• Ultimate Access
    RentPlus Terminal Services Edition Central server, many sites By Kimberly Hundley Got internet? If so, you also have the capacity for a centralized data/program locale linking to multiple sites. This fall, Hi-Tech Smart Systems Inc. released the Terminal Services Edition ...More
    October 1, 2004 Kimberly Hundley Posted in Articles
  • Breaking Into the Car-Wash Business
    Over the past few years, I have had several fortunate opportunities to speak to audiences about the exciting and rewarding car-wash business. But before I share my personal experiences and advice on breaking into the industry, I’d like to give you some history on how ...More
    October 1, 2004 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • Car-Clean Fundamentals
    Entering the car-wash industry as a new operator or owner can be overwhelming. There is so much information, it can take years to digest it all—and equally as long to develop your business model. If you are looking to get started in this business, following are some things ...More
    October 1, 2004 Greg Hart Posted in Articles
  • Wisdom of Solomon
    Ferris Solomon can hardly believe the success of the boat and RV storage business his family started just two years ago in Jacksonville, Fla. The Solomons were well known around town for their other businesses, primarily freight salvage. Over the years, they’d also invested ...More
    October 1, 2004 Kimberly Hundley Posted in Articles
  • True Love, Not Treachery
    True Love, Not Treachery Some regular readers of the magazine and attendees of ISS expos already know this, since the preliminary event took place at our tradeshow in New Orleans last fall. But many do not and, ideally, you only enjoy such an occasion once, so here it is: ...More
    October 1, 2004 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • National Operating Performance Reports
    National Operating Performance Reports Data contributed by Charles Ray Wilson Performance Précis is a new quarterly column based on the detailed findings of Self Storage Data Services Inc. and its newly developed National Operating Performance Reports. The complete reports, ...More
    October 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Records-Storage Software
    The fundamental difference between self-storage and records storage lies in the extent of what they offer customers. Self-storage offers space. Records-storage offers space as well as management, tracking and servicing of inventory. Service can add an additional 45 percent ...More
    October 1, 2004 Anne Sommi Edmonson Posted in Articles
  • Operational Audits for Dummies
    Operational Audits for Dummies By Bob Copper and RK Kliebenstein Storage 101 is a new bimonthly column dedicated to exploring the common business issues of self-storage operators. To suggest topics for this space, send an e-mail to rk@askrk.com. Auditing your self-storage ...More
    October 1, 2004 Bob Copper and RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles
  • Full Steam Ahead
    For the last several years, self-storage entrepreneurs have basked in the success of the RV- and boat-storage market. Construction sales for RV- and boat-storage projects have skyrocketed in many areas across the United States. Still, the need for quality storage has not ...More
    October 1, 2004 Bob Hayworth and Skye Hayworth Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 10/2004: The North-Central Corridor
    The North-Central Corridor By Michael L. McCune This month, I gathered real estate experts to discuss the state of self-storage in the North-Central United States. Let’s hear what they have to say about their respective cities and regions. Our panel of brokers includes: ...More
    October 1, 2004 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles