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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
11/05/2009

Crime Prevention: What Are You Doing?

By Amy Campbell
While crime has always been a threat to self-storage owners and managers, it seems the number of robberies, arsons and break-ins has been on the rise over the past year. In addition to physical security measures, there are other steps self-storage operators and owners can take to keep themselves and their facilities safe from crime.
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11/03/2009

Changing the Attitude, Hopefully

By Amy Campbell
While trying to understand her self-storage customers' need to bemoan their hardships, blogger Gina Six Kudo hopes to inspire more positive thinking with a clever sign posted outside the self-storage office of Cochrane Road Self Storage in Morgan Hill, Calif.
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10/30/2009

Texas Self Storage Association Delivers Excellent Show

By Amy Campbell
Texas self-storage operators and owners turned out in droves for the annual Texas Self Storage Association tradeshow, packed with education and an exhibit hall.
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10/27/2009

Auctioning Personal Records in Self-Storage: Getting Your Due vs. Bad Policy and PR

By Amy Campbell
This year, the issue of abandoned records in self-storage has really come to the fore, as more and more businesses go bankrupt or lose solvency and fail to pay their rent.
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10/23/2009

ISS Factbook 2010 Coming!

By Amy Campbell
Regardless if you're new to the self-storage industry or a pro, the Inside Self-Storage Factbook is a valuable resource.
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10/21/2009

Debating Dishonesty: A Self-Storage Manager's Perspective

By Amy Campbell
Blogger Gina Six Kudo saw red after reading an e-newsletter suggesting self-storage owners should be more aware of employee theft around the holidays. While she admits there are bad apples in every industry, she challenges the manager stereotype.
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10/19/2009

Debating Dishonesty: Managers' Reputation vs. Owners' Need to Be Informed

By Amy Campbell
Self-storage professionals debate about the danger of manager dishonesty. Should owners be on guard, suspicious of employees? Or should there be more trust? Does a warning against manager scams create an unnecessarily negative image of facility managers? ...
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