Airplane tickets can be outrageously expensive. Hotel rooms can cost quite a bit, too. Sometimes these costs prohibit managers and owners of self storage facilities from going to the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas. Which is too bad. Industry events like the World Expo are very worthwhile to attend. However, this year is a little different. Participate in the contest Loving Las Vegas for a chance to win airfare, hotel stay and free access to the Expo.
Entering this contest requires more than just filling out a slip of paper with your name and address. For this contest, you need to submit a response to this statement: share a revenue-producing idea for your facility that has not been implemented. Entrants are allowed to submit up to three ideas.
But there’s a slight catch. To make this challenging, entrants are required to post their ideas on a forum. All posts are viewable to all site members and other applicants. This makes it really difficult to come up with original ideas. (The sooner you post your idea the better because you will beat others who may come up with the same idea.)
The contest will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on February 14, 2012. No late posts will be allowed. Judges will be the ISS editorial team. They will review submissions and will select two winning ideas from two different entrants.
Ideas will be judged by the following criteria:
Originality (nobody else in the contest posted about the idea)
Clarity (the idea must be completely fleshed-out and explained — no half-baked ideas)
Economically feasible (it must be financially reasonable for a facility to do)
To enter the contest sponsored by Chateau Products, simply log on to the SelfStorageTalk.com website. Register — if you aren’t already a member. (Registration is free.) On the right-hand side of the page, go to the thread “Loving Las Vegas Contest: Managers, Win a Free Trip to the ISS Expo!” Review the official contest rules and agree to the terms. Then, make a post with your fabulously creative idea.
If your idea is chosen, you will receive roundtrip airfare to Las Vegas, three nights at the Paris Hotel & Resort, and a standard education package to the Inside Self-Storage World Expo.
In the event that your idea is not selected as a winner, you can see all of the other posts and get great ideas of things that you can do to increase your revenue.
“Facility Managers Can Earn Free Trip to Vegas on Self-Storage Talk.” Inside Self-Storage; 25 January 2012.
“Loving Las Vegas Contest: Managers, Win a Free Trip to the ISS Expo!” Self-Storage Talk; 25 January 2012