• Numbers Don't Lie...
    Numbers Don't Lie...Unit sequencing demands planning By Matt Morgan Since 1985, self-storage owners Joe and Lolita Bader have been specializing in self-storage unit-door numbering through their Corpus Christi, Texas-based business, Quik# - Door Numbers. The Baders, whose ...More
    January 1, 2001 Matt Morgan Posted in Articles
  • Door Maintenance
    Door MaintenanceKeep them rolling and looking good By Teresa Sedmak Storage doors are considered a trademark of the self-storage industry. They are its most recognizable feature--when people see a series of doors, they normally think storage. That being the case, the ...More
    January 1, 2001 Teresa Sedmak Posted in Articles
  • State of the Industry
    State of the Industry In addition to the introduction of our annual State of the Industry report, my comments here should be of particular interest to this audience. At the close of each year, Inside Self-Storage speaks with several of this industry's most knowledgable and ...More
    January 1, 2001 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Convenience Trumps Economy...
    Convenience Trumps Economy... By Harley Rolfe Convenience trumps economy. That's how most customers see it; but many suppliers seem to miss this fact. The instinctive reaction of many self-storage owners when they see they're earning less than their desired income is to ...More
    January 1, 2001 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • Marketing for the Holidays
    Marketing for the Holidays By Pamela Alton Is it me, or do the seasons seem to fly by these days? Here we are in the midst of winter, with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming upon us faster than any of us seem prepared for. Now is the time to think about "specialty ...More
    December 1, 2000 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • Commercial Records Management 2001
    Commercial Records Management 2001 By Cary F. McGovern Commercial records management moved into the third millennium with a great deal of change. What is the effect of industry consolidation, the movement to digital records and the use of the Internet? How has the industry ...More
    December 1, 2000 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Managing Business Growth
    Managing Business GrowthHow to utilize simplicity and respect in advancing your business By Stan Colona If your ultimate goal as a self-storage operator is to develop your business to a significant-sized operation, you will need to pay special attention to the management of ...More
    December 1, 2000 Stan Colona Posted in Articles
  • Uncorking the Secrets of Wine Storage
    Uncorking the Secrets of Wine StorageMaking this highly specialized ancillary work for your self-storage business By George McCord At Plantation Self Storage in Bluffton, S.C, the door and outside walls of the wine-storage room, which are visible from the storage office, ...More
    December 1, 2000 George McCord Posted in Articles
  • Grape Expectations
    Grape Expectations According to Proverbs (21:17), "He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich." But I prefer the sentiments of Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Give me wine to wash me clean from the weather-stains of ...More
    December 1, 2000 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 12/2000: Boat and RV Storage
    Boat and RV StorageAn interview with Tim Soder, president of VersaTube Building Systems The staff of Inside Self-Storage recently had the opportunity to speak with Tim Soder, president of VersaTube Building Systems, to discuss the potential of boat and RV storage for ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in Articles