Insurance


  • Manager's Memo
    When talking to prospective customers and attempting to sell them storage space—along with a sense of security, cleanliness, convenience and value—usually the biggest obstacle to overcome is convincing them their belongings will be safe. This is not just a perception, it’s ...More
    June 1, 2007 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles
  • Thoughts From the Road
    When I talk to owners across the country about security, the discussion usually turns to video cameras, gate operators and software. We all need to expand our thinking to include all operational aspects of our facilities. Customer records, for example, should be integral to ...More
    June 1, 2007 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • ISS Flash Report
    The Omaha-Council Bluffs, Neb.-Iowa, metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is the 60th -largest MSA in the United States. Eight counties, five in Nebraska and three across the Missouri River in Iowa, form this MSA. The areas growing economy, primarily based on agriculture, is ...More
    May 1, 2007 Self Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Development
  • eMove Joins OpenTech Alliance Partner Program
    eMove, a subsidiary of U-Haul International, joined the OpenTech Alliance Partner Program; and OpenTech’s Insomniac self-storage kiosk is available for eMove affiliates using WebSelfStorage management software. ...More
    April 24, 2007 Posted in News, Technology
  • REAL ESTATE ROUNDUP
    Our roundtable of experts this month discusses the self-storage market in the Southeastern United States. William Barnhill, Representing the Florida Panhandle Omega Properties Inc., Mobile, Ala. Occupancy levels in northwest Florida have benefited from additional demand ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Truck-Rental Leases
    If I wanted to offer truck rentals at my facility, wouldn’t I simply become a dealer for U-Haul, Budget or Penske? Or better yet, why not just buy a truck, get insurance and rent it out myself? These are all good questions if you’re considering entering the truck-rental ...More
    March 1, 2007 Kirk W. Nash Posted in Articles
  • Taking the Sting out of Lawsuits
    Self-storage operators know too well that lawsuits are a harsh reality in today’s society and, whether you’re wrong or right, anyone with a $200 filing fee can sue you. Most Better Business Bureaus have instituted mandatory binding arbitration for members. This means you ...More
    March 1, 2007 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • 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
  • Table of Contents - March 2007
    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Inside Self-Storage is pleased to offer these web-only feature articles to complement its March 2007 print edition. Enjoy!Working With Insurance AgentsFor the best coverage, it's important to build trust and define goals with your insurance representative.By ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Protecting Yourself Against Employee Dishonesty
    Are you aware of the benefits of employee dishonesty insurance? Many self-storage facility owners aren’t, even though this coverage can be as important as fire insurance when it comes to protecting your business. Unlike damage caused by fires, losses due to employee ...More
    March 1, 2007 Randy Tipton Posted in Articles