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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
03/18/2010

Customer Income Potential

By Amy Campbell
Blogger Gina Six Kudo takes a closer look at the value of each self-storage customer in relation to marketing dollars spent.
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03/17/2010

Goal for SST: 3,000 Users by July 4

By Amy Campbell
Self-Storage Talk Community Manager John Carlisle sets an ambitious goal for the forum: Grow to 3,000 registered users by the Fourth of July. Want to be part of the movement? ...
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03/15/2010

Getting Involved in Your Community

By Amy Campbell
Supporting the community in which your facility resides can be a critical component to long-term success. It’s an easy marketing strategy that can reap big rewards. Why? Because it helps your community see you as a person, not just a business.
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03/12/2010

Get a Job, Sell Stuff, Form a Partnership on Self-Storage Talk

By Amy Campbell
Self-Storage Talk, the largest online forum in the self-storage industry, is obviously great for asking questions, sharing problems, making suggestions and connecting with new people. But there are a few other uses that are easy to overlook:  forging a business partnership, getting a job or selling items.
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03/10/2010

Online Lien-Sale Notifications: Whose Onus Is It?

By Amy Campbell
An editorial in The Oshkosh Northwestern today bemoans the fact that new legislation may allow self-storage lien sales in the state of Wisconsin to be publicized online rather than in a print newspaper. Assembly Bill 707 is one of four bills moving through the state legislature that will change Wisconsin’s public-notice laws, and author Peter Fox, executive director of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and a director of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, is none too thrilled about it.
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03/09/2010

Improve Your Cold-Calling Skills

By Amy Campbell
Cold calling on customers can be a real challenge, especially for inexperienced self-storage managers. Self Storage 101's Bob Vamvas offers these guidelines for making the process easier and more successful.
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03/05/2010

What Happens at the ISS Vegas Expo … Continues on the Forum

By Amy Campbell
Self-Storage Talk Community Manager John Carlisle highlights SST's adventures at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo, and encourages self-storage professionals to keep the momentum going online.
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