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  • Stacking Up Storage Profits
    Shed providing density storage of boats up to five levels high. Self-storage operators and developers in recent years have targeted the ever-expanding boat-storage market as another potential source of revenue. Providing ground-level storage of boats in vacant lots, under ...More
    October 1, 2001 Patrick Farrell Posted in Articles
  • Interview Questions
    The Client-Needs AssessmentThe most crucial component of selling records management By Cary F. McGovern The survey, or client-needs assessment (CNA), is the most important component of consultative selling for records-management services. Many of my customers have asked me ...More
    October 1, 2001 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 09/2001: The Fast-Start Educational Client Symposium
    The Fast-Start Educational Client Symposium By Cary McGovern This article focuses on the fast-start educational client symposium, which has proven to be a significant generator of new records-management business. Since the records-management sales cycle is long--six months ...More
    August 1, 2001 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Selling Records-Management Solutions
    Closing the Sale By Cary McGovern This article discusses the most important element of the selling process: the close. All is lost if you get to the point of the close and discover the customer isn't buying. The sales cycle is indeed a process. Getting through that process ...More
    July 1, 2001 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 02/2001: Permanent Storage Revenue
    Permanent Storage RevenueTHE NATURE OF RECORDS MANAGEMENT By Cary F. McGovern Storage revenue in the commercial records-storage industry is considered permanent. Annual growth rates from existing business, net of destruction, range from 15 percent at more mature companies ...More
    February 1, 2001 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Why Offer Records-Management Services?
    Why Offer Records-Management Services? By Cary F. McGovern Records management is a different business from self-storage. So why would a self-storage operator opt to offer records management at his facility? I have assisted more than 135 business owners and entrepreneurs in ...More
    January 1, 2001 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Mobile Storage
    For many years, the self-storage industry has offered a practical storage solution for the individual user and an economical alternative to expensive office space for corporate clients. But the nature of the business is that customers come and go due to seasonal and other ...More
    September 1, 2000 Barry Morris Posted in Articles
  • Using the Internet to Sell Records Management
    The Internet offers great potential for sales. Unfortunately, there are more questions than answers surrounding the actual possibilities of that arena. If we learn how to sell using the Internet, we may have tapped into the "mother lode" of marketing tools. This column ...More
    September 1, 2000 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Changing Attitudes in Self-Storage
    Changing Attitudes in Self-Storage By Cary McGovern 1999 marks the year that records management changed in the self-storage industry. More and more operators are adding the service to their business lines. What's caused this change in attitude? Why are more and more people ...More
    December 1, 1999 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions for Commercial Records-Center Start-ups
    Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions for Commercial Records-Center Start-ups By Cary McGovern Over the past 22 years I have been asked many questions about how the records business works and what are the most important considerations. Like starting up any new business ...More
    November 1, 1998 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles