Are you short on space due to the number of filing cabinets in the office and do you actually know how long specific documents have to be kept for? Most small businesses will know that certain documents have to be kept for at least 12 months. Some for as long as seven years. However, there is no need to keep certain files and documents in the office. After all, some, you might only need if the Inland Revenue asks for them.
If that’s the case and you are a small business with cabinets full of these particular documents – maybe a solicitor or accountant – why not consider a self storage unit to house those papers that by law, you have to keep, but might never need? Continue reading
If the office is becoming a little top heavy with documents and files and you feel that a clear out is the only answer, why not consider self storage? After all, with many legal or financial documents, it’s not just a case of filing them under B for Bin! Many documents need to be kept for a certain length of time. You never know when you might need that spread sheet or report. Solicitors and accountants, in particular, are required by law to hold on to certain documents. Continue reading
Downsizing commercially is a reality for many businesses. When the world’s economy is booming, companies grow in size and stature and bigger premises are required. Fact. Conversely, when the world is in recession or a depression, all this changes. Fact.
Unfortunately, as recession bites, companies are forced to consider downsizing and as a result, a move to more suitably sized, cheaper premises. It makes obvious sense. A smaller staff, a drop in production and of course, less overheads. However, such a switch brings with it problems over storage and floor space.
What happens to all of those filing cabinets, full of hard copy documents? Where will you put your surplus stock, equipment or non-essentials. Renting smaller premises means cutting down on costs, but it also means cutting down on storage space too. It can be an added headache. Continue reading
If you have a small home-based business it might be that your storage requirements can’t be met by your current location. Maybe your garage is already filled to capacity. Perhaps you rent a small office where storage space is all but non-existent. You might be a self-employed plumber, carpenter, electrician or mechanic with a large amount of tools and supplies that they don’t use on a daily basis, but require easy access to.
The answer to your storage problem could be to use a secure, self-storage centre. After all, a conveniently located unit can give you the extra space you need and easy access to your equipment or merchandise. It’s certainly something to consider. Millions of small businesses worldwide choose commercial and business storage to help in the daily running of their business. Continue reading