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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell
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07/11/2006

Sorry, New Jerseyans

Saturday's a big day for New Jersey businesses. Whether they like it or not, July 15th marks the start date of a statewide sales-tax increase from 6 percent to 7 percent. And that's not all. Storage operators get theirs on October 1, when the new tax will be levied on a whole host of previously exempt services, including self-storage. How will this affect rentals for facilities in the state? I'd ...
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06/28/2006

No good deed...

Every spring, Inside Self-Storage compiles the data for its new annual Buyer's Guide and Top-Operators List, which gets published as the magazine's August issue. And every spring, we have companies that—for whatever reason—miss the boat on these free opportunities. Perhaps they never received the fax or e-mail invitation to participate; or their form got lost in the cybersphere; or the person ...
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06/22/2006

Drugs, bombs and deadbeat tenants who sue... Does it get any better than this?

When you work in self-storage, reading industry-related news is generally about as pleasant as having your teeth cleaned. Sure, we can blame the media for exploiting sensationalist events; but let's also accept the fact that storage attracts some scum. Articles I've read over the past week serve to confirm this: a guy who set himself ablaze while cooking up meth in a storage unit in Mobile, Ala.; ...
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06/16/2006

State of the Industry

As a magazine that caters exclusively to the self-storage business, Inside Self-Storage receives frequent inquiries from readers and vendors regarding the state of the industry. People want to know about the stength of potential investments, the saturation of specific geographic markets, the demand for products and services in various states, etc. While we strive to provide the most in-depth ...
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06/08/2006

OoOoOo, Scary! The Noir Side of Reno

Are you the type that enjoys a good fright? Then don't miss the Reno Mystery History Ghost Walk when you join us for the Inside Self-Storage Reno Expo, July 19-22! ...
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06/07/2006

The Need to Screen

On Tuesday, June 13th, Inside Self-Storage and Jeff Greenberger will host the next webinar in the Legal Learning series: "The Benefits and Cautions Involved in Tenant Screening." Most storage operators these days recognize the importance of this practice; but I want to talk for a moment about employee screening, because it's equally critical. First, let me tell a quick personal story. Late last ...
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05/31/2006

Heavenly Storage?

It's not often you see self-storage all rolled up in a neat little package with religion, but a post in today's East Texas Review Gospel News makes an interesting little connection: We don't need to store things on earth because if you're a "good Christian," you're "laying up treasures in heaven" (Matthew 6:19-21). Here's the relevant excerpt from Dr. David Dykes: Over the last 40 years, a new ...
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