Features/Columns


  • Designing Your AdDos and Don'ts for peaking your prospect's interest
    Designing Your AdDos and Don'ts for peaking your prospect's interest By Kent Davies Composing advertising artwork using your personal computer's publishing software in conjunction with your laser printer may lull you into a false sense of security. Creating successful ads ...More
    February 1, 2000 Kent Davies Posted in Articles
  • Truth in AdvertisingThe legal limits of marketing your facility
    Truth in AdvertisingThe legal limits of marketing your facility By Scott Zucker The following article was reprinted with permission from the Mini-Storage Law Commentary, published by the former law firm of Shapiro, Fussell, Wedge, Smotherman & Martin. Marketing your ...More
    February 1, 2000 Scott Zucker Posted in Articles
  • Keeping Insurance Costs In Check
    Keeping Insurance Costs In Check By David Wilhite The self-storage industry has undergone tremendous changes over the past 20 years, evolving from a core group of small, mom-and-pop operations to a large, powerful organization of professional business people. The rapid ...More
    February 1, 2000 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Stabilizing EnvironmentsTotal climate control
    Stabilizing EnvironmentsTotal climate control By J. Mark Young Self-storage developers and owners have seen a need to expand with the changing marketplace and are accomplishing this by offering their customers more than the facility "next door." A ...More
    February 1, 2000 J. Mark Young Posted in Articles
  • 'Speed Kills'... Profits!The story of self-storage and clandestine methamphetamine labs
    'Speed Kills'... Profits!The story of self-storage and clandestine methamphetamine labs By Angela Kiper Earlier this year, the following voice mail was left on our office phone: This is Detective Jim Smith from Clandestine Meth Lab Unit. I wanted to advise you of a ...More
    February 1, 2000 Angela Kiper Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage and the ADAAccessibility for the disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Self-Storage and the ADAAccessibility for the disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act By Scott Zucker Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits private entities from discriminating against individuals with disabilities by ...More
    January 1, 2000 Scott Zucker Posted in Articles
  • Now Is the Time for Records Management
    Now Is the Time for Records Management By Cary McGovern There has never been a more opportune time to go into the records-management business. The year 2000 marks the merger of the two industry giants Iron Mountain and Pierce Leahy. This merger will open the door for local ...More
    January 1, 2000 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • The Riddle of 'Location'
    The Riddle of 'Location' By Harley Rolfe The buzz these days is playing Q & A--you give the answer, then guess the question. Ready? Here's the answer: Location, location, location. I know, you've heard that one, but an old adage applies here: "You have to ask the ...More
    January 1, 2000 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles, Development
  • (Un)Altered State
    (Un)Altered State If I said that we'd witnessed dramatic changes in the self-storage industry over the past year, that owners and developers are fearful of a downturn, and that 2000 is clouded with uncertainty, would you believe me? Good. Don't. It isn't nearly the case, ...More
    January 1, 2000 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Occupancy Sensors and LightingAdd convenience and security for tenants while brightening your bottom line
    Occupancy Sensors and LightingAdd convenience and security for tenants while brightening your bottom line By William and Patti Feldman While facility owners and managers have, for many years, had to grapple with the needless waste of keeping lighting in buildings turned on, ...More
    January 1, 2000 William and Patti Feldman Posted in Articles