Self-Storage Talk (SST)


  • Weighing in on Mandatory Tenant Insurance in Self-Storage
    Self-Storage Talk members are debating the benefits and drawbacks of mandatory tenant insurance, while ISS and Bader Co. will offer a free webinar Dec. 8 to show operators how it can be a profit center. ...More
    November 4, 2011 Posted in Blog
  • Self-Storage Talk Reaches 4,500 Members; Goal Date for 5,000 Set
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    Good news to start the week: Self-Storage Talk, the largest online forum in the industry and the official online forum of Inside Self-Storage, has eclipsed 4,500 registered members.* That means since the forum's January 2008 roll-out, approximately 46 months ago, the forum ...More
    October 31, 2011 By John Carlisle Posted in Blog
  • Self-Storage Operators Get Into the Spirit of Halloween
    Halloween should be a magical time of festivity and interaction with the community. For self-storage operators, it's a happy opportunity to market their business and create positive publicity, not to mention have a wee bit of fun. See what some facilities are doing to ...More
    October 28, 2011 By Teri Lanza Posted in Blog, Management, Marketing
  • 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