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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director


Self-Storage Talk Breaks 5,000-Member Mark This Week

Sometime this week, Self-Storage Talk, the industry's largest online community, will register its 5,000th member. Any number ending in an even "thousand" is a milestone, but this one has special significance. If there are any questions about the legitimacy about a 24/7 Internet discussion forum about self-storage, 5,000 members is a resounding response.
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Taxes Plaque Self-Storage Operators Stateside and Abroad: Sales Tax, VAT, Property Tax

The 2012 tax-filing deadline is just a few weeks away, which is putting money matters at the fore of many Americans' minds. Taxes are also on the minds of U.S. and U.K. self-storage operators as they grapple with potential sales tax, value-added tax (VAT) and excessive property-tax bills.
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Looking Back at Self-Storage Talk Involvement at the ISS World Expo

Now that the Inside Self-Storage World Expo has come to a close and everyone has returned home from Las Vegas, I thought it would be fun to illustrate a few of the ways Self-Storage Talk was involved in the show.
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Self-Storage Talk Plays Role in Live Q&A at ISS World Expo

Even though the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas is only at its halfway point, it's already obvious from attendees' reactions the industry is already aware of the value of Self-Storage Talk (SST). SST, the industry's largest online community, played an important role in yesterday's Self-Storage Q&A, an open and interactive education session facilitated by Jim Chiswell and Mel Holsinger.
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Announcing the ISS Store: Self-Storage Insight and Education on Demand

The ISS team is excited to announce the opening of the Inside Self-Storage Store, the world’s first on-demand, online market for industry insight and education. The ISS Store is a central hub allowing self-storage owners, operators, developers and investors to obtain cutting-edge information and educational resources, including guidebooks, digital magazines, educational videos and webinars, manager-training courses, and exclusive offers on self-storage services from several leading business partners.
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Interact with ISS Expo Attendees Through Self-Storage Talk During Q&A Session

Even if you're unable to attend the Inside Self-Storage Expo next week (March 14-16) in Las Vegas, you can still participate through Self-Storage Talk (SST), the industry's largest online community. The Self-Storage Q&A, which will be led by industry experts Jim Chiswell (member MisterJim444) and Mel Holsinger (member Mel Holsinger) on March 14, will provide an opportunity for in-person expo attendees and SST members from all over the world to interact.
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Building and Protecting Your Self-Storage Brand

No matter what business you're in, being associated with a particular brand name can be a great benefit if the brand is well-known and respected. In this era of intense media messaging, more and more self-storage operators are investing in brand recognition. But when there's a conflict between similar company names, you have to ask yourself, what are you willing to do to protect your brand? What is your name really worth? ...
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