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Newbie Lounge
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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1,016 7,995
Bighank
by Bighank
General Storage Chat
If you have general questions or comments and arenít sure where to ask/put them, start with this forum.
Topics: 2,409 Posts: 25,735
2,409 25,735
Day-to-Day Management
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.
Topics: 2,782 Posts: 33,402
2,782 33,402
Storman
by Storman
Marketing
Facility promotions and advertising including special events, Yellow Pages, Internet, working with media, etc.
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864 8,524
Staffing, Education and Training
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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344 3,951
Construction, Development and Financing
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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679 4,563
Legal and Insurance Issues
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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895 9,120
Technology: Software and Security
Software, hardware, kiosks, electronic locks, websites, crime prevention, video surveillance, gate access, alarm systems and more.
Topics: 916 Posts: 8,748
Last Post: Electronic locks
916 8,748
elimiller
Tales From the Trenches
Share bizarre or interesting stories from inside the storage trenches: difficult customers, strange items stored, unusual happenings, etc.
Topics: 609 Posts: 9,343
Last Post: Hit and run
609 9,343
curlymom234
Sound Off for ISS Mag
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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76 868
Amy_ISS
by Amy_ISS
Polls
Start a thread to survey the SST community. Similarly, respond to all polls here.
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263 2,278
pacnwstorage

Latest Topics

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  • elimiller
    Electronic locks
    by elimiller
    Looking at building a new facility and I'm considering putting electronic locks in. Any recommendation of what companies sell them and I would also like to get people's feedback that have used electronic locks?
    Please post your feedback in the comments or sent me a private message if you're not...
    Today, 10:59 AM
  • evansr
    2021 Goals & To Do's
    by evansr
    Hello Everyone, I am starting to put together our 2021 Goals and to-do's for our sites to present to the big boss for final approval. What is everyone looking at for 2021...with everything going on with this year, we still want to present a "normal" outlook and not "everything's on fire!"...
    27 November 2020, 06:53 PM
  • fastsvo
    PTI site builder + dedicated machine
    by fastsvo
    Our PTi/Sitelink setup dates back from 2000 and uses a dedicated PC to show the site map on a TV monitor for the purposes of showing rented units, alarms, etc... It gets the data from a RS232 to serial port adaptor which comes from the "main" computer that is connected to PTI and displays...
    27 November 2020, 05:15 PM
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