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Starting a Self-Storage Company: The StartUp Experience

Joe Niemczyk has an extensive 27-year background in the self-storage industry. His company, Executive Self Storage Associates, is located in seven states and includes more than 3 million square feet of storage. Joe is often a featured speaker at trade shows, seminars, and workshops focused on issues of importance to the self-storage industry. In this program, Joe discusses how to evaluate and pick the right location for your own business; how to choose the most profitable mix of storage unit types; how to expand your business over time; how to interview, hire, and motivate the right team of employees; secrets to beating the competition; how you can leverage your knowledge into ownership; why the storage business requires strong people skills; and more. (81 minutes)

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How Joe Niemczyk Got His Start
After college Joe Niemczyk started as an accountant working for a company that had five self-storage units, and rose quickly through the ranks to become president. At age 29 he was fired, and started his own storage company.