Starting a business in 2016

Stock Storage

If your new business involves holding stock, remember to take into account the storage space you will need. Also consider the amount of additional space should you need to increase your stock requirements. You may also be trading online and working from home but don’t have the space to keep your stock. Remember, garages, sheds and lofts are susceptible to the elements. Over stacking or squashing things into small spaces can cause breakages. Don’t lose money on damaged stock because it hasn’t been stored properly. A self storage unit can help without the need for premises and the associated costs.

Premises

Will you need premises? If so, what type of premises? Offices, workshops and retail are all options. You will need to shop around to find the right premises at the right price.

Write a marketing plan & strategy

This is how you intend to reach your target audience, so you will have to do a bit of investigating first. Who is your target audience? Don’t forget to do competitor research here; after all you will be trying to take a share of their market so you need to know what they’re up to. Think about what channels you’ll use. What will your website need to say and do? What social media will you need?

If you’re thinking of starting a business in 2016, we hope we’ve given you food for thought. If you are in our area and find yourself needing that bit of extra storage space, get in touch. We’ll be happy to advise you about the size of unit you need and are happy for you to visit our sites and take a look at the units.