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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
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When, How Much to Raise Rent? Self-Storage Talk Provides Answers, Ideas

Managers and operators don't mind lending their insight and opinions about raising rent, and they're doing it right now on a discussion thread and poll on Self-Storage Talk.
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Cost Savin’ and Money Makin’ in Self-Storage

In some cases, saving money can be as powerful as making it. Consider the case of your self-storage facility, where monthly revenue from rentals and the sale of retail product may not be quite what it was a few years ago. By implementing some cost-saving strategies, you can still add to your bottom line and ensure your operation stays in the black.
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Extreme Winter Weather Creates Stories on Self-Storage Talk

Last week was brutal for much of the United States as a historic winter storm system created heavy snow and ice along a line from Dallas to Boston. Self-storage operators in the storm's path were forced to adapt to keep their facilities open and accessible, their sidewalks and parking lots clear, and their employees safe.
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Maintenance Questions? Ask an Expert on Self-Storage Talk

Maintenance-related quandaries come with the territory of being a self-storage operator, and now a maintence expert is a few key strokes and mouse clicks at the industry's larget online forum, Self-Storage Talk.
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Auction Honesty: Be Upfront and Educate Customers

The recent TV-auction-frenzy-sensationalism in the self-storage industry has blown up like an allergic reaction to peanuts. But companies like LifeStorage are being proactive to educate customers and avoid the misinformation fallout.
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Primer on Social Groups on Self-Storage Talk

The Social Groups section of Self-Storage Talk is steadily growing, but several users have asked me to create a basic primer on how to use this portion of the site because it's a little different from the main forum.
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Self-Storage Talk Nearing 4,000 Members: When Will It Happen?

Another milestone is on the horizon for Self-Storage Talk, the official online forum for Inside Self-Storage. With fewer than 100 new members necessary to push the forum to the 4,000 mark, the community is having fun guessing when the momentous occasion will occur.
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