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    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
    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
    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
  • 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
    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
  • 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