Small businesses in the UK are growing rapidly and make up roughly ninety-nine per cent of all UK businesses. A small business is any business with forty-nine or fewer employees. The vast majority, however, are mostly micro businesses with fewer than ten employees and many have no employees at all – around 77 per cent! And a further twenty-one per cent have one to nine employees.
Many UK businesses are sole traders
In total sixty two per cent of all UK businesses are sole traders. So, almost all UK businesses are ‘micro’ and the majority are sole traders. Interestingly, the number of businesses without employees is rising rapidly and is driving the increase in the number of businesses in the UK. You could say that was down to the recession, but it actually began to increase rapidly when the internet became widely available.
The government are really backing small businesses and there is funding widely available to most people looking to set up their own business venture from grants, finance and loans, business support, mentoring and funding to help start small businesses. With all this help and support in place why not take a shot and have a go at setting up your own business venture? Imagine the freedom of being your own boss, and the financial gains you could be rewarded with if things take off! There’s no shortage of stories about people setting up something as simple as a Facebook page or small website, only for their products or services to be in demand so much that it soon becomes a fully fledged business!
Keep stock safe and work smart in self-storage
With all that said and the various help available, there is only one question left – where are you going to store all your stock? Look no further than Store First self-storage. With storage units from as small as 10sqft all the way up to 475sqft, we really can grow with your business.
Storage isn’t the only thing included in your price we also have free meeting and board rooms, free Wi-Fi and delivery acceptance and much more! So why not give it a shot and contact your nearest centre here.
Why not make yourself at home when you base your business at Store First?