• Overtime Revisited
    The following article is published in response to an abundance of questions generated by the author's March 2002 article, "Contending With a Lawsuit," which addressed employment-law issues and, specifically, salary vs. hourly-wage requirements for facility managers. It is ...More
    June 1, 2002 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • The Mid-Size Owners Group
    Self-storage ownership generally comprises four broad categories: First are the large, publicly traded companies, and there are only five of these. Next are those companies with more than 10 facilities or 1 million square feet of rentable space. These are not publicly ...More
    June 1, 2002 Elaine M. Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Business-Interruption
    Every self-storage facility owner should be aware of the need to protect his income against business interruptions. If you should sustain a direct physical loss from a fire or other covered cause of loss, the chances are good you will also suffer an indirect loss of income. ...More
    May 1, 2002 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Soaring Interest in Records Management
    Interest in the development of new, commercial records businesses has never been higher. Entrepreneurs desiring an unusually high return on investment are drawn to this industry. New startups are at an all-time peak. There has never been a better time to enter the ...More
    May 1, 2002 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • DOS to Windows
    Thousands of self-storage facilities have yet to make the change from DOS to Windows management software. Every one of them knows that, sooner or later, they will make this jump; but for one reason or another, they are not yet ready to do so. The most common reason, I ...More
    May 1, 2002 Michael Richards Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Creating Your Own Website
    You operate a great self-storage facility. Your site security and customer service are top-notch. You purchased advertising space in both the local newspaper and the Yellow Pages. You want to entice people from the local area, not around the globe, so a web page never ...More
    May 1, 2002 Doug Carner Posted in Articles, Technology
  • technohostage
    THE WORD ON VOCATION STREET THESE DAYS IS "Technologize or die." If you don't join in the automation nation, your competition will kick you in the dirt and laugh at your folly. Computerize, or run the risk of becoming an anathema of the business world. I hate to say it, but ...More
    May 1, 2002 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Must-Have Management Software
    Chart of Software Suppliers Adobe Acrobt Reader Required,available here Management software isn't just for bookkeeping, and it's no longer optional for self-storage facilities wanting to stay atop the industry curve. Software allows a facility owner and manager to ...More
    May 1, 2002 Matt Morgan Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Automatic Rent Collection
    Modern management software can collect your rental revenue automatically, without any action by your employees. The benefits are profound: reduced overhead, accurate auditing, reduced customer costs, increased occupancies and increased rental rates. Once you learn a few ...More
    May 1, 2002 Douglas Carner Posted in Articles, Finance, Technology
  • Records-Storage Software
    Chart of Software Suppliers When selecting a records-management program for your business, there are several things to consider. First and foremost, you must select a program designed to fulfill the needs of your record center today and into the future. Too many new users ...More
    May 1, 2002 Anne Sommi Edmonson Posted in Articles, Technology