If you’ve taken a look at the global economy, you’ll no doubt have seen that it’s a mixed bag, to say the least. Starting a new business can be a daunting prospect at the best of times, but at the moment, special considerations need to be made wherever possible. Does any of this mean you shouldn’t start a business? No, of course not – the time is right now! But it does mean you should think about your premises.
Rather than working from home or renting an expensive shop, have you thought about the benefits of steel containers?
Containers as Business Premises
You might not have thought about pop up containers as business premises before, but the reality of it is they have many benefits to offer. Here are some key benefits you should think about.
- Fast Turnaround Times
With a container, you don’t need to spend months finding the right premises and renovating them, nor do you need to spend time and money altering your home to be suitable for your business. New containers can be manufactured in a matter of weeks and can be tailored to your size requirements.
Or you can buy a used container for even less money and have it delivered within days. The less time you have to spend getting your premises ready, the more time you can spend focusing on growing your business, serving your customers, and building your brand identity.
- Affordable Purchase Costs
Something else to think about is money. During these times of constant economic uncertainty, the rent on commercial premises can be quite daunting for new business owners.
With a container, you don’t have to worry about that; for a much lower fee, you can buy your container outright! If you’re going to put it on your property, you don’t have to think about any further costs going forward. If you’re going to situate your container on someone else’s property, you’ll need their permission and possibly will have to pay ground rent, but these costs are still lower than commercial premises.
- Keep Your Home as Your Home
Working from home isn’t for everyone, particularly if you’re operating your own business from your house. If you have a container, you don’t need to worry about changing your home to fit your business needs.
You’ll need an office space, storage, and somewhere to produce/pack your products. This can rapidly take over your home life. If you have a container, however, you can separate your home and work life. This is an important distinction when starting a new business, as it can require long hours. You need to have somewhere you can relax, unwind, and be away from things for a while.
- Containers Are Very Secure
By their definition, containers are very secure compared to other premises. Think about it; they’re designed for shipping products all over the world. If you have ever seen footage of a container ship on choppy seas, you’ll know that containers need to be constructed to rigorous standards of quality in order to keep their contents safe.
This means your business stock is going to be secure; you will be able to tamper-proof your container and protect it from forced entry. It will also be weatherproof, dry, and protected from the elements. This is important for any business premises.
- A Container Is Mobile
Generally, business premises are static, and if you want to go to a show, an event, or an expo, you need to make other arrangements. A container, however, can be moved relatively easily and affordably. That gives you the freedom to basically take your business wherever you want to!
As new opportunities arise, you’ll be able to take your whole business premises to be able to make the most of them. This is essential for small business owners, as you’ll want to make sure you take every chance to improve your brand awareness and find new customers to impress with your wares.
Making a key investment in your new business
You should not be put off starting a new business in times of economic uncertainty. The truth is there’s never a “good” time to start a new business; you just have to grasp the nettle and follow your ambition. If you are going to do so, however, it’s important you think about how you can both lower your start-up costs and give your brand a unique selling point. Choosing a container to house your business achieves both.
At Flintham Cabins, we have a great deal of experience in providing containers of all shapes and sizes to our clients. They are made to exceptional standards of quality control, are available in a broad range of sizes, and can be much more affordable than traditional business premises.
A container could be perfect for your pop-up business. Contact Flintham Cabins today for more information.