If you’re one of the 5.94 million small businesses in the UK, you’ll know the challenges that come with running (and growing) your own company.

The Catch-22 of business growth is that you need investment to grow, and for small businesses, this can often be out of reach. So, if you have expansion plans for your business, but don’t have the resources to achieve them, what can you do?

This is where dedicated business storage solutions can provide the answer. Whether you want to increase stock, diversify your offerings or find an affordable office space, they can help you achieve your goals.

Here we look at the advantages of storage solutions for small businesses and discuss how they could help your business grow.

You don’t have to make a big commitment

Many businesses, especially e-commerce, start out from home. But if your business is outgrowing your home, what are your options?

Going from home to warehouse space is a big jump, both in terms of a time commitment, and a financial one, especially if you’re just starting out on your growth journey.

Here, a business storage unit can provide the ideal solution, as you can scale the space you need, up or down, with only seven days’ notice. It’s a cheaper option than warehouse space too.

It gives you the flexibility to try out new ideas, safe in the knowledge that if it doesn’t work, you can always scale back, or if it does, keep your space.

It can provide you with an office space

Storage units don’t just give you space for stock, they can offer a cost-effective office too.

Forget lengthy leases or mortgages that stretch you financially. We can provide fully serviced offices in our Business Centre. Whether you’d like a furnished office space with an equipped kitchen, break area and balcony seating, or you’re just looking for phone and hi-speed broadband in your storage unit, we can provide everything you need on one monthly payment, including business rates and utilities. Giving you one less thing to worry about.

It’s an extra pair of hands

If you’re a sole trader, you’ll know only too well that you can’t be everywhere. We can offer a professional reception service at our Business Centre, including telephone answering in your company name; helping you to maintain your professional image.

Not only that, if you have a small business storage unit with us, we can receive any deliveries for you when you’re not there and keep them safe. We can even help you unload goods.

It’s somewhere secure

Perhaps you’ve taken on a new client or project and have had to invest in new equipment, but you have nowhere secure or appropriate to leave it.

Our small business storage units are protected by 24-hour CCTV monitoring, individual unit alarms, staff monitoring and smoke and fire alarms, giving you that valuable peace of mind that your investment will be safe and secure.

With secure small business storage options in Leeds, Harrogate and Wakefield, we’re an established company with 40 years’ experience. Why not get in touch and let’s discuss how we can help your business grow.