Strategy for Success: 3 Examples of How Self Storage Can Help a Business

  • An artist paints a vibrant, colorful work of art.
There are times in the life of any business when you need more (or more conveniently located) space to grow.

At the same time, you don’t know exactly how much space you’ll need six years or even six months down the road.

Renting self storage space gives you the room you need right now, while allowing your business to remain lean and agile. Let’s take a look at three different types of businesses—and how self storage can work for them.

Self Storage Units for Independent Publishers

The publishing world isn’t what it used to be. Today, independent publishers and even self-published authors share the shelves with more established publishing companies.

Independent publishers have the advantage of being able to keep overhead low and change gears quickly.

But the one thing they typically don’t have a lot of is space.

So when that runaway hit comes along, things can get tight quickly. Does that mean it’s time to consider adding warehouse space? Maybe. But it’s also possible that the business will continue to grow, experiencing natural peaks and valleys along the way.

Self storage offers more space to store books during peaks, but also allows expenses to stay low during the inevitable valleys.

Self Storage Units for Contractors

The world of contracting can certainly keep you on your toes. One week you’re on the west side of town doing HVAC or electrical work for new construction. The next week, you find yourself completely on the other side of town doing rehab work.

The last thing you want is for you—or your employees—to be zigzagging all over town to get supplies or equipment.

Renting a self storage unit for contractors allows you to minimize drive time by locating your stuff near where you’re working. Then, when it’s time to move on to the next job, you don’t have to worry about any long-term contracts or commitments.

Self Storage Units for Artists

Imagine having your own spacious studio space and art gallery, complete with plenty of room for your supplies and artwork. The reality is that most artists don’t have the luxury of operating that way.

It’s more likely that you paint in a corner of your home—and stash your finished pieces wherever you can, which results in crowded living quarters and sub-optimal conditions for your work.

Renting a climate controlled self storage unit is a way to both reclaim your space and give your work the care it deserves. You can rent a climate-controlled unit the size of a closet or, if you’ve been really busy, the size of a garage. Some self storage facilities may even offer units specifically intended for use as working studios.

Self Storage Options

There’s a reason the number of self storage units in the United States has skyrocketed in the past two decades. They are an affordable and easy way to increase your space, without any long-term contract or commitment.

At StorageMart, we offer self-storage units that are clean, well-lit, climate-controlled (if you need it) and available on a month-to-month basis. Depending on what size unit you want and where it’s located, monthly rates start as low as $50.

Whether you’re an artist or a plumber, it is possible to grow your business while still keeping your overhead low.

About Sarah Little

Sarah Little, Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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