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Self-Storage Talk (SST)

  • 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 Blogs, 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 Blogs, 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 Blogs
  • 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 Blogs
  • 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 Blogs, Management
  • Self-Storage Talk Members: Maximize Your Expo Experience
    Final preparations have begun for next week's Inside Self-Storage World Expo at the Paris Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, and like you, I'm rife with anticipation for a little bit of desert warmth and the bright lights of The Strip. But before we all pack our bags for good ...More
    March 7, 2011 By John Carlisle Posted in Blogs
  • Self-Storage Pricing Dilemma: Post Rental Rates on Website?
    In self-storage sales, where the traditional goal has been to get someone to visit the facility and rent a unit, is it advantageous to list prices online? A spirited discussion on this topic has ensued at Self-Storage Talk, the industry's largest online community. ...More
    March 1, 2011 Posted in News, Management, Marketing
  • Self-Storage Talk and Your Competitors: Is the Forum an Advantage or Liability?
    Obviously, the self-storage industry is especially competitive these days, and competition is location-driven. Because tenants want to store near where they live or do business, your facility and the ones nearby are competing for the same tenants. Therefore, given the ...More
    February 28, 2011 By John Carlisle Posted in Blogs, Management
  • Self-Storage Encounters of the Excrement Kind
    Being a self-storage manager is brave and sometimes foul work. Facility operators share horrifying tales of excrement encounters, from tenants who have suffered "accidents," to discarded baby diapers, to premeditated “gifts” left in buckets and paper bags. Some days you ...More
    February 25, 2011 By Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs, Management