Office space can be pricey. You might start to feel isolated working from home. Your home can start to feel like the place you work rather than the place you play. Whatever your business, (whether you make jewellery, publish poetry journals, build furniture, make movies, or restore classic cars) as you grow, you’ll be looking for somewhere to run your business from that doesn’t cost a huge chunk of your profits.
Many businesses start in a home study, at the kitchen table, or in a garage. But even if you’ve got the world’s largest kitchen table, you’re bound to outgrow this space eventually. As you grow and expand your offering, a storage unit may be the perfect space to expand into – especially if you have stock that you can’t find room for in your home.
Many people think of storage containers as dark and dingy little spaces full of forgotten knick knacks. But they can be so much more than that! You can set up a desk in a storage unit and run the day-to-day business bits, plus many storage units can be provided with wifi, lighting and electrical outlets. But you don’t have to sit in your storage unit alone day in and day out. It could just be the place you store your stock and your equipment. Either way – storage units might be a lot more handy for you in running your business than you bargained for!
Why should I run my business from a storage unit?
“But why should I run my business from storage when my kitchen table works just fine?” we hear you cry. Well, here are a few great reasons why running your business from storage should be your next business move:
You can create a work/life balance.
We know you like to work hard and play harder. Everybody does. It’s why a work/life balance is so vital – and this has been harder and harder to have since we all started working from our homes. When working from home and managing your own business, it can be easy for the lines between work life and home life to get blurry.
Running your business from storage means you’ve got somewhere to store stock or somewhere to create. This can help you feel like you’ve got a distinct workplace and a home just for living in. You’ll also need to physically leave your house to work or get stock, which can feel like a commute.
It’s all about balance!
Expansion is easy
Your kitchen table might be pretty big, but if you want to scale up your business, you’re going to run out of space. This means your work life will start spilling out into your home more and more, and eventually you’ll hit a point where you have no room for business growth without finding a new space. Having a storage unit means you’ve got space to store your goods or your equipment, and if you need more space to grow you can simply move to a bigger unit!
You can also choose a unit in the right size for you at the time. Many self-storage companies offer a range of unit sizes. This means if you need to scale up or down, you’ve only got to move your things to a different unit on the same site.
Storage can be cheap and flexible
If you’re a small independent business, committing to pricey office rental rates can be a scary thing to do. With many warehouses or office spaces, you’ll be tied into a contract from anywhere from six months to twenty four months – and those contracts can be pretty pricey!
Keeping stock and equipment in storage incurs lower overheads, and often operates on very flexible contracts – meaning less cost, and more freedom for you to move out or change space if you need to.
Your stock or equipment will be well protected
Most self-storage units are basically Fort Knox.
Okay, so that’s a bit of an exaggeration. However, most are equipped with CCTV, 24 hour security, and PIN or key passes that only the unit renter has access to. Unless you’re really fanatic about home security, it’s likely your possessions will be kept more safely and securely in storage than they will be at home.
How can Magenta Storage help you run your business?
At Magenta Storage, we like to keep storage simple. We provide secure, all inclusive storage options for both personal and business storage. When it comes to storage space, we offer you complete flexibility. We have storage time starting from as little as a week. If your business requirements change and you need to upsize or downsize, you can do this free of charge.
We also pride ourselves on our transparent pricing tariffs. We want the best for you and your business, which means there are no hidden costs or sneaky fine print. All of our business storage prices are inclusive of VAT. To top it off, we accept a range of payment methods to suit the needs of your business.
If you’re not sold yet, we also have 24 hour CCTV surveillance and we use PIN access systems to make sure that only authorised personnel can access the storage facility.
If a storage unit isn’t right for you but you still need a flexible work space, we can also offer rental office space. The sheer beauty of this is that you can store your stock in a storage unit onsite, whilst working in a comfortable work space. Our office spaces also boast flexible contracts and easy pricing, so that you can give your business the perfect home.
Get a quote or give us a call on 0800 802 1360 to find out how we can help you find your businesses’ home sweet home today.