The membership of Self-Storage Talk, a free online community for the self-storage industry, today exceeded the 1,000 mark. Launched by Inside Self-Storage (ISS) in January, this interactive forum, found at www.selfstoragetalk.com, allows users to share information, ask questions and network with other community members.
In addition, the forum’s 1,000th member to register, username KayBee, has won a one-year subscription to ISS magazine, a 2008 ISS Factbook and a standard registration package for the ISS Expo in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 7-10.
Topics being discussed on the site cover an extremely diverse range, from day-to-day management challenges to legal issues to construction-related questions. Self-Storage Talk also includes state-specific forums in which users can communicate about issues and developments within their local areas.
Participation involves a simple registration process in which new members create a username and password and provide a valid e-mail address. Once registered, they can create new or respond to existing threads on numerous self-storage topics, including day-to-day management, legal issues, insurance, financing, construction, development and more. They can also post photos of self-storage projects, highlight facility employees, share tenant horror stories and exchange info on educational resources.