Contributing Editors



Self Storage Association Conference for Arizona Announced

by Holly Robinson January 13, 2014 9:25 PM
Conferences are a great source of professional development. You can learn about new technology, trends, and the latest news about what is happening in the industry. It’s a great time to network, to meet new people and connect with long-time associates that you haven’t seen for a while. Check to see what’s on your calendar in May. That’s when the Arizona Self Storage Association will be holding their 2014 conference and trade show. [More]

Conferences are Multipurpose in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu December 16, 2013 11:29 PM
Whenever the word “conference” is used nowadays it is not in reference to annual gatherings of industry professionals, but in regards to phone calls and video chats. Yes, there are still plenty of annual conferences being held in many industries each year, but they are not the first thing people think of when it comes to conferences anymore. [More]

SiteLink User Conference To Be Held Next Week

by Kim Kilpatrick October 25, 2013 6:16 PM
Everybody is aware that the Texas Self Storage Association Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held October 27 through October 29. What many might not know is that SiteLink is holding their own breakoff conference the following day.

Because of the success of their conference last year, SiteLink decided to hold a second event this year. Managers, owners, and accountants will meet with the technology partners and the SiteLink team to learn key features about the software and how to use it to increase revenue. [More]

Asia to Hold Second Self Storage Expo in March 2014

by John Stevens October 16, 2013 11:59 PM
The self storage industry is one that is constantly growing by leaps and bounds. In the United States alone there are over 50,000 self storage facilities. Another 10,000 exist outside of the U.S. and that number is growing all the time; so much in fact that other countries are starting to hold what they hope will an annual Self Storage Expo. [More]

Win a Free Trip to Las Vegas

by Holly Robinson October 1, 2013 7:13 PM
I never win contests. Never. Then, a couple of years ago I entered one and won a two-night stay in a bed and breakfast in Carmel, California. Holy cow! The bed and breakfast was a delightful place and I had a wonderful time in Carmel.

People in the self storage industry have the opportunity to enter a contest (that is just as wonderful) and win a free trip to Las Vegas to attend the largest self storage industry expo. [More]

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]

Self Storage Expo in Brazil Starting to Take Shape

by John Stevens September 19, 2013 9:57 PM
The self storage industry has been going strong in the United States for many years now. With the industry comprised of over 50,000 facilities now it is definitely doing well. In other countries it is a different picture as the people are still learning the joy and pleasure that a self storage unit can bring. As they do there will likely be more events like the upcoming Self Storage Expo in Brazil. [More]

Latin American Self Storage Industry Takes a Big Step Forward in Brazil

by Holly Robinson July 29, 2013 10:26 PM
Every business—self storage or otherwise-- has to start somewhere; usually at the bottom. Once someone becomes the first than others typically follow suit effectively laying the groundwork for serious expansion. When said groundwork is laid the next step is proving the ability to step up to the next level is there. [More]

Illinois Self Storage Expo to be Held in August

by Holly Robinson July 25, 2013 1:16 PM
Networking. Sharing ideas. Getting answers to burning questions or problems. Learning how to be a better business owner. Meeting new people. These are all part of attending a conference or a business workshop. These professional development opportunities can also inject a renewed excitement and enthusiasm for employees. Those who know this, go to the conferences. [More]

Reality Star to Speak At Annual TSSA Conference

by Kim Kilpatrick July 19, 2013 3:45 PM
The Texas Self Storage Association announced that Bill Rancic will be the opening session speaker at their annual conference on October 27 - 29. While the conference is three months away, you might want to put this event on your calendar and sign up now. Listening to and learning from Rancic will definitely be worth your time and the cost of the conference. [More]
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