Features/Columns


  • Business-Interruption InsuranceProtecting your income during temporary business shutdowns
    Business-Interruption InsuranceProtecting your income during temporary business shutdowns By David Wilhite Every self-storage facility owner needs to protect his income against business interruptions. If you should sustain a direct physical loss from a fire or other covered ...More
    July 1, 1998 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 7/98: Ask The Waldmans
    DEAR WALDMANS: My wife and I own and manage a successful self-storage facility. We hear a lot of people talking about the Internet, and it seems to be a very popular item on television and in the newspapers. We can't seem to get away from it. Are we missing out on something ...More
    July 1, 1998 Posted in Articles
  • Unit Mix for the Next Millennium
    Unit Mix for the Next Millennium By Dan Curtis Now that the self-storage industry is more than 30 years old, it can be considered a "grown-up" member of the business world as well as one that continues to improve. An important consideration in this continuing ...More
    July 1, 1998 Dan Curtis Posted in Articles
  • Hi-Tech Develops New Software Program
    CORPORATE PROFILE Hi-Tech Develops New Software Program By Tom Brecke When Hi-Tech, the makers of the Mini-StoragePlus management software system, decided to create a Windows-based software program nearly three years ago, the company tried a novel approach: It got a little ...More
    July 1, 1998 Tom Brecke Posted in Articles
  • Marketing--It's More Than Just Advertising
    Marketing--It's More Than Just Advertising By Pamela Alton "I want a manager that knows how to market my facility." How many times have we heard that statement? With ever-increasing competition in the self-storage industry, on-site managers are expected to do ...More
    July 1, 1998 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • Putting the Pieces in Place
    Putting the Pieces in Place Developing a self-storage facility is a lot like putting a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle together. First there's the feasibility study, which determines if and where the project should be built. The steps involved in the feasibility alone are probably ...More
    July 1, 1998 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Forecasting Real-Estate Taxes
    Forecasting Real-Estate Taxes By Michael Donohue Each year storage owners conduct a budgeting process that includes forecasting the next year's real-estate taxes. This article will examine the factors that influence real-estate taxes, offering the reader a checklist ...More
    July 1, 1998 Michael Donohue Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Look at Your Rental Office
    Stuck in A Rut? Guidelines to Kickstart Your Self-Storage Managerial Position By Kim Alton You have been working for the same self-storage company for several years, and you have the routine down pat. You know all of your tenants by name, and you have heard every excuse for ...More
    June 1, 1998 Kim Alton Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage Security for the Next Century
    Self-Storage Security for the Next Century By David Reddick Planning the security system for your self-storage facility has become a rather complex task. The long and short of it is that there are a lot of choices, and you, as an owner, operator or manager, will have unique ...More
    June 1, 1998 David Reddick Posted in Articles
  • The Self-Storage AuctionWhen you're left with a delinquent tenant's goods
    The Self-Storage AuctionWhen you're left with a delinquent tenant's goods By D. Carlos Kaslow Every self-storage operator, at some point in his career, is faced with the dilemma of a delinquent tenant. When that tenant fails to resolve the issue of his past-due balance or ...More
    June 1, 1998 D. Carlos Kaslow Posted in Articles