Entrepreneurs and Self Storage: How Small Businesses Can Benefit From Extra Space

A small business owner using self storage

The rapidly changing world of small business requires entrepreneurs to be open to sudden change and able to adapt to new groundbreaking technologies on the fly, but one more traditional solution could be just what your business needs extra storage space.


In a world that celebrates innovation, it may seem like a contradiction to champion something as basic as “more square footage”. But as we dive deeper into this field, you'll discover how entrepreneurs like yourself can harness the power of self storage units to amplify your business' potential.


In a Brief Nutshell: Self Storage Business Benefits 

  • Extra storage space for inventory, supplies, and seasonal furniture
  • A secure site to store equipment and machinery
  • A safe place to keep records and documents
  • A systematic location for improving the flow of your business

Adapt to Change Better 

Every entrepreneur knows that change is the only constant in the business world. And as businesses grow, they inevitably outgrow their initial spaces (or at least they should). It's a challenge that has faced small businesses for centuries. The art lies in using this as an opportunity to capitalise.


Suppose you own a quaint boutique store struggling to accommodate an ever-expanding collection. Moving to a larger storefront might not be a feasible option in a city where prime retail space is more valuable than gold. A strategically chosen storage unit can become an extension of the store, offering ample room to house excess inventory, seasonal displays, or even extra furniture.


The result? A seamless shopping experience for customers and an uncluttered, aesthetically pleasing retail environment that fosters customer loyalty and satisfaction. With extra space to showcase seasonal items or hold exclusive in-store events, your boutique can use its storage unit to adapt to seasonal demands and stay ahead of the competition.


The flexibility of self storage contracts allows business owners to adjust their space requirements according to seasonality or growth. This financial agility can be a game-changer for small businesses.

Scaling Without Costly Overheads 


Expand your business without being crushed by overwhelming overheads with self storage. These units offer a range of sizes, from small closet-sized spaces to warehouse-sized rooms at the fraction of warehouse space costs. Small businesses can choose exactly how much space they need, which also reduces unnecessary expenses and offers room for whatever your business' pace of growth is. There is no need to lease or buy an entire warehouse when you can take just the space you need and upscale as your business continues to flourish.

Maximise Efficiency 

In the whirlwind of running a small business, staying organised is often easier said than done. One of the critical ways entrepreneurs can benefit from that extra space on hand is through enhanced efficiency and organisation. A cluttered workspace can hinder productivity and cloud your ability to focus on core business tasks. Extra storage space provides a neat solution to this problem.


Let's imagine you have a thriving e-commerce business. Its success is strongly dependent on timely shipments and efficient order processing. With extra space in the form of self storage units, your business can meticulously organise its inventory, ensuring that orders are packed and shipped promptly. This enhances customer satisfaction and streamlines the business' daily operations, saving time and resources that can be invested in other areas of growth and expansion. A decent self storage facility will even offer deliveries to be accepted on your behalf to smoothen your day-to-day processes.

Have Extra Peace of Mind 

It's a stressful duty, being charged with the responsibility of safeguarding your valuable business assets. Whether it's vital documents, expensive equipment, or precious inventory, security is always at the forefront of your mind. Fortunately, self storage facilities are designed with safety as a top priority.


Most respected self storage units feature robust security measures, including 24/7 surveillance and alarm systems, secure access controls, and regular security patrols. 


These features guarantee that your business assets are safe and easily accessible whenever you need them. The peace of mind that comes with knowing your business valuables are secure allows you to focus your energies on what truly matters: growing your business.

Save on Costs 

Last but not least, the financial aspect! Self storage units offer a cost-effective option to other traditionally more expensive storage solutions. The relatively low monthly fees make it an attractive choice for your small business that might be operating on a tight budget. Unlike leasing a larger office or warehouse space, self storage units provide entrepreneurs with an affordable means to expand or adapt their business as needed.


Why Rent a Self Storage Unit for Your Business Through Len's Self Storage? 


A new customer chatting to a Len’s Self Storage Employee


  • Flexible contracts with great discounts on long-term rentals
  • Effortlessly accessible locations in Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • Broad variety of unit sizes (10 sq ft units – 500 sq ft warehouses) and premium drive-up self storage containers
  • Neat and modern business storage units
  • Affordable and cost-saving options with a price match promise 
  • Access-controlled premises closely monitored by CCTV 
  • 24-hour access available* 
  • Free customer parking 
  • A professional team of storage specialists on hand to help 
  • Affordable packaging store on site with boxes, bubble wrap, and more


*Conditions apply 


Discounts on Long-Term Storage: When you rent a space for six months or more, you qualify for the following discounts:

  • 6-month rental: 6% off 
  • 12-month rental: 12% off


How To Book Your Business Self Storage Unit

The inside of a business self storage unit


  1. Pick from one of our facilities across Edinburgh and Glasgow
  2. Determine the amount of space you need and select a unit that works for you
  3. Reserve your unit and check-in online, over the phone, or in person
  4. You can move in on the day you choose


At Len's Self Storage, we have the solution to all your business storage problems. We help take care of your goods so you can properly take care of your business. 

Call us today on 0131 552 8141 / 0141 810 8580.