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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director


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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Inside Self-Storage World Expo 2015: Don't Miss the Early Black Friday Sale

We’re taking a page out of the retailer’s playbook! I’m pleased to announce our early Black Friday sale for the 2015 Inside Self-Storage World Expo. From now through Nov. 30, you can purchase an Education Package for the industry’s largest, most comprehensive conference and tradeshow for only $349. That’s more than $200 off the full price, and more than $50 off our early-bird rate. It’s by far the best price you’re going to see on this package—ever—and it’s only available for this limited time. Learn how to get your deal! ...
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Valet-Style Storage: Is It Serious Competition for Self-Storage Operations?

“Valet-style” or “bin-based” storage services have been popping up in markets around the globe. How do—and should—traditional self-storage operators feel about this offering? Is it true competition for our industry? How will this niche business affect self-storage moving forward? People want to know, and you can help us get answers. Our new website poll is a start.
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Self-Storage Developers Conference Moves to Online Platform

Travel can be exciting ... or a real drag. Now logistics won't impede your chance to learn about self-storage development, including feasibility, finance, ground-up construction, conversions, renovations and more. The formerly live Developers Conference scheduled for Chicago has been converted to a universal online platform that will allow owners and investors to participate from any location with an Internet connection. No travel hassle—and there are perks! ...
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