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  • Why You Should Consider Higher Limits of Liability
      Why You Should Consider Higher Limits of Liability By David Wilhite A recent survey conducted by a major insurance company revealed that many, if not most, business owners purchase liability limits that will not fully indemnify them against the awards typically being ...More
    December 1, 2000 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Holiday Decorating
    Holiday Decorating By Teri L. Lanza Festive panache goes a long way in creating holiday cheer for employees and customers ...and creates great marketing opportunities, too. A special thanks goes out to the Bialek family of Manitoba, Canada, for allowing us to draw on its ...More
    December 1, 2000 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • The Cost of an "average"Manager
    The Cost of an "average"ManagerDeciding when it's time to make a staffing change By R.K. Kliebenstein When is it time to bear the pain and consequences of a staff change? The human, compassionate side of our brain is often in conflict with the pragmatic and ...More
    December 1, 2000 R.K. Kliebenstein Posted in Articles
  • Pricing Your Product
    Pricing Your ProductPushing the limits of profitability By Jeff Kinder One of the most important tasks we share as self-storage operators--whether we have 1,400 facilities or 1,400 square feet--is deciding how much to charge for our units. As the industry matures, ...More
    December 1, 2000 Jeff Kinder Posted in Articles
  • Marketing for the Holidays
    Marketing for the Holidays By Pamela Alton Is it me, or do the seasons seem to fly by these days? Here we are in the midst of winter, with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming upon us faster than any of us seem prepared for. Now is the time to think about "specialty ...More
    December 1, 2000 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • Commercial Records Management 2001
    Commercial Records Management 2001 By Cary F. McGovern Commercial records management moved into the third millennium with a great deal of change. What is the effect of industry consolidation, the movement to digital records and the use of the Internet? How has the industry ...More
    December 1, 2000 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Managing Business Growth
    Managing Business GrowthHow to utilize simplicity and respect in advancing your business By Stan Colona If your ultimate goal as a self-storage operator is to develop your business to a significant-sized operation, you will need to pay special attention to the management of ...More
    December 1, 2000 Stan Colona Posted in Articles
  • Uncorking the Secrets of Wine Storage
    Uncorking the Secrets of Wine StorageMaking this highly specialized ancillary work for your self-storage business By George McCord At Plantation Self Storage in Bluffton, S.C, the door and outside walls of the wine-storage room, which are visible from the storage office, ...More
    December 1, 2000 George McCord Posted in Articles
  • Grape Expectations
    Grape Expectations According to Proverbs (21:17), "He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich." But I prefer the sentiments of Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Give me wine to wash me clean from the weather-stains of ...More
    December 1, 2000 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 12/2000: Boat and RV Storage
    Boat and RV StorageAn interview with Tim Soder, president of VersaTube Building Systems The staff of Inside Self-Storage recently had the opportunity to speak with Tim Soder, president of VersaTube Building Systems, to discuss the potential of boat and RV storage for ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in Articles