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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director


The ISS ‘Best of Business’ Awards: What Do They Really Say About a Self-Storage Company?

Inside Self-Storage has just launched its fifth annual “Best of Business” reader-choice poll in which industry professionals vote for their favorite suppliers in dozens of product and service categories. Each year, the final list includes repeat winners and newcomers to the market, but what does the award really say about each recipient? Some say it’s about quality, others that it’s a popularity contest. Here are some insights about the campaign and what it means for the industry.
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What Should a Self-Storage Manager Be Paid?

Most of us are uncomfortable putting a price on our professional worth. It’s not an easy thing to assess one’s own value. For many industries, there are online resources that help employees find benchmarks for wages and salaries. Unfortunately, there’s no such tool in the self-storage industry. So the question is, what should a facility manager be paid? We need your help in revealing the answer.
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The 2015 Inside Self-Storage World Expo: Better Than a Fresh, Flakey, Bacon, Egg and Cheese Croissanwich

What’s better than a warm, crisp, buttery, flakey croissanwich smothered in fried egg, sharp cheddar cheese and thick, salty bacon? Not a heck of a lot, but this week’s ISS Expo in Las Vegas did make the cut. Learn why the author was accused of having “a psychological problem” by one show attendee and why this is the perfect opportunity to get your expo education DVDs.
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Making New Self-Storage: Working With What You’ve Got

We’ve heard it often in the past year: Self-storage development is back on the climb. If you’re among those entrepreneurs who want to take advantage of the positive climate, either to open a new facility or expand an existing one, you may have to entertain alternatives to shiny new construction to make your dream come true. Here are some workarounds to achieve your desired project.   ...
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2 More Things to Love About the Inside Self-Storage World Expo

People profess to “love” all manner of things, from shoes, cars and chocolate cake to puppies, their mothers and world peace. This Valentine’s Day, the ISS Expo is giving you two more things to love: early-bird registration discounts and a chance to win a free trip to the show, including airfare, hotel accommodations, a Premium Education Package and more.
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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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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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