If you want to start a business out of your home, but are not sure how to go about it, you need to start with solving your space issues. This is especially true if you are living in an apartment or condominium, and you have no extra space needed for a part-time business. The solution to this problem are storage units.
Store you inventory
If you plan on doing any type of eCommerce that requires you to carry an inventory of products, then you need to consider a storage unit. Your inventory can be conveniently stored in units that are easy to access. You can also organize your inventory on shelves to quickly pull the items that you have sold, then take them back to your home to pack and add shipping labels to the packages. However, another option is to print your shipping labels out and do your packing in your storage unit. You will likely need a larger self storage locker for this, but it might be worth it. You can also store your packing supplies with your inventory.
Store your equipment
If you want to go into business by providing a local service, you can store your equipment that you need in a local self storage unit. There are many types of businesses you can start where you go directly to another person’s house or business to perform a certain service. You can pick up your equipment and supplies from your storage unit and take them with you to make some money from your service. The possibilities in the service industry are huge. Some examples are window washing, landscaping, dry wall repair, paper hanging and cleaning services to name only a few.
You can easily expand your needed space
This is a big plus with a storage facility. If you find that your business is growing and you need more space, you don’t have to move from a smaller building to a larger one. You can simply rent another unit. Although it is often cheaper to rent a single unit rather than two units of equal square footage, the savings may not be enough to justify moving everything. All you need to do is rent another unit. Renting more storage space is is the fastest way to expand your business.
To give yourself the best chance of success in a new business venture, it is often best to start it part-time, while you keep your full-time job. There is less pressure to succeed immediately, so you will have the luxury of patience in letting your business grow naturally. In addition, because of the low overhead, it is often best to start a business out of your home. The biggest obstacle is having the extra space for equipment or inventory.