Features/Columns


  • Thoughts From the Road
    Thoughts From the Road By Jim Chiswell It does not seem possible that two months have gone by since writing my first column in February. It's like signing a 90-day bank-promissory note--time just seems to fly. I've already added to my frequent-flyer account this year, ...More
    February 1, 1999 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Green Valley Self-StorageTaking a dream to the bank
    Green Valley Self-StorageTaking a dream to the bank Green Valley Self-Storage, nestled in the gently rolling, green hills of central Ohio, simply began as a dream in 1993, then turned into reality in 1995. After attending an Inside Self-Storage Expo in Las Vegas, owner Gary ...More
    February 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Development
  • In the Spotlight
    In the Spotlight When I was four, the nursery school I attended put on a production of Jack and the Beanstalk in which I played the part of Jack's mother. At that age, I hadn't yet learned the concept of stage fright. Any attention was glorious, and I think I was pretty ...More
    February 1, 1999 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 1/99: Ask The Waldmans
    Where's My Stuff? DEAR WALDMANS: I have been in the storage business for almost eight years. During that time period, I have had my share of delinquent tenants. It is always an experience to enter into a lockout procedure. There is so much aggravation in the entire process ...More
    January 1, 1999 Posted in Articles
  • Futures Forecast
    Futures Forecast By Harley Rolfe The following article is the first in a new, monthly series for Inside Self-Storage entitled "Hard-Nosed Marketing" by Harley Rolfe. The column will focus on the application of formal marketing principles to the self-storage ...More
    January 1, 1999 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • Mako Steel Inc.Making It All Work
    Mako Steel Inc.Making It All Work By Teri L. Lanza Who would have thought that a successful company averaging 50 percent annual growth and anticipating $15 million in sales this year would have sprouted from some simple diligence and a dining-room table? But it did. In ...More
    January 1, 1999 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Customer Storage InsuranceProtecting Yourself Against Litigation
    Customer Storage InsuranceProtecting Yourself Against Litigation By David Wilhite As you may know, every self-storage facility operator may be subject to litigation from tenants who have suffered damage to their goods. The good news for facility owners is that our courts ...More
    January 1, 1999 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Collection Tips and TechniquesStrategies to collect money faster
    Collection Tips and TechniquesStrategies to collect money faster By Pamela Alton Collections today are said to be 95 percent psychology and 5 percent muscle. This article contains collection tips, techniques and thoughts that can aid you and your managers in collecting more ...More
    January 1, 1999 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • The Falcon
    PTI Access Control SystemsGaining access to success Just three productive months into his term as the new owner/president of PTI Access Control Systems, Lance Comstock is making things happen for this Scottsdale, Ariz.-based designer and manufacturer of access-control and ...More
    January 1, 1999 Posted in Articles
  • What Every Seller Dreams AboutUsing differentiation approaches can earn you a corner on the market
    What Every Seller Dreams AboutUsing differentiation approaches can earn you a corner on the market By Harley Rolfe People writing responsible articles don't normally offer advice on how to perform an illegal act. Monopoly practices are illegal, but we want to be in a ...More
    January 1, 1999 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles