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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,

5 New Year’s Resolutions Every Self-Storage Owner Should Consider

By Guest
The new year offers an opportunity to reflect and project about your self-storage business. It’s also the perfect time to set goals and think about how you approach the business. Guest blogger Tron Jordheim of Store Here Self Storage offers five business resolutions he believes every self-storage owner should consider.
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Year in Review: 2015’s Hottest Sellers in the Inside Self-Storage Store

By Tony Jones
In the tradition of annual year-end lists and rankings, here is a look at the hottest-selling products this year in the ISS Store. The list reflects the heavy development and investment activity that continues to propel the self-storage industry and provides insight to the types of information and topics your colleagues and competitors are consuming.
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7 Ways You Can Help Self-Storage Tenants Get Organized in 2016

By Guest
When it comes to packing and moving, many people throw all their belongings in big boxes and stack them haphazardly in their self-storage unit. But this disorganized method often leads to frustration when they can’t find their important belongings in the chaos. Use these seven tips to help your tenants organize their belongings inside their unit and avoid stressful moving situations.    ...
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Setting Your Self-Storage Goals for 2016

By Amy Campbell
With the end of the year just a few weeks away, many self-storage operators are setting goals for the coming months. While most of us have a basic understanding of how to do this, the process can still be daunting. Here's some guidance on creating and achieving your 2016 objectives.
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Getting Your Self-Storage Site Maintenance on Track in 2016

By Teri Lanza
As much as we may want to goof off and focus on holiday entertainments, many of us are busy this month ticking off final items on the 2015 to-do list and drafting new inventories for next year. For self-storage operators, facility maintenance is a task-heavy area that can often lose attention, but it’s important to get and stay on track. Here’s something to help with that.
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Protect Your Business and Self-Storage Tenants From Sliding Ice and Snow

By Guest
When ice or snow slides off a roof, it doesn’t care what’s below. Self-storage tenants can be injured, vehicles can be damaged, and the results can cost your business a lot of money. Guest blogger James Carpenter of Sno Gem Inc. discusses some problem areas that can quickly become dangerous and explains how a snow-retention system can provide peace of mind.
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Stop Frustrating Self-Storage Customers With Annoying Website Features

By Tony Jones
As consumer habits have shifted predominantly online, websites play an increasingly critical role in customer engagement. But as you evolve your self-storage website, it’s imperative to keep the user experience in mind. A well-designed website that minimizes customer aggravation will enhance engagement with prospects and strengthen your relationship with current tenants.
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