• Victoria's (Self-Storage) Secret
    Victoria's (Self-Storage) SecretPositioning your facility to attract "Victoria," the core of your customer base By Martin Knuppe Developing in high-end communities has caused a substantial increase in construction costs. Several years ago, I came to the disturbing ...More
    February 1, 2001 Martin Knuppe Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 02/2001: Orlando, Fla.
    Orlando, Fla.The Booming East Side By RK Kliebenstein Editor's note: The Market Profile, a new addition to Inside Self-Storage, will focus each month on the state of self-storage development in a unique geographical area. Suggestions for "hot spots" to be examined ...More
    February 1, 2001 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Development
  • One on One
    One on Onewith Michael Richards Michael Richards has been involved in the storage industry for more than 20 years, and got his start in the self-storage software business in 1986. His company, Hawaii-based HI-TECH Smart Systems Inc., entered the industry with the launch of ...More
    February 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • So Money
    So Money mon*ey \ 'm&-nE\ adj. : involving or reliable in a crucial situation; valuable; top shelf Conceptualized, written and coproduced by Jon Favreau in 1996, Swingers made quite a stir with its cast of Hollywood retro-Rat Pack ruffians--and the colorful vocabulary ...More
    February 1, 2001 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Bumps in the Road
    Our Pursuit of Convenience By Harley Rolfe Last month we discussed how developing convenience in our offerings might assist in our battle against competition. Recall that General Mills converts a few cents worth of commodity cake ingredients into $1.75 by selling the stuff ...More
    February 1, 2001 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 02/2001: Online Self-Storage
    Online Self-Storage By RK Kliebenstein Editor's note: The opinions of this column are the express convictions of the author. Inside Self-Storage does not endorse individual products or services of industry suppliers. From computer bits and bytes to Xeon processors, from ...More
    February 1, 2001 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Strike Back Through Repositioning
    Strike Back Through RepositioningWhat to do when competition is hitting you where it hurts By RK Kliebenstein The self-storage construction boom is on, and new facilities are popping up everywhere. There is increasing awareness in owners of older facilities that it is tough ...More
    February 1, 2001 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles
  • Quality First
    Quality FirstDigitech International stays on the cutting edge with a simple, old-fashioned idea By Tom Chmielewski Digitech International's 20-plus years working in self-storage security can be summed up in one word: quality. That's how the Asheville, N.C.-based company, ...More
    February 1, 2001 Tom Chmielewski Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 02/2001: Keeping Your Business Insurance Costs in Check
    Keeping Your Business Insurance Costs in Check By David Wilhite The self-storage industry has undergone tremendous changes over the past 20 years, evolving from a core group of small "mom and pop" operations to a large, powerful organization of professional ...More
    February 1, 2001 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Walk the Facility
    Preparing for the New Year By Pamela Alton The excitement of the Christmas season and New Year's has passed, and now it's time to turn our thoughts to spring and the busy summer rental rush. It will be upon us before we know it! The weather will be getting warmer soon and ...More
    February 1, 2001 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles