Conversation is a great way to learn new things and to enhance your knowledge. Google+ has recently launched a communities feature where you can engage in conversation with communities of people all interested in a certain topic. Communities present a great opportunity to learn things from people as well as form connections with the people you interact with. Self storage businesses can certainly benefit from engaging in Google+ communities in several ways.
Google+ communities have gotten off to a fast start and there are self storage communities among the many. Look into a self storage community and you will see several topics discussed such as marketing techniques, facility owners asking questions, and self storage mentions in the news. It is a great way to keep up with what is happening in the industry and to see what other people are doing and if it is working. Lastly, if you are active in engaging with the members of the community, you could form business relationships that can benefit you down the road.
While there are self storage communities, these are not the only communities you can be taking advantage of. Self storage communities will give you insight into industry happenings and some marketing type advice. While this is nice, there are so many other communities out there that will focus in on individual aspects of their own that can give you an even greater pool of knowledge to learn from. There are marketing communities, advertising communities, SEO communities, branding communities and the list goes on and on. If you are looking to improve any aspect of your business, it is likely that there is a group of people sharing their opinions and knowledge on the subject. Plus you don’t have to go searching for anything. All this info is in one place.
Google+ communities are a very new feature that has got off to a fast start. It will be interesting to see where communities go from here and how they evolve. Conversation is a great way to learn and even if you are not familiar with something you can simply learn by reading what other people are talking about. If you haven’t already it would definitely be a good idea to check out some communities for yourself. There is plenty of opportunity to find new ways to help your operations improve and grow.