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Decatur Self Storage Adds Solar Panels

by John Stevens January 10, 2013 4:22 PM
Large corporations are doing it. Small businesses are doing it. Companies all over the United States are installing solar energy to reduce their energy costs and improve their bottom line. Decatur Self Storage in Decatur, Texas, joined the ranks of businesses - like Wal-Mart, Costco, and IKEA - that are going solar. [More]

Have Website Will Travel in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez January 9, 2013 8:42 PM
Jerry Maguire said that we live in a cynical world, but in reality it is a digital one. Just about everything these days operates with electronics or has a presence on the World Wide Web. In fact, if you are looking for something—information, movies times, a self storage facility, etc.—it can be found on the internet. The only trick is figuring out how to find it. [More]

21st Century Self Storage to Get a New Website Design

by Winnie Hsiu January 9, 2013 6:48 PM
There has been a lot in the news lately about technology, social media, and search engine optimization for businesses. 21st Century Storage, based in Aspen, Colorado, is adding to that news. They recently hired MWI, a SEO and web design firm located in Salt Lake City, Utah, to redesign their website. MWI will also provide SEO and Internet marketing services to 21st Century Storage. [More]

Social Media Becoming More Important to Self Storage Companies as Audience Grows

by Kim Kilpatrick January 8, 2013 9:07 PM
Who does not have a Facebook account these days? Who did not have a MySpacepage way back when? What about a Twitter account? Tumblr? Stumbleupon? Digg? Blog? The list of social media sites can go on and on, and it is something that many self storage companies are wisely making use of these days. [More] Launches SEO Guide

by Kim Kilpatrick January 8, 2013 7:01 PM
Today, officially launched its SEO Guide for Self Storage Operators. This guide provides detailed information about search engine optimization (SEO) for owners and managers of self storage facilities. [More]

StorageMart Announces their "Pin to Win" $500 Sweepstakes

by Holly Robinson January 7, 2013 7:15 PM
Over this past year, StorageMart has used different social media to promote its business. It held contests on Facebook and also posted videos to YouTube. Now, it is using Pinterest, another type of social media, in their marketing efforts. They are holding a new giveaway sweepstakes promotional called Pin To Win: Organize It 2013. [More]

Self Storage Company Helps People Look After Themselves

by Holly Robinson January 7, 2013 7:07 PM
People that are interested in making New Year’s Resolutions have likely made them by now. Some have probably even broken them too (that’s okay; still plenty of time to rededicate oneself to the cause). One self storage company recently made an effort to help people get on track for one common resolution—but not the one you are probably thinking. [More]

How Small Business Owners Use Self Storage Units

by Tony Gonzalez January 4, 2013 7:00 PM
Recently, Steve Wilson, managing partner of Hide-Away Storage based in Sarasota, Florida, participated in a business forum. He discussed ways that small business owners and entrepreneurs can use self storage. [More]

Variety is the Spice of the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu January 4, 2013 5:24 PM
When people spend money they typically want to make sure they are going to like what they are going to get. It’s only natural, right? The same can be said when going into business as well. The safest route to make sure an investment is not wasted is a proven one even though if it is proven that also means it’s been done before (and often times a lot). [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Start Your New Year off Right—With Money

by Kim Kilpatrick January 3, 2013 9:15 PM
I want to lose weight. I want to get more organized. I want to start my own business. I want to own something that used to belong to Lindsay Lohan. These are all things that some folks may want to do in the New Year; common New Year’s resolutions. There is one thing that can make all of those goals easier to reach. One self storage company wants to help people by giving it to them (or at least one person)—money. [More]
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