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10/26/2007

Storage Spooktacular

What I'm about to tell you will come as a total shock. Be seated. Have a fan at the ready. I'm a freak about Halloween. Yes, really. Those of you who don't know me are thinking, "So what?" Those of you who do are probably chuckling to yourself, because you know the above is really an understatement. Freak doesn't cover it. Fanatic? Maybe. Think of it this way: If Halloween were a person, I'd be ...
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10/24/2007

Self-Storage Potluck

[A guest blog spot by ISS Editor Drew Whitney.] At the end of last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Greater Northeastern Conference and Trade Show, sponsored by the Massachusetts Self Storage Association. Despite the higher than normal autumn temperatures, the winds were blowing and a torrential downpour set the scene for a dull, gloomy day. Nevertheless, inside the Sheraton Hotel in ...
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10/19/2007

In Times of Great Crisis ...

... there can be a great crisis. And that's just how it is. Here at ISS, we're in a "crisis of bounty," meaning we've got too many good things happening at once. Not a bad problem to have. I'm just dotting the i's and crossing the t's on our December 2007 issue, which focuses on self-storage staffing. It's a must-read for those of you who want tips on hiring, compensation, bonuses, incentives, ...
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10/15/2007

Busted Bad Guys ... How Dumb Can They Be?

[A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Elaine Foxwell.] Part of my job entails searching for news about self-storage for ISS’s "Media Watchdog" department. Some is pretty mundane—zoning changes to allow a facility, charity events and the like. And some are about crime. Not the most auspicious topic, but a nasty reality of life. Well, I came across a few items recently that made me wonder about ...
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10/09/2007

Things Aren’t Always as They Seem

[A guest blog spot by ISS Editor Drew Whitney.] For those who’ve been following the tales of my debut into chicken-farming, the saga continues. For those who have not, a quick summary: We adopted six fluffy chicks in the spring, like many a good farmer (which I’m not). From lemon-size fluffs, they’ve doubled, tripled, quadrupled (at least) in size, as any good hen should; and now every time I ...
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10/05/2007

Kudos to the Martians

I'm a shameless eBay junkie, and a hard-core one at that. Whenever I need to purchase anything, I first research it through standard retail outlets to get a sense of prices and features; then I look for it on eBay. Nine times out of 10, I can find it there, and at a much better price than anywhere else. Needless to say, when eBay sales emerged last year as a budding add-on profit center for ...
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09/28/2007

Reaping Prosperity in the East

[A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Elaine Foxwell.] This is my fifth year working on the Inside Self-Storage U.K./Europe supplement magazine, and I've noticed a change. In the past, many articles originated from the United Kingdom, where the industry is about 16 years old and well-received. This year, though, we take a veritable tour of Europe as more stories come from new areas. The ...
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