With increasing numbers of people working from home these home-based busineses are increasingly being viewed as both highly professional and a good alternative to the 9-5 drudge, especially for those with long commutes to London and other major cities.
A small business run from home can appear larger and more professional that in the past when it is an internet-based business with a great quality website and a strong social media presence. Many small companies with less than 5 employees are able to offer excellent goods or services at much lower cost to the consumer because they do not have the overheads of large businesses with the associated costs of retail space and warehouse space. But is working from home as easy as it seems and as fulfilling as working in a larger organisation.
A company the supplies self storage in London and the surrounding areas has found that large numbers of its customers are, in fact, small business owners looking to store stock in a secure, easily accessible place. Many of these business owners have been highly successful in the online marketplace and can no longer store their stock at home or in their garage because they have simply run out of space or become disillusioned with their business encroaching on their home life.
This is the downside of living the “dream” by working from home. Your personal space is no longer your own but is used for storage; it can be difficult to switch off at the end of the day, especially for internet-based businesses with constant access to customer orders and queries. For those previously used to a busy office environment it can also be an isolating experience.
And yet many small business owners continue to work from home, despite the downsides, simply because they do not want to spend their hard-earned cash renting office, warehouse or studio space. Renting cheap self-storage units for their stock is much more affordable and flexible, allowing them to increase or reduce the amount of space they need, more or less instantly.