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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director


Self-Storage Tax Woes: How Are 2013 Changes Affecting Your Paycheck, Your Investment and Your Customers?

Recent changes tax laws are affecting self-storage professionals of all levels, from the facility manager whose paycheck is diminished by the increase in Social Security tax to the owner/investor whose investment profitability is affected by a higher capital gains tax rate. The question all facility operators should be asking is how these changes are going to impact the industry's critical income element: the self-storage customer.
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Self-Storage Insurance Fail = Bad News … Don’t Risk Your Business!

Self-storage operators never know when a crisis may hit, whether it is a natural disaster or an injury to an employee or a customer. Implementing a risk-management plan should be among every operator’s most important business investments. Failure to carry coverages to protect your property and yourself from risks and liability is not a gamble worth taking.
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A New Year Means New Developments at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo

As domestic and international self-storage markets have evolved, so too has the Inside Self-Storage World Expo. The 2013 show is no different, with more than 50 education sessions on tap, along with new in-depth workshops, networking events and much more. With the new year fast approaching, it’s time for attendees to begin planning their expo experience.
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Relieve Holiday Stress with the Lighter Side of Self-Storage Talk

As work and holiday stress mounts, Self-Storage Talk members have humorous and helpful ways of releasing tension. But even during their silliest moments, members often apply their creativity to real-world self-storage ideas and facility issues. More than business networking and advice, SST is a support system that can help you exhale and regain your business focus.
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A Storage Operator Worth His Salt Never Stops Learning

In a recent episode of HBO TV series "Treme," expert trombonist Antoine Batiste emphasizes the importance of continued learning to excel in one's craft. Today, successful self-storage operation takes talent and skill, which is why training and ongoing education are paramount. Is it time you had some professional guidance or maybe just a refresher? ...
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Holiday Giving Opens Self-Storage Facilities to Rewarding Possibilities

Guest blogger Gina Six Kudo rings in the holiday season with a discussion about charitable work and the intrinsic rewards holiday fundraisers can provide self-storage facilities. Although there are many ways operators can make a difference in their communities, they first have to open themselves up to the possibilities.
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Don’t Let Halloween Haunt Your Self-Storage Marketing Strategies

Many self-storage businesses have embraced the fun spirit of Halloween through special promotions and onsite events. The types of holiday-themed marketing strategies you implement at your facility tell the community a lot about your business. Check out some examples of what fellow operators are doing this spooky season.
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