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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director


Tech Support in Self-Storage: Protecting A New Achilles' Heel

For all our dependence on technology, our real Achilles' heel is our inability to resolve technical problems without assistance. While nearly everyone knows how to use a computer or cell phone, few of us know how to properly maintain or fix one. And that spells trouble for individuals and businesses everywhere. Technology is now an integral part of the self-storage industry. Can you effectively run your business without tech support? ...
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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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