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Teri L. Lanza,
Vice President

Tony Jones,
Contributing Editor/Store Manager

Amy Campbell,
Editor
06/23/2009

Management: That’s Why You Get Paid the Big Bucks

By Amy Campbell
Sometimes no matter how hard you, the manager, tries there are those you cannot motivate or push to think and do for themselves and for the good of the company. Join the Self-Storage Talk discussion on motivating employees.
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06/19/2009

Domo Arigato, Storage Roboto

By Amy Campbell
Remember "Mr. Roboto," the 1983 song release by Styx? Even if you're not old enough to remember when it was as hit (I admit I am), there are enough spoofs, covers and clips of it on YouTube that even the young'uns should know what I'm talking about. Among other things, the song was a social commentary on the use of technology in the 1980s. If only Styx knew...Today we posted two press ...
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06/17/2009

The Self-Storage Industry Evolution

By Amy Campbell
Today's self-storage industry is made up of professionals from around the world who support one another as witnessed on Self-Storage Talk, the only industry forum for the self-storage industry.
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06/16/2009

Get Marketing Strategies at ISS DC Expo

By Amy Campbell
Like most businesses, your advertising and marketing budget is probably nearly non-existent in light of today’s economic environment. Get marketing strategies at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo, Oct. 2-5 in Washington, D.C.
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06/11/2009

Some Boundaries, Please! A Day in the Life of a Resident Manager

By Amy Campbell
When you’re a resident self-storage manager, maintaining an appropriate boundary between your personal and professional lives can be difficult. Your work is always there, staring you in the face. And there are those tenants (and owners, too!) who think that because you’re on site, you’re at their perpetual beck and call.
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06/09/2009

Got Health Insurance?

By Amy Campbell
As the U.S. government battles over health care reform, there's another debate happening on the Self-Storage Talk forum. Forum posters are weighing the pros and cons of employer-sponsored health care.
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06/05/2009

Staying Under the Legislative Radar - Not!

By Amy Campbell
For decades, self-storage was fortunate enough to fly below the radar of government interest. Until recent years, there was precious little interference in self-storage by the state legislatures. State lien laws were developed, but self-storage was not generally taxed as a service. In fact, it has been one of the grounds on which municipal planning boards and councils have often ...
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