Add-On Services


  • RECORDS MANAGEMENT
    Every business is concerned about liability in our litigious society. If you provide records-storage services, you can help protect yourself from lawsuits by following a clear set of rules. Since I’m not a lawyer nor do I play one on TV, I’ll approach this subject with some ...More
    March 1, 2007 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • RECORDS MANAGEMENT
    Self-storage companies offering records storage often forget to reach out to commercial-records customers. It’s a common oversight, yet you can grow your records-storage business exponentially by communicating directly to the business sector. In fact, those who operate ...More
    January 2, 2007 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Developers Delve Into Storage Condos
    The demand for boat and RV storage is on the rise and rents are getting higher in some areas. A growing trend is to sell actual ownership of RV units, marketing them as storage condominiums. What exactly is a storage condo? The concept is simple—it’s a straight real estate ...More
    December 1, 2006 Caesar Wright Posted in Articles
  • RECORDS MANAGEMENT
    Business-records management has traditionally been provided in large cities, but over the past decade more entrepreneurs are offering the service in much smaller towns. Just how can self-storage operators in small cities tap into this profitable venture? Let’s take a look ...More
    December 1, 2006 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • FROM THE EDITOR
    He that would have fruit must climb the tree. — Thomas Fuller If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Many facility owners subscribe to that philosophy when it comes to self-storage ancillaries. Self-storage rentals are chugging along, customer-service quality is high, staff is ...More
    October 19, 2006 Kimberly Hundley Posted in Articles
  • Measuring Success in Records Management
    Records storage is an option for any self-storage facility wishing to diversify and add high value to its service base. Is one of these four proven models right for your facility? A generally accepted principle of management concludes, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t ...More
    October 19, 2006 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Seminar on Records Management Added to ISS Vegas Expo
    The Inside Self-Storage Vegas Expo, Feb. 20-23, will include a seminar on the popular ancillary service of records management. ...More
    September 19, 2006 Posted in News
  • PODS Blossoms to $200M Annual Company
    Former firefighter Pete Warhurst's claim to storage fame is the 1998 launch of PODS, Portable on Demand Storage, which grossed $200 million in revenue last year. ...More
    August 9, 2006 Posted in News
  • Records Management: 12 Steps to a Business Model
    The first step in starting a business is developing the plan, the cornerstone of which is the business model. Just as self-storage ranges from mom-and-pop operations to multimillion-dollar chains, records storage centers vary in type and style. Your business model needs to ...More
    May 1, 2006 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Records Management: United You Profit With CRCs
    Statistically, more than 90 percent of self-storage operators have never ventured into records management. Or so they think. Virtually every facility in North America already stores business records, though perhaps unknowingly. Self-storage is the world’s second-largest ...More
    April 1, 2006 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles