- On April 21, 2017
Thanks to its place as the booming northern powerhouse, Manchester has become the number one location for small business growth in the UK, according to a report by Npower Business.
In fact, small businesses in Manchester are predicted to generate £12 billion per year for the local economy by 2020, and their numbers have already grown by 36% since 2010. This is exciting news, and it is encouraging many would-be entrepreneurs to take the plunge and start their own business.
However, it can be challenging for smaller enterprises to compete with big national or even international companies, so it is important to take advantage of the benefits that come with a smaller size.
One of the biggest ways in which a small business can get ahead of the competition is to be as flexible and adaptable as possible, as this can be challenging for larger companies. Self-storage can be a crucial part of staying as flexible as possible.
For instance, if there is a sudden rush of orders, or you are getting ready for the Christmas rush, then hiring a self-storage unit is a great way to be able to manage larger volumes of stock while still being able to walk from one end of your office or shop to the other. What’s more, the flexibility of a storage unit means that you can keep your overheads as low as possible by only paying for what you need.
The cost-effectiveness of self-storage means that it can also be a great way of managing items that are used infrequently that are still important to your business. This is because it is often cheaper than upgrading to larger premises, particularly for companies based in the city centre where rents are higher.
But self-storage isn’t just for objects – it can also be used as a temporary (or indeed longer term) office space. Whether you need to take on more staff on a short-term basis, have found yourself between premises or just want to try something a bit different, then there is almost certainly a workspace available in a self-storage facility that fits your needs.
Contact FLEXiSPACE in Manchester today to see how we can help accommodate your small business needs.