Posted by Don Dion on July 20, 2003 at 11:03:28:
Contact one of the large franchise storage companies. For one converting buildings instead of building new will cost you big time in revenues and marketing over the years. Second they have the system down, with computer programs for billing, trafic counts for size and amenites, security issue info on what is needed and were. Not to mention the secure feeling people get when they are familar with the look and feel of your new business. Sure they get a fee, but in general your place will be fuller and the sales will be easier with a franchise.