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Teri L. Lanza,
Vice President

Tony Jones,
Contributing Editor/Store Manager

Amy Campbell,

The Self-Storage Manager Interview: Quirky Questions and Other Trends to Consider

By Amy Campbell
So where do you see yourself in five years? If this is one of your go-to interview questions, it may be time to make some changes. Hiring the right people to operate your self-storage facility is imperative to its success. Here are some interview trends that will help you find the best candidates to fill your open manager position.
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Opening Your Doors to Presidential and Other Commemorative Sales Opportunities

By Teri Lanza
Today is Presidents Day, with varying levels of observance from the American public; but if you're a self-storage operator, chances are your doors are open for business. Have you done what you could to maximize this retail-sales opportunity? If not, read about ways to make use of the upcoming spring holidays and generate more business.
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Get Active on Social Media: 3 Steps for Self-Storage Operators

By Guest
How can self-storage operators ramp up their social media activity this year? The author offers three tips on better social media engagement, including what to post and how often, and how to gain more followers.
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For Self-Storage Customers, the Waiting Can Be the Hardest Part

By Tony Jones
Self-storage businesses today have so many points of potential contact with consumers that the opportunity to create frustration and lose business can occur several times every day. If you create aggravation upon first contact, simply by making a prospect wait for service, he can quickly form a negative assessment of your operation and will likely be lost forever.
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New Self-Storage Developments are Coming! Are You Prepared to Fight?

By Guest
The successful track record of self-storage coupled with attractive capitalization rates has spurred an explosion of new development and business competition across the nation. Like Paul Revere riding through the night, guest blogger Jim Chiswell sounds the warning to managers and owners to prepare themselves for a fight.
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Tips for Protecting Your Self-Storage Customers’ Information

By Amy Campbell
The recent security breach at Target is an eye-opener for self-storage businesses. Operators need to do everything they can to ensure their tenants’ information is locked down tight.
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Are You Playing Games With Us? We Hope So!

By Teri Lanza
I liked to watch game shows as a kid. They proved to be a fantastic source of trivia and other practical tidbits. Regardless of your age, games are a great way to learn and interact with others, which is why we're excited to announce the addition of a Game-Show Learning Track to the seminar lineup at this year's Inside Self-Storage World Expo. Read about the games we chose to emulate, what you can learn, and how you can win prizes! ...
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