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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director


Competing With Your Own State Goverment?

Many of our readers are following the sticky situation in Idaho, where the state has purchased a self-storage facility as an investment toward an education endowment fund. In addition to the concerns expressed by the national and Idaho Self Storage Associations, operators nationwide voice their worry regarding competition with government entities, including unfair competion.
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Been a Good Facility This Year? Tell Self-Storage Talk What's on Your Wish List

Suppose your facility were receiving holiday gifts from ownership or maybe from "Storage Claus." What could you really use to make life easier and business better at your facility? ...
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Social Networking Takes Off on Self-Storage Talk

Similar to the Facebook model, Self-Storage Talk members can become "friends," meaning that they have given each other access to their social profiles and information.
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Self-Storage Now Qualifies for Small Business Administration Loans

Finding money to buy or build self-storage has been a challenge in recent years, but the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing hope to independent owners and investors. Due to recent changes in the SBA’s loan guidelines for passive-income properties, self-storage now qualifies as an eligible business type. What does this mean for you? ...
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Three Tips to Make Self-Storage Talk Even More Useful

Self-Storage Talk has several shortcuts, tips and tricks that can make using the forum easier, more fun and more productive.
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Managers Talk Maintenance on Self-Storage Talk

When it comes to self-storage facility maintenance, there's no better place to get advice—or share some—than Self-Storage Talk.
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Gotten Any Positive Publicity Lately? Why the Heck Not?

Positive public relations is some of the best (and cheapest) marketing around for self-storage businesses, and yet too few facility operators participate in community and charitable events—or actively promote themselves when they do. Getting press coverage is easier than it looks. Learn more and claim your space in the limelight.
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