• 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
  • Payroll
    Editor's note: This month's topic is special to self-storage owners. Though this column generally focuses on points unique to managers, we recognize there are still owners who manage their own facilities and will grapple with some of these ownership issues. Every owner has ...More
    May 1, 2002 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • O'Neil Software Inc.
    O'NEIL SOFTWARE INC., IN ITS 20 YEARS providing records-storage solutions, has worked with hundreds of people in different aspects of the records-storage, self-storage and moving and storage industries. Clients range from the industry veteran with many years of experience ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Development, Technology
  • Self-Storage Over the Web
    Joe Twentysomething suddenly wakes during the night with the realization he's five days late with his storage payment. His battered but beloved Tama drum kit, precious collection of long-play albums, family photos and Auntie Agatha's antique roll-top desk are among his many ...More
    May 1, 2002 Elaine Beall Posted in Articles, Technology
  • "Do It Yourself" Feasibility
    Before you purchase a piece of land for the purpose of building a storage facility, you must conduct a feasibility study. To not do so would be foolish. This holds true no matter how much experience you have in the storage field--or any other field, for that matter. Each ...More
    May 1, 2002 Fred Gleeck Posted in Articles
  • Lockouts, Lien Sales and Compensation
    This is the first column I've written since I spoke at the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Las Vegas, and I'd like to take the opportunity to thank the individuals who made my participation possible. Thank-you to the folks at Inside Self-Storage for continuing to help us in our ...More
    May 1, 2002 David Fleming Posted in Articles
  • The Midwest, Round Two
    At the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Las Vegas, Feb. 13-15, we saw a lot of interest in the industry because of the instability of the stock market and people's desire for the steady cash flow self-storage offers. For this month's roundup, we focus on self-storage as an ...More
    May 1, 2002 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • If Your Tenant Files Bankruptcy
    Author's note: I have put off addressing this topic in my column because significant bankruptcy-reform legislation has been proposed in at least the last four congressional legislative sessions. If this legislation passes in its current form, some of the actions recommended ...More
    April 2, 2002 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • Thoughts From the Road
    The Federal Trade Commission recently reported that identity theft is one of the largest areas of concern it hears expressed by Americans. The issue of identity theft is a double-edged sword for the self-storage industry. On one side, we can become victims if a customer ...More
    April 1, 2002 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • More Marketing 102
    Last month, I ventured into the never-neverland of marketing viewpoints and tried to show how perception of a product--not the actual physical offering--is the arena of marketers. I showed how media can create a label or symbol that has value independent of any product. I ...More
    April 1, 2002 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles