• Priceless
    Priceless Welcome mat for the front door: $8. Plant for the office counter: $12. A box of personalized pens, complete with your facility name, to distribute to prospective tenants: $300. Framing your first dollar earned: Priceless. We've all seen the popular MasterCard ...More
    October 1, 2000 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Hmmm...Hmmm... Records Management?
    Hmmm...Hmmm... Records Management?Deciding if it's a business for you By Cary F. McGovern Over the past few years, I have consulted with more than 200 self-storage operators concerning records management, which has had broad appeal with this industry. I receive at least a ...More
    October 1, 2000 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Space-Age Designs, Part II
    Space-Age Designs, Part IIBuilding self-storage for a new era By Victor Lopez The following is part two of a two-part series on the evolution of self-storage design and site-plan considerations for a new era. As you may recall from reading part one of this series, the ...More
    October 1, 2000 Victor Lopez Posted in Articles
  • Rev Up Those Search Engines
    Rev Up Those Search EnginesMore tips for marketing on the Internet By Michael Zervas Bigger is not necessarily better in the case of the World Wide Web. As the web continues to grow at a rate beyond all expectations, it is becoming increasingly challenging for those of us ...More
    October 1, 2000 Michael Zervas Posted in Articles
  • 'PerfectioNist' Heritage Defines Seattle-Tacoma Box Co.
    'PerfectioNist' Heritage Defines Seattle-Tacoma Box Co. By Barry Morris With today's "new economy" dominated by businesses rooted in technology and other 20th-century breakthroughs, firms with origins in the 19th century and earlier are becoming increasingly ...More
    September 1, 2000 Barry Morris Posted in Articles
  • Thoughts From the Road
    Thoughts From the Road By Jim Chiswell This past summer provided me many unique opportunities. My consulting work, along with some personal travel, gave me the chance to criss-cross America's Heartland, mostly by car. The highways of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois ...More
    September 1, 2000 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • When Lenders Disappear
    At the huge International Council of Shopping Centers convention this past year in Las Vegas, one of the keynote speakers touted there may never be a downturn cycle or major recession in the economy because of a permanent abundance of capital and access to that capital. If ...More
    September 1, 2000 R.K. Kliebenstein, with contributions from Neal Gussis Posted in Articles, Finance
  • S-Men
    S-Men One of the summer's hottest entertainment phenomena, X-Men: The Movie, opened in theaters in July. The film is about a group of children born with an added "X-factor" attached to their genetic code, allowing them to perform extraordinary feats, such as ...More
    September 1, 2000 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Outstanding Community Service
    A truck, some boxes and welcoming, willing hands--that's all it takes to help people in need of storage. But sometimes, when assisting people, you end up indirectly participating in their life decisions and providing help whenever necessary. Self-storage professionals are ...More
    September 1, 2000 Brenda Bilodeau Posted in Articles
  • Space-Age Designs, Part l
    The following is part one of a two-part series on the evolution of self-storage design and site-plan considerations for a new era. Self-Storage has been one of the fastest growth industries to enter the American economy in the past 30 years. Its success can be attributed to ...More
    September 1, 2000 Michael Parham Posted in Articles, Construction