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  • Pricing Your Product
    Pricing Your ProductPushing the limits of profitability By Jeff Kinder One of the most important tasks we share as self-storage operators--whether we have 1,400 facilities or 1,400 square feet--is deciding how much to charge for our units. As the industry matures, ...More
    December 1, 2000 Jeff Kinder Posted in Articles
  • Marketing for the Holidays
    Marketing for the Holidays By Pamela Alton Is it me, or do the seasons seem to fly by these days? Here we are in the midst of winter, with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming upon us faster than any of us seem prepared for. Now is the time to think about "specialty ...More
    December 1, 2000 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • Commercial Records Management 2001
    Commercial Records Management 2001 By Cary F. McGovern Commercial records management moved into the third millennium with a great deal of change. What is the effect of industry consolidation, the movement to digital records and the use of the Internet? How has the industry ...More
    December 1, 2000 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Managing Business Growth
    Managing Business GrowthHow to utilize simplicity and respect in advancing your business By Stan Colona If your ultimate goal as a self-storage operator is to develop your business to a significant-sized operation, you will need to pay special attention to the management of ...More
    December 1, 2000 Stan Colona Posted in Articles
  • Uncorking the Secrets of Wine Storage
    Uncorking the Secrets of Wine StorageMaking this highly specialized ancillary work for your self-storage business By George McCord At Plantation Self Storage in Bluffton, S.C, the door and outside walls of the wine-storage room, which are visible from the storage office, ...More
    December 1, 2000 George McCord Posted in Articles
  • Grape Expectations
    Grape Expectations According to Proverbs (21:17), "He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich." But I prefer the sentiments of Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Give me wine to wash me clean from the weather-stains of ...More
    December 1, 2000 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 12/2000: Boat and RV Storage
    Boat and RV StorageAn interview with Tim Soder, president of VersaTube Building Systems The staff of Inside Self-Storage recently had the opportunity to speak with Tim Soder, president of VersaTube Building Systems, to discuss the potential of boat and RV storage for ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Show Us the Money
    Show Us the Money I hate money. But I love money. Know what I mean? I often wonder what the social and political structure of this nation would look like if we reverted back to a simple, primitive system of barter. What if we could trade our talents, belongings or services ...More
    November 1, 2000 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Refinancing Your Facility
    Refinancing Your FacilityLet the borrower beware By Scott Lee Shabel In this booming economy, you may be interested in refinancing the debt on your self-storage facility. If you are fortunate, you have contacted one of the handful of mortgage brokers who specialize in ...More
    November 1, 2000 Scott Lee Shabel Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Tech-Fast Metal Systems Inc.
    Tech-Fast Metal Systems Inc.Sharing knowledge, building trust and meeting expectations Tech-Fast Metal Systems is a Tacoma, Wash.-based designer, supplier and erector of low- to mid-rise commercial buildings specializing in pre-engineered self-storage structures. The ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in Articles