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  • State of the Industry 2001
    State of the Industry 2001Will self-storage's good fortune continue? By Barry Morris After a slow beginning, the 1990s became a decade of unprecedented prosperity for the self-storage industry. New properties emerged in many markets, bringing with them burgeoning consumer ...More
    January 1, 2001 Barry Morris Posted in Articles, Development, Finance, Technology
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 01/2001: Seaworth Safe Sales
    Seaworth Safe SalesThe evolution of a security business Bill Seaworth, owner of Seaworth Safe Sales in Fort Collins, Colo., prides himself on being an entrepreneur. In addition to his popular Fort Knox safes, his business dealings have encompassed such diverse areas as ...More
    January 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • The Self-Storage Door
    The Self-Storage DoorOne of your most major investments By Dan Curtis For a self-storage owner, choosing the right door and getting the most value for the money is a decision that will be lived with as long as a facility is owned. Before making such an important decision, ...More
    January 1, 2001 Dan Curtis Posted in Articles
  • Thoughts From the Road
    Thoughts From the Road By Jim Chiswell Another year is here and, with its arrival, our expectations run high that we might really accomplish the goals we have set for our businesses and ourselves in the year ahead. OK, so some of our New Year's resolutions will be forgotten ...More
    January 1, 2001 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Door Maintenance
    Door MaintenanceKeep them rolling and looking good By Teresa Sedmak Storage doors are considered a trademark of the self-storage industry. They are its most recognizable feature--when people see a series of doors, they normally think storage. That being the case, the ...More
    January 1, 2001 Teresa Sedmak Posted in Articles
  • Numbers Don't Lie...
    Numbers Don't Lie...Unit sequencing demands planning By Matt Morgan Since 1985, self-storage owners Joe and Lolita Bader have been specializing in self-storage unit-door numbering through their Corpus Christi, Texas-based business, Quik# - Door Numbers. The Baders, whose ...More
    January 1, 2001 Matt Morgan Posted in Articles
  • Why Offer Records-Management Services?
    Why Offer Records-Management Services? By Cary F. McGovern Records management is a different business from self-storage. So why would a self-storage operator opt to offer records management at his facility? I have assisted more than 135 business owners and entrepreneurs in ...More
    January 1, 2001 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • State of the Industry
    State of the Industry In addition to the introduction of our annual State of the Industry report, my comments here should be of particular interest to this audience. At the close of each year, Inside Self-Storage speaks with several of this industry's most knowledgable and ...More
    January 1, 2001 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Convenience Trumps Economy...
    Convenience Trumps Economy... By Harley Rolfe Convenience trumps economy. That's how most customers see it; but many suppliers seem to miss this fact. The instinctive reaction of many self-storage owners when they see they're earning less than their desired income is to ...More
    January 1, 2001 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • Times Were Tough
    BETCO Inc.The realization of a self-storage vision In 1984, Sam Sabri and Boyd "Buddy" Whitney had a vision. They formed a self-storage company in Statesville, N.C., and named it BETCO, originally an acronym for the "Building, Engineering & Technology ...More
    January 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Construction