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  • The Planning Retreat
    One minute of planning saves 10 minutes of doing. In a time of short-term profits and a desire for immediate results, we struggle with this notion. If you have begun a records-storage business or are on the cusp of launching one, consider a facilitated focus retreat. In the ...More
    April 1, 2004 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • DIY Records Storage
    For several years, self-storage owners and operators have asked the questions: “How can I simplify records storage?” and “Can I do it myself without a lot of front-end cost?” Today, because of technology and technique innovations, it is not only possible but quite ...More
    February 1, 2004 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Agreement Attributes
    The most important component in the operation of a commercial records-storage facility is the standard storage agreement. It ensures permanency and a lifetime relationship with your client. There is an industry-standard contract form with features that ensure your long-term ...More
    January 1, 2004 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Planning Your Facility
    Planning your records-storage facility is the first issue to address after making the decision to enter the business. What size should the facility be? What shape? How big is too big? Where should it be located? What about security? How do you avoid fires? How does racking ...More
    December 1, 2003 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Standards and Best Practices
    The commercial records-management industry has been entrepreneurial from its very beginning. The trade association, PRISM International, has become the only independent unifying source for the industry at large. Vendors, software companies and consultants have done their ...More
    November 1, 2003 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Facility and Space Utilization
    This article discusses the selection and use of facilities, units or alternative space for a records management operation within the walls of self-storage. There are common misconceptions and misunderstandings about the maximumization of space that prevents owners and ...More
    September 1, 2003 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Levels of Service
    Records-management in self-storage operations has always included minimal service options. Today, with new methods and technology, you can offer higher levels of service if you choose. This article discusses the value of adding services to your records-management portfolio. ...More
    July 1, 2003 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Nothing but the Facts
    The simple truth is business-records storage fits well into the existing operation of many self-storage facilities. Although it is quite different from self-storage in many ways, it has similar components. It takes only a shift in perspective and a desire to achieve higher ...More
    June 1, 2003 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Price and Yield Differences
    One of the misunderstood characteristics in commercial records management is the difference between price per unit and yield per unit of storage. This article discusses the difference and how to improve yield. In the business of commercial records management, a contract is ...More
    May 1, 2003 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Annuity Value of Records Storage
    The most attractive component of the records-storage formula is the incredible annuity value of the storage. The purpose of this article is to explain how it works and how it can deliver permanent high-yield storage revenue in traditional self-storage. Consistent ...More
    April 1, 2003 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles