If you’re starting out on your own and managing a small business from home, it’s important to know that self storage services can help many small businesses in their initial and critical stages of growth. Managing a business from home has its advantages: you avoid the high cost of renting commercial premises, high municipal taxes and more. However, it also poses quite a few challenges. Do you have a room that you can keep for your business, or are you managing it from your kitchen or living room? Perhaps the business has taken over several rooms, with documents and products scattered round the house?
Whatever the situation, it’s possible that you’re now at the stage when your business needs a more professional location, such as an office or store. However, before deciding on a step that will involve a considerable increase in your monthly business expenses and some risk, particularly in the early stages, consider renting a self storage unit in a purpose-built area.
Renting a self storage unit is far cheaper than renting an office or other commercial space, but will still give you the space you need. Here are some examples of businesses that could derive benefit from self storage services:
- Online sales – if you are selling products on the internet, you don’t have to maintain a physical store. All you need is a place to store goods until your customers order them.
- Repair services – plumbers, electricians, etc. do not need to rent a store or commercial space whose cost is very high compared to their income. Self storage units for rent are available in a range of sizes and types, so that you can find just the right one for the equipment you want to store, such as tools, spare parts and so on. It’s often difficult to store this equipment at home, and it’s certainly not ideal, particularly when you have a family.
- Importers – professional self storage services give you a closed, secure and well maintained place to store the goods you import until they are delivered to your customers.
- Business or personal services – if you are involved in occupations such as business consultancy, accounting, psychological consulting, working from home is certainly a worthwhile option. In order to make one of your rooms into a place of work, consider renting a self storage unit to store the surplus furniture and items that you remove from the room. You can keep them until you need them at any time, while your business expands until eventually you may decide the time has come to rent commercial or office space.
It’s important to understand that apart from the financial advantage, there are other benefits to professional self storage services, such as conditions that are ideal and in many cases better than home for storing your equipment and goods, and certainly better than in your garden. A professional self storage company carries out regular maintenance to ensure that its self storage units are resistant to weather conditions, rodents and other pests. Moreover, its self storage facility is guarded 24/7. Before signing a self storage unit rental contract, make sure you are getting a private unit with its own lock, and that the service includes contents insurance.
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