How self-storage can help small businesses

Driving down the lanes of the anglia self storage site in central Lincoln, each unit door appears the same on the surface, but behind each door lays a different story, with a different purpose…

While families might use self storage when they’re moving house or storing their Christmas ornaments safely for another year, other people are using self-storage in a completely different way. Behind the scenes individuals are actually building their small business empires from our site here in central Lincoln.

Using self-storage as part of a small business strategy is something that’s becoming increasingly popular, helping individuals to improve their business as they take the plunge into self employment. By storing and having space to sort items such as clothing, home interiors stock, or tools, small businesses are able to run their businesses from self-storage facilities very successfully.

Here’s why self-storage can be the helping hand on the journey to success:

It’s commercially viable

It is widely known that rental rates for a shop or an industrial unit can be high, especially for a business that wants to attract retail customers. This has prompted many businesses to set up from their own homes instead, acting as mini e-commerce outlets that operate with the support of a website and social media platforms.

While many businesses start out from the kitchen table, this option soon becomes inconvenient and impossible with any kind of business growth. The smart solution, without having to take high street rental space, is to opt for self-storage. This is a safe, commercially viable space that allows business owners to store their stock – and at anglia self storage, access their unit 24/7. This space is also free from other financial outlays that would come hand-in-hand with a traditional retail space, such as business rates. Those with a shop may not actually have the physical space to store their stock – anglia is helpful to them too!

We can also put shelving in your unit for you.

It’s much more flexible

A fundamental attraction for many start-ups is the ability to store a variety of stock, which can be accessed at a time convenient to their business. At anglia we give you a gate pass and a key so you can access your unit even when our office is closed.
Long notice periods are not required by anglia if your business decides to withdraw from self storage, as it may be with other traditional rental spaces – we ask for just seven days notice – so you’re not tied into lengthy contracts.

Finally, anglia is fair. In your final month with us (not that we ever want to say goodbye), we will refund you any unused days in that last month so ultimately you’ve only paid for the exact number of days you’ve stored with us.

It’s safe

Some of our customers have told us horror stories about their previous storage choices. Some rented garages, others used their garden shed – all commonly broken into. Vans are also a target to thieves hoping to find valuable tools or saleable stock … it’s not worth the risk storing somewhere unsafe, open to damp and perhaps even accessible by insects or animals in an attempt to save money. anglia self storage understands that your stock is your livelihood, that’s why we offer safe secure storage units, which are also water-tight and fire-resistant. We also have ‘monitored CCTV’ which means our security team are protecting the site night and day.

Many types of businesses find anglia’s units invaluable to their businesses. We have clothing boutiques, an event hire business, chandelier stockists, antique dealers and many more!

If you would like more information on how self-storage could benefit your small business at anglia self storage pay us a visit or give us a call.

anglia self storage – 50 Great Northern Terrace, Lincoln, LN5 8HJ             

01522 521888

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