By Judith Abraham
Before explaining what, we do and why we are the only franchise for self-storage; there are a few steps I encourage our future clients to read and know about.
Visit 5 Self-Storage facilities as a renter and complete our Storage Authority Competition form,
this will get you a quick education on your competition and show you why we excel when others barely make it.
Developing a new self-storage facility comes with challenges, but they can be overcome through careful and efficient planning that is why we take you through all the steps and save you not only time but also money.
“It costs more and takes longer” to do it on your own, many clients think they are able to start their self-storage business on their own and then end up noticing the nitty gritty details that are taking way longer than expected and for them to make it through this hurdle they will need to hire extra help which will again cost them so much unplanned money!
Some clients come into the self-storage business wanting to drop their prices and are only focused on getting the cheapest land they could find while they are forgetting many major factors that play a big role in making your Self Storage a success. For example, going for unattractive and outdated facilities or using terms like “mini-warehouse” or “discount storage” on signs next to eyesores with rickety gates, gravel driveways and overgrown weeds present inherent difficulties to the developer trying to build a modern-age storage property.
Self-storage developers as well as owners faces unique challenges. While there will always be development hurdles, and difficulties getting clients, these can be overcome through careful and efficient planning and following our 14 profit scripts and our managers manuals that are here to assure your success.
When it comes to planning your project there’s sometimes hesitation or a desire to short-cut the concept stage of development. However, your vision should include renderings complete with landscaping, signage elevations and bird’s-eye views. We can help guide the project, so it suits local codes and ordinances, for instance some areas prefer a retail look to your storage while other areas do not mind the facility looking more like a commercial.
Environmental issues, green space requirements, long-term community development, out-parcels, rights-of-way, setbacks and traffic flow must all be identified and clearly defined ahead of time and that is why we acquire time and research to make sure we are getting the best property in the area.
Planning your new site will take several months, even if you’re laser focused. If you don’t know the answers, you will have to have people around who can provide guidance, and who better to ask for guidance than a franchise storage?!
As your project develops, you’ll want to avoid a lot of obstacles by making sure you have team members who can answer questions when they arise.
So why think twice? why do it on your own when you have our expertise?
Judith Abraham, MBA/ MS Harvard University Project Development Director
Storage Authority, LLC PS: Check out our Storage Authority Photo Gallery
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Marc Goodin is President of Storage Authority Franchising. He owns 3 self-storages he designed, built, and manages. He has been helping others in the self-storage industry for over 25 years. He can be reached at marc@StorageAuthority.com or directly at 860-830-6764 to answer your franchising, development, marketing, sales, and operations questions. His bestselling self-storage books are available on Amazon.