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The ISS Blog provides a series of insightful, industry-relevant posts to help readers keep abreast of the latest trends in the marketplace as well as premium content and educational offerings. Read the thoughts of the ISS content team and other industry experts on issues related to self-storage challenges, news, operation, development, marketing and much more.


Teri L. Lanza,
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Tony Jones,
Contributing Editor/Store Manager

Amy Campbell,
Editor
10/05/2017

Planning Your Self-Storage Security Budget

By Christine DeBord
All too often we hear about break-ins and theft at self-storage facilities across the country. The sad fact is vandalism, arson and theft from tailgating are easily avoidable problems when proper security precautions are taken from the start. That’s why it’s so important to plan and budget for a robust security system long before your first rental.
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09/28/2017

What Does Your Self-Storage Work Attire Say to Customers?

By Howard Stewart
In many industries, work attire has gone from formal dress to beyond casual. Guest blogger Howard Stewart of Stewart Search Inc. discusses why self-storage managers and other staffers should put effort into looking their best while on the job.
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09/21/2017

Coming to a Community Near You: Banned Self-Storage Developments

The self-storage industry is in midst of a wonderful development boom. Still, there are some city officials looking to put a kibosh on the party. Learn more about self-storage moratoriums and what you can do to help change the perception some have of the industry.
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09/15/2017

Keeping It Fresh on Facebook: Creative Post Ideas for Self-Storage Operators

By Chuck G
One in five online page views in America occurs on Facebook. This means potential self-storage customers may not find your website, but there’s a good chance they’ll see your Facebook business page. Here are some creative posting ideas to keep your Facebook page fresh and engage current and potential renters.
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09/07/2017

3 Reasons Why Perimeter Fencing Should Be a Self-Storage Budget Priority

When it comes to setting a self-storage budget, some items can easily get overlooked. Guest blogger Todd Mattson of DCS Industries LLC offers three reasons why storage operators should make perimeter fencing installation or repair a budget priority.
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09/01/2017

Self-Storage Businesses Impacted, Rally in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

By Tony Jones
The devastation of Hurricane Harvey is widespread. Here’s an overview of how some self-storage operators have been impacted, how industry-related businesses are offering aid and other assistance, and some resources for those wishing to contribute to ongoing fundraising and relief efforts.
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08/23/2017

Your Access-Control Checklist: The Best Products to Secure Your Self-Storage Facility

By Christine DeBord
There are several access-control products available to self-storage operators today, and knowing which to choose can be difficult. This checklist will help you cultivate the perfect security solution for your new site, or assist in the expansion or retrofit of an existing one.
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