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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.


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Editor
08/13/2009

The Self-Storage Office Makeover

By Amy Campbell
A Self-Storage Talk moderator tackles a four-month renovation of All American Self Storage's office and finds hard work does pay off.
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08/12/2009

Internet Hijacking, Part 2

By Amy Campbell
After learning more about keeping her self-storage facility's information up-to-date online during a free webinar, blogger Gina Six Kudo encourages others to explore Inside Self-Storage's webinars on demand.
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08/07/2009

Selling Tenant Insurance in New York

By Amy Campbell
Tenant insurance is a staple of self-storage operation. Though facility owners are not liable for loss of or damage to tenant goods in storage, their ability to offer insurance coverage for that property gives everyone peace of mind. The discussion of insurance with a new customer allows the manager to address critical points of the rental agreement that relate to liability. And while purchasing ...
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08/06/2009

Internet Hijacking: Will it Ever Stop?

By Amy Campbell
When blogger Gina Six Kudo Googles her own self-storage facility, she finds there are many self-storage companies practicing unethical website placement.
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08/04/2009

Demand for Boat/RV Storage Continues to Grow

By Amy Campbell
Despite the econmic downturn, there is still a huge demand for boat and RV storage. Learn about this dynamic and growing industry at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo, Oct. 5-8 in Washington, D.C.
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07/31/2009

Self-Storage Real Estate: Words of Encouragement

By Amy Campbell
This week, I received a Capital Markets Insider report for the second quarter 2009 from San Diego-based Grubb & Ellis|BRE Commercial. The quarterly newsletter includes market-trends data for commercial properties, including self-storage, and insights from real estate experts, like Greg Wells, an investment sales specialist in the company’s Self Storage Group.
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07/29/2009

The State of Self-Storage Financing

By Amy Campbell
As banks begin to turn their attention to the commercial loan sector, self-storage owners and investors need to be sure they have solid loans with reputable lenders. The financing education track at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo will get owners and operators up to speed on today's state of financing for self-storage.
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