Features/Columns


  • Wrap it Up...
    Wrap it Up... I have one of those mothers who spends more time wrapping her holiday gifts than she actually spends picking them out. She's meticulous. The paper must be appropriate to the receiving individual. The ribbon must be an impeccable match. Don't forget the ...More
    December 1, 1999 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles, Development
  • Keeping Your Facility Fresh and New
    Keeping Your Facility Fresh and New By Harley F. Rolfe Your self-storage facility needs to be as enticing at its 15th birthday as the new customers coming to visit it. The facility must attract prospective tenants for decades. There's no sentiment among prospects.--they ...More
    December 1, 1999 Harley F. Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • QuikStor Mini-Storage Management Systems
    Product Focus QuikStor Mini-Storage Management Systems QuikStor is a Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based producer of self-storage management software for both DOS and Windows applications. Following is a highlight of the company's product offerings. Access Controls QuikStor's access ...More
    December 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Changing Attitudes in Self-Storage
    Changing Attitudes in Self-Storage By Cary McGovern 1999 marks the year that records management changed in the self-storage industry. More and more operators are adding the service to their business lines. What's caused this change in attitude? Why are more and more people ...More
    December 1, 1999 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Secrets to Successful StaffingUnderstanding the legalities of hiring and firing employees
    Secrets to Successful StaffingUnderstanding the legalities of hiring and firing employeesBy Scott ZuckerThere are numerous state and federal laws that restrict employers in their hiring and firing decisions. As a result of these laws--many of which can impose significant ...More
    December 1, 1999 Scott Zucker Posted in Articles
  • Store Wars: The Saga ContinuesA development update on self-storage in Phoenix
    Store Wars: The Saga ContinuesA development update on self-storage in Phoenix The Phoenix real-estate market is in its sixth year of a flourishing self-storage boom. The most elusive element with any cycle is knowing when it has reached its peak and the slide downward has ...More
    December 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Development
  • Marketing Self-Storage on the Internet
    Marketing Self-Storage on the Internet By Jeff Miller By now you have probably received solicitations from a variety of companies promising to bring you new business by advertising your facilities on the Internet. The purpose of this article is to: 1) clear up some common ...More
    December 1, 1999 Jeff Miller Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Thoughts From the Road
    Thoughts From the Road By Jim Chiswell To Plan Ahead, You Need to Look Back Many of us are busy putting the final touches on our budgets and goals for the new year. However, are you looking back over the results of this year and really comparing what you actually ...More
    November 1, 1999 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • PRICINGTrick or treat?
    PRICINGTrick or treat? By Harley Rolfe Pricing is one of our most useful yet dangerous of business acts, and Halloween provides the perfect analogy. If you are only going to do one thing to change your marketing "mask," pricing is your choice. The plan is to be ...More
    November 1, 1999 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • Y2KAre you ready?
    Y2KAre you ready? By Kim Alton With the year 2000 fast approaching, all self-storage owners and management companies need to take a hard look at all areas of the self-storage market. In the following sections are the questions you need to ask yourself to decide if you can ...More
    November 1, 1999 Kim Alton Posted in Articles, Technology