15 September 2015
If you own or manage a self-storage facility, you probably spend a lot of energy considering how best to market your business to potential customers. For instance, you might rent billboard space, start an account for customer reviews, or hire a sign-twirler for the closest street corner. But have you ever considered asking your customers what theywant in a storage facility? You might just get some surprising results. Here are a few ideas to consider for your storage business.
1 September 2015
Having a brand new heater installed before winter hits is a great way to ensure your comfort throughout the season. But running your heater day after day can put a lot of wear and tear on it, which can in turn increase the chance of needing repairs. You can also expect your energy bills to increase in conjunction with your heater use. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to keep your new heater in tip top shape while saving some money on energy at the same time – consider these options:
25 June 2015
Recent studies have found excessive clutter in your home can increase your stress and negatively affect your health. As you prepare for an upcoming move, it is a good time to declutter your home to get rid of things you no longer use or need and improve your health. Packing will also go much quicker when you have less items to pack up and a moving sale can help you with this.
11 June 2015
Sometimes when people leave this world, they leave specific instructions with a loved one about what to do with their body. Unfortunately, not everyone makes it so easy. Often, people don't really care what happens to their body and they leave it to the preference of their family. If you are trying to decide whether to cremate or bury a loved one, here are some important advantages and disadvantages for both burials and cremations.
9 June 2015
Even though you recognize the importance of workplace diversity, in practice, it can be tough to achieve, especially in fields that are historically dominated by one gender or race. Even when you try to achieve diversity, it can seem as if not many minority candidates are attracted to your business in the first place. How can you drum up some new and more diverse talent for your workforce? You should take a close look at your job postings, your interview and application review practices, and your current employees for the answer.
3 June 2015
Do you cringe when you hear the words "go green" because you assume that making your apartment community more eco-friendly would be a costly excursion? While some environmentally friendly upgrades, like solar panels or green roofs, do come with high price tags, you don't have to spend a fortune to green-up your apartment community. Making several small, low-cost changes, like the ones suggested below, allows you to work with a property management company to create a greener living space without going bankrupt.
3 June 2015
Open floor plans are becoming 2015's new normal in modern work spaces. Cubicle walls are coming down, and fixed work spaces are giving way to a fluid environment that's conducive to today's collaborative, interactive work style. Other factors affecting the changes in today's workplaces include the decreased need for hard copy file storage due to increased reliance on cloud resources, the replacement of bulky desktop computers in favor of smaller, portable laptops, and efforts on the part of corporations to increase productivity and retain quality employees in a demanding economic climate.