Self storage for a new business
Renting self-storage units as a business are a handy solution for a whole range of circumstances. They can be used for both business storage and personal storage. With Xtra Space being located close to Belfast City Centre, we find that businesses that are in the initial start-up phases find secure storage units extremely helpful!
Cost-effective, flexible, and convenient self-storage units can be hugely beneficial to new businesses as they get established and as they grow their company. Belfast-based businesses can enjoy all the benefits of using a self-storage unit to help their new venture succeed.
The Benefits of Self-Storage for A New Business
Starting a new business is both immensely exciting and highly stressful at the same time. It is an incredibly busy time, but also a time where start-up costs can quickly spiral out of control.
Here are just a few of the major benefits that renting a self-storage unit from Xtra Space can provide for new businesses in Belfast.
Short term cash flow problems are one of the biggest reasons why new businesses fail in the first 12 months. Many start-ups are funded out of the owner’s savings and start-up costs and ongoing overheads can very quickly become overwhelming.
If your business is based close to Belfast, a self-storage unit can be cheaper than renting or buying designated premises to store goods and equipment. When renting a designated premises a business will incur rates, utility bills and other additional costs whereas with Xtra Space there are no hidden charges, all you will pay for is the cost of your self-storage unit and insurance to protect the value of your goods.
Self Storage for a New Business when Running your Business from Home
Running a business from home can help you save a lot of money, but not all homeowners in Belfast have the space to store stock in their own Belfast-based homes. There are only so many boxes that can be placed under the stairs and in the guest room. Large equipment, volumes of stock and numerous products lying about your home can cause two main issues.
- A cluttered and cramped home is detrimental both to a happy domestic life – your significant other might not be happy that the guest room can’t be used to host guests if it is overrun with stock.
- The efficiency of your business operations could take a hit! With stock lying in every room in the house, it may be hard to keep an accurate record of what you have and what you have sold. Boxes may go unnoticed for months and stock may become outdated.
By renting a self-storage unit from Xtra Space you can deal with these problems. With units ranging in size from 10sqft to 200sqft Xtra Space can offer you an affordable solution if you are close to Belfast. Racking & shelving can be supplied to a business that wants to organise its stock into sections.
The rise of e-commerce and consumers shopping online has seen changes in how quickly people expect to receive their orders. Having a quick delivery service can make a difference to whether your business is successful and keeps customers satisfied. At Xtra Space, you can rent a business self-storage unit and organise it so that your stock is clearly labelled and easy to identify. You could even set up a packaging table to process orders from your unit.
Cost-Effective Way of Dealing with Seasonal Variances using a Self Storage for a New Business
Many business types experience large variances in their workload depending on which season it is. As Belfast is a tourist destination, there are a lot of businesses that operate during the summer as it is a peak time for people visiting the city. Being located close to Belfast, self-storage units at Xtra Space can be rented for exactly the required period, so if you need a few months over the winter, that can be arranged. Similarly, a shop owner wanting to store winter stock during the summer months can also benefit.
As a Storage Unit for Expensive Tools and Equipment
Many businesses will start up with the entire operation being run from a single van or their homes. While this is a great way of keeping costs down, it does leave business owners open to the potential theft of expensive equipment or home insurance not covering it because it is business related. By storing your goods at Xtra Space in a secure self-storage unit, we can provide a highly secure facility that will ensure your goods, tools and equipment are always safe.
Start Your Business on The Right Foot with a Self-Storage Unit
For those starting up in business, the first few months and years are the trickiest. While a self-storage unit with Xtra Space can’t solve all your problems, it can go a long way to keeping your Belfast-based business operating efficiently and with minimum costs.
Why not contact us today and find out more about how renting a self-storage unit might be the smartest business decision you make this year?