• Constructing Boat and RV Storage
    Whether offered as a stand-alone business or part of a traditional self-storage operation, boat and RV storage is on the rise, and one of the primary questions of operators in the industry is: How can I make this kind of storage work on my property? Land costs are also ...More
    October 1, 2004 Caesar Wright Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 10/2004: Construction Corner
    Construction Corner is a Q&A column committed to answering reader-submitted questions regarding construction and development. Inquiries may be sent to construction@ministorage.com. Q: I am looking to remodel my management of. ce and would like to build a security ...More
    October 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Development
  • Somethin’ on the Side
    Somethin’ on the SideRecords storage as a part-time business By Rob Perry Would you like to have a side business you can run in just a few hours per week and will bring in a couple thousand dollars per month? Records storage is that kind of enterprise. It can be as big or ...More
    October 1, 2004 Rob Perry Posted in Articles
  • Imagine the Possibilities … With Ancillary Services
    Competition in self-storage isn’t going away; it’s getting tougher. In many markets, storage is regarded as a mass-produced commodity. What sets your facility apart? Don’t hesitate to take a hard look at how you compare to the guy down the block, because potential clients ...More
    October 1, 2004 Kimberly Hundley Posted in Articles
  • Open Road to Success: Reaching Your RV Market
    Moving Toward Profit With Boat/RV Marketing By Fred Gleeck Whether you offer spaces as part of a self-storage, marina or RV operation, this article will show you ways to rent more spaces at higher prices. There is only one way to calculate your success: Compare how many ...More
    October 1, 2004 Fred Gleeck Posted in Articles
  • The Convenience Store
    Smaller, Simpler, More Profitable By Cary F. McGovern This article discusses why small records-storage clients may be more valuable than large accounts in a self-storage records center. It is possible to yield three to four times per unit of storage compared to the local ...More
    October 1, 2004 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • What Does This Mean for Self-Storage?
    The End of an Era By Michael L. McCune No, not all of the Beatles are dead. But the handwriting is on the wall for the era of low interest rates. You may be asking, “What are the signs of impeding rise in the cost of borrowed money?” First, the Federal Reserve has raised ...More
    October 1, 2004 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Firing Emotional Triggers
    Everything we do has an emotional trigger. No matter how much you hope people are guided by logic and reason, it is often emotion that moves them to act. This is especially true of self-storage customers; so if you know which triggers drive the shopping and decision-making ...More
    October 1, 2004 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • More Than Soap & Bubbles
    More Than Soap & BubblesSuccess is car-wash construction is all in the planning By Sara Cooper Contrary to the popular saying, “If you build it, they will come,” a successful car-wash site requires a lot more than construction to draw customers. First and foremost, you ...More
    October 1, 2004 Sara Cooper Posted in Articles
  • Sterling Management Services
    Sterling Management ServicesMatching properties with profits By Kimberly Hundley When Sterling Management Services takes on a new project or problem-child facility, you can be sure it won’t resort to a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, each property’s distinctive ...More
    October 1, 2004 Kimberly Hundley Posted in Articles