Self-storage has become, and continues to be a popular option for many people; it is not just a place where you keep items safe, it is a place where businesses grow.

New to Business

You have decided being an entrepreneur is the path you wish to take; brilliant! However, one key reason why only 20% of businesses survive in the first 18 months of starting a business is cost. You will have created a business plan and expect to see profit fairly soon, but if all your money is spent on rent and other costs, you will barely break even. If you rent a storage unit, you can reclaim your VAT if you are VAT registered and you will not have to pay any council tax and business rates.

Also, you are not restricted to long-term lease contracts, so if your business takes a turn for the worse, you only have to give a week’s notice. However, if your business is succeeding, you can rent more storage units easily, and continue to grow.

Seasonal job

Your business may be providing bouncy castles, large paddling pools or Christmas themed goods to customers; these businesses are in high demand during certain months. Instead of cluttering your house, or leasing a building for a year, you can work out of a storage unit. Have a look at an article by the BBC where small firms ran from storage units during the winter months to keep up with demand.

Internet Business

If your business solely relies on the internet, then you understand how you need a perfect background to entice customers to buy your products. If your internet business sells furniture or large items, a storage unit would be a sensible option as your house will not become cluttered, and you have a professional business space to work from. Spaces and Places actually have a customer that sells pre-loved furniture on eBay, have a look at how she designed the space in the storage unit to encourage buyers to purchase her products in our blog.

Call Spaces and Places to talk through which unit would be most beneficial for your business today.