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New to the forum or the industry? Let us know who you are, when you got started in self-storage, your areas of expertise, etc.
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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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extra security measures
Facility promotions and advertising including special events, Yellow Pages, Internet, working with media, etc.
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Christmas Gifts!
by ChuckG
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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Last Post: The Hiring Process
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The Hiring Process
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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Software, hardware, kiosks, electronic locks, websites, crime prevention, video surveillance, gate access, alarm systems and more.
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Lisa T
WebSelfStorage... opinions?
by Lisa T
Share bizarre or interesting stories from inside the storage trenches: difficult customers, strange items stored, unusual happenings, etc.
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Loaded diaper
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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Property Photos
by Amy_ISS
Start a thread to survey the SST community. Similarly, respond to all polls here.
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Hazardous Items in Units

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  • pacnwstorage
    Live PD Party
    Deny it all you want but Live PD is addictive. Especially about that one time last year when the lady called the cops about being locked in to the facility after hours and of course it was the facilities fault. It is a guilty pleasure of mine to see all the people out there doing very stupid things...
    Today, 02:09 AM
  • RogerAgness
    Industry standards for conversion/development: utilities, ins., taxes, mrktg, etc.
    - I informally linked up with two experienced commercial guys at our local RE Investors association. They see a real opportunity with an empty big box conversion to SSF but don't know much about our industry, so they are asking me about industry standard costs for utilities, insurance, construction/retrofitting/renovation,...
    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
  • QuickTrip
    Pie in the Sky
    Seven sites with most different computers. Long story short, the manager software skips ahead a month sometimes. Sometimes it's caught, other times it's not. There is one place to write this error, so that it's corrected, but you don't look at that page or even part of the page except for certain things....
    20th October 2017, 08:07 PM