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  • Proposed Oregon Bill Complicates Lien Sales for Self-Storage Operators
    A new bill has been proposed in the Oregon Legislature that would require self-storage facility owners to dispose of tenant goods that go to lien sale “in a manner reasonably intended to realize proceeds close to market value of property” if no bids are offered at the time ...More
    March 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • President Signs $410B Spending Package
    President Obama signed a $410 billion spending package Wednesday that includes billions in earmarks like the ones he promised to reign in during his campaign. ...More
    March 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • U.S. Employers Promote Wellness Programs
    Looking to lower health costs and boost employee health, a number of U.S. companies are embracing wellness programs and issuing health challenges. Companies are also highlighting existing benefits offered through health insurance plans, such as annual physicals and nurse ...More
    March 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • Kliebenstein Presents 'How to Make Money in Self-Storage' Webinar
    On April 8, self-storage industry expert RK Kliebenstein will present a free webinar titled, "How to Make Money in Self-Storage," a live, online event for self-storage owners, operators and managers who wish to increase rental rates, create greater facility value through ...More
    March 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • Glasgow Self-Storage Facility Called to Assist Dunblane Museum
    Kangaroo Self Storage of Glasgow, Scotland, has been asked to store precious artifacts while the Dunblane Museum undergoes a major refurbishment. ...More
    March 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • Perspective, Persistence and Patience Sustain Self-Storage in Trying Times
    Jim Chiswell reminds self-storage operators that sustaining business in tough economic times requires keeping a realistic perspective, maintaining persistence and employing patience. In time, the economy will turn around and self-storage will remain a profitable investment. ...More
    March 11, 2009 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Wall Street Marks Best Close of 2009
    The stock market saw a small burst Tuesday after Citigroup Inc. announced the company made profit during the first two months of the year. The news energized financial stocks and, in turn, the entire stock market. According to preliminary calculations, the Dow Jones ...More
    March 10, 2009 Posted in News
  • Inside Self-Storage Humanitarian Service Award: Winner in the Spotlight
    Hawaii Self Storage is one of four recipients of the Inside Self-Storage 2009 Humanitarian Service Award. The award recognizes self-storage companies and professionals who support charitable causes. A $2,000 grant was given to the nonprofit organizations, projects, events ...More
    March 10, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • Customer Service Counts—Especially in a Recession
    Great customer service is even more important in today’s dire economy. Your customers have a choice. Give them a reason to stay with you. Here are some great articles from the ISS archives about improving customer service. ...More
    March 10, 2009 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • More Americans Riding Buses, Subways and Commuter Rails
    Budget-conscious Americans hopped on more buses, subways and commuter rails in 2008, according to industry figures released Monday. People made 10.7 billion trips on public transit in 2008, a 4 percent increase over 2007, according to the American Public Transportation ...More
    March 10, 2009 Posted in News