• QuikStor Security & Software
    QuikStor Security & SoftwareEnterprise Suite: corporate office and management software QuikStor Security & Software, based in Sherman Oaks, Calif., is pleased to introduce its new Enterprise Suite corporate office and management software. Features of the package ...More
    September 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 09/2001: The Competition Litmus Test
    The Competition Litmus Test By Harley Rolfe Do you get calls asking about rates for specific unit sizes? That's a heads-up. It means you weren't the caller's first query (who told him what size to request?). It also means he views you as a commodity he can shop. Neither of ...More
    September 1, 2001 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • Layout and Design
    Layout and DesignMaximizing use of your self-storage site By Ken Carrell Anyone can build a building, but how well that building comes out is another story. The design of the facility can make or break a self-storage project. With the cost of land constantly rising, ...More
    September 1, 2001 Ken Carrell Posted in Articles
  • The Standing Seam Roof System
    The Standing Seam Roof SystemMeeting the challenge of installing standing seam on self-storageBy Ken BuchingerYears ago, installing metal roofs on self-storage facilities was relatively easy. Most buildings were narrow and simple rectangular shapes, and a through- fastened ...More
    September 1, 2001 Ken Buchinger Posted in Articles
  • File Found
    File FoundRecords management requires dollars and diligence By Amy Campbell With the advent of computers, ZIP disks and super-quick e-mail, many imagined the amount of paperwork generated annually would begin to diminish. Instead, today's litigation, company reports and ...More
    September 1, 2001 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 09/2001: The Fast-Start Educational Client Symposium
    The Fast-Start Educational Client Symposium By Cary McGovern This article focuses on the fast-start educational client symposium, which has proven to be a significant generator of new records-management business. Since the records-management sales cycle is long--six months ...More
    August 1, 2001 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Thoughts From the Road
    Thoughts From the Road By Jim Chiswell I want to start this month's column with a correction to an article I published in the April 2001 issue of this magazine called "The Feasibility Study." In my haste to make deadline, I made an error in explaining Buzz ...More
    July 1, 2001 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Is Marketing Dead Weight?
    Are You Waiting for Rivals to Strike? By Harley Rolfe There is good reason why it takes the jolt of competition for most business owners--particularly in this industry--to develop a serious interest in marketing. Implementing a sound marketing program requires a change in ...More
    July 1, 2001 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2001: Occupancy Rates as a Marketing Tool
    Occupancy Rates as a Marketing Tool By Fred Gleeck At a recent self-storage tradeshow where I was exhibiting, an operator walked by my booth and looked up at my sign, which read, "How to competition-proof your self- storage facility." As he walked by, I tried to ...More
    July 1, 2001 Fred Gleeck Posted in Articles
  • Go for Mobile
    Go for MobilePortable storage units add flexibility, profitability to your business By Amy Campbell With a self-storage facility seemingly on every corner, standing above the crowd is a challenge in this industry. Offering ancillary products such as packing materials or ...More
    July 1, 2001 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles