Small business is big! According to the Small Business Administration, there are 28 million small businesses in the U.S. and they count for 54 percent of all sales and 55 percent of jobs in this country. It’s also a growing sector with the number of small businesses increasing by 49 percent since 1982. Home-based businesses are a big part of that with Forbes saying that 52 percent of small businesses are home-based as of 2013.
A.B. Richards Can Help You Keep Your Business Organized
A.B. Richards knows that, business storage is difficult even for the largest of companies. If you’re running a small home-based company, storage can become a huge problem. A.B. Richards can help you keep your business organized by renting one of our portable storage containers. We offer 20ft-storage containers that are ideal for both residential and retail use. They’re small enough that they can be delivered to most residential property, while big enough to store your goods and more. A.B. Richards can lend a hand with your business and we’d like to give you some ideas about small business storage issues.
Many home business owners store their inventory in their basement or garage. Those are common storage areas, but if you own a business, you’ll want to take steps to make sure you keep inventory safe. The website Shopventory suggests that you get proper insurance and permits and you want to store your goods in a cool dry location. A.B. Richards portable storage units will keep inventory secure. They’re made of 14-gauge steel and they’re water and weather proof.
Keep Your Inventory Separate with A.B. Richards Storage Units
Shopventory also suggests that you separate your inventory from your office and living space so your business doesn’t become intertwined with your personal clutter. This can also help you take advantage of certain small business tax deductions. They also suggest you store inventory off-site saying, “Off-site storage units are great for seasonal products, slow-moving inventory and other items and paperwork that you don’t need to access very often. As your business grows, you may need to free up valuable space in your home, but can’t quite make the transition to a warehouse yet.”
If you’re looking to store a large amount of inventory you might want to consider A.B. Richards’ 40ft storage containers. It has the extra room you need when you want to store larger items or a multitude of goods. We can also provide you with 40ft Jumbo storage containers. They have an extra foot of headroom which allows you to store awkward to handle items. The Jumbo unit can also accommodate an industrial forklift if you need to put it inside your storage container.
Running a business out of your home can be a rewarding way to earn extra income or generate enough sales to make it your primary source of income. We hope your business expands and if you need extra space to meet that expansion or if you need help getting organized, A.B. Richards can assist you. We’ll deliver your portable storage container to where you want it, and we’ll pick it up. Contact A.B. Richards today.