Self-Storage Talk (SST)


  • Self-Storage Marketing: Gaining Support and Know-How
    While marketing is a huge part of every self-storage facility’s ultimate success, operators often struggle with it. One of the reasons is a lack of budget. Marketing dollars have to compete with replacing unit doors and roofs, purchasing new management software or even ...More
    October 21, 2011 Posted in Blog, Management, Marketing
  • Troubleshooting Common Self-Storage Talk Problems
    Set up in front of a computer on the exhibit hall floor, I was able to get several people re-engaged in SST. But in case I missed you in Tacoma and you're having one of the common forum-related problems, I thought I'd address some of the frequently stated problems. ...More
    October 11, 2011 By John Carlisle Posted in Blog
  • Word About Self-Storage Talk Spreads at Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Tacoma
    As I sit in the back of a seminar room at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Tacoma, Wash., I am ecstatic that so many presenters are, first of all, members and participants of Self-Storage Talk and second, have mentioned (and sometimes elaborated about) SST in their ...More
    October 5, 2011 By John Carlisle Posted in Blog
  • Self-Storage Talk to Play Active Role at Next Week's ISS Expo
    Upcoming events and conferences are always exciting for the industry. But next week's Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Tacoma, Wash. (Oct. 4-6), is especially important for Self-Storage Talk, the industry's largest online community. SST, the official forum of Inside ...More
    September 27, 2011 By John Carlisle Posted in Blog
  • Self-Storage Talk to Play Active Role at Next Week's ISS World Expo
    Upcoming events and conferences are always exciting for the industry. But next week's Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Tacoma, Wash. (Oct. 4-6), is especially important for Self-Storage Talk, the industry's largest online community. SST, the official forum of Inside ...More
    September 27, 2011 Posted in News
  • Self-Storage Tenant Insurance: Are Your Customers Covered?
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    Making sure your self-storage business is covered with adequate insurance is a no-brainer. But what about your tenants? Are they covered in case of a fire, break-in or other loss? Read on to learn more about tenant insurance and how it factors into your facility's success. ...More
    September 23, 2011 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blog, Management
  • Need Some 'Likes' for Your Facility Facebook Page? Head to Self-Storage Talk
    Businesses across all industries and sectors are trying to connect with their customers through social media, and self-storage is no exception. Seemingly every day new self-storage-facility fan or business pages are added to Facebook. Of course, just having a Facebook page ...More
    September 20, 2011 By John Carlisle Posted in Blog, Management, Marketing
  • 9/11 and Self-Storage Security: What’s Changed?
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    It's been 10 years since the 9/11 terrorist attack, but the need to be vigilant is still very real. Read what self-storage operators think about today's facility security measures and how that fateful day shaped the way operators rent units. ...More
    September 9, 2011 Posted in Blog, Management
  • Self-Storage Talk Strikes a Delicate Balance Between Openness, Discretion
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    Striking the balance between open speech and rule enforcement is my biggest challenge as the community manager for Self-Storage Talk, the largest online forum in the industry. It's no surprise that with more than 4,400 members, every so often someone starts asking questions ...More
    September 6, 2011 By John Carlisle Posted in Blog
  • No More Floating Along: Disaster Planning in Self-Storage
    Hurricane Irene flounced through the East Coast this past week, and though this Category 1 event could have done greater damage, it’s reminded self-storage operators in many areas of two things: the importance of emergency preparedness, and the role compassion plays in the ...More
    September 2, 2011 By Teri Lanza Posted in Blog, Management