• Getting Trashed?
    Most every week, some newspaper or other runs an article about how Americans are so attached to their STUFF, painting self-storage as some vulture of an industry waiting to prey on this weakness for materialism. OK, so we all know humans are prisoners of their junk. But ...More
    April 3, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • ISS Reno Expo to Address Canadian Self-Storage Issues
    Inside Self-Storage has extended a special invitation to members of the Canadian self-storage community for its upcoming Summer Expo in Reno-Tahoe, Nev., July 24-27, 2007. ...More
    April 3, 2007 Posted in News
  • Florida Self Storage Association Makes Announcements
    The Florida Self Storage Association has made announcements regarding its annual conference and expo, a boat/RV storage lease for members and its Charitable Committee. ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • News
    Please submit your news releases to storagenews@vpico.com. What You Think of ISS: Results of 2007 Reader Survey Inside Self-Storage recently conducted its 2007 Reader Survey to get feedback from those who use its many resources: ISS magazine, website, weekly e-newsletter, ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Convert to Remote Management With Kiosks
    A new type of self-storage conversion has appeared upon the horizon of possibilities. Forget modifying an office building into self-storage, or converting an older facility to climate control. Instead of reshaping steel and concrete, today’s conversions can mean remote ...More
    April 2, 2007 Curtis Sojka Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Know Thyself
    How to best manage your self-storage business is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as an owner. As you develop your management plan, you must objectively gauge your individual talents, availability and knowledge regarding your market and business. A good ...More
    April 2, 2007 Benjamin Burkhart Posted in Articles
  • Look and Listen
    Third-party self-storage management, or fee management, is best suited to absentee owners whose main focus is another business, and owners/developers who realize day-to-day facility oversight isn’t the best use of their time. The key appeal is to be free of employees and ...More
    April 2, 2007 M. Anne Ballard Posted in Articles
  • ISS Puzzler
    ACROSS 1. Large self-storage management group that’s probably first in the phone book! 3. Self-storage management co.; also CeO, for example 7. Former 9. Outlay 10. Busy entrepreneurs go for ___-___ management of their facilities 12. Infrared, for short 13. __ , the people ...More
    April 2, 2007 Myles Mellor Posted in Articles
  • 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