Most small businesses have rather humble beginnings of being bedroom or dining table projects before moving into a spare bedroom or shed. This is great for the early stages of a business as it allows you to test the waters of your new venture and see where it can take you whilst not having to commit to paying rent or leasing a commercial space.

But what happens when the business outgrows its space and running a company from your home seems near impossible? Paperwork can become lost if left to pile up, stock can begin to take over your home, and the lines between work and play can become blurred.

Finding a base for your business may be difficult and requires a lot of thought to decide which space is suitable for you and your company. Luckily for you, we have the answer! Our storage solutions provide everything you need for your business to thrive.

Our Flexible Approach Makes Renting Simple

We understand what it takes to run a small business and appreciate that sometimes it’s difficult to find your feet while you get started and when you expand and change your company. That is why we pride ourselves on our flexible business storage solutions. With Smart Storage, you never need to worry about committing to a lease or being tied down to strict, long-term contracts. In fact, you can size up or size down as and when you need to. Check out our space calculator to find the best match for you and your business at the minute, but don’t be afraid to ask to switch when you need to.

Our business storage in Preston, for example, is a secure storage centre for you to house your stock. With its 24-hour CCTV coverage and available content insurance, you can rest assured that your merchandise is in safe hands.

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Purpose-Built Office Space

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes, and we appreciate that yours may not just need to store surplus stock; you might also be looking for a hub. Somewhere to register your business address, become a central meeting point for employees, and somewhere to invite customers and clients. This is where we can help.

Some of our sites provide office space, such as our office space to rent in Liverpool. These units have everything you need to run your business, such as:

Additionally, our office spaces are perfect for those who wish to draw a clear line between work and home life. If your small business is taking over your personal life, it may be time to contact Smart Storage.

Delivery Assistance When You Need It

Are you expecting regular deliveries and are worried about lifting and carrying any boxes or even if you’ll be present for the deliveries? No need to worry, with our fantastic delivery services! No matter how much flexibility you need, we offer support whenever you need it to ensure your parcels and business stock are protected and secure with our parcel receipt service.

Our friendly and approachable team are happy to assist, so you never have to worry about your day being disturbed by the demand for deliveries.

Additionally, some of our sites offer drive-up storage units. Many prefer this accessible way of receiving deliveries as it is a complete contrast to the struggle of housing your business from a commercial space in a busy city centre.

For a complete list of services for SMEs and more information on any of our sites, such as our business storage in Liverpool, please explore our website.

Paperwork Archiving

If your business creates a lot of paperwork that needs organising and storing safely, self storage is the perfect place for archiving. The archive boxes we stock in our boxes and packaging shop are ideal for storing documents, files and folders that could otherwise take up a lot of space in your office or home.

You can install temporary shelving in your storage unit or even fill it with filing cabinets to keep all your paperwork in order. This could include things like:

How you organise your paperwork is up to you and the needs of your business. Still, you can rest assured that when you choose self storage for archiving, your important paperwork will be covered by 24 hour CCTV in a clean, dry and secure unit that only you have access to.

However much space you need for your growing business, self storage can help, with units ranging from 10 sq ft to over 1,000 sq ft. Get a quote from Smart Storage today and see just how much we can support your small business.