It seems like everybody is getting in on the home-based business craze. In light of the recent economic changes, people appreciate the extra cash and security that they can provide. Sometimes, people jump into a known enterprise, selling cosmetics, household cleaners, wigs or other goods. Creative entrepreneurs start businesses of their own design, and manage a one-person team. At some point, though, successful home-based businesses take over the entire home. Downtown self-storage helps bridge the gap for a business that’s too big to be kept at home, and one that needs its own dedicated office space.
A storage unit is the way to go if you have surplus inventory. First off, it helps keep family members out of it, and it also saves the business owner from being buried in boxes. It’s easy to line the walls with shelves for orderly presentation and organization. Whether you’re keeping samples on hand for prospective buyers, or purchasing inexpensive items and selling them at profit, you can find the right-sized space for your needs. Keep in mind, though, that some things, like makeup, will do much better in a climate-controlled space.
It’s easy to get buried alive in paperwork as well. Records of ordering, receiving, licensing, tax documents and more, all need to be kept. You can stow it all together along with the rest of your business supplies.
Often times, home-based businesses come with a lot of leg work. As in, you walk. A lot. You may be posting signs on street corners, hanging them in local businesses, or just about anywhere else people will let you. Sometimes you’ll have to remove a sign, or you’ll keep them in rotation. On the other hand, you may be so busy managing all the other aspects of your business that you can’t get to putting up the last few signs. At home, they may be trampled or repurposed, by eager, helpful artistic children. In storage, they’ll stay exactly how you want them.
Other Marketing Materials
There’s just something magical about designing your first brochure. It makes your company feel real and gives it a professional appeal. Before you know it, you’ve got three different deigns, another set of flyers, and a couple of sets of business cards. While the experts usually say it’s wise to test out unique designs, keeping all these things at home can be overwhelming. On the other hand, you can grab what you need, when you need it, if it’s safely tucked away off-site.
There are so many things a small-business owner has to manage and keep track of. A Downtown self-storage unit can provide peace of mind and also keep little hands off important, and expensive, materials. If you’re at a point where your business has outgrown your home, getting a unit just might be the next logical step on your path to growth.
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Vancouver, WA 98660