• Using Your Own Head, Part 2
    This is the second in a new series of columns addressing effective leadership, real success and how to relate to the people around us. "Building Rapport" is part of an interactive process in which reader contribution is the key to making it all work, so you are encouraged ...More
    September 1, 2007 Bruce McCardle Posted in Articles
  • Building a Future in Self-Storage
    Across the country, entrepreneurs are talking about self-storage. The buzz is investing in this business can be very profitable. What's more, seasoned investors aren’t the only ones with their eye on the prize. With lower building and management costs than other real estate ...More
    September 1, 2007 Dean Brown Posted in Articles, Development
  • Sponsors Sign on for Inside Self-Storage Developers' Seminar in Las Vegas
    The Developers' Seminar, one of the most popular attractions of the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo, now has three sponsors: PTI Integrated Systems, SBS Construction and U.S. Door & Building Components. ...More
    August 31, 2007 Posted in News
  • Wonderfully Weightless, or Just Whack?
    It happens before every long weekend ... work will be progressing (or not progressing) as normal ... every cog and wheel churning along at its usual, pedantic pace ... then Thursday hits. Suddenly, many of your previously polite co-workers and customers have seemingly ...More
    August 31, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • The Essentials of Self-Storage Construction
    Interested in the basics regarding self-storage building? This informative e-book covers essentials including site design and unit mix and choosing a construction contractor. ...More
    August 31, 2007 Posted in Reports
  • Trachte Building Systems and Subsidiaries Now Employee Owned
    Sun Prairie, Wis.-based Trachte Building Systems Inc., a manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings for the self-storage industry, is now employee owned thanks to the formation of an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). ...More
    August 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • A Roundabout Tale of How Addictive Television May Have Changed This Blog
    Warning: This is a rambling, roundabout tale. But it does eventually have a point—a point to do with an epiphany I've had about this very blog. If you're looking for insightful storage news, I'm afraid this entry will disappoint. But if you're a regular "Storage Speak" ...More
    August 29, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Boat & RV Storage: It's a Big Deal!
    Self-storage operators from coast to coast are discovering the value of boat and RV storage as an ancillary profit center. But adding this service is more complex than striping a parking lot and assembling some carports. ...More
    August 29, 2007 Posted in Webinars
  • Industry Veterans Form Self-Storage Association of Michigan
    Approximately 25 self-storage owners and operators have banded together to form the Self-Storage Association of Michigan (SSAM), the first organization supporting the industry in the state. ...More
    August 28, 2007 Posted in News
  • Go Mini's Ranks 49 on Inc. 5000 List of Growing Companies
    Go Mini’s, a provider of portable-storage solutions for commercial and residential markets, ranked No. 39 on the newly released “Inc. 5000,” Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the “Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America.” ...More
    August 27, 2007 Posted in News