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  • Training?
    Training?We don't need no stinking training! By Gregory P. Hawkins and Claude T. Hawkins Ever notice that "deer caught in the headlights of a fast-approaching truck" look on the faces of the new employees at your self-storage business? Sure, they were excellent ...More
    May 1, 2001 Gregory P. Hawkins Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 04/2001: Raising Rental Rates
    Raising Rental RatesIs it time? By Pamela Alton Raising rental rates is probably one of the least enjoyable aspects of a self-storage manager's job. No one likes to field those calls from tenants threatening to vacate because they received a $5-per-month rental increase. ...More
    April 1, 2001 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 04/2001:Three's a Crowd
    Three's a Crowd By Harley Rolfe When you shift from operating in a situation where you offer a commodity to a competitive marketplace, the number of elements in your business life increases from two to three. In a commodity marketplace, there is only you (your facility) and ...More
    April 1, 2001 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • From Not-Com to Dot-Com
    From Not-Com to Dot-ComPutting your self-storage business online By Fred S. Steingold So, you're ready to put your self-storage business online. The move from brick and mortar to "click" and mortar can be exciting--but also a bit daunting. Fortunately, there is ...More
    April 1, 2001 Fred S. Steingold Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Vehicle Storage and Profits
    Vehicle Storage and ProfitsAn evolving business adds to your bottom lineBy Rex W. YoungThere has been a great deal written in the past few years about boat and RV storage, but often the reader is left with more questions than answers. There is a good reason for this. The ...More
    April 1, 2001 Rex W. Young Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 04/2001: Designing a Yellow Pages Ad Double your response rates
    Designing a Yellow Pages AdDouble your response rates By Fred Gleeck I've seen a lot of mistakes made in the design of Yellow Pages ads for self-storage businesses. Many operators have been misled in this area. I'd like to give you some cold, hard facts about what works and ...More
    April 1, 2001 Fred Gleeck Posted in Articles
  • Everbrite Inc.
    Everbrite Inc. Faded, dull doors and metal buildings are a universal problem in the self-storage industry. But they can be refinished to look like new and guarded from the elements with a protective coating offered by Reno, Nev.-based Everbrite Inc. Preventative maintenance ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Computer Backups
    Computer BackupsPreventing a customer-relations disaster By Michael Richards Have you seriously considered this scenario? It's Sunday morning and the phone rings. It's your manager. "Hey, boss, the office was broken into and the computer is gone. What do I do?" Do ...More
    April 1, 2001 Michael Richards Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Oh, the Feasibilities...
    Oh, the Feasibilities... I live my life in a time warp. This is because I work in publishing, and I am two months ahead of myself at any given moment. We produce this publication--as well as our others--that far ahead of schedule to allow time for all systems to ...More
    April 1, 2001 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Fouts Bros. UD-Isuzu-GMC Truck
    Fouts Bros. UD-Isuzu-GMC TruckSpecializing in commercial trucks, parts and service In 1950, Jerry Fouts and his brother, C.J., opened a gas station and tire-recapping business in Smyrna, Ga., a small Atlanta suburb. They called themselves Fouts Bros., and as the years ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in Articles