• Business-Buying Legalities
    I called my lawyer the other day and asked, “May I ask you three questions for $100?” “Sure,” he replied. “What are the next two questions?” Lawyers are in the business of selling time. Those of us in the car wash and storage businesses sell time too, but we often don’t ...More
    March 1, 2007 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • Background Checks
    One of the most cost-effective ways to limit risk is by reducing criminal activity among tenants and employees through effective background screening. As the owner of a multimillion-dollar facility, would you blindly hand over the keys to strangers without wanting to know ...More
    March 1, 2007 Lori Murphy Posted in Articles
  • FROM THE EDITOR
    Would your facility be able to take a half-million-dollar lawsuit hit? Lawyers specializing in the self-storage industry agree that the legal framework for any operation begins with the rental agreement. Although that’s not news to most owners, many fail to review their ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • RECORDS MANAGEMENT
    Every business is concerned about liability in our litigious society. If you provide records-storage services, you can help protect yourself from lawsuits by following a clear set of rules. Since I’m not a lawyer nor do I play one on TV, I’ll approach this subject with some ...More
    March 1, 2007 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Table of Contents - March 2007
    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Inside Self-Storage is pleased to offer these web-only feature articles to complement its March 2007 print edition. Enjoy!Working With Insurance AgentsFor the best coverage, it's important to build trust and define goals with your insurance representative.By ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • News
    Please submit your news releases to storagenews@vpico.com . Self Storage Promotions Enters Market Revelation Media Networks Inc., an integrated marketing and communications firm, launched a new division, Self Storage Promotions, to serve the needs of industry developers and ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT
    The rebuilding of Sure Save USA Storage in downtown New Orleans is one of the most important projects undertaken by SBS Construction & Development in its 10-year history, say company officials. The facility was 62 percent complete when Hurricane Katrina ripped through ...More
    March 1, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles, Development
  • Products & Services
    If you have a product or service you would like featured in this section, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to storagenews@vpico.com . E-SoftSys ACH Processing E-SoftSys has partnered with Money Transfer Systems to offer turnkey ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Media Watchdog
    As the self-storage industry permeates our communities, it receives increasing attention from mainstream media outlets—and not always favorably. As industry professionals, we should be aware of how self-storage is presented to the public. Media Watchdog is devoted to ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT
    Storage Investment Advisors (SIA) was formed by eight partners to provide advisory services to the transactional side of the self-storage industry. Headquartered in Houston, the firm offers brokerage, valuation analysis and value- enhancement consulting services. Financing ...More
    March 1, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles