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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,
Vice President

Tony Jones,
Contributing Editor/Store Manager

Amy Campbell,
Editor
07/07/2009

Curb Appeal: The Key to Luring in the Customer

By Amy Campbell
Most people checking out self-storage are looking for a place to keep items they care about. A properly maintained property shows the facility manager shares their customers' desire. Good curb appeal is a critical component to attracting new customers and retaining current ones.
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07/02/2009

Lien-Sale Notification Requirements: Old School vs. New School

By Amy Campbell
The issue of lien-sale notifications came to the fore in Arizona this week as the legislature passed HB2435, which will save the state’s self-storage operators money by changing the requirement for expensive Certified Mail notices and newspaper advertisements prior to sale. It's an issue that affects operators worldwide, however: How do you notify a tenant of the sale? At what point have ...
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07/01/2009

What a Great Country We Live In

By Amy Campbell
Watching the political upheaval in Iran, led blogger Gina Six Kudo to count her blessings to be a citizen of America.
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06/30/2009

Annoying a Self-Storage Manager

By Amy Campbell
Blogger Amy Campbell asked Self-Storage Talk forum members about their top customer pet peeves. Late payers and trash made the list.
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06/29/2009

Good, Good, Good Vibrations!

By Amy Campbell
Self-storage operators find out that a bit of summer fun draws and pleases tenants and eases the tension of a tight economy.
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06/26/2009

Dropping Like Flies: Celebs, Bank Balances and Our Spirits

By Amy Campbell
The Grim Reaper has been busy in the celebrity realm this week, first claiming TV icon Ed McMahon, next Charlie's Angel Farah Fawcett and, finally, legendary musical talent Michael Jackson. This last death caused such a stir in the social-media world that Twitter's search capacity was overloaded, leading the microblogging service to disable its search functionality.Neither of the first two ...
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06/24/2009

What Should I Wear to Work Today?

By Amy Campbell
When it comes to dress codes, casual doesn't mean careless. Written policies on dress codes rule out anything-goes wardrobes. Join the dicussion about dress codes for self-storage managers on Self-Storage Talk.
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