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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director
tlanza@vpico.com

01/16/2015

Let Us Guide(book) You Through the Game of Self-Storage

When playing a game, it’s important to know the rules that will help you maneuver effectively and influence the outcome. Each participant needs to know the game’s background, the objectives and how to achieve success. Our 2015 Guidebooks provide this information for industry owners, managers and investors. There’s one for everyone, regardless of your role in the business.
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12/11/2014

Using the Intelligence in Past Mistakes: Sidestepping Self-Storage Gaffes in 2015

We’re conditioned to think of January first as a magical portal, the passage through which strips away the shortcomings and disappointments of past months and imbues us with renewed hope and determination. Though it sometimes feels like a setup to fail, it’s vital to set aspirations and benchmarks for the new year, though we know there will be gaffes along the way. What’s important is to learn from mistakes—our own and those of others. Here are some you can avoid in 2015.
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11/14/2014

Inside Self-Storage World Expo 2015: Don't Miss the Early Black Friday Sale

We’re taking a page out of the retailer’s playbook! I’m pleased to announce our early Black Friday sale for the 2015 Inside Self-Storage World Expo. From now through Nov. 30, you can purchase an Education Package for the industry’s largest, most comprehensive conference and tradeshow for only $349. That’s more than $200 off the full price, and more than $50 off our early-bird rate. It’s by far the best price you’re going to see on this package—ever—and it’s only available for this limited time. Learn how to get your deal! ...
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10/09/2014

Valet-Style Storage: Is It Serious Competition for Self-Storage Operations?

“Valet-style” or “bin-based” storage services have been popping up in markets around the globe. How do—and should—traditional self-storage operators feel about this offering? Is it true competition for our industry? How will this niche business affect self-storage moving forward? People want to know, and you can help us get answers. Our new website poll is a start.
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09/10/2014

Self-Storage Developers Conference Moves to Online Platform

Travel can be exciting ... or a real drag. Now logistics won't impede your chance to learn about self-storage development, including feasibility, finance, ground-up construction, conversions, renovations and more. The formerly live Developers Conference scheduled for Chicago has been converted to a universal online platform that will allow owners and investors to participate from any location with an Internet connection. No travel hassle—and there are perks! ...
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08/13/2014

Company Acquisition and Expanding Horizons for ISS

ISS parent company Virgo Publishing has been purchased by Informa PLC, a London-based firm that provides information through academic publishing, events, training and business intelligence. Some of you have asked what this means for our brand and audience. The simple answer is “potentially exciting things.” Zero downside and possible expansion opportunities can only mean good things for everyone with whom we do business.
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07/11/2014

Lots of Irons at the Self-Storage Fire: Tools in Craft at ISS

The venerable profession of blacksmithing is recalled in many popular modern expressions such as “strike while the iron is hot,” “too many irons in the fire,” and “that has a nice ring to it.” Though people often use the phrase “irons in the fire” to insinuate one has bitten off more than he can chew, it can also simply mean you have a lot of projects going on at once. Read about all the “hot stuff” ISS has going on this summer, and how you can use these freshly forged tools to your advantage.
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