Features/Columns


  • ONE ON ONE
    ONE ON ONE An Interview With Mike Burnam Mike Burnam is CEO of Storage Trust, a real estate investment trust based in Columbia, Mo., where he was born and raised. Mr. Burnam graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in agricultural economics and spent his ...More
    June 1, 1998 Posted in Articles, Development
  • The Records Management and Storage Market
    The Records Management and Storage Market Industry-Specific Services By Cary F. McGovern Abstract: Positioning your records-storage business may depend on the make-up of the industries in your community. You may provide services to a specific industry, such as ...More
    May 1, 1998 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Hurricane Coverage
    Hurricane Coverage What Every Facility Owner Should Know By David Wilhite During the months of June through November in any given year, an average of three hurricanes will strike the United States. In 1995, hurricanes accounted for more than 100 deaths and caused billions ...More
    May 1, 1998 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Facility Management Software
    Facility Management Software A Great Idea Gets Better By Jeff Sacks There's a helpful tool out there called the computer, and if you're not using one to run management software designed to take care of many of your daily tasks and make your life easier, you may be more ...More
    May 1, 1998 Jeff Sacks Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Creatures Running Everywhere
    Creatures Running Everywhere Dear Waldmans: I own a storage facility and have an insect problem. I think the little guys know when I am trying to rent a unit because all of a sudden they show up with their siblings and parents, too. It's embarrassing, especially when I ...More
    May 1, 1998 Posted in Articles
  • How does your software feel about......the year 2000?
    How does your software feel about......the year 2000? By Ramona Taylor "The Millenium Bug." That's what they call it in Australia. And they're just as worried about it as we are about our "Year 2000 Bug." Almost any software problem that pops up these ...More
    May 1, 1998 Ramona Taylor Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Self-Storage SoftwareFacility management becomes automated and auspicious
    Self-Storage SoftwareFacility management becomes automated and auspicious By Teri L. Lanza Next year is 2000. A new millennium begins. Didn't you think, when you were a kid, that by the time the year 2000 rolled around, we'd be flying around in hover crafts, robots would ...More
    May 1, 1998 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Selling Your Self-Storage Facility
    Selling Your Self-Storage Facility By Michael L. McCune Selling a storage facility is a complex task, and one that is not a frequent course of business for the average self-storage operator or owner. The process can be confusing, frustrating or even seemingly hopeless, yet, ...More
    May 1, 1998 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine
    Dear Waldmans: Most of my adult life I have worked in the self-storage business, and I presently manage a facility. Recently, I attended a management seminar hosted by several different speakers. I found the first speaker to have great concepts. In fact, he was so ...More
    April 1, 1998 Posted in Articles
  • Prohibiting the Storage of Hazardous Materials
    D. Carlos Kaslow Self-storage operators know the importance of a well-drafted rental agreement. This knowledge is either the result of direct experience or from the legions of lawyers who repeat this axiom at every opportunity. However, the importance of the rental ...More
    April 1, 1998 Posted in Articles