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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
11/20/2009

Self-Storage Real Estate and Job Listings

By Amy Campbell
The most popular use for the Inside Self-Storage classifieds section has always been to promote self-storage properties for sale or to seek managers and management teams to operate a self-storage facility. When we launched the Self-Storage Talk online community in January 2008, we immediately had inquiries from industry owners, brokers and management companies who wanted to know if it was OK to ...
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11/16/2009

Are You Reaching Out to Your Medical Community?

By Amy Campbell
Many self-storage operators have enjoyed having pharmaceutical reps and local hospitals as tenants over the years. Now's the time for self-storage professionals to tap into this growing customer base.
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11/13/2009

Self-Storage Marketing Gems

By Amy Campbell
We've just entered production on the Inside Self-Storage January issue, the focus of which is self-storage marketing and promotions. If we haven't drilled the importance of this critical business area into your heads by now, we're going to keep harping on it!But the reason I mention it now is because I've just received an e-mail from one of the winners of the ISS "Best in Self-Storage Marketing ...
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11/10/2009

Self-Storage Talk: A Community That Cares! Really!

By Amy Campbell
When a Self-Storage Talk forum member asks his online friends to help his son's football team win a contest, forum members step to the challenge.
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11/06/2009

The Effect of Self-Storage Concessions

By Amy Campbell
This week the self-storage REITs released their financial results for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2009. Not surprisingly, they've reported some losses on the revenue side over the same quarter in 2008. But decreased volume is not necessarily to blame. The primary culprit may be what the operators have had to do to attract and keep business. Sovran Self Storage continues to make extensive ...
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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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