• 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
  • State Storage Associations Win Charitable Funds from ISS
    Five state self-storage associations won money to donate to community charities during last week’s Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. ...More
    February 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • Vegas ... Head on a Swivel
    Talk about live action—I'm actually sitting in our booth at the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo as I write. Here in the middle of it all. Tucked away at a table in the corner of the booth, with attendees peering over, wondering what the heck I'm doing. Guess a chick ...More
    February 22, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Bright Lights, Big City ... Here We Come
    Today I head out. After months of planning and prepping, the event is here and now: the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo. It's the largest industry event of the year—even as I type, thousands of your colleagues are on their way to the relentless city where dreams are ...More
    February 20, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog