• 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
  • 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