Can you run a business out of a self storage unit?
Self storage units are useful for a variety of different reasons, from storing household belongings during a move to temporarily holding furniture while renovating, but in recent years it’s also become an ideal way to run a business.
Business self storage offers many benefits, including the following;
- Flexible lease agreements with the opportunity to rent a unit for as short as two weeks
- Variety of different unit sizes available (and the option to upsize or downsize as needed)
- State-of-the-art security, including 24-hour surveillance
- Conveniently located facilities with easy accessibility
- Bonus extras such as a box shop, trolleys and workspaces
Each of these features offers a convenient and cost-effective solution for businesses of all sizes. Units can serve as an affordable alternative to warehousing for larger businesses, and a convenient place to hold excess belongings for smaller businesses. Let’s dive into a few innovative ways self storage units can be used for business.
Small business storage
Profit is the main goal of every business and small business owners typically have less capital to play with. Storage units offer a clean and safe place to store excess assets, merchandise and document storage without breaking the bank.
Warehousing contracts are expensive and restrictive, trapping businesses in an agreement with costly overheads. Renting a large self storage unit to store stock and merchandise offers a functional, versatile and affordable alternative to warehousing.
Some storage units are built to serve as a functional and affordable workshop space. Instead of leasing commercial property, artisans and creatives can use a self storage unit as a convenient workshop.
With remote work on the rise, corporate offices are decreasing in size and businesses are looking for flexible office solutions. Storage World self storage units offer productive office spaces in a great location and with a reliable internet connection.
Online retail store
E-commerce has boomed in recent years and online businesses need a secure space to store their inventory. Rather than take up space in the home, online businesses can keep their stock in a conveniently located self storage unit, and even use it as a central operating base.
At Storage World, we offer convenient self storage units across Manchester, in Hale & Wilmslow, Middleton and Manchester Central. Our units are the perfect solution for growing businesses during these uncertain times. Get a quote and secure your unit today.