Insurance


  • 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
  • Working With Insurance Agents
    Webster’s defines “trust” as, “a firm belief in the honesty and reliability of another; a confident expectation.” One would think it would be easy to find an insurance agent that mirrors this definition, but many of us seem to have an inherent distrust for insurance ...More
    March 1, 2007 Kirk W. Nash Posted in Articles
  • ISS PUZZLER
    CONTEST: Submit your correct answers by March 31, 2007, and you’ll be entered to win a deluxe “I Love the ISS Vegas Expo” poker set. Simply copy and fax the solved puzzle to 602.567.6857; or mail to Debbie Pirkey, Virgo Publishing, P.O. Box 40079, Phoenix, AZ, 85067-0079; ...More
    March 1, 2007 Myles Mellor Posted in Articles
  • Insurance Basics
    People look forward to buying insurance about as much as visiting the dentist. With both, however, prevention is the key to minimizing unexpected costs and rude awakenings later on. Insurance is usually bought because banks require it. Even those who could pay cash to ...More
    March 1, 2007 Chuck Slagle Posted in Articles
  • New eBay Ancillary Sparks Insurance Questions
    A new business model has appeared on the self-storage horizon: selling property for customers on eBay. Recently, I was asked to advise a self-storage owner and his agent about how our self-storage insurance policy would respond to the service. EBay, of course, is the ...More
    March 1, 2007 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles
  • NEWS
    Please submit your news releases to storagenews@vpico.com . Audit Gives Thumbs Up to Centershift’s Controls Centershift, a provider of web-based management software for the self-storage industry, successfully completed a Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70), ...More
    February 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Due Diligence and Risk Management
    Risk management in self-storage acquisitions always begins with proper due diligence— research that informs a buyer of financial and market risks. Buyers of self-storage properties should know that sellers or agents are looking to make the most money possible, which may ...More
    February 1, 2007 RK Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Development
  • Bader Co. Offers Self-Storage Hurricane Coverage
    Indianapolis-based Bader Co., a provider of specialized insurance products for the self-storage industry, now offers Storm Tracker hurricane coverage for storage facilities. ...More
    January 19, 2007 Posted in News