The Inside Scoop

Lots of Irons in the Self-Storage Fire

The venerable profession of blacksmithing is recalled in many popular modern expressions such as “strike while the iron is hot,” “too many irons in the fire,” and “that has a nice ring to it.” Though people often use the phrase “irons in the fire” to insinuate one has bitten off more than he can chew, it can also simply mean you have a lot of projects going on at once. Read about all the “hot stuff” ISS has going on this summer, and how you can use these freshly forged tools to your advantage.

Storage Speak

Converting Tenants to Automatic-Bill Pay

Offering automatic bill pay to self-storage customers can help alleviate many of the less appealing parts of running a self-storage business—namely late payments, collection calls and lien sales. Here's how to get tenants on board.



Gain Customers Through Web Content The content on your self-storage website is a frontline opportunity to engage users and convince potential customers to store their belongings with you. In his second installment in a series on improving customer acquisition, guest blogger Matt Cook of ABC Selfstore says great blog content can help with online search rankings but needs to work alongside other efforts.

Store Smarts

Is Your Business in Shape for Summer? Summer is the season of youth and vitality, vigor and confidence. And for many self-storage operators, it’s also the busiest time of the year. Although we’re already in the middle of the season, it’s not too late to begin your business workout regimen. The ISS Store has the gear and personal trainers to help you whip your operation into shape.