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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell
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11/09/2011

Self-Storage Operators: What Did You Sell Today?

There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “Nothing happens until somebody sells something.” This applies to the self-storage industry as much as it does to any other business. You have to sell to get business.
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11/04/2011

Weighing in on Mandatory Tenant Insurance in Self-Storage

Self-Storage Talk members are debating the benefits and drawbacks of mandatory tenant insurance, while ISS and Bader Co. will offer a free webinar Dec. 8 to show operators how it can be a profit center.
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11/02/2011

Moving Forward in Idaho: Self-Storage Operators Should Support Legislation Reversing the State's Purchase of a Facility

House Bill 188 has been languishing in the Idaho legislature since last February. Self-storage operators need to support the bill, which will reverse the state's controversial purchase of a self-storage facility. In fact, every operator should support his local state association and here's why.
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10/21/2011

Self-Storage Marketing: Gaining Support and Know-How

While marketing is a huge part of every self-storage facility’s ultimate success, operators often struggle with it. One of the reasons is a lack of budget. Marketing dollars have to compete with replacing unit doors and roofs, purchasing new management software or even adding solar panels.
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10/18/2011

Are Your Retail Products Made in America?

Does your self-storage facility carry retail products made outside the U.S.? While most self-storage operators want to support products made in the United States, they also have to consider the inflated cost to do so, which may or may not work with current budgets.
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10/04/2011

ISS Expo Kicks Off in Tacoma, Wash., With Education, Networking Events

The Inside Self-Storage World Expo begins today in Tacoma, Wash., with a full day of educational seminars, the popular Self-Storage Q&A and the opening of the exhibit hall. Today’s education features a variety of topics, including a new track for Canadian exhibitors, video marketing, the buy vs. build conundrum, beginner’s insight into social-media sites, choosing a great site for building and writing solid rental agreements.
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09/23/2011

Self-Storage Tenant Insurance: Are Your Customers Covered?

Making sure your self-storage business is covered with adequate insurance is a no-brainer. But what about your tenants? Are they covered in case of a fire, break-in or other loss? Read on to learn more about tenant insurance and how it factors into your facility's success.
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