• Adventures in Storage
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    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • ISS PUZZLER
    CONTEST: Submit your correct answers by March 31, 2007, and you’ll be entered to win a deluxe “I Love the ISS Vegas Expo” poker set. Simply copy and fax the solved puzzle to 602.567.6857; or mail to Debbie Pirkey, Virgo Publishing, P.O. Box 40079, Phoenix, AZ, 85067-0079; ...More
    March 1, 2007 Myles Mellor Posted in Articles
  • Insurance Basics
    People look forward to buying insurance about as much as visiting the dentist. With both, however, prevention is the key to minimizing unexpected costs and rude awakenings later on. Insurance is usually bought because banks require it. Even those who could pay cash to ...More
    March 1, 2007 Chuck Slagle Posted in Articles
  • RETAIL RESULTS
    What is branding and what does it mean to self-storage operator? Before answering, I’d like to share an observation made by one of my company’s marketing specialists. She said some storage operators approach their market brand in much the same way Old West ranchers used ...More
    March 1, 2007 Bob Strenk Posted in Articles
  • New eBay Ancillary Sparks Insurance Questions
    A new business model has appeared on the self-storage horizon: selling property for customers on eBay. Recently, I was asked to advise a self-storage owner and his agent about how our self-storage insurance policy would respond to the service. EBay, of course, is the ...More
    March 1, 2007 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles
  • Merge Left
    A guest blog spot by ISS Associate Editor Elaine Foxwell Elaine with her equine friend, Slayer. I creep onto the self-storage Information Superhighway in my Blogmobile for the first time. The infotraffic is flying by so fast it feels more like I’m on the Information ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Blog
  • The World of Self-Storage Real Estate: Buying Basics, Selling Essentials
    Interested in buying a self-storage property but not sure where to start or what to look for? Would you like to know more about the process of due diligence? ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Reports
  • Where do U go, U-Store-It?
    The show's over, and it's back to business as usual. I've spent the past couple of days reacquainting myself with self-storage in the news. I found the anticipated palette of spectacles including arson, robberies and vandalism ... But what the heck is going on at ...More
    February 27, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Supply Source One Awards $1,000 Gift Card at ISS Vegas Expo
    Supply Source One, a provider of resale products and business supplies for the self-storage industry, gave away a $1,000 Best Buy gift card during the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo. ...More
    February 27, 2007 Posted in News
  • So I mispredicted ...
    I anticipated having time during Friday's expo-hall hours to post more show photos and updates to the blog. But the floor was still buzzing, we were shooting all kinds of video, and there simply wasn't an opportunity to hole up with the laptop. (I'd hate to be an introvert ...More
    February 26, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog