going to be in Las Vegas April 2 & 3 for the Inside Self Storage Convention and would love to get coffee with you. Again send Garrett an email at garrett@storageauthority.com today so we get you in our calendar.  As you may recall our CEO Marc Goodin will be the Moderator for the session Using Data-Driven Technology to Make Self-Storage Investment Decisions.  See you there.

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As part of our Dynamic Ease Self Storage Development Series, we help our franchisees around the development landmines, including finding land, designing, financing and building a premier self-storage facility and to understand the options and prepare accordingly.
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If you want to learn more about Storage Authority Franchise there is a wealth of information on our website www.StorageAuhorityFranchise.com  Don’t forget to check out “Why Storage Authority” and our blog/newsroom. Then the next step is to apply on our website or email or call Garrett Byrd (Garrett@StorageAuthority.com or Direct 941-928-1354)
Vendor Highlight

Supply Side USA

It is amazing how many things you have to consider when you first set up your retail merchandise center in your office. And that is why we are so happy to have Supply Side USA as our supplier of locks, boxes, packing and moving supplies.  Not only do they have higher quality products but they are ready to jump in to help you get set up.

This includes providing a first list order and a planogram for your merchandise.  And they have branded products with great prices with reasonable quantities.
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They also have steel slat walls than help makes your office have the first class look that is a must. If you have merchandising questions or are ready to make an order send Mark an email and let him know we sent you.
Mark Petro
National Account Manager
mpetro@supplysideusa.com
https://www.supplyside.com

Nine things you need to know about Merchandise Sales. 

1. A minimum of Two – 4′ x 8′ slat walls are needed for a great showroom. My favorite slat wall colors are white, red or steel.  The initial slat walls and hooks take time so order long before it’s time to open.  At least a half of a slat wall should be used for your branded locks

2. Locks will be your number 1 seller.

Here is the Storage Authority branded lock by Supply Side USA.  Notice the $17.50 price. We have them on sale for $12.99 and sell one to every renter.
3. Boxes are your next biggest seller after locks. And 95% of your box sales will be the standard small, medium, larger or clothes boxes. So if your office is limited in size no need for other box sizes.
4. Boxes should also be sold in bundles of 10 to increase volume sales.  We promote ten packs for the price of 9 boxes.
5.  If you make and sell a box combo – 2S, 4M, 2L with tape & tape dispenser it will be your best box seller.
6. For a good look and portable for cleaning and relocating occasionally your ten packs of each size box can be stacked on a dolly.
7. Most self-storage facilities sell considerably under $500 a month in products because managers are not trained well and do not ask for the sale.  A good manager to renter ” Did you know it takes 30 boxes to move an average home.  Will you be needing any boxes today?  We have a special on ten packs or our combo pack”
8. All items prices should be clearly marked with professional signs.  No handwritten signs.
9 In addition to a sales tax number, you need to get a resale certificate from your State so you do not have to pay sales tax on the merchandise you purchase to resell.

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Storage Authority® experts are ready to help you every single step of the way, from finding land to building your facility, to operations, to driving your revenue year over year.  If you have a question give us a call. Team up with the experts to save time and maximize your profits. Call Garrett at 941-928-1345 for more information.

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“Earn trust, earn trust, earn trust. Then you can worry about the rest.”
– SETH GODIN 

Order your Self Storage Books Here!

Recent Storage Authority Blogs You Will Enjoy!

Complete Storage Authority News Room
How to Make a Million Dollars a Year in Self-Storage. By Marc Goodin
Speaking At ISS Conference

Storage Authority Video of the Month

Storage Authority Pre-Opening Preparations

 

What Makes You Happy and Excited to be Alive?

“I love reading”
Marc Goodin CEO Storage Authority

Reading is relaxing for me because my mind is released from day to day thinking while I read.  

I read mostly motivational books. It strange in a way as you would think after reading a dozen or so you would get tired of them but I never do. The best ones are told in story form.   I will read a novel now and then but it has to grab my attention in the first several pages or there is no chance I will finish it.

Maybe reading helped my dreams, including my self-storage dreams, come true?

I really don’t have favorites I enjoyed the 4 books above.

I offer to purchase any motivation, sales or marketing book my manager would like to read. Only the great managers have taken me up on my offer.

Of course, the first book my employees have to read is my best selling Self Storage Marketing book.  Crush Your Competition You can get your copy here www.SelfStorageMarketing101.com

If you have not read my Self Storage Development book send me an email for your free copy Marc@StorageAuthority.com

 

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1-941-928-1354

January 2019 Goal ~ Build Self Storage Facility ~ Imagine That!

 

January 2019 Newsletter
Happy New Year!

Storage Authority® News

The Storage Authority word for 2019 is Imagine.

Imagine how an extra $250,000 or more a year would change your lifestyle.
Imagine if you decided to retire early.
Imagine if every day is Saturday.
Imagine………………….

Storage Authority Mulberry Florida Update

The final touches are in progress for an opening in Late Feb. 2019.

Scott understands the value of community and marketing.  Nothing says home town and rent here like a 50-foot flag pole.
You won’t miss this sign.  A high pole sign and a reader board!
A couple of building signs, landscaping, and a kiosk are ready for installation next week to complete this office entrance!
Imagine from a sketch to a beautiful self storage development! Check it out Storage Authority Mulberry FL
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As part of our Dynamic Ease Self Storage Development Series, we help our franchisees around the development landmines, including finding land, designing, financing and building a premier self-storage facility and to understand the options and prepare accordingly.
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If you want to learn more about Storage Authority Franchise there is a wealth of information on our website www.StorageAuhorityFranchise.com  Don’t forget to check out “Why Storage Authority” and our blog/newsroom. Then the next step is to apply on our website or email or call Garrett Byrd (Garrett@StorageAuthority.com or Direct 941-928-1354)

Vendor Highlight

The Rental Lease

The Rental Lease and various addendums are one of the most critical items to protect you and your multimillion dollar investment.  Too often people use outdated leases, leases not suitable for their state or simply put, leases that are lacking several important items.  For your protection, we highly recommend your lease be prepared by a self-storage lease expert. Our Self Storage legal expert and Self Storage lease expert is:

Greenberger & Brewer, LLP

Jeffrey Greenberger Esq

www.GRBRlaw.com       Jeff@GGRBRlaw.com

Phone: 513-698-9350

Nine things that help make a great first impression and let renters you ready to take good care of them. 
1. A large flag – the larger the better!
2. How about a sleek exit office sign.


3. Large office windows to let the sunlight.
4. Perennial garden to add bright colors.

5. A coffee station with sink & fridge
6. A large display of retail products
7. A commercial Vacuum for your renters
8. Granite top for the stand-up customer counter.

9. Bold large quality branded property sign & building signs. Let them know you are proud of who you are and you are different.

There are a lot of different ways to project how you are different.  Two of my favorites are I enjoy planting sunflowers each spring and lights running down the top of the fence along the front of your property.

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Storage Authority® experts are ready to help you every single step of the way, from finding land to building your facility, to operations, to driving your revenue year over year.  If you have a question give us a call. Team up with the experts to save time and maximize your profits. Call Garrett at 941-928-1345 for more information.

 
ARE YOU READY?

Click here to Get Pre-Qualified to Begin your Journey to Financial Freedom with Storage Authority Franchising!

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Zig Ziglar

                   Order your Self Storage Books Here!               

                      Recent Storage Authority Blogs You Will Enjoy!

 

 Complete Storage Authority News Room
 Alexa how much does my competition charge for a 10 x 10?
Self Storage Automation is here to stay

               Recent Storage Authority News Letters

December 2018 –9 Steps To Decide if Self Storage Is For You!
November 2018-Self Storage High Touch + High Tech = $$$$$
October Newsletter 2018–Fake Doors Not Fake News

 Storage Authority Video of the Month

Franchise Business Radio – Interview with Marc Goodin, President of Storage Authority Franchising

What Makes You Happy and Excited to be Alive?

I love fishing! Marc Goodin CEO Storage Authority

Fishing is a time to relax and forget about the world’s trouble for a couple of hours.

         I have loved fishing ever since I was a kid.  Even when I don’t catch the big one I enjoy being outside!

When you retire or semi-retire what will you do?  When money and time are not an issue what will you do?

Maybe self-storage is the right vehicle to make your dreams come true. It was for me!

Fishing, just like Self Storage having the right tools and knowing where to go helps a ton to make sure the journey is fun.

I am especially lucky because my wife GP enjoys fishing now & then!

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December 2018 –9 Steps To Decide if Self Storage Is For You!

December 2018 Newsletter

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Storage Authority® News

We want to take a moment and say thanks to all our family, friends, vendors and franchisees for being a part of our lives and success in 2018!  We are forecasting  2019 to be a blockbuster year for self-storage and for Storage Authority Franchise owners.

As the holidays approach it’s often hard to concentrate on business. Self Storage rentals do tend to slow down around the holidays (December & January) but for us, it is the most important time of the year, as this is when we check & update just about everything.  And plan and set our goals for next year.

Some of the many items checked off the 2018 Storage Authority list:

  • New franchise websites – rent online
  • Social Reputation platform provided for franchise owners
  • Cloud drive set up for easy access to manuals, forms, products etc
  • Office sign manual  completed
  • 12+ new approved vendors
  • Contractors & Designers added to our approved vendor list
  • National real estate broker added to our approved vendor list.
  • Updated Managers handbook
  • Storage Authority customized forms, emails, letter etc added to SiteLink management software
  • All systems & platforms reviewed and updated
  • Implemented Late 2 lien Auction program
  • Streamlined the getting started the process
  • Storage Authority registered in more states
  • Implemented the Dynamic Ease Series for Operations, Marketing and Sales.

 Storage Authority Planning Highlights for 2019 

  • Expand our services and improve our existing services to our franchise owners
  • Add a minimum of one new vendor a month to improve our Franchisees efficiency and profits.
  • Implement monthly training newsletter on new systems and technology for owners & managers.
  • Implement regular interviews and discussions with owners on pain points to find better ways we can serve Franchise owners.
  • Attend, present and meet friends at the April 2019 ISS World Self Storage Expo in Las Vegas
  • Provide training on new IOE tools
  • Provide guides and workshop on using website analytics for more profits
  • Provide guides and workshops on social marketing for more profits.
  • Provide guides and workshops on why website and google reviews will make you rich and how to get 10 reviews every single month.
  • 1 new Franchise purchased per month
  • New franchisee facilities open in PA, NJ, TX, FL, NY, VT, MA & More


Time is running out to finish your Christmas shopping. Maybe a best selling self-storage book on development would be a good gift for someone you know? If so check out www.SelfStorageMarketing101.com  You will find three books by our President Marc Goodin that will make your profits soar.

Our President was asked to be the moderator for a roundtable table discussion at the April Las Vegas, Inside Self Storage Expo. The topic is using available web data to make investment decisions for new self-storage development.  It is going to be a great discussion. We hope to see you there.  We would love to grab a coffee with you?  Give Garret a call at 941-928-1354 to set up a time to grab a coffee together.

If you missed Marc’s two articles about self-storage feasibility studies in the ISS magazine here are the links:


Click Here to Read
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As part of our Dynamic Ease Self Storage Development Series, we help our franchisees around the development landmines, including finding land, designing, financing and building a premier self-storage facility and to understand the options and prepare accordingly.
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If you want to learn more about Storage Authority Franchise there is a wealth of information on our website www.StorageAuhorityFranchise.com  Don’t forget to check out “Why Storage Authority” and our blog/newsroom. Then the next step is to apply on our website or email or call Garrett Byrd (Garrett@StorageAuthority.com or Direct 941-928-1354)

Vendor Highlight

Our vendor list is growing every month.  Instead of highlighting a single vendor this month we want to give you two actual examples of how important quality pre-approved vendors are and how they make our franchisees successful.As Ed prepares to open his Storage Authority Franchise this month he has a ton of last minute things to do:

He did not have to find a quality shirt vendor.   A call to our approved shirt vendor and to quality logo polo shirts was on the way.

A call to our lock supplier and Storage Authority logo locks were delivered.

No need to worry about gate & office signage.  They are all detailed in a manual by our office & gate sign vendor and available with a couple of clicks. Again no need to reinvent the wheel.

Business cards, rack cards, marketing cards – a couple of minutes on our printers website and pre-designed marketing materials personalized to the Franchises store are on the way.

Time to use Sitelink management software to the maximum.  No problem it comes preloaded with Storage Authority late schedule and fees, letters, emails, notices etc.

If a client does not pay – no problem they go right into the Late 2 Lien auction program when they hit 30 days late. Putting renters in the auction at 30 days vs 60, 90 or when you get around to, increases your profits.

With a simple call our insurance vendor Storsmart, the insurance is loaded into SiteLink and ED is ready to protect his investment and collect added income for each renter.

And our vendors are also a huge part of your quality construction process.  Just last week on another facility under construction shop drawings was submitted for review and it was easy to make them upgrade the proposed product:

When your contractor submits shop drawings for aluminum decorative perimeter fencing with 1/4″ pickets you refer them back to the fencing detail by our approved vendor in their contract – Steel (not aluminum) with 1/2″ pickets not 1/4″

Same goes for other construction items like the kiosk, gate systems, buildings etc where pre-approved vendors and their specifications save our franchisees time and money.

You can see a hand full of approved vendors (below) and on the home page of our website www.StoageAuthorityFranchise.com

9 Steps To Decide if Self Storage Is For You.

1. Make a written a list of why self-storage is for you. If you are not willing to take this step no need to go any further.

2. Set a time frame and date to decide if self-storage is right for you now.  If you are not willing to take this step no need to go any further.  Often 2 months is more than enough time to get the facts.

3. Read Marc Goodin’s 2 Self Storage books. If you are not willing to take this step no need to go any further.

4. Order the Inside Self Storage Magazine.  While you are on the site you can search Marc Goodin for articles on self-storage development & marketing.

5. Count your cash. You need $450,000.

6. Make a list of the pros & cons. And update your list why self-storage is for you.

7. Share items 1-6 with your spouse.

8. Realize you will not have more time next year or the year after.  If self-storage is for you, you will have to make the time.  You could have and should have done items 1-7 in less than 2 weeks if you have a passion and goal of owning your own business.

9. Make a list of the first 20 things you will need to do to start your self-storage journey.  If you got to this step and completed it congratulations I am sure you on the right track to owning a self-storage soon.
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Storage Authority® experts are ready to help you every single step of the way, from finding land to building your facility, to operations, to driving your revenue year on year.  If you have a question give us a call. Team up with the experts to save time and maximize your profits. Call Garrett at 941-928-1345 for more information.

 

         ARE YOU READY?

Order your Self Storage Books Here!

Recent Storage Authority Blogs You Will Enjoy!

Complete Storage Authority News Room

Are you planting enough Acorns for real oversized Self Storage Profits?

11 Frequently Asked Questions about Cost Segregation for Self-Storage Properties

Storage Authority Video of the Month

Self Storage Developing Series 3 Banking

 

What Makes You Happy and Excited to be Alive?

I love campfires! Marc Goodin CEO Storage Authority

A campfire provides a time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family!

Before I retired from my civil Engineering career in 2009 I maybe enjoyed a fire once every 5 years.  Simple… no time.  It is amazing how things change drastically when you decide what you want to do every day.  I am guessing I had well over 60 fires in 2018.When you retire or semi-retire what will you do?  When money and time is not an issue what will you do?

Maybe self-storage is the right vehicle to make your dreams come true. It was for me!

Just like Self Storage You Must Think Ahead and be prepared to enjoy your campfires

Clockwise

1) That’s my summer office.  Notice the fire pit. I enjoyed a fire 3 times a week all summer2) That is my wife GP and two of her sisters.  We never let a little rain get in the way of a good fire.

3) The first thing we did was install a wood stove in our cottage so we could enjoy a good fire and lunch on the fire during construction.

4)  If you are going to have a fire you need wood.  Here is my wife GP with 2 of her brothers ready to head home with a good load of wood.

Clockwise

1)  While building our river cottage this fall we often had a fire going inside and out.  The scrap construction wood keeps the fire going all the time.

2) When we are up north for Christmas we enjoy hanging out in the garage with the wood stove going.  That me by GP’s brother wood stove in his huge garage.  That stove can take 3-foot monster logs.

3) Our friends know to invite us over when they are going to have a fire.  This fire is at our friends Daniel & Pauls cabin in the woods.

4) We converted our garage up north to a hangout with a pellet stove.  It is always full of family and friends who just randomly stop by. Everyone loves the fire!

1) My favorite annual summer fire is when I cook a chicken and shish kabobs on my homemade tinfoil oven above my campfire.

2)  I even bought my son Lee a fire pit for Christmas a couple of years back so we could sit back and relax when we visit.  And his 2 young boys and Tiffany love it as well.

I am sure there are a ton of things you would do if you had more time. Would it be worth working hard for 5 years so you had all the time in the world to enjoy the things you love to do for the rest of your life?

Just a thought – No matter what, most people are likely going to be working hard anyway?

 

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