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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,
Editorial Director

Tony Jones,
Contributing Editor/Store Manager

Amy Campbell,

Happy Birthday, Self-Storage Talk: Community Celebrates 7 Years!

By Amy Campbell
This month, Self-Storage Talk is celebrating its seventh birthday! Find out how the biggest online self-storage community will benefit you! ...
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Let Us Guide(book) You Through the Game of Self-Storage

By Teri Lanza
When playing a game, it’s important to know the rules that will help you maneuver effectively and influence the outcome. Each participant needs to know the game’s background, the objectives and how to achieve success. Our 2015 Guidebooks provide this information for industry owners, managers and investors. There’s one for everyone, regardless of your role in the business.
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Self-Storage Report Card: Evaluating 2014 in Preparation for the New Year

By Guest
If you’re a self-storage owner or manager, it’s vital to the success of the business year ahead that you spend a few minutes looking over your shoulder at the results of 2014. Here are some key points you should measure.
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Year in Review: 2014’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 backs up the notion that a new wave of development and investment are propelling the self-storage industry forward. It also provides insight to the types of information and topics your colleagues and competitors are consuming.
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Secret Self-Storage Network Used by Santa Claus Unravels After Videos Surface

By Guest
The self-storage industry is buzzing after security footage of Santa Claus surfaced, showing the jolly old elf at multiple properties across the nation within a few hours of each other. The videos are connected to several operators reportedly cutting ties with Santa’s Christmas Eve operation. Read the details about the controversy in this guest installment from
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Top 10 Self-Storage Business Strategies for a Successful 2015

By Amy Campbell
With the new year just weeks away, everyone is focused on finishing 2014 with a bang as well as looking ahead to how to make 2015 even better. Here are 10 business strategies self-storage operators can employ for a prospersous and productive 2015.
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Using the Intelligence in Past Mistakes: Sidestepping Self-Storage Gaffes in 2015

By Teri Lanza
We’re conditioned to think of January first as a magical portal, the passage through which strips away the shortcomings and disappointments of past months and imbues us with renewed hope and determination. Though it sometimes feels like a setup to fail, it’s vital to set aspirations and benchmarks for the new year, though we know there will be gaffes along the way. What’s important is to learn from mistakes—our own and those of others. Here are some you can avoid in 2015.
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