• Choosing a Management Company
    As the self-storage industry becomes increasingly competitive, it’s imperative your self-storage operation run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. At the helm, owners need an individual or a management company knowledgeable about current industry trends, market ...More
    April 2, 2007 Brian Byrd and Jeff Etter Posted in Articles
  • THE ART OF MARKETING
    If you have remote self-storage facilities or plan to take the next step toward one, building solid systems is vital to your success. Fast-food franchises serve up a great example. Sample this … Once or twice a year I get in the mood for a Burger King Whopper. Immediately ...More
    April 2, 2007 Derek M. Naylor Posted in Articles
  • On the Web
    Check out web-exclusive features available at www.insideselfstorage.com, including fantastic freebies! Every month, ISS offers an array of online reader perks. Read more... ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • ALL ABOUT STORAGE
    All self-storage owners must decide between self-managing a site or hiring a management company. How will you decide the best direction for your facility? Many lenders and partnership agreements require an experienced management company to operate facilities they finance. ...More
    April 2, 2007 Cheryl Kelley Posted in Articles
  • THOUGHTS FROM THE ROAD
    Second chances. Do-overs. Mulligans. Benefits of the doubt. These are all hallmarks of businesses and individuals that recognize that people sometimes make mistakes. however, at what point should compassion and understanding stop? You don’t want your business to be taken ...More
    April 2, 2007 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Adventures in Storage
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    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Facility Spotlight: Cornville Country Storage
    When Isaac Asimov wrote I Robot in 1959, he portrayed a future where artificial intelligence relieved humans of the day-to-day drudgery of life. Although not quite a robot, a talking self-serve kiosk is driving the success of two newcomers to the storage industry. Michelle ...More
    April 2, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles, Technology
  • People
    If you have a staff-related announcement such as a promotion, new hire or award you would like to include in the magazine, send an e-mail to storagenews@vpico.com. High-resolution, digital photos are appreciated. Lewis Joins BETCO Sales Staff Ryan Lewis has joined BETCO as ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles, Construction
  • REAL ESTATE ROUNDUP
    Our roundtable of experts this month discusses the self-storage market in the Southeastern United States. William Barnhill, Representing the Florida Panhandle Omega Properties Inc., Mobile, Ala. Occupancy levels in northwest Florida have benefited from additional demand ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Just Starting Out?
    Self-storage may look like a sure-fire cash cow to curious investors; but with land prices, insurance costs and real estate taxes skyrocketing, understanding the finely tuned operational needs of this real estate investment is key to a successful project. Using an ...More
    April 2, 2007 Linnea Appleby Posted in Articles