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  • Truck-Rental Leases
    If I wanted to offer truck rentals at my facility, wouldn’t I simply become a dealer for U-Haul, Budget or Penske? Or better yet, why not just buy a truck, get insurance and rent it out myself? These are all good questions if you’re considering entering the truck-rental ...More
    March 1, 2007 Kirk W. Nash Posted in Articles
  • Interviewing Obstacle Course
    Editor’s Note: The following article is for informational purposes only and should not be substituted for legal counsel. As a business owner, you probably already know about laws against discriminating against a person because of sex, race, color and creed. However, did you ...More
    March 1, 2007 Tredd Barton Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate
    If you have a sales, grand opening, groundbreaking or other transaction you would like listed here, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to . Riordan and Milner Corona purchased the StorQuest Self Storage in ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
    Our roundtable of experts gathered this month to discuss the Northeast United States. These are interesting times, and I’ve asked our local brokers straightforward questions about their regions that are pertinent to every self-storage owner—and potential buyers. Joining the ...More
    March 1, 2007 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Mobile Storage Goes Dutch
    This summer, along with tulips and warm days, mobile storage came to The Netherlands. When traditional self-storage was introduced to the Dutch nine years ago, the population was quick to grasp the concept. But some customers can’t or don’t want the trouble of ...More
    March 1, 2007 Erwin Fleer Posted in Articles
    The Fresno metropolitan statistical area (MSA) includes Fresno County in California’s Central Valley. Fresno has over a million irrigated acres dedicated to agriculture, making it a leading agribusiness hub. The area’s key location makes it a base for distribution and ...More
    March 1, 2007 Self Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Development
  • On the Web
    Check out web-exclusive features available at, including fantastic freebies! Every month, ISS offers an array of online reader perks. Read more... ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
    The Price Is Right is one of those TV game shows that seem so easy anyone can do it. All you have to do is heed Bob Barker’s invitation to “come on down” and play games in which you guess the price of common consumer items. It sounds simple. You would think an informed ...More
    March 1, 2007 Neal Gussis and Minh Tran Posted in Articles
    It's almost impossible to imagine effectively running a self-storage business without equipment like telephones, computers, special accounting software and maybe even an access-control system. But what actually prevents you from renting to a tenant who will use his unit for ...More
    March 1, 2007 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
    Whether or not your self-storage facility is near a military base, you have an opportunity to help military customers. As a self-storage manager, I often ask myself, what can we do for our troops that would be equally good for business? Well, we can certainly treat military ...More
    March 1, 2007 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles