Every penny counts when starting a new business, which is why many ventures start from home. While you may be saving money by doing this, you may quickly run out of space, especially now that the whole family is spending more time at home.
Renting or buying office space is expensive and when times are uncertain, it’s a high-risk strategy too. A good option is to use a self-storage unit as an office, as it offers low costs, more than enough space and no long-term contract either
At Smart Storage, we have been supporting established and start-up businesses for years. Many have set up shop in our units, since this provides a wealth of benefits, including:
- Wide range of unit sizes
- Complete rental flexibility
- Cost-efficient and friendly service
- Secure access
- Goods receipt service
- Mailbox service
- And extended hours access by arrangement
Wide Range of Units
At Smart Storage, we have a large number of self-storage units at our centres that are ideal for your needs. We understand that each business has unique size requirements, so we provide units that range from a small locker to around 300 square feet.
Just take a look at our space calculator to see what you will get when you choose Smart Storage as your provider.
With a wide range of unit sizes to choose from, Smart Storage can make running your business smoother. Working from home is fine at the beginning but, quickly, space will become scarce and your stock and documents encroach on your dining room table, living room or kitchen counter. Keep your home life separate and make use of cost efficient storage for work.
Our self-storage units are dry, clean and modern, and allow you to separate your personal from your professional life with ease. And for those that need to meet clients or work partners, they are also good options – and help you present a more professional front to your business. From tradesmen to eBay sellers, you will find what you are looking for with us.
In addition, some of our centres have meeting rooms and purpose-built offices to rent including at our Preston, Liverpool, Wirral and Altrincham facilities, so you will be able to find the perfect workspace near you.
There are so many advantages to choosing business storage and using our self-storage units as an office. One of these benefits is that you have complete flexibility from day one, something incredibly important for business owners.
After all, when your business starts to take off, Smart Storage makes it easy for you to scale up to a bigger unit. The same goes for downsizing; if you would like to move your office to a smaller unit, be it to cut costs or simply because it suits your business better, we can help.
We also offer flexible agreements as low as 7 days, so you can rent a unit for as long as you need it. You can benefit from 50% off the first 8 weeks as well, an offer that helps business owners keep costs down.
Another benefit of choosing Smart Storage is that we have no business fees or hidden costs.
It does not matter whether you are a start-up or a well-established company – we offer unique and tailored options to our customers that also end up being incredibly cost-efficient.
We prefer not to charge business rates because we want to help our clients grow their business instead of spending too much money on storage space. Also, you do not have to pay utility bills and we do not charge security fees.
Using our storage units as an office, therefore, is a cost-effective way to run your business that you must try today. We are on hand to answer all your questions, so do not hesitate to talk to us if you would like to know more about our business storage perks.
Self-storage supports a number of essential businesses and customers that are key-workers. Smart Storage has remained open throughout the Covid-19 outbreak. In today’s climate, health and safety have taken a front seat for many business owners, including us. Behind face coverings, our staff still provide the same friendly service. We ask that you wear a face covering when in store too and make use of our sanitisation station located in our loading bays.
You will be reassured to know that we implement deep cleaning routines throughout the day and ensure that the most commonly touched areas are cleaned regularly. This includes:
- Communal door handles
- PIN pads
- Lift buttons
- Toilet flushes
- Card readers
- Reception desks
- Chair arms
We politely ask that you adhere to the social distancing measures currently in place.
The security of your belongings is critical. Smart Storage operates 24-hour security systems in all our centres which allows us to monitor the facilities and control who has access to them. Each site has access door entry controls, which enables us to control who has access and when, as well as intruder alarm systems, which are active throughout our stores.
Our self-storage premises also benefit from superb fire precautions for further peace of mind.
Additional Advantages of Choosing Smart Storage
We pride ourselves in providing the best possible customer service and experience, which is why we offer additional benefits, such as:
- Deliveries received on your behalf – we will sign for and keep hold of your deliveries until you can collect them.
- Pallet trucks, trolleys and forklift trucks – having all this machinery at your disposal will help you to move things around with ease (and we do not charge you extra for them).
- Shredding service – certified and secure document shredding.
Our self-storage units can be used for more than just storage. If you’re interested in running your business from our units, be it from our self-storage in Liverpool, self-storage in Preston, self-storage in the Wirral, self-storage in Warrington, self-storage in Widnes or self-storage in Altrincham, let us know.
Contact us to learn more about our services and how we can help you run your business from a self-storage unit.