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  • Up in a Down Economy
    Records management is an anomaly in the world of business. The industry is good in an up economy but even better in a down economy. Why is this so, and what makes records management a can't-miss business for the next decade or more? Merriam-Webster defines the word ...More
    November 1, 2001 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • PTI Integrated Systems
    When Lance Comstock, veteran self-storage security expert, acquired Preferred Technology Inc. of Scottsdale, Ariz., in 1998, he envisioned a one-stop global company capable of delivering state-of-the-art security and management systems to the self-storage industry. With ...More
    November 1, 2001 Elizabeth Attree Posted in Articles
  • Protect Your PC
    Protect Your PCPart II By Doug Carner Last month's TechTalk column provided simple steps to vaccinate your business computers against malicious scripting viruses. This month you will learn how to safeguard your web surfing and business e-mail against deadly computer ...More
    November 1, 2001 Doug Carner Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Self-Storage Finance
    With interest rates at record-low levels and a sagging economy, would this not be a great time for self-storage finance? One would certainly think the banks would jump at the chance to finance self-storage properties, given the low interest rates. Lower rates make it easier ...More
    November 1, 2001 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Finance
  • The Cost of Things
    I know the date on the cover says November. Our annual finance issue. We publish it every year at this time, and normally it's of no consequence that the articles included are written in September. Sure, the economy is tenuous and could change quickly, causing information ...More
    November 1, 2001 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 11/2001: The 2001 Legislative Year in Review
    The 2001 Legislative Year in Review By D. Carlos Kaslow The 2001 legislative year has been a good one for the self-storage industry. Eight state legislatures considered more than a dozen bills that would directly affect self storage. Four states enacted laws supported by ...More
    November 1, 2001 D. Carlos Kaslow Posted in Articles
  • Financing and Loan Types
    Watching the economy during the past year has been like riding a roller coaster. The unemployment rate is up, corporate earnings are down, inventories are up and interest rates are down. So with all the talk from recession to recovery and hard landing to soft landing, how ...More
    November 1, 2001 Eric Snyder Posted in Articles, Finance
  • General Guidelines
    Direct mail can be a very cost-effective marketing technique for storage operators. The problem is many people have been given a lot of misinformation about it. I'd like to clear up some of the misconceptions and give you specific suggestions on how to maximize your ...More
    November 1, 2001 Fred Gleeck Posted in Articles
  • Who Wants to Be a Self--Storage Millionaire?
    This was the most difficult article to write. I was presented with the task of writing it just before one of our country's most trying times: the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Like many other people, I now have a new understanding of how ...More
    November 1, 2001 Neal Gussis Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Year 2001 Claims in Review
    As we enter a new year, it can be helpful to review the types of claims reported by self-storage facility owners across the country during the past 12 months to help you assess your own risk of loss. As you will see, many of the kinds of claims filed were at least partially ...More
    November 1, 2001 David Wilhite Posted in Articles