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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director


Inside Self-Storage Joins the Informa Construction & Real Estate Family

What I’m about to share with you isn’t recent news, though it’s likely the first time you’ve heard about it. Most of you simply know us as ISS, with little or no knowledge of the company or division that owns or supervises us. There’s generally no need for you to be aware of this information, as it doesn’t impact your user experience. That said, the ISS brand is now part of a new family, and we’re excited about the possibilities it opens, as well as how it might translate to an enhanced experience for our audience.
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Operate Like a Champion after the ‘Greatest 4 Days in Self-Storage’

Two weeks from tomorrow, folks across the nation will be giddy with anticipation of the Kentucky Derby, known as “the greatest two minutes in sports.” But before that, industry professionals will be participating in “the greatest four days in self-storage.” The ISS Expo is next week, and unlike with horse-racing, if you put your money down this event, it’s a sure bet! Here are some winning strategies to ensure you get the most out of the experience.
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The Ache of Adjustment: Facing a Self-Storage Job Change

Change can be tough. The degree of discomfort it causes has a lot to do with whether it happens by choice. We all face difficult decisions at some point during our career. If you’re facing a change in your self-storage position or staff, whether by preference or necessity, you owe it to yourself to be well-informed about your options.
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Are You Lost in a Sea of Self-Storage Data?

We have access to so much information these days that it’s difficult to know which is reliable. Think about the ways you use data in your self-storage business. Do you know what info is accurate and the best ways analyze and apply it? The Opening Session for this year’s ISS Expo should help you answer that question.
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8 Things Self-Storage Operators Dread Dealing With in 2016

All right, we’ve heard enough about goals and resolutions for 2016, haven’t we? What if we just don’t feel like waxing all sanguine about the New Year? We know the months ahead will hold challenges as well as victories, so best we think ahead and attempt to be prepared. To that end, let’s talk about the things self-storage operators are dreading to deal within 2016. Here are eight of them. Perhaps you'll add more.
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Getting Your Self-Storage Site Maintenance on Track in 2016

As much as we may want to goof off and focus on holiday entertainments, many of us are busy this month ticking off final items on the 2015 to-do list and drafting new inventories for next year. For self-storage operators, facility maintenance is a task-heavy area that can often lose attention, but it’s important to get and stay on track. Here’s something to help with that.
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6 Things for Which Inside Self-Storage Is Particularly Grateful and 1 Enchanting Holiday Recipe

It’s the time of year for two particular things: counting our blessings and indulging in all kinds of treats we could normally never justify consuming. Here are six groups of people for which we at ISS are enormously thankful, plus a really good holiday recipe that will haunt your dreams.
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