Self Storage Tips for Growing Businesses
Operating a business, especially a small business, can be a day-to-day battle with revenues, profits, competition, market share, brand identity, to name a handful. Each of these battles is related to business operations, success and growth. Growth is important. As they say, “you’re either in business to grow or you’re not going to be in business for long,” so keeping an ever-watchful eye on growth opportunities in the market is a good thing to say the least. But, growth isn’t easy. In fact, it’s one of the most challenging and difficult aspects of business management, something they discuss at length in business schools across the nation. But how does business growth relate to self storage? Read on!
When business consultants speak about growth, they usually talk about challenges related to improving productivity, creating efficiencies, and how to grow revenues and profits. Many of these challenges are related to management and operations, and there have been thousands of books written on the subject, so there’s no lack of practical advice on how to manage business growth given these specific concerns. But, at the same time, business growth is often tied to physical growth. If your business manufactures a product, and demand for the product suddenly goes up, your business will likely need more space to house raw materials. If your business provides a service, such as lawn and garden care, and your client list begins to grow, you may need more space to store tools and other equipment (especially in the off season). And, if your business generates a lot of paperwork, for whatever reason, you may soon find your office filled with boxes and boxes of files. (By the way, we wrote a great article on using self storage as a solution for storing business records last month, so you may want to give that a read.)
In any of these cases, and many more like them, a self storage facility may be able to help you relieve some of the physical pains associated with business growth by providing a secure place to house your records or equipment or other business effects. If you think about it, a self storage facility is a great option for temporary storage needs, given that commercial real estate can be somewhat expensive.
Keep in mind, a proper self-storage unit for a business, such as the ones available at Storage ‘R’ Us in Oklahoma, should come standard with features that help keep your small business storage items safe and secure. The following list includes many of the features you’ll find at Storage ‘R’ Us in Moore, Oklahoma, as well as our other locations.
- 24-Hour Digitally-Recorded Video Cameras
- Computer Controlled Safety Property Access
- Free Use of Moving Equipment on Site
- Heated and Cooled Storage Units Available
- Moving Boxes and Related Supplies Available
- Security-Controlled After-hours Access
- Well-Lit and Maintained Facilities
It’s also a good idea to insure any property you have in self storage. (We also wrote a great article about insuring your property in self storage a few months ago.) Insuring the property your have in self storage makes good sense, because self storage facilities aren’t liable for loss or damage to stored property.
If you’re looking for a self-storage solution for a small business, feel free to stop by one of our Storage ‘R’ Us self storage locations in Moore, Duncan, Lawton, Newcastle, Norman, or Chickasha, Oklahoma today, and see what our self-storage solutions can do for your company! One of our self-storage experts will be happy to recommend a self-storage unit that affords you the kind of storage you require for all your business storage needs.