When starting your business, there are countless issues you need to think about, and the need for increasing storage space perhaps isnt the first thing to consider.
Writing for Business Advice, CEO at Smart Storage, Mike Wilson, offers readers some tips to ensure a small business has a contingency plan in place for such measures.
From considering initial overheads to ensuring premises are equipped with all essential equipment you need to achieve your business goals. Is your business going to hit the ground running?
For example, there are inevitably aspects of your startup that you wouldnt necessarily immediately cater for. One such consideration is the need for increasing storage space.
Ensuring you have a contingency plan in place with regards to such aspects can ensure that, when the time arrives and as a growing business, you would not only hope but assume that it will you and your team will be fully prepared to deal with such growth.
Thinking to the future
With the growth of self-storage, and with it becoming more popular and widespread within both domestic and commercial settings, there is no excuse for not future proofing your company from growth.
With many inner-city business owners battling with smaller office spaces, space is a premium for many industries.
Whether you’re a new business looking for your first office space, or a larger corporation looking for a base in a bustling city centre, chances are you must pay more, and even potentially move further away from your ideal location, just to make sure that you have enough space for your staff to work comfortably, and for you and your company to achieve your business goals.
With this in mind and an inevitable need for growth and expansion in the future, implementing a self-storage solution into your business plan, put simply, offers you options.
It gives you access to a dedicated, secure area to store any additional equipment that you may purchase in anticipation of expansion, as well as offering you some much needed space to rely on at short notice.
Not just for bricks and mortar businesses
Ecommerce businesses can also benefit from implementing self-storage into their business plan after all, those products need to be stored somewhere. Self-storage offers such availability, with the bonus of 24hr security.
Being able to store products offsite in a dedicated storage unit will allow for more space to be saved in an office location.
As most ecommerce businesses primarily buy stock in bulk, it can often be cumbersome and dangerous to store piles upon piles of stock within your physical business space especially if you’re struggling to find a sizeable office space to begin with, or even work from your own home.
By storing items within a self-storage unit, youll be the only one with access to your unit, meaning that your products are not only more secure as youll be able to control who has access.
Equally youll also reduce the risk of damaging your stock by keeping it out of the way of footfall, while still having easy accessibility when required.
As self-storage’s popularity grows, it becomes increasingly important for business owners to understand how it can benefit their business.
They offer versatility, preserve much needed office space and provide a fantastic storage solution on both a permanent basis as well as a contingency plan in times of growth.
So, whether a start-up or an established business, the versatility and adaptability of self-storage units presents a wonderful business solution for a variety of business needs.
Mike Wilson is CEO of Smart Storage in the North West of England, and a board member of the UK’s Self-Storage Association in the UK. The business lifecycle: A platform for your business idea to flourish