If you’re running a small company, you’ll know only too well that costs can rack up. It’s expensive to get things off the ground, and every penny counts.
The most significant thing that’s likely to eat up your budget is the cost of renting business premises. Even basic offices and retail properties cost a lot of money to rent per month, and that’s without factoring business rates into the equation!
More Companies Operating From Home
It’s unsurprising that many companies are choosing to run their business from their own homes instead of renting out expensive business properties. After all, in the comfort of your own house, there are no business rental costs, no overheads and few other expenses involved.
This works exceptionally well if you don’t carry much stock for your company. However, if you’re a retail business and require additional space to store your products, this is where operating solely from a home environment can be tricky. Even those with garage or attic space tend to resent having to give up valuable storage room for the sake of their stock.
Of course, there’s also the problem of safety and security. Having stock in the home, particularly if it carries value, can act as a magnet for potential criminals. This leaves many a business owner scratching their head and wondering… just what is the solution?
Home + Self Storage Unit = Winning Combination?
Believe it or not, there is an answer to the problem. And even more surprisingly, it’s actually very straightforward. Renting a self-storage unit close to your home provides you with the best of both worlds.
In fact, as savvy businesses already doing this know, there’s huge potential for growth too. Want to find out more? Here’s a few advantages to using a self-storage unit for your business.
Self-Storage for Businesses: The Advantages
Using a self-storage unit to store your stock offers a level of flexibility that no other form of storage can offer. You’re not tied in to any long-term contract; so if you operate seasonally, this means you only have to rent the space for as long as you actually require it. Additionally, if you need more or less space, you can adjust the size of unit you rent accordingly.
No business rates.
There’s no business rates to pay when you use a storage unit, and of course, no council tax costs either. You’ll pay VAT, but if you’re VAT registered, you can claim this back.
Unlike some retail premises (and certainly your home), self-storage units tend to offer a greater level of security; with CCTV, intruder alarms, and other surveillance technology.
You can access your unit at any time, so it’s easy to nip in and out whenever you need to. Additionally, some self-storage companies will even accept delivered goods on your behalf, which ensures you don’t waste time hanging around for deliveries.
Cheap storage space.
When it comes to costs, there’s no comparison. Most retail and office premises cost several thousands of pounds a year to rent out. If you only need a small storage unit, it’s likely to be a fraction of this.
Inventive Business Uses – Glasgow Self-Storage Facility
Some people actually work from within their storage units, packaging goods on the site. Believe it or not, there are even some businesses that operate solely from within their storage units! If you’re based in Glasgow and you want to find out what options are available for your business, get in contact with GTW today. You can call the team on 0141 221 4727.