• A Self-Storage Cinderella Story
    With the increase of multimillion-dollar self-storage projects that feature state-of-the art security, software and amenities, owners of older properties struggle to compete for market share. The solution? Renovation—at a reasonable cost. Every property, regardless of age, ...More
    July 2, 2007 Sharon Pallas Posted in Articles
  • Art of Marketing
    If you’ve ever read the classic Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell, you know most people have love, money and anything they desire well within their reach. If you haven’t had the pleasure, I recommend the book as a “must read” for just about anybody. The story is about ...More
    July 2, 2007 Derek M. Naylor Posted in Articles
  • Rental-Truck Maintenance
    Maintenance: 1) to keep or keep up; 2) to keep in continuance or in a certain state of repair; 3) to support by providing what is needed. The majority of people reading this article are entrepreneurs who run their own businesses. Hopefully, you know what it takes to run and ...More
    July 2, 2007 Kirk W. Nash Posted in Articles
  • Letter From the Editor
    On my street, there’s a lady by the name of Dorothy. Now, I’m no spring chicken, but compared to Dorothy whose 95, I’m really young. Still, that’s not the only reason I like having her in my neighborhood. In these parts, all the houses are really old; most are even older ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • All About Storage
    One of the major challenges facing storage owners and operators in the “new storage generation” is finding the right staff to administer day-to-day operations of their facilities. The ever-increasing competition, changing customer base and owner demands pose greater ...More
    July 2, 2007 Cheryl Kelley Posted in Articles
  • Building Rapport
    This is the first 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 to ...More
    July 2, 2007 Bruce McCardle Posted in Articles
  • At the Car Wash
    Over the past few months, I’ve attended a number of tradeshows for self-storage as well as the car-wash industry. The buzz in the investor community for both businesses was extremely active. Many people have expressed tremendous interest in acquiring an existing and/ or ...More
    July 2, 2007 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • Adventures In Storage
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    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate
    If you have a sales, grand opening, groundbreaking or other transaction you would like listed here, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to storagenews@vpico.com. Leigh Richter of Joe Foster Co. represented Rearden Capital Corp., a ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Supply Side
    Cleveland, Ohio-based Supply Side provides packaging, shipping and moving retail products to self-storage facilities, parcel service centers and specialty retailers. In addition to retail products, the 30-year-old company offers tailored merchandising programs to meet the ...More
    July 2, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles