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  • Working With Property Management
    If you are a self-storage owner who has just purchased a facility but have no industry experience, you may find the tasks involved with starting a new business a bit overwhelming. Management companies are available to assist and guide you through the beginning stages and ...More
    October 1, 2003 Amy Brown Posted in Articles
  • Hiring the Right Manager
    The single most important marketing tool you have in the storage business is your manager. The problem is, frequently, the wrong people are selected for this job. Understand the concepts in this article, and you’ll make better choices and end up with the right person behind ...More
    October 1, 2003 Fred Gleeck Posted in Articles
  • Choosing the Right Contractor
    Licensed vendors and professional contractors are hired to provide materials, equipment, supplies and services. Vendors contribute to the daily operation of every facility. For example, trash collectors properly dispose of garbage. A lawn service may be used to cut grass ...More
    July 1, 2003 Amy Brown Posted in Articles
  • What Every New Owner Must Know
    If you're just getting started in the self-storage business, this is the article you need. There is a lot of misinformation about marketing in the industry. Before you develop some bad habits, please keep reading. Here are the five primary areas you need to work on as you ...More
    February 1, 2003 Fred Gleeck Posted in Articles
  • Hiring, Training and Retaining
    Hiring the best person for the job can be a difficult task when the budget for a salary only allows for cheese and crackers and you want to hire caviar. It is possible to achieve your objective and still stay within budget. But it will take considerable time and effort, ...More
    December 1, 2002 Tammy Ross Posted in Articles
  • Cost Segregation
    In the case of Hospital Corp. of America and Subsidiaries v. Commissioner , 109 TC (1997), the tax court concluded property qualifying as tangible personal property under former investment tax credit (ITC) rules would also qualify in the same manner for the purposes of tax ...More
    April 1, 2002 Mark de Stefanis Posted in Articles
  • Staying on the Cutting Edge of Technology (For Free)
    Staying on the Cutting Edge of Technology (For Free) By R.K. Kliebenstein It recently occurred to me that with the advent of new technology, we all should to be able to dramatically reduce our office costs. Following are some ways to increase office productivity and cut ...More
    May 1, 2001 R.K. Kliebenstein Posted in Articles
  • Marketing for the Holidays
    Marketing for the Holidays By Pamela Alton Is it me, or do the seasons seem to fly by these days? Here we are in the midst of winter, with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming upon us faster than any of us seem prepared for. Now is the time to think about "specialty ...More
    December 1, 2000 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • Storage Units or the City Dump?
    Storage Units or the City Dump? By Pamela Alton One day, as you are making your rounds at your facility, you notice a broken lamp with no shade sitting beside your dumpster. Within 15 minutes, there also appears an old dresser with one drawer missing. By the end of the day, ...More
    May 1, 2000 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • Secrets to Successful StaffingUnderstanding the legalities of hiring and firing employees
    Secrets to Successful StaffingUnderstanding the legalities of hiring and firing employeesBy Scott ZuckerThere are numerous state and federal laws that restrict employers in their hiring and firing decisions. As a result of these laws--many of which can impose significant ...More
    December 1, 1999 Scott Zucker Posted in Articles