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  • E-Mail Scam
    At least once a week, I receive e-mail messages that my bank account is on security alert and I must immediately update all my personal financial information. The only thing is, I’ve never even heard of Yakima Credit Union or United First Bank, let alone opened an ...More
    April 8, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Good Boss/Bad Boss
    Do you ever wonder what your employees say when you’re not around? Hopefully, the words are kind. But we’ve all been in the situation where we’ve had a boss we just didn’t like. Maybe he was a micromanager, expected too much, didn’t recognize ...More
    April 7, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Achieving Greater Heights With Some Management Help
    Over the last decade, the self-storage industry has grown to new heights. Today’s self-storage facilities are built better, featuring the newest technological advancements and catering to a customer’s every need. With reasonable interest rates and quality returns, the ...More
    April 7, 2008 Tammy Ross Posted in Articles, Management
  • Investing in Facility Management: What You Get
    Choosing the right third-party property-management company doesn’t have to be the daunting task it sometimes seems to be. There are several things that you, as a self-storage owner, can do to prepare yourself and guarantee the right fit for your business. Making the ...More
    April 5, 2008 Sarah Little Posted in Articles, Management
  • Cartoonist With a Research Project
    John Roser has graced the pages of Inside Self-Storage magazine for more than two years now with his industry cartoon titled "Adventures in Storage." If you're a reader, then you've seen installments of it in our monthly news section. What a talent this guy has!But ...More
    April 4, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Hawaii Self Storage Launches 'Rent to Charity' Program
    Hawaii Self Storage is launching a new program as part of its Community Pride outreach initiative. “Rent to Charity” gives customers the option to donate their first month's rent to a nonprofit organization of their choice. ...More
    April 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • Components of the Third-Party Management Package
    Services offered by management companies run the gamut within our niche industry. Some include "soup to nuts" and all courses in between, while others are very basic. What role do management companies play in the startup and ongoing success of your self-storage property? Is ...More
    April 3, 2008 M. Anne Ballard Posted in Articles, Management
  • Storage ‘Rides the Lightning’
    Last weekend, I was cleaning out my junk drawer—you know, that place where you stash things until you can “someday” sort them out. I found my ticket stub from last year's Slayer/Marilyn Manson concert in Phoenix, which I attended with like-minded friends. ...More
    April 2, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • Hiring the Right Management Firm for You
    One result of industry maturation is that many owners have turned to property-management firms that specialize in self-storage for the expertise needed to maximize the return on their investments. Management companies can provide a competitive edge for self-storage ...More
    April 2, 2008 Maurice Pogoda and Tom Berlin Posted in Articles, Management
  • American Buildings Recognizes Watson for Self-Storage Design Excellence
    Watson Building Co. Inc. received this year’s Excellence in Design Award in the self-storage category from American Buildings Co. ...More
    April 2, 2008 Posted in News