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Kickstarter is Not the Only Way to Kick Start a Self Storage Project

by Tony Gonzalez October 3, 2013 11:50 PM
Social media has become a great tool for people looking for a little help getting started. Thanks to it people are able to contact people that they never would get in front of before. In some cases they actually received the kick start they needed to get their business on track. [More]

Nothing Like Kick-Starting a Good Self Storage Story

by John Stevens September 27, 2013 10:51 PM
At one time the self storage industry was good for one thing—storing whatever tenants needed to store. In recent years that purpose has expanded. Now the self storage industry has become one of the most reliable investments on the market. It has spawned a number of reality television shows and has even played a major role in a movie—that was aptly named Self Storage. [More]

Next Fall, ex-Facebook Users May Head for Diaspora*

by Winnie Hsiu May 13, 2010 5:59 PM
At this time of year, many college students are trying to decide where to store their belongings over the summer months. In an attempt to reach out to students and become more accessible to them, many self storage companies have begun to advertise student discounts on their Facebook pages. But teenagers and twenty-somethings can be a difficult group to reach -- just as many businesses were making their first ventures into Facebook, college students and other Facebook users began to flee the site. Some ex-Facebook users are heading for a new social networking medium invented by college students: Diaspora*. [More]