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  • BETCO Announces Giveaway Winners
    BETCO Announces Giveaway Winners At the Texas Mini Storage Association (TMSA) Convention and Tradeshow, held in San Antonio in September, Kathleen and Eric Stanfill became the lucky winners of a giveaway hosted by BETCO Inc., a self-storage manufacturer. The couple has ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Construction
  • Benefits, Incentives and Bonuses
    “Encouraged people achieve the best; dominated people achieve second best; neglected people achieve the least.” In today’s competitive environment, highly motivated staff is vital to any organization that wishes to achieve results. Therefore, learning to inspire employees ...More
    December 1, 2005 Thomas Krendl Posted in Articles
  • Handling Terminations With Tact
    I love to fire people. Some days I walk around the office just itching to can someone. But it makes me happy when I can’t think of a single reason to do so, because then I know everyone is on task and moving projects forward with skill and ability. Ididn’t always love the ...More
    December 1, 2005 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage: Disasters Sell Records Storage
    After any catastrophe, the need for records management and storage soars. It’s only human nature to avoid the reality of loss until it actually happens. But now hundreds if not thousands of businesses in the Gulf South will no longer exist because of lack of attention to ...More
    December 1, 2005 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Electronic Transactions: A Year in Review
    This year will go down as one of major transition for the electronic-payment industry. Several related issues have had an effect on the self-storage business and the way facilities operate: Compliance Cost Alternative payments Compliance In the credit-card arena, compliance ...More
    December 1, 2005 Ross Federgreen Posted in Articles, Finance
  • World Watch
    News From Around the World Facility Plan to Save Historic Mill After standing empty for three years, a historic mill in Manchester, England, is being revived as part of a mixed development that includes self-storage, industrial units and a gym. Mile End Estates is ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Development
  • At the Car Wash
    A Few Good People Wanted By Fred Grauer The U.S. Marine Corps used to run an ad that said, “Wanted: A Few Good Men.” This same need applies every employer out there. Let’s face it—it’s tough to find and retain good people. So what do you do to be the employer everyone wants ...More
    December 1, 2005 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • A Dedication to Hire Right
    When it comes to hiring, self-storage owners have been known to use some pretty questionable tactics. For example, some may try to lure managers away from competing facilities by offering higher salaries. While this approach may sometimes work, it doesn’t necessarily ...More
    December 1, 2005 David Blum Posted in Articles
  • Training Now and Ever After
    No matter how many years of experience you have in a business, in whatever capacity, the learning process never really ends. As a professional, you should constantly seek to learn new things and keep current on industry trends and developments. Where do you find educational ...More
    December 1, 2005 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles
  • Sales Training and Behavior Maintenance
    Unlike other commercial real estate, self-storage does not require long leases from tenants and, therefore, experiences more turnover. Because of the nature of the business, storage operators and their employees need to excel in the areas of sales and customer service. This ...More
    December 1, 2005 Carol Krendl Posted in Articles