Learn about deep-dive aspects of the self-storage industry, including specialized products and services, during our exhibitor-sponsored Vendor Presentations.
How to Add Records Storage to Your Self-Storage Business and Increase Income Up to 320 Percent
Learn what you need to know about adding records storage to an existing self-storage operation! In this session, our presenters will provide tools to help you know if records storage is right for your business. Find out how their team has helped make the lives of self-storage owners better, easier and more profitable. Attendees will receive a digital copy of course content and will be invited to enjoy a private cocktail party, 6-8 p.m., after the conclusion of the session.
Separate registration required.
To register, visit www.storagefileexperts.com.
Cary F. McGovern, Records Consultant, Storage File Experts
Michael E. Ruge, Self-Storage and Records and Advisor, Storage File Experts
Lunch & Learn
Facility Refurbishing: Adding Value and Profit to Your Self-Storage Site
Site refurbishing is a project many self-storage owners consider, but the task seems expensive and overwhelming. With the right vendors, you can enhance your facility with little down time and easily recoup your investment. Join our presenters for an informative lunch where they’ll illustrate how renovating can add value and profit to your site.
By invitation only.
Terry Bagley, Vice President of Business Development, Janus International Group
Pat Reilly, Owner, Urban Self Storage
Oakley Executive RV & Boat Storage: One Year Later
Ever wondered if you could make money with a solar boat/RV-storage project? Now’s your chance to find out. The owner of Oakley Executive RV & Boat Storage in Oakley, Calif., will share an overview of this innovative project and how it has progressed in its first year of operation. He’ll talk about the site’s general performance and how it compares with expectations. He’ll take an in-depth look at the site’s rental capacity as well as the performance of its solar-electric system and related economics. Finally, he’ll share lessons learned during and after the construction phase, feedback from tenants, and items to consider (and avoid) when building a solar project.
Robert Hayworth, Chairman and Founder, Baja Construction Co. Inc.
Creating the Effortless Self-Storage Experience
The mission of self-storage technology provider OpenTech Alliance Inc. is to make self-storage easier to use so more consumers will use it. In this presentation, you’ll learn how the company is executing on its vision of being a self-storage owner’s most valuable partner. Our presenter will provide an overview of OpenTech’s products and services including kiosks, a call center, online rentals, collections tools, chat tools and more. He’ll show you the company’s three-year road map and answer audience questions.
To RSVP for this session, please e-mail email@example.com.
Robert A Chiti, President and CEO, OpenTech Alliance Inc.
How Self-Storage Professionals Can Become Invincible to Lawsuits and Save Thousands in Taxes
Learn the strategies and tools the nation's top law firms use to save clients millions of dollars each year. This session will provide solutions to lawsuits, taxes and probate. Our presenter will discuss how to structure your business for lawsuit protection and prevention, ways to reduce your liability-insurance costs, ways to minimize taxes, and how to create a successful estate and business-succession plan. You’ll learn how to make yourself unattractive to a plaintiff attorney so he won’t pursue a lawsuit against you, five tax-reduction strategies often missed by professionals and their advisors, and tools you can use to pass assets to your heirs tax-free.
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G. Kent Mangelson, Senior Advisor, American Society for Asset Protection
Online Storage Auctions
This presentation addresses the emerging trend toward using online auctions instead of live auctioneers for self-storage lien sales. Our presenter will cover all the essentials. He’ll discuss the benefits of online auctions, how they work, and how to ensure you comply with state lien laws. He’ll also address issues of communication, customer service and technical support. Finally, he’ll teach you how to create a successful auction listing and attract bidders.
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Leonard Pecker, Director of Customer Service, iBid4Storage.com
Self-Storage Security: How to Reduce Crime, Recoup Damages and Mitigate Risk
Is your self-storage facility having recurring problems with break-ins, vandalism, broken locks or gates, frustrated customers, or liability concerns? Do you want to learn how you can provide your customers and their assets with the highest level of security available? Our presenters will address security from an industry perspective, covering current trends and showing real-life video of actual criminal apprehensions and deterred crimes. You’ll learn how to design your video-surveillance systems and use them effectively to prevent theft and facility damage.
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David Charney, President, Stealth Monitoring Inc.