Features/Columns


  • One on One
    One on OneWith Dennis Hall Dennis Hall, executive vice president for Payment Service Network Inc. (PSN), is a former elected official and former chief lobbyist for several cities in Wisconsin, where he worked on tobacco-settlement funding. He was one of the first civilians ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Become the Competition: Why rental trucks make all the difference
    Become the CompetitionWhy rental trucks make all the differenceBy Kirk NashTalk to any entrepreneur in the business. Ask them where they want their business to be in the future. Chances are their answer will depend on where they are currently. If it's a new business, they ...More
    March 1, 2001 Kirk Nash Posted in Articles
  • Storage Inc.
    Storage Inc.Deck systems and unique projects When he made the decision in 1988 to convert a mill building in downtown Manchester, N.H., into one of the state's first heated self-storage facilities, Bennett Chandler was surprised to find no one in the Northeast who could do ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Maximizing Property Value
    Maximizing Property ValueHow not to leave money on the table By Bill Alter The definition of "value" as found in Webster's Collegiate Dictionary is "the monetary worth of something or its marketable price." This suggests there is very little room for ...More
    February 1, 2001 Bill Alter Posted in Articles
  • Victoria's (Self-Storage) Secret
    Victoria's (Self-Storage) SecretPositioning your facility to attract "Victoria," the core of your customer base By Martin Knuppe Developing in high-end communities has caused a substantial increase in construction costs. Several years ago, I came to the disturbing ...More
    February 1, 2001 Martin Knuppe Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 02/2001: Orlando, Fla.
    Orlando, Fla.The Booming East Side By RK Kliebenstein Editor's note: The Market Profile, a new addition to Inside Self-Storage, will focus each month on the state of self-storage development in a unique geographical area. Suggestions for "hot spots" to be examined ...More
    February 1, 2001 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Development
  • One on One
    One on Onewith Michael Richards Michael Richards has been involved in the storage industry for more than 20 years, and got his start in the self-storage software business in 1986. His company, Hawaii-based HI-TECH Smart Systems Inc., entered the industry with the launch of ...More
    February 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • So Money
    So Money mon*ey \ 'm&-nE\ adj. : involving or reliable in a crucial situation; valuable; top shelf Conceptualized, written and coproduced by Jon Favreau in 1996, Swingers made quite a stir with its cast of Hollywood retro-Rat Pack ruffians--and the colorful vocabulary ...More
    February 1, 2001 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Bumps in the Road
    Our Pursuit of Convenience By Harley Rolfe Last month we discussed how developing convenience in our offerings might assist in our battle against competition. Recall that General Mills converts a few cents worth of commodity cake ingredients into $1.75 by selling the stuff ...More
    February 1, 2001 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 02/2001: Online Self-Storage
    Online Self-Storage By RK Kliebenstein Editor's note: The opinions of this column are the express convictions of the author. Inside Self-Storage does not endorse individual products or services of industry suppliers. From computer bits and bytes to Xeon processors, from ...More
    February 1, 2001 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Technology