• 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
  • 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
  • Adventures in Storage
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    April 2, 2007 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
  • 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
  • Hungry for Development?
    People with a track record in other business types often think self-storage is no different than anything else. Investors who enter the business with an open mind and a willingness to learn from experts have a much greater chance to meet goals quickly and successfully. True ...More
    April 2, 2007 Ray McRae Posted in Articles, Development