Chiswell & Associates, LLC
Serving the Self Storage Industry Since 1990
1208 Rodes Circle Winchester, VA 22601
As Jim travels across the country and works with owners and managers, he is also picking up new ideas. This is where he shares his thoughts, ideas and sometimes off the grid insights.
Check back soon to see when the new Storage Coach's Corner blog is launched. You can also follow Jim on Twitter.
"After 28 years in the industry, I still believe Self Storage to be
one of the best entrepreneural opportunities in real estate."
ISS World EXPO - Paris Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas April 2nd - 5th 2013
Jim will be speaking several times at the 2013 EXPO click on the link for details
Jim is available to talk or correspond with you to see how he might be of help to you and your self storage business.
I have witnessed and participated in the evolution of our industry for almost three decades. On the Development side, we have moved from a "Build It and They Will Come" philosophy to an understanding that the mantra must be caution and conservative assumptions. Detailed due diligence has never been more important whether you are building new or buying an established self-storage facility.
On the Marketing side, we have shifted from the old school total reliance on Yellow Page advertising to interactive websites focused on Search Engine Optimization considerations and click through rates. Facebook and YouTube visibility along with email and text messaging strategies have also been implimented. Self service kiosks and web based facility software have been added to management options at the store level. However, I still believe strongly that there is no substitute for a customer service focused professionally trained manager with a sincere smile and a warm handshake.
I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you to determine how I could apply my years of experience and industry expertise to you current needs. Send me an email or give me a call to discuss the self storage issues and challenges you are facing.