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    One of the most common ways people avoid making a decision to store with you is to tell you they have to shop around some more. The problem is you don’t know what this means. Are they shopping around for a better location, price or a set of features? Unless you know exactly ...More
    January 2, 2007 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
    The Boise-Nampa, Idaho metropolitan statistical area (MSA) encompasses Ada, Boise, Canyon, Gem and Owyhee counties and has more than 18,000 businesses. Trade, utilities and transportation is the largest employment sector, followed in order by professional and business ...More
    January 2, 2007 Self-Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Development
  • Media Watchdog
    Self-storage 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 Watchdog is devoted to policing and summarizing general news coverage. ...More
    January 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Marketing Fundamentals
    Prior to the 2006 World Series, a Detroit Lions player interviewed about the upcoming match up with the Oakland A’s said winning in baseball was about executing the fundamentals better than your opponent. Despite all the hype about home-run records and steroid abuse, the ...More
    January 2, 2007 Derek M. Naylor Posted in Articles
  • Secure Marketing
    You’ve probably heard of DVRs, and maybe people tell you to get one, but what are they and how can they improve your self-storage operations? These devices have a strong security application and add a marketing dimension for storage facilities. Tenants appreciate feeling ...More
    January 2, 2007 Steve Weinstein Posted in Articles, Technology
    Check out web-exclusive features available at, including fantastic freebies! Every month, ISS offers an array of online reader perks. Read more... ...More
    January 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Getting the Word Out: Facility Promotions & Marketing
    There's a lot more to promoting a self-storage facility than Yellow Pages or even a website, but not all managers have been trained to make the most of marketing. ...More
    January 1, 2007 Posted in Reports
  • Self Storage Promotions: Formed, Partnered, Ready to Serve
    Self Storage Promotions has been formed to help industry developers and investors with their marketing and communications efforts. It has also partnered with Storage Marketing Solutions. ...More
    December 28, 2006 Posted in News
  • SIA and Beacon to Host Self-Storage Forum at ISS Vegas Expo
    Storage Investment Advisors and Beacon Realty Capital will host a Self-Storage Forum, a program in which industry leaders share insights about the real estate market, at the upcoming Inside Self-Storage Expo in Las Vegas. ...More
    December 27, 2006 Posted in News
  • Insider Insight to Storage Condos
    After my recent blog entries regarding storage condos (storage units for sale rather than lease), I'm pleased to share with you the following thoughtful letter, written by Ted Deits. Ted is the president of 20 Seconds and Building, the developers of Eucalyptus at Beaumont ...More
    December 27, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs