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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,
Editor
01/05/2017

5 Tips to Help Self-Storage Tenants Repack Holiday Decorations

By Guest
Providing free storage advice is a terrific way to differentiate your self-storage facility from local competitors. Guest blogger Jonathan Deesing of iMove, offers five tips you can provide your tenants to help them re-organize their holiday decorations for maximum security and accessibility.
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12/22/2016

Year in Review: 2016’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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12/16/2016

Adios 2016! Get Your Self-Storage Operation Ready for the New Year

By Amy Campbell
The new year is just a few weeks away, are you ready? Now's the time to start thinking about your strategies for a more successful self-storage operation in 2017. This includes your budget, marketing, sales approach and more.
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12/12/2016

Making Friends With Millennials, Your Next Big Self-Storage Market

By Teri Lanza
Millennials have now surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest living generation. Why should self-storage operators care? Because they represent a huge target market for your business! That said, you have to know how to successfully reach and communicate with this group and convince them to rent with you. Here are some resources to teach you how.
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12/01/2016

Social Media in the Digital Age: Why It’s Worth Every Self-Storage Operator’s Time

By Guest
Self-storage operators who aren't active on social media are missing a golden opportunity to connect with new and existing customers. Learn which platform is the best for those new to social media and how to make a lasting impression.
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11/23/2016

Mastering Self-Storage Fundamentals Creates Muscle Memory for Your Brain

By Tony Jones
While it’s natural to want to gloss over stories or skip conference sessions covering topics on which you believe you have sufficient knowledge, it’s also important to force yourself to resist this temptation on occasion. The reason is the difference between proficiency and mastery. Staying informed and reviewing self-storage fundamentals creates muscle memory for your brain.
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11/17/2016

Acing Your Next Self-Storage Job Interview

By Amy Campbell
For most of us, a job interview is an anxiety-ridden, frightening event. But it doesn't have to be. Self-storage professionals who are seeking new opportunities need two things: a preparation plan and a healthy does of confidence. Follow this advice to ace your next job interview.
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