For people looking to start their own business, there are often a lot of risks involved. From start-up costs to hiring and procurement, there are plenty of things that budding entrepreneurs need to keep in mind. Luckily, Smart Storage can take some of the pressure off new start-up companies by providing not only storage but a place to base the business at storage centres across the North West.

Storage units provide the ideal space for starting up a brand-new business. In fact, a 2018 study from SSA UK shows that a mighty 43% of storage units are used for business purposes. From being low risk to saving on bills, there are many factors that make storage units very appealing to those with big ideas, but smaller budgets. Take a look at how we can help you to grow your start-up business:

Cost-Effectiveness Matters

One of the most important things for those who are starting their business is ensuring that costs remain low. While the same is true for expanding businesses, start-ups are in that crucial phase where every penny counts.

At Smart Storage, you get a tailored, cost-effective space designed to meet your needs; we don’t charge any business rates, and you don’t have to pay utility bills or security fees – this means you can invest the money you save into growing your start-up. In addition, at some of our sites, we have offices and meeting rooms so you really can run your business comfortably from our stores. At Smart Storage, you can benefit from a comfortable work environment and from great Wi-Fi connections, and you will also find it easy to install your computers and phones.

Our ‘easy in, easy out’ agreement means you can rent as much space as you require, for as long as you need it. There is no long-term fixed contract – you can scale up the space you rent as your business grows or to meet a seasonal spike in demand. Likewise, you can scale your space down. You pay for what you need as you need it – and no need to move premises.

Store Vital Business Equipment and Documents Safely

Whether you’re a start-up or a small business owner, you know just how important it is to have a space where you can store sensitive documents and keep vital equipment safe.

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While a lot of businesses start out of the living room, this option soon becomes unviable as you begin to expand. And, as your business grows so too does the need for secure storage of business-critical information. The solution, without having to pay an exorbitant amount for rental space, is self-storage.

A self-storage unit offers a secure, affordable and trustworthy way for start-ups to archive important documents and store tools, with the added bonus of reducing clutter at your business site. Self-storage can give you peace of mind too, especially with our 24/7 video surveillance, intruder alarm systems, fire precautions and access entry controls.

Self-Storage is Convenient

Whether it’s a start-up or a well-established company, your business will take up a lot of your time. So, if there’s anything you can do to make life easier for you, the better off you’ll be.

When you choose self-storage, you’re also choosing convenience, especially when it comes to the nitty-gritty of doing business. For example, if you are absolutely jam-packed and can’t step away from your office, Smart Storage can take deliveries on your behalf. This is useful for businesses transitioning between two locations, as well. With this service, you can carry on giving all of your attention to your business and just relax knowing we’re helping out.

If you’ve started your business at home, you’re probably sick and tired of having your kitchen or living room doubling as an order fulfilment centre. Self-storage will give you all of the space you need to run your business the way you want, ensuring you keep it separate from your personal life. This will also allow you to stay organised; no more desperately searching the house for an important document that you can’t find anywhere.

Plus, when it comes to delivering stock to your unit, Smart Storage have pallet trucks, trolleys and forklift trucks at your disposal – everything that will make your life and your business easier to manage. We also have stores in several locations in the North West, meaning you’re never too far away from your unit of choice, whether you’ve chosen storage in Liverpool, storage in Preston, storage in the Wirral, storage in Warrington, storage in Widnes or storage in Altrincham.

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Get in touch with us if you need more information and our friendly staff will be happy to help.