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50% discount off first 8-weeks

Conveniently located nearby

Flexible terms available

20 different unit types available

So you want to start your own business? Self storage could be your saviour

Somewhere around 50% of UK start-ups fail within their first five years of trading. This statistic can be a scary one if you’re considering starting up your own business, so how can you reduce the risk of your own start-up falling victim to the perils of a struggling economy?

A large amount of money from a business goes towards rent. Renting premises is necessary for some industries, such as manufacturing, e-commerce and other sectors. However, it’s not always ideal to get the ball rolling from home – stock items and equipment can take up an awful lot of space, and renting business premises can be very costly. As a new business, you need to keep your costs down if you have any chance of succeeding. If you don’t own your own home and instead rent from a landlord, there’s probably a clause in your tenancy agreement forbidding you from using the property as business premises. That means you need to find somewhere, but you just don’t have the capital yet.

Rents and business rates vary by area, but it’s almost always expensive within a city – much higher than the rent or mortgage (and council tax) that you pay on your residential home.

The answer is self-storage.

Self-storage units come in a variety of sizes, and while they are usually thought of as places to store bulky items you don’t have room for, hold items before a move or store things you don’t use often, you can run a business from a self-storage unit. In fact, if you’re a small business or just starting out, it might be the option for you for a few reasons.

It’s cheaper: Not only is the rent considerably cheaper on a month-by-month basis, you don’t have to pay business rates (council tax) on a self-storage unit, giving you an extra saving to help get your business off the ground.

It’s secure: Storing information, stock and equipment in a rented premises usually means you’ll have to invest in some security (such as CCTV, alarm systems and door entry), but most self-storage units are secure, with existing security features, restricted access and locked units.

It’s not home: Working from home, even if you do have the space to store what you need, isn’t always the most productive thing to do. People are often tempted to fall into procrastination and find it more difficult to concentrate. A self-storage unit gives you all the benefits of having your own office space, without having to pay high prices. Want to find out more? Contact us at Flexi Space in Manchester today.


Secure Storage Solutions

Clean, safe and secure storage solution at an affordable price, highly recommend this place, very close to the heart of manchester, easy access in and out. Big thanks to Tricia and her team for sorting out my storage needs, very knowledgeable, professional and more importantly friendly.
Highly recommended.

Marcus Wong

A Quick and Easy Process

Quick and easy to reserve and simple sign up process when I arrived. I had under estimated my load size and needed more space which the guys on site quickly arranged for me. Very helpful and friendly staff. A recommended company

Alex Jones

Same Day Move In

Fantastic experience. Needed storage quickly and the staff were on hand to help get everything sorted as fast as possible – was in the same day. They even helped to make sure I got the right size unit so I didn’t over pay – they could have sold me a far bigger one but wanted to make sure I got the best deal and was happy – that doesn’t happen very often! Well Done!

Ed Green-Moore

Extremely Helpful Staff

Extremely helpful staff, talked me through everything, gave me a tour of the facility, the sign up process was very straight forward, and most important excellent value for money.

John O'neill

Trolleys and Good Lighting

Great storage with lots of trolleys and good lighting. Lots of parking bays so it is easy to park close to the storage unit entrance. A friendly and helpful team (Anthony and Nick) that get back to you quickly by email or phone.

Tanya Grenade

100% Recommended

100% recommend Storage World. The storage lockers are well priced, secure and very clean. The facility is well set up to make loading and unloading very straight forward. Jeni on the desk was so increddibly helpful and went out of her way to make sure we were well set up and happy. Thanks very much to all at Storage World and particularly Jeni!

Tom Daubney

Business Self Storage

Can’t praise the guys enough, Tricia initially found me a unit over year ago and patiently kept me up to date on availability as I was unable to move my business as quickly as I’d hoped. All the staff are friendly and helpful. A safe and clean place to work.

Joanne Beswick