How can storage help your business?

Storage Units Hertfordshire

Starting or building business is not easy, especially when your resources are limited. There’s one area which is overlooked when in a period of growth and that’s storage, which can be key to helping you to develop. 


Whether you are currently running from a small office set up which you are outgrowing or you are moving premises and want to be flexible in your options, storage can help you to look to the future. 

Storage benefits for small businesses 

Invaluable when starting your business, storage solutions can give you options to grow through:

1) Allowing for bulk purchasing – extra space allows you to take advantage of better prices and opportunity to extend your inventory. 

2) Seasonal storage – if you have items that you only need once a year, they don’t need to be taking up space with you. Free up your office space. 

3) Saving time and money – this is an opportunity to get more organised and in turn increase productivity, 

4) Give yourself space to grow – if you are aiming to move to a larger office, storage can give you the space to accumulate new furniture and equipment that you’ll need to fill that new space. 

What to look for in a storage plan 

No matter what you are using the storage facility for, you want to ensure that you are leaving your property in a place you can rely on, which is why it’s important to ensure it has: 

1) Security – 24/7, because that’s when your items will be there. You need to feel assured that your items are protected with security cameras, gated entry, a protection plan and on-site security. 

2) Climate control – humidity and extreme temperature can lead to issues such as mold and  damp, which can damage your documents and furniture. 

3) Contract flexibility – scalable storage needs to come with a flexible contract. Check that you can change your unit size, how easy that is to do, and whether you can take any extra units, if needed. 

4) Insurances – should anything go wrong, you want to know that your belongings are covered and that you’ll be able to start again. Check how insurance is calculated and whether any of the current insurances that you hold also cover storage space. 

5) Accessibility and access – what times throughout the day (or night) will you need access to your belongings? Make sure that the storage company can accommodate your needs and availability. 

One of the most valuable things that your business can have is options.  Storage can be an easy solution to start ups and established businesses alike, giving you further space to operate or space to prepare to grow. 

Would you like to talk about storage opportunities for your business? We would be happy to talk about your needs and your best options for storage.