Wouldn’t it be great to quit your day job and be your own boss? Starting a business for the first time can be a mammoth challenge whether you’re self-employed or a business entity. There is much to consider including business name, website, legal status, accountant, business storage plans and even commercial office furniture among others. It may seem daunting at first but it doesn’t have to be.
If you have a process in place and follow sound professional advice, you’ll be up and running in no time. Whether you work from home or your own premises, give your business the best chance of success with these top business tips. Continue reading →
There’s no denying that attending exhibitions and conferences are essential for promoting your business, regardless of size or industry. Considering that some events are seasonal and can be expensive, where do you store everything in-between? Tables, chairs, banners, and even promotional items or display stock. Many people hire podiums, tables and chairs but it could cost a lot more than simply renting a storage unit. A simple solution is exhibition storage especially if Continue reading →
We all know moving house is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do but downsizing your office is not far behind. Modern day business storage has noticeably changed compared to a few years ago with more people working from home or flexi-time. Businesses can now manage with less space and fewer desks. As a result, smaller office space and saving money in the long term. The only question is, what to do with the extra furniture when downsizing? Continue reading →
Business is good, products or services are selling and you may even be considering taking on a staff member or two. But at the moment you’re working from your kitchen table at home. So, what do you do? Take on business premises with all those overheads? See if your new staff member is happy to work from your kitchen table too? You need more stock and the paperwork is piling up – where is it all going to go?
Whether you’re a new start up or an existing business with business premises, if you’re a growing business you’ll have to come up with some answers to these questions at some point and there is no right or wrong answer; it will depend on the type of business you have and your business model. You will need to decide which is the best way forward for you. If you’re not sure of the best way to manage your growing business, there’s lots of help out there, both free and paid for. Continue reading →
If you visit any extensive self storage facility you are likely to see rows or blocks of converted shipping containers. It’s not the first thing that springs to mind when you’re thinking about how and where you can store things. After all, the official description of a shipping container is
‘a segmental, stackable metal container used to carry luggage or goods by overseas or land transport’
so definitely not top of the list. But shipping containers are so versatile it’s not only self storage providers that use them anymore. Cafes, bars, businesses, and even homeowners are finding innovative ways to use shipping containers and here’s why: Continue reading →