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How Self Storage Supports Small Businesses

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Many small businesses start in the home, at the kitchen table or in the spare bedroom where there's no rent to pay and fewer costs than leasing a commercial space. The ability to set up and run a small business from home has given so many people the kickstart they need to build a successful career and turn their passions into an income. But what happens when your business outgrows the kitchen table, and you run out of places to store stock, organise your inventory and keep track of paperwork? If your small business has outgrown your home or current space, it's time to start thinking about giving yourself room to grow. Unfortunately, finding a suitable space can be tough. Rents on commercial spaces are often unfeasible for small businesses, and there are also additional overheads to consider, like utilities and insurance. Luckily, self storage has the answer, with affordable spaces to help businesses expand.

Flexible Approach to Renting Space  

If you have a small e-commerce business, make products to sell that require materials, or run any small business that requires you to hold stock, you need space to hold that stock. Storage units like our business storage in Edinburgh are perfect for this. They offer a clean, secure room to keep and organise your inventory, and unlike a traditional commercial space, there are no business rates, service charges or utility charges.

But the best thing about self storage for small businesses is the flexibility. We understand that your business is constantly growing and changing, so if you rent out a storage unit and find it's not quite big enough, there's no need to worry. We won't make you sign a long-term lease, and you can scale your unit size up or down at any time.

Purpose Built Office Spaces with Storage

So what do you do if you need business storage but also need office space too? Somewhere you can officially register as your business address, have your employees work from and invite clients or customers to visit? Some facilities, like our self storage in Altrincham, have purpose-built office units for rent. Much like traditional office spaces, these units have all the essentials you need to run your business, including:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Power outlets
  • Central heating
  • Kitchen facilities

They can be legally registered as your business address, but best of all, they're on the same site as the traditional self storage unit. This means you can organise all your stock in a storage unit on the same site as your office space, another great reason to consider relocating your business to self storage.

office space in self storage unit

Archiving Services

If your small business creates a lot of paperwork, you probably know how much space this can take up and how time-consuming keeping track of documents can be. Believe it or not, self storage can help with this too. Our business storage in Dundee and Glasgow offers archive storage and services at varying levels tailored to suit your archiving requirements.

Whether you have a few boxes of paperwork that need safe storage on a secure site or hundreds of files that require active management, there's a self storage solution for you:

Serviced Archiving

Full retrieval and delivery service of your documents from your place of work.

Self Managed Archiving

You can deposit and retrieve your documents from a storage unit during our opening hours, and you only pay for the unit rental.

Filling Cabinets

Move your existing filing cabinets into a storage unit to free up space in your home or office.

Mixed Archiving

Use any combination of the above to suit your business needs; use our retrieval service for documents archived in long-term storage and a self-service unit for anything you need regular access to.

Each Kangaroo Self Storage store also has a box shop that stocks both small and large archiving boxes.

stack of paperwork for archiving

Help with Your Deliveries

Renting a commercial space in a busy city or town is expensive for small businesses and can present issues when getting stock delivered. If you're office or home is on a busy road or not easily accessible to a delivery van or lorry, you may begin to find that as your business grows, getting larger quantities of stock delivered becomes a logistical nightmare.

When you choose Kangaroo for your business storage, our staff will happily accept deliveries on your behalf – they'll even call you to let you know the goods have arrived. We have pallet storage for bulky items and high volume goods, forklift trucks for moving stock around our warehouse storage, and wide loading bays for those big deliveries.

When you choose business storage in Scotland and the North West, you're not only getting an affordable, flexible space for your business but a service too. With staff on site and ready to help during opening hours and 24-7 CCTV, you can run your business safely and securely, with fewer financial risks than committing to a lease on traditional office space. If you're ready to grow your small business, get a quote from Kangaroo Self Storage today.

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