• Automation Debate
    Automation Debate I used to be what you'd call a technophobe. In college, the wee hours of the morning would frequently find me writing out papers by hand and then reproducing and editing them via typewriter. My roommate, who had a Macintosh computer with a word-processing ...More
    February 1, 1999 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles, Technology
  • 1999 State of the Industry Report
    1999 State of the Industry Report By Tom Brecke The end of the century is shaping up to be an interesting time for the self-storage industry. After years of steady, unfettered growth, current signals indicate a possible slowdown in an industry that has done nothing but ...More
    January 1, 1999 Tom Brecke Posted in Articles, Development, Finance
  • What Every Seller Dreams About...Part IIExamining segments empowers owners to understand user needs
    What Every Seller Dreams About...Part IIExamining segments empowers owners to understand user needs By Harley Rolfe Moving is grubby work. It's dirty and physically demanding. Friends are imposed upon, vehicles rented or borrowed, and stuff gets misplaced. The hope of the ...More
    January 1, 1999 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • State Your Case
    State Your Case I have to admit that each year, the January issue of Inside Self-Storage is one of my favorites. Why? Because it contains our annual "State of the Industry" article. It offers readers the chance to step back and take a look at the self-storage ...More
    January 1, 1999 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • OK...What's That Question?Should 'take-no-prisoners' marketing have wide application within the self-storageindustry?
    OK...What's That Question?Should 'take-no-prisoners' marketing have wide application within the self-storage industry? Editor's note: This is the first of a five-part series that will show how to apply classical marketing practices to the self-storage industry. It should be ...More
    January 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Mako Steel Inc.Making It All Work
    Mako Steel Inc.Making It All Work By Teri L. Lanza Who would have thought that a successful company averaging 50 percent annual growth and anticipating $15 million in sales this year would have sprouted from some simple diligence and a dining-room table? But it did. In ...More
    January 1, 1999 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Futures Forecast
    Futures Forecast By Harley Rolfe The following article is the first in a new, monthly series for Inside Self-Storage entitled "Hard-Nosed Marketing" by Harley Rolfe. The column will focus on the application of formal marketing principles to the self-storage ...More
    January 1, 1999 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 1/99: Ask The Waldmans
    Where's My Stuff? DEAR WALDMANS: I have been in the storage business for almost eight years. During that time period, I have had my share of delinquent tenants. It is always an experience to enter into a lockout procedure. There is so much aggravation in the entire process ...More
    January 1, 1999 Posted in Articles
  • Customer Storage InsuranceProtecting Yourself Against Litigation
    Customer Storage InsuranceProtecting Yourself Against Litigation By David Wilhite As you may know, every self-storage facility operator may be subject to litigation from tenants who have suffered damage to their goods. The good news for facility owners is that our courts ...More
    January 1, 1999 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Collection Tips and TechniquesStrategies to collect money faster
    Collection Tips and TechniquesStrategies to collect money faster By Pamela Alton Collections today are said to be 95 percent psychology and 5 percent muscle. This article contains collection tips, techniques and thoughts that can aid you and your managers in collecting more ...More
    January 1, 1999 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles