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  • 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
  • Be PreparedProtecting your facility against winter weather
    Be PreparedProtecting your facility against winter weather By David Wilhite Are you ready for winter? Freezing temperatures, blustery winds, ice, sleet and snow can all cause severe damage to your self-storage facility and property, especially if you are not prepared for ...More
    November 1, 1999 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • The Story on Portable Storage
    The Story on Portable Storage By Scott Zucker The following was reprinted with permission from the Mini-Storage Law Commentary: A Newsletter for Owners and Managers, published by the law firm Shapiro Fussell Wedge Smotherman & Martin in Atlanta. As the self-storage ...More
    November 1, 1999 Scott Zucker Posted in Articles
  • Cover the BasesA solid game plan can lead to better interest rates
    Cover the BasesA solid game plan can lead to better interest rates By Neal Gussis If lenders were baseball players, they would be in the Hall of Fame with all the bases they cover. As self-storage lenders, it seems we're always looking for something. That's because in order ...More
    November 1, 1999 Neal Gussis Posted in Articles
  • Limiting Your Liability in Records Management
    Limiting Your Liability in Records Management By Cary McGovern The most important issue in operating a commercial records business is limiting your liability. This article discusses what you need to know and how to protect yourself. What Do I Need to Know? Records are the ...More
    November 1, 1999 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage and Brokers and Sales--Oh My!Is now the time to sell? If so, do you need a broker?
    Self-Storage and Brokers and Sales--Oh My!Is now the time to sell? If so, do you need a broker? By Maurice Pogoda It's no secret that we are experiencing a self-storage boom. Occupancies are high, rents continue to increase, and most owners have cash flows they never ...More
    November 1, 1999 Maurice Pogoda Posted in Articles
  • From Start to FinishPutting a loan package in order
    From Start to FinishPutting a loan package in order By Joe Fordonski Finding the type of financing that best fits their needs is key to self-storage owners today. Given the volatility in the commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) market over the past 12 months, ...More
    November 1, 1999 Joe Fordonski Posted in Articles, Finance