Storage Options for Your Expanding Business

  • Mark Edwards ·
  • February 26, 2024

Starting up a business could have manifested from a hobby that you have, or just an idea that you get when you spot a gap in the market. It can often be an exciting prospect when your business starts to grow, but while many businesses begin from home, this can often quickly not be an ideal option as things start to move forward. Often the big problem is when a  business supplies products, and the need for more stock or expanding lines and product ranges. So what storage options could you consider? Here are some suggestions.

Shed or Purpose Built Building in the Garden

One of the first things that you could consider would be a shed or a purpose built building in your garden. You could look at a studio shed or a prefab building.  If you work from home, this can be one of the easiest and most cost effective ways of keeping stock safe and secure, and also enabling some separation between work and home life. It can be hard to work from home, especially if you supply products, so it can be an ideal solution. It can also give you the option of expanding, as you may just sue your home right now, so it can be a great way to test the water of additional stock. 

A warehouse

It could be that you have the option of moving on from your home. Perhaps you have already had the shed or purpose built building, and things with your business are moving at a fast rate. This is when a warehouse solution could be on the cards. You could look at sharing a facility, or using one for yourself. You may need to look at any repairs that could be needed to the wall lining and the roof, but it could be an easier option for you to look at expanding your business and taking the next steps. 

Expanding into a shop

Maybe the time has come to move on from the home and look at the use of a business location, that not only serves a purpose in terms of storage but can also be a place of business. This is when expanding into a shop could be an ideal option for you.  It could give t

You have the flexibility of having a place to work but to also be able to keep things in order, doing everything from one place. Maybe a shop isn’t the right option for the style of business that you have, but certainly a location that acts as a working environment as well as storage could give you the best of both worlds. 

A Storage Unit

Finally, if your home isn’t big enough for a shed or building in the garden, but you still want the option of working from home, then a storage unit could be the next best thing. It gives you a place to keep things in order. It is a safe and secure option, but allows you to still have that cost saving of working for home and the flexibility that it provides. 

Let’s hope these tips help you when it comes to figuring out the right storage option for your expanding business.