Self-Storage Talk (SST)


  • Self-Storage Talk Adds New Section: Resource Center
    At the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, a couple of Self-Storage Talk members approached me with an idea and request: "Each facility has several types of documents and resources, such as procedural guides or sales scripts, they would probably be ...More
    April 4, 2011 By John Carlisle Posted in Blog
  • Self-Storage Operators: Looking for More Info on Technology?
    It seems our society is starved for all things technology. It was definitely a hot topic at the recent Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, March 14-16. ...More
    April 1, 2011 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blog, Management, Technology
  • What Is a Self-Storage Manager?, Part 1
    Question
    Let’s define what a manager is. The word manager denotes an individual who’s in charge of a certain group of tasks, or a subset of a company. Is a manager a thing? No, a manger is an individual, therefore, a human being. ...More
    March 30, 2011 Posted in Blog, Management
  • Self-Storage Talk Thread: Is It Worthwhile to Maintain a Self-Storage Blog?
    Because most potential self-storage tenants look to the Internet first, having a strong Web presence has never been more important. A discussion on this topic is occurring on Self-Storage Talk, the industry's largest online community. Is it worthwhile to maintain a blog on ...More
    March 28, 2011 By John Carlisle Posted in Blog
  • Self-Storage Managers: Yes, You Can Negotiate a Raise
    If you’re a super manager, you deserve a super paycheck. There’s a lot of talk in the industry regarding pay for onsite managers versus offsite ones, calculating things such as sick pay and vacation days, and benefits. ...More
    March 24, 2011 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blog, Management
  • A Manager’s View of the ISS Expo
    A self-storage manager offers her take on the seminars, workshops and exhibits at the recent Inside Self Storage World Expo in Las Vegas. ...More
    March 23, 2011 Posted in Blog, Management
  • Self-Storage Staffers Discuss Latest Auction Scam
    Within self-storage, a new venue for scams is the auction, which has gained much more attention in recent months thanks to TV’s "Storage Wars" and "Auction Hunters." A Self-Storage Talk member outlines how auction buyers and are scamming each other. Dozens of members, many ...More
    March 22, 2011 Posted in News, Legal Issues, Management
  • 5 Truths About Self-Storage Talk
    Last week while manning the Self-Storage Talk booth at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, I met hundreds of people who either hadn't heard of SST, the industry's largest online community, or had reservations about joining. So, let me use this space to provide ...More
    March 21, 2011 By John Carlisle Posted in Blog
  • Self-Storage Talk Members Meet, Catch Up, Lounge in Las Vegas
    This week's Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas gave several members of Self-Storage Talk, the industry's largest online forum, the chance to meet, share ideas and socialize. The real hotspots for conversation were the SST Booth and adjacent Wi-Fi lounge, as well as ...More
    March 17, 2011 By John Carlisle Posted in Blog
  • Who’s Minding the Self-Storage Store When You’re Away?
    As on-site managers we’re always vigilant with our properties, but with the public nature of “checking in,” location-tagged photos, Tweets and more I find myself giving the topic of leaving the site a bit more thought. ...More
    March 8, 2011 Posted in Blog, Management