Business storage can mean a lot of things to different people as it has
several benefits across the board. Whether you run a home business, a start-up,
small or medium enterprise, a business storage unit can help. Any business selling
products need storage space for all of their goods from online retailers, e-commerce
start-ups or brick-and-mortar stores.
Fact is, business storage units can even benefit bigger companies as
they will save on overheads. It just makes sense to rent a self storage unit as
it provides the required space but at a much more affordable rate than renting
additional warehouse space. However, you still need to know what to store and how
to avoid damage. Here are a few general storage tips that will help you save
time, space and avoid damage or stock loss.
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.
Many people think of self storage as rows of garage type facilities with old, unwanted household furniture and loft items. Not surprisingly, it’s not always the case as business storage units feature prominently at many self storage facilities.
Businesses are increasingly using self storage to keep their overhead costs to a minimum and not just home businesses either. People who work from home can easily run out space and business storage becomes essential for admin documents among others. Many businesses factor self storage into their budget as it is ideal for tools, equipment and stock.
Some facilities offer short- and long term business storage options so doing your research is vital. Short-term self storage is ideal especially if you’re moving to a smaller office and don’t know what you will need.
Throughout history, the self-storage industry have had some challenges but in recent years, it’s mostly been re-invented. Self-storage trends play a continuous role year-on-year and 2018 is sitting pretty on the fairway. Right off the tee, it’s hard to argue the impact Millennials have had and how this will continue but what about urbanisation leading to smaller living spaces and the rising property prices?
Some attribute the positive growth to modern construction and design techniques while others focus more on technological advancements. Let’s take a look at the top 3 self-storage trends to watch for in 2018! Continue reading →
The internet and digital connectivity make it so much easier for people to start up and run a business from home. In recent years, the remote workforce concept has grown considerably whether you’re working for someone in the comfort your own home or running your own home business. For some, this is a great solution while others might find the reality of working from home a daunting task.
Aspects such as business storage, financial aid, personal time management all come to mind as things to consider. What else do you need to ensure success? Continue reading →