Contributing Editors

The 2013 SSA Fall Conference and Tradeshow Is Now Being Held in Vegas

by Tony Gonzalez September 24, 2013 7:18 PM
The 2013 Fall Conference & Trade Show is going strong in Las Vegas. Today is the second day of the four-day event.

Yesterday, David Meerman Scott, a marketing strategist, taught a social media marketing master class. He taught how to harness the power of online marketing. Using his step-by-step framework, he showed how to use blogs, viral marketing, podcasts, online video, and search engine marketing. He helped attendees learn how to build an online marketing strategy and create an action plan to reach the self storage audiences directly. [More]

The SSA Announces Its Agenda for Their Fall Conference & Tradeshow

by Holly Robinson August 26, 2013 8:21 PM
Need a motivational ‘shot in the arm?’ Feel like you need to revitalize your self storage business? Are you new to the industry? Want to learn from the best in the business? Then, make sure that you put the Self Storage Association’s Fall Conference & Trade Show on your calendar! [More]

Expansion and Risk is Good in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez July 19, 2013 11:56 PM
There are some things in life we don’t want to see expand—our waistline for one; the role of a rival at work. In those cases more of one thing means less of another. However, when it comes to the business world—self storage and otherwise—expansion is a win-win scenario. [More]

California Self Storage Association Offers Members an Employment Manual

by John Stevens April 2, 2013 1:43 PM
Business experts often say that a company’s most valuable resource is its employees. Treat them fair and they will work hard for you.

But sometimes while managing employees, situations come up that are sticky and problematic. And because we are such a litigious society, sometime those problems get escalated to involve legal counsel and/or lawsuits. [More]

SiteLink Announces its 2013 User Conference

by Kim Kilpatrick January 1, 2013 12:33 PM
Because of the resounding success of their 2012 user conference, SiteLink will be holding their second annual users conference on April 2, 2013. It will be held at Bally’s Resort & Casino in Las Vegas the day before the Inside Self Storage World Expo begins.

Registration includes an on-site lunch, breaks, and an exclusive cocktail reception. [More]

Charity Storage Makes a Presentation at the SSA Conference & Trade Show in Vegas

by Tony Gonzalez September 12, 2012 6:45 PM
The Self Storage Association held its Fall Conference & Trade Show in Las Vegas on September 5-7 at Ceaser’s Palace. Charity Storage and Kure It Cancer Research were there and offered a way for the self storage industry to give back to the communities that they are in. [More]

Jingle from Contest Hits the Airwaves

by Winnie Hsiu April 9, 2012 4:03 PM
It's pretty heady to win $5,000 in a contest because you created a video jingle. That's a lot of contest money to win. Now, fast forward several months.That jingle is now hitting the airwaves in Las Vegas and the Atlanta metro area. That's another exciting milestone for the creator of the jingle. [More]

Professional Development Opportunities for Self Storage Owners

by Winnie Hsiu December 29, 2011 8:28 AM
This is the time of year when people review and evaluate the past year. They look at the things that went well for them in their personal life and then think about things that they could improve upon. Then, they set New Year’s resolutions. As self storage business owners and managers, this is the perfect time to do the same thing with your business. [More]

Updated Online Training Available for SiteLink

by Holly Robinson September 2, 2011 10:58 AM
SiteLink, a developer of software for self storage facilities, announced that they have released the next version of their free online training tools. SiteLink is a powerful program that single- and multi-facility owners use to manage and track their business.

The updated online training tools have an improved user interface and navigation that uses icons and is based on online program. The icons are linked to over 200 training videos and cover features such as move-ins and move-outs, payments, in-store merchandise purchased, walk-ins, daily close-out, and billing. [More]

Conferences Help Keep Self Storage Community Up to Date and Connected

by Holly Robinson April 20, 2011 10:28 AM
It may seem sort of strange to say in this day and age, but connecting with people can be difficult. Yes, communicating with them can be done in more ways than people thought imaginable 25 years ago. Cell phones have become commonplace, the internet now allows us to video conference with people, and there are always the old, reliable ways like email and snail mail. [More]
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