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  • The Skinny on Compliance
    Until recently, compliance for acceptance of Visa and MasterCard was at best voluntary and at worst ignored. This is no longer the case; failure to comply with the regulations set by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standard can lead to termination of card ...More
    July 10, 2006 Ross Federgreen Posted in Articles, Finance
  • News
    ISS Launches Self-Storage Training Institute Inside Self-Storage officially launched its Self-Storage Training Institute (SSTI) at The new website provides quality education resources for self-storage managers, operators and owners. Current ...More
    July 10, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Pacing Price Increases
    Raising rents to increase self-storage income is a common business practice. Yes, we can keep a close eye on operating expenses and look for deals on supplies and services, but that alone won’t be enough to improve net income. To keep pace with cost increases, we have to ...More
    July 10, 2006 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles
  • Media Watch
    As the self-storage industry permeates our communities, it receives increasing attention from mainstream media outlets—and not always favorably. As industry professionals, we should be aware of how self-storage is presented to the public. Media Watch is devoted to policing ...More
    July 10, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • For Sale
    Many state statutes governing self-storage have a section on auctioning goods. Generally, sales are required to be “commercially reasonable.” Many operators don’t understand just what those two words mean, and they conduct their lien sales in different ways. For example, ...More
    July 10, 2006 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • Reno-Sparks, Nev.
    The area along the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in western Nevada is growing, according to metropolitan area statistics. Beyond being a gaming destination with world-class vacation and recreational amenities, the region is home to a thriving business ...More
    July 10, 2006 Self-Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Development
  • Holey Rooftops!
    If rust has pin-holed through metal-roof panels, there’s no question it’s time for roof restoration. But just how much of the roof needs to be replaced? Even on problematic metal roofs, the majority of panels retain their integrity. Leaks develop at seams, fasteners and ...More
    July 10, 2006 Arlan Kopel Posted in Articles
  • Set Your Own Standard
    Why is upkeep so important? It makes a facility more marketable, increases safety and prevents litigation and customer dissatisfaction. Sound maintenance practices save money over the long-term and give your project a professional image.Types of MaintenanceMaintenance ...More
    July 10, 2006 Tom Litton Posted in Articles
  • Tackling Computer Maintenance
    Discussions of self-storage maintenance usually center on doors, roofs and landscaping. But every operator should also be concerned with keeping computer systems primed and running as smoothly as possible. Computer maintenance entails a four-fold attack against ...More
    July 10, 2006 Tredd Barton Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Why We Love and Hate Metal Roofs
    Let’s face it: The self-storage industry has a love-hate relationship with metal roofs. We love them because metal roofs can usually be built at a lower initial cost. They provide fire resistance, are easy to maintain and, when installed correctly, can provide many years of ...More
    July 10, 2006 Michael O’Bryant Posted in Articles