Getting Your Self-Storage Business Questions Answered in New Orleans
|Copyright 2014 by Virgo Publishing.|
|By: Teri L. Lanza|
|Posted on: 04/27/2010|
When you’ve got questions about running your self-storage facility, or about entering the business, where do you turn? The Internet offers a wealth of resources, and industry-specific publications provide abundant guidance. But sometimes you crave the opportunity for live, one-on-one interaction that will allow you to ask questions and get answers, from people who understand your challenges firsthand.
The Inside Self-Storage World Expo is just that place, offering a variety of events that allow you to learn and gather information in the way that works best for you, whether through a large classroom setting, intimate conversation or lively group interaction. Join us at the New Orleans Marriott, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, and choose from a diverse agenda loaded with question-asking, answer-getting opportunities. How do you like your info?
I like to absorb information in a seminar setting, with detailed visuals and handouts.
Perfect. The ISS Expo in New Orleans offers approximately 30 seminars organized into three convenient, comprehensive education tracks. Our speakers are at the ready with solutions to your day-to-day obstacles, providing the information you need to manage, market, finance, sell, build, develop, maintain and research your existing or future self-storage facility. They’re happy to answer your questions and even schedule face time for needs that exceed the allotted segment. Most provide detailed PowerPoint slides and other handouts to facilitate your learning and help you apply new knowledge once you’re home.The show also offers several workshops with intense focus in specialty areas such as sales, customer service, marketing, site development, collections, lien sales and much more. Legal issues are among the most troublesome for storage operators and evoke many questions. There’s no better venue for getting them answered than Jeffrey Greenberger’s Legal Learning Seminar, a four-hour tutorial on key matters that can make or break your business.
Other seminar-style events: Management Workshop, Developers Seminar, Marketing & Sales Boot Camp
I like to interact with peers, gaining insight from each other’s experiences, sharing info, and helping each other figure things out.
You’re in luck, because the ISS Expo includes several opportunities for peer-to-peer interaction. The Self-Storage Q&A, an active open forum, is the ideal place to ask questions and have them answered by colleagues as well as experts. It’s a no-holds-barred arena for your queries. You might even win one of several great prizes during this session.
The Q&A is followed by the always-popular roundtable discussions, where you can sit in a personal setting and talk with the experts manning the tables as well fellow operators and managers. Choose from dozens of hot topics. Switch tables as often as you like.
Other interactive events: Buyers & Sellers Meeting, Technology Marketplace, Cocktail Reception, Exhibits
I like one-on-one time with experts in the biz who can make suggestions, share their expertise and point me in the right direction.
There’s no better place to command personal attention from experts than on the show floor. Aside from having a product or service to sell, self-storage suppliers are authorities in nearly every aspect of the business. They’ve seen, heard and done it all in relation to the facilities they’ve managed, built guided through consulting. If you think they’re just there to sell you something, guess again. Most are eager to help educate you, because smart managers, operators, developers and investors make for a better industry overall.
Other expert-access events: Concurrent Seminars, Workshops, Roundtable Discussions, Technology Marketplace
The ISS Expo will take place at the freshly renovated New Orleans Marriott at 555 Canal St., positioned at the French Quarter’s western border. The hotel is within walking distance of hundreds of restaurants, lounges and shops, the convention center, the business district, and popular Big Easy attractions such as Bourbon Street and Jackson Square.
Join us in New Orleans to get your questions answered, learn solutions for your self-storage business challenges, and enjoy one of the nation’s most enthralling cities. For more information about the complete expo program, visit www.insideselfstorageworldexpo.com.