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Get expo information and connect with show attendees, speakers and exhibitors in this forum. Read about goings on, plan meetings, ask questions and more. Join us April 3-5, 2013, at the Paris Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas.
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If you have general questions or comments and arenít sure where to ask/put them, start with this forum.
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All things relating to the day-to-day management of self-storage facilities: customer service, sales, taking payments, policies and procedures, site maintenance and more.
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For owners and managers, information on interviewing, hiring, firing, incentives, salaries, etc. Also share info on training, websites, books, seminars and other learning resources.
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Managers having every weekend off
Building, developing and financing self-storage: site selection, feasibility, due diligence, zoning, design, layout, building components, loan types, lending options, rates, working with lenders, and more.
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Rental agreements, lawsuits, lien sales, abandonment ... anything relating to legal issues for self-storage. Also discuss specialized insurance coverages for the business, stories of insurance claims, etc.
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Share bizarre or interesting stories from inside the storage trenches: difficult customers, strange items stored, unusual happenings, etc.
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Share your insights with readers of ISS magazine! Answer questions in this forum, and your responses might be selected to appear in an upcoming issue of our print publication.
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Start a thread to survey the SST community. Similarly, respond to all polls here.
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Discuss self-storage topics and issues specific to the state or country in which you operate! We encourage the participation of the state associations in this forum.
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Chat here about ancillary products/services: boat/RV storage, retail merchandise, storage condos, wine storage, records storage, mobile storage, pack and ship, business services, cell-tower leases, eBay sales, car washing and others.
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