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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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Last Post: Hello from GA
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Hello from GA
General Storage Chat
If you have general questions or comments and arenít sure where to ask/put them, start with this forum.
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2,229 23,873
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.
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2,570 31,205
Facility promotions and advertising including special events, Yellow Pages, Internet, working with media, etc.
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Last Post: Interesting idea
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Interesting idea
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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Last Post: Worst Job Ever
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Dave Scott
Worst Job Ever
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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627 4,227
Building on a 1 degree slope??
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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Last Post: Insurance Sales
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Insurance Sales
by Storman
Technology: Software and Security
Software, hardware, kiosks, electronic locks, websites, crime prevention, video surveillance, gate access, alarm systems and more.
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Tales From the Trenches
Share bizarre or interesting stories from inside the storage trenches: difficult customers, strange items stored, unusual happenings, etc.
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577 8,936
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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Last Post: Security Components
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Security Components
Start a thread to survey the SST community. Similarly, respond to all polls here.
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Last Post: ISS Magazine
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ISS Magazine
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  • Storagelady898
    Interesting idea
    by Storagelady898
    So I dont like the idea of running specials personally because people are absolutely crazy. BUT I had an interesting idea, wanted to see if others had any experience with this. Taking coupons ( say $10 off sign up or whatever) and taking them to uhaul places, realtors and property management companies...
    Today, 10:20 PM
  • KrisinNC
    It's that time of year *hack hack* *cough cough*
    by KrisinNC
    Yep-corona virus on the news, flu shot signs at every grocery store.

    I put out a small tray of cookies every morning (I sit behind a high desk and the cookies are on a low table by the door so I'm not tempted).

    A cute as a button little boy, about 4 years old, comes in with...
    Today, 06:48 PM
  • Amy_ISS
    Catchy Slogans
    by Amy_ISS
    Came across this one today on a facility website: Your clutter is our bread and butter.

    How about you?
    Today, 01:37 PM