How to start a business using self storage

The world of online business has unlocked an incredible amount of opportunities, connecting people and companies all over the world. Most people think about potentially running their small business from home, and maybe expanding into an office or warehouse once they grow to a reasonable size.

Unfortunately, running a venture from home has the enormous potential to take over the whole house – despite your best efforts to keep it contained in an office. Nobody wants paperwork over the sofa, invoices on the coffee table or boxes and packages clogging up the hallways.

Trying to get out of the house and renting an office or warehouse, particularly in London, is going to add hundreds (or maybe even thousands) to your overheads every month – not an ideal situation for a recent start-up.

A self storage unit could be the spacious, inexpensive solution you need. Here’s how one business idea can be launched from the comfort of a storage unit:

An online store

There’s an enormous opportunity for arbitrage online, with stores like eBay, Amazon and even local Facebook marketplaces providing thousands of small business owners millions of pounds of revenue a year – simply from buying and selling in-demand products. Once you identify a niche and find a supplier, you can start to order products in, package them, and sell them for a profit. Simple!

The flexibility of your own self storage unit means you can match your storage needs to your sales, avoiding wasting money on unnecessary space and allowing you to expand over busy periods like Christmas. You’ll have complete control over your stock levels, combining tight security with easy accessibility. Onsite security is an excellent perk, as you won’t have to worry about installing expensive cameras or other deterrents at home.

Working from a unit rather than home also has the benefit of massively increasing productivity, as you’ll be able to set everything up you need for a smooth operation – getting stock boxed, bagged and posted quickly and efficiently.

Chelsea Self Storage

Chelsea Self Storage we have 30 years experience in providing the ideal storage solutions for businesses. We understand the optimal storage methods for archived documents and records and can help you calculate the right size of unit you’ll need to maximise your budget. With some of the lowest competitive rates in the capital, we’re convinced that we can offer a file management solution that’s just right for your business.

We are conveniently located near Kensington, a short walk from the Kings Road in Fulham, and have satisfied clients right across London who can testify to our capability and customer service.

If you need to reclaim valuable office storage space then contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you archive your records safely and securely.