Contributing Editors



Registration Discount for ISS Self Storage World Expo Offered to Early Birds

by John Stevens August 1, 2011 9:26 AM
Organizers are gearing up for October’s Inside Self-Storage World Expo that will feature 38 seminars, four workshops, two days of product and service exhibits and multiple networking events. An early-bird registration discount is being offered where attendees can save up to $300 if they sign up by Aug. 5. The Oct. 4-6 event at the Greater Tacoma, Wash., Convention & Trade Center is the industry’s leading conference, tradeshow and education event for self storage facility owners, managers, developers, investors and suppliers. [More]

Self Storage Conferences are Great Opportunities for Furthering Education

by John Stevens July 7, 2011 7:46 PM
People go to college with the hopes of getting the education they need to survive in the real, every day
working world. While that piece of paper they get four to five years and thousands of dollars later will
help them get their foot in the door, it does not mean they know everything that they need to know. [More]

SelfStorageTalk.com Gaining Momentum As Biggest Forum for Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens March 23, 2011 9:50 AM
Discussion forums were an integral part of the Inside Self-Storage World Expo that just wrapped up in Las Vegas last week. The forums gave those in the self storage industry an opportunity to talk directly with each other about topical issues. But when there’s no industry show to attend, where do those in the know go to discuss what’s on everyone’s mind? [More]

ISS World Expo Successful in Las Vegas, Gears Up for Pacific Northwest

by John Stevens March 17, 2011 11:54 AM
How to “Write Your Next Chapter” was the presiding theme at this year’s Inside Self-Storage World Expo that just wrapped up in Las Vegas. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the expo attracted hundreds of self-storage owners, operators, investors, builders and vendors from across the country. Attendees looked to the future with the realization that competition is growing more rigorous each year and it is important to be up on the latest technologies. [More]

ISS World Expo Serves Up Education With a Helping of Vendor Exhibits

by John Stevens March 9, 2011 8:31 AM
The industry’s largest trade show is about to begin in Las Vegas from March 14th through the 16th. The ISS World Expo www.insideselfstorageworldexpo.com not only offers seminars, workshops and peer-to-peer networking as part of its education program, but also provides an opportunity for more than 150 vendors to exhibit their self storage products and services. [More]

'Storage Wars’ Star Set to Serve Up Auction Advice at ISS World Expo

by John Stevens February 28, 2011 7:56 PM
Treasure seekers are turning out in droves for self storage auctions across the country, mainly due to the hit A&E series “Storage Wars.” Numbers of attendees have exploded since the show premiered last fall. Feeling confident in handling large auctions and knowing the ins and outs of lien laws is on the minds of many self storage operators. [More]

'Storage Wars' Star Set to Offer Advice at ISS World Expo

by John Stevens February 18, 2011 5:35 AM
With popular self storage auction shows, Storage Wars and Auction Hunters, more people are
flocking to bid on abandoned storage units and more self storage operators are seeing their doors
flooded on auction days. But can facility operators handle the hordes of bidders and are they up-
to-date on knowledge of lien laws? [More]

Unique Promotions Can Be Key to an Effective Marketing Campaign

by John Stevens February 9, 2011 11:58 AM
It’s hard keeping up with the competition in the self storage industry. Especially with the strength of the market through the recession and with more and more facilities opening up across the nation. There is certainly a high demand for the storage of excess belongings. Americans sure love their stuff. And that is what gives the self storage industry strength. However, in competitive times it’s good to have a solid marketing campaign, which can often center around the most eye-catching strategy: promotions. [More]

Education the Focus of the 2011 Self Storage Expo

by Tony Gonzalez November 26, 2010 6:09 PM
When you think about an event being held in Las Vegas the first thought that comes to mind is not what the event is, but the fact that it is in Sin City, a place somewhat known for wild, crazy debauchery. However, when the 2011 Inside Self Storage World Expo comes to the Paris Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas during mid-March education will be taking center stage. [More]

SBOA Raises Money for Katrina Survivors

by John Stevens October 4, 2010 11:28 PM
During the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in New Orleans last week, self storage owners, operators, developers, suppliers, and other self storage industry members did more than just network and attend workshops. One group of attendees busied themselves raising money for the St. Bernard Project, to help with the ongoing needs of victims of Hurricane Katrina. [More]
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