Starting a business is not an easy task but thankfully there are many resources
with helpful advice. With so many factors to consider, business storage must be
at the top of the list as you will need a safe place to keep your stock,
equipment or documents.
Many new business owners will testify to the fact that you can’t just say,
‘Here I am, a new business’. There are many aspects involved in starting a business
including legal documents, VAT registration, business name and whether you’re a
sole trader, partnership or a limited company. Without further delay, let’s get
cracking with some handy tips on starting a new business.
Not everyone likes having to think about Christmas in the summer, but it’s
different for a business. Christmas preparations can often even start
immediately after the New Year and is a full-time task for many. Are you
prepared for what lies ahead in terms of stock, sales and business storage?
There really is so much to consider from analysing last year’s figures to determine the need for additional stock to business storage solutions and packing everything correctly. Luckily, Space Centre Self Storage has extensive experience when it comes to organising, packing and storage for business.
Any business that sells products
needs to consider the best possible stock storage option. They need a clean,
dry and safe place to store all of their stock. Whether it’s an established online
retailer, new e-commerce start-up or brick-and-mortar stores looking for more
space, self storage could be the answer.
Normal storage units can really help
ease some of the issues associated with a growing business. In fact, retail
business owners, artisans, e-commerce brands and other entrepreneurs can
greatly benefit. Considering that not everyone can afford warehouse space or
even need it, self storage is the more practical and cost-effective solution.
Running a business from home is a
simple option if you don’t need a rented or owned premises. Not every type of
business can be easily operated from home as some require business storage. Working
from home is common for people who only need a small office space, who mainly
work on their computers or spend most of their time on their client’s premises.
Working from home may not be ideal if
it significantly changes the use of your home or affects your local area. For
example, if you rent your home and receive lots of visitors, your licence or
lease may include some restrictions. While more people are running
a business from home, is it really for you?
Safe and accessible archive storage has become an essential part of every business and we’re not referring to lofts or garages. While the main focus is on storing the latest files and documents, there are many rules and regulations surrounding historic documentation as well. Typically, most business related documents should be kept for six years but there are exceptions.
With so much paperwork and vital documentation, having sufficient document storage space and a logical filing system becomes quintessential. In and among all of that is digital storage which we’ll cover along with other aspects of document storage. But first, let’s take a look at a few different types of documents and how they are stored.