How Self Storage Can Help Your Business Retain Flexibility
Self-storage is often commonly perceived as just for anyone moving house or needing extra space for their belongings. However, more and more regularly, businesses are also using self-storage units.
Advice from Toby Whittaker Managing Director, Store First Ltd
Why self-storage for business?
Many businesses, from local SMEs to large corporations, are discovering the benefits of self-storage units. Self-storage can save businesses time and money and help them retain the flexibility they need to remain operational and profitable.
Five ways self-storage can help your business retain flexibility
Businesses are facing ever-increasing amounts of pressure when cutting costs and finding intuitive ways to maximise their profits. Here are our 5 top tips on how self-storage could help your business save money and retain flexibility.
Quickly up and downsize with seasonal changes to required amounts of stock
If your business has quieter and busier periods during the year due to peaks and troughs in seasonal sales, then self-storage could be the money-saving answer for you. Rather than wasting money by paying for space which remains empty for large portions of the year, you could rent self-storage space only during the times when your stock overflow demands it. You save on rent and business rates during empty or quieter periods by utilising a self-storage unit as your overflow warehouse. You also benefit from state-of-the-art security measures and round-the-clock access to your stock – enabling you to meet seasonal demands whilst drastically reducing your overheads.
Secure space for archiving documents
Your business might be in the professional services industry and beginning to find that your archive of documents, case notes, or historical accounts is taking over your office. Using a self-storage unit to house documents that you need to keep, but don’t need regular access to, could be the ideal option that saves you from needing to upscale your business premises: saving you time, rent, and business rates.
It could be that your business is already paying more in rent and other overheads than it can sustain. If this is the case, you could reduce your outgoings significantly by downsizing your office space and consigning storage of items that aren’t needed regularly to a self-storage facility.
If you can keep the same number of things and staff as you had previously but cut costs by moving some to off-site storage, self-storage could be the cost-saving option for you and your business.
Reduce your utility bills
Choosing self-storage instead of increasing the size of your business premises or even reducing the size of your business premises by storing things you don’t need regularly, you can make cost savings on utility bills.
You don’t need to heat and light a storage unit, and with utility bills always on the rise, this could bring you a saving that could be reinvested in new staff, new stock, new software or anything else that might help your business to grow.
Increase the flexibility of your business with self-storage
Using a Store First self-storage unit for your business, you can take advantage of bulk-buying discounts without needing to invest in permanent office space to store your goods. You can store excess furniture and equipment and possibly even reduce your existing costs. Whatever you might need storage for, the key advantage of self-storage is its flexibility: don’t pay for space you don’t need and don’t pay for it for longer than you need it.
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