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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director
tlanza@vpico.com

12/26/2012

Self-Storage Insurance Fail = Bad News … Don’t Risk Your Business!

Self-storage operators never know when a crisis may hit, whether it is a natural disaster or an injury to an employee or a customer. Implementing a risk-management plan should be among every operator’s most important business investments. Failure to carry coverages to protect your property and yourself from risks and liability is not a gamble worth taking.
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12/07/2012

A New Year Means New Developments at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo

As domestic and international self-storage markets have evolved, so too has the Inside Self-Storage World Expo. The 2013 show is no different, with more than 50 education sessions on tap, along with new in-depth workshops, networking events and much more. With the new year fast approaching, it’s time for attendees to begin planning their expo experience.
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11/29/2012

Relieve Holiday Stress with the Lighter Side of Self-Storage Talk

As work and holiday stress mounts, Self-Storage Talk members have humorous and helpful ways of releasing tension. But even during their silliest moments, members often apply their creativity to real-world self-storage ideas and facility issues. More than business networking and advice, SST is a support system that can help you exhale and regain your business focus.
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11/16/2012

A Storage Operator Worth His Salt Never Stops Learning

In a recent episode of HBO TV series "Treme," expert trombonist Antoine Batiste emphasizes the importance of continued learning to excel in one's craft. Today, successful self-storage operation takes talent and skill, which is why training and ongoing education are paramount. Is it time you had some professional guidance or maybe just a refresher? ...
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11/07/2012

Holiday Giving Opens Self-Storage Facilities to Rewarding Possibilities

Guest blogger Gina Six Kudo rings in the holiday season with a discussion about charitable work and the intrinsic rewards holiday fundraisers can provide self-storage facilities. Although there are many ways operators can make a difference in their communities, they first have to open themselves up to the possibilities.
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10/31/2012

Don’t Let Halloween Haunt Your Self-Storage Marketing Strategies

Many self-storage businesses have embraced the fun spirit of Halloween through special promotions and onsite events. The types of holiday-themed marketing strategies you implement at your facility tell the community a lot about your business. Check out some examples of what fellow operators are doing this spooky season.
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10/18/2012

Getting Your Arms Around the World of Self-Storage

Decades ago, it was rare to see self-storage facilities outside the United States. Now the industry is blossoming in regions worldwide and being embraced by investors and consumers alike. It's marvelous to watch the business spread into previously untouched markets, opening doors and changing lives. Learn more about where the industry is thriving, the impediments being faced, and what's on the horizon.
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