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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
05/07/2009

Self-Storage Embraces Social Networking

By Amy Campbell
If you're a private person, the social-networking revolution taking the world by storm probably terrifies and/or disgusts you. Part of that reaction likely lies not in the media themselves but in the grossly viral way they have slinked into the nooks of our lives. In the course of a day, it is nigh impossible to avoid having a conversation, visiting a website or seeing an advertisement that ...
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05/07/2009

How a Toilet Sparked a Wave of New Rentals

By Amy Campbell
Remodeling the dreary and standard office bathroom led to interesting conversations and new rentals for Cochrane Road Self Storage in Morgan Hill, Calif. General manager and ISS blogger Gina Six Kudo talks about the bathroom's transformation and what it's meant for her tenants.
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05/05/2009

Be Prepared Before Meeting With Your Lender

By Amy Campbell
Banks are lending and deals are getting done, says Inside Self-Storage columnist Shawn Hill. But before meeting with a lender, self-storage owners should brush up on self-storage financing with these great articles from the Inside Self-Storage archives.
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04/30/2009

Spring Brings Critters, Critters Create Cranky Customers

By Amy Campbell
Ah, spring. So many lovely and yet maddening things about it. The earth re-awakens, blanketing the world in fresh scents and colors. That means leaves and buds abound (thank you, allergies). The days are getting longer (more time to work in the yard—thank you, allergies). And the air and land are buzzing with all manner of critters who slept through the winter or were ...
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04/28/2009

He Said, She Said

By Amy Campbell
One self-storage facility learns a valuable lesson—the hard way—when a tenant falls behind on renters insurance and the unit's contents are damaged by water and mold. It's a vital to make sure you and your tenants are fully covered for any possibility.
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04/23/2009

Auction Buyers Show Kindness

By Amy Campbell
Blogger Gina Six Kudo sees the generous nature of people attending a self-storage auction.
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04/21/2009

Is Economic Recovery Just Around the Corner?

By Amy Campbell
While the economy is not out of the woods yet, there are signs it is improving. For the self-storage industry, this could mean more move-ins and, possibly, concessions to attract tenants.
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