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  • Self-Served
    On most Sunday evenings, you’ll find me finishing up laundry, wrapping up the weekend cleaning and preparing for the long week ahead. But last night, everything was miraculously done, and I was parked in front of the TV by 9 p.m. (A rare occurrence, I assure you.) ...More
    April 14, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Virtual and Remote Management Techniques
    All across America there are self-storage properties without offices and on-site staff. Back in the old days, prospective tenants could pick their own units, secure them with their own locks, fill out a contract and mail it with a check in the self-addressed stamped ...More
    April 14, 2008 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles, Management
  • Stay on Target With Regular Facility Auditing
    We've all heard the adage, "What gets measured gets done." Now put a spin on that: "What gets monitored will increase your revenue." This may sound far-fetched, but think about it for a moment: Whether you’re a property manager, owner-operator or third-party management ...More
    April 12, 2008 Brian Byrd Posted in Articles, Management
  • Inside Self-Storage Nashville Expo Includes Seminar on Construction/Remodeling Loans
    The Inside Self-Storage Expo in Nashville, Tenn., will include a seminar on securing loans for self-storage construction and remodeling, intended for owners and developers interested in building a new facility, or expanding or renovating an existing one. ...More
    April 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • Steel Moon Risin'
    This week, the media has been flush with articles regarding the sharp increase in steel prices around the globe—particularly in the U.S.—and the reasons for the hike. Just today, we published a press release on the ISS news feed regarding AK Steel Corp.'s ...More
    April 10, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • AK Steel Raises Prices, Other Manufacturers May Follow
    On April 7, AK Steel Corp. raised its prices on all carbon steel products by $150 per ton, and analysts say other steel manufacturers may soon follow suit. ...More
    April 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • The Importance of Management Reports
    Are you thinking about retaining the services of a property-management firm to operate your self-storage business? Perhaps you’ve even narrowed your search to a couple of companies that charge similar fees, and you feel you could work well with either. Their services—hiring ...More
    April 10, 2008 Ray McRae Posted in Articles, Management
  • The One-Minute Feel-Good
    I read about the generosity of folks in this industry almost every day. In February, I wrote an article about the staff of Dollar Self Storage in Corona, Calif., that is helping the environment through their program to collect electronic waste (also known as e-waste) for ...More
    April 9, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • Industry Overview: Fee Management
    The concept of third-party self-storage management started to become popular in the '60s and 70s when facility owners decided a) they had more important things to do; b) they did not like or were not capable of handling all operational functions; or c) they recognized that ...More
    April 9, 2008 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles, Management
  • Self-Storage Talk Community Exceeds 1,000 Members, User 1K Wins Prizes
    The membership of Self-Storage Talk, a free online community for the self-storage industry, today exceeded the 1,000 mark. In addition, the forum’s 1,000th member has won several prizes from Inside Self-Storage. ...More
    April 8, 2008 Posted in News