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Inside Self-Storage World Expo Allows Professionals to Soak Up Tons of Industry Knowledge

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Development and Investment

If you’re a first-time developer or investor, a number of seminars will get you up to speed on the feasibility process, site selection, balancing form with function, and where to find the capital to fund your dream project.

Speaking of money, industry finance experts say now’s the time to refinance an existing loan or seek a new one for business expansions. First, you need to understand the state of the debt market, the current loan products available to self-storage owners and investors, and how to determine your facility’s value. Next is assembling your loan package to ensure it attracts lenders. You’ll learn about these topics and more in a variety of seminars.


This year’s workshops, which require separate registration, offer something for everyone. The Developers Workshop, a favorite in years past, is back with a whole new angle. After nearly five years of little to no new construction, the industry is once again seeing activity. Whether you’re looking to build from the ground up, convert a structure or add to an existing property, you’ll gain insight on what’s new in this information-packed workshop.

Another attendee favorite, the Legal Learning Live Workshop, is also getting a makeover this year. With many states updating their lien laws, it’s imperative that operators be current on what’s going on in their region. In addition to lien-sale requirements, processes and risks, this workshop will address the latest trend, online auctions. This can’t-miss workshop is for everyone in charge of a self-storage business.

Think you’re managing your social media in the most effective manner? These days it takes more than just having an online presence to make a difference. Learn what SERP means and how to do it in the Social Media Mastery Workshop.

This year’s show will also include separate workshops for owners and managers. The informative workshop for owners walks through the hiring and training process, how to build successful marketing programs, revenue management and much more. The Management Workshop will cover the A to Z of facility management, including customer service, delinquencies, time management and other issues critical to the daily operation of a facility.

Whether the 2014 ISS Expo will be your first or fifth, there will be numerous ways to learn new skills and explore innovative ideas and concepts. It’s an enlightening opportunity you can’t miss.

For the complete agenda and details regarding events, exhibits, seminars, speakers, workshops and more, visit .

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