In the current economic climate, many small businesses are trying to find ways to cut costs. If you are in that position, renting a smaller office space or working out of your home is a good option. If you’re living in the NYC area, a self storage unit at CitiWide Self Storage is a cost effective solution that gives you the convenience of an office space without losing the majority of your living space. Here’s what you should be looking for when transitioning to a storage unit business.
The Right Space
Storage unit options vary widely, so here’s a few basics you’ll want to look out for. First, you’ll want a storage unit with electrical outlets so you can set up a mini-office. If you require internet access you’ll want to invest in a portable WiFi hub. Finally, you can bring your own shelving for inventory or inquire if the storage facility has any units with shelving already built in.
The Right Features
If your business requires shipping items to customers, you’ll want to find a storage facility with convenient features like P.O. box rentals for deliveries, complimentary dollies and carts to save your back from heavy lifting, and an onsite store that sells packing and shipping supplies.
The Right Spot
Whatever your storage business idea is, location is key. When searching for the right storage facility, you’ll want an easy commute to where you go most. In the case of your business, this place may not be home, but could be a place where you make regular drop-offs and pick-ups or gather supplies. So be sure to choose your new office location with the most long-term convenience.
Your Long Island City Storage Solution
Are you living in NYC and looking for a new home for your small business? Citiwide Self Storage has you covered. Our Long Island City facility is centrally located, well-maintained, and comes equipped with modern features to guarantee that your prized possessions are always waiting for you.
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