It's Business As Usual for April

Business storage, year-end orders, accounting, tax panic, and rain, lots of it….

  • Drip, drip, drop
  • Little April shower
  • Beating a tune
  • As you fall all around
  • Drip, drip, drop
  • Little April shower
  • What can compare
  • To your beautiful sound
  • Beautiful sound
  • Beautiful sound
  • Drip, drop, drip, drop
  • Drip, drip, drop
  • When the sky is cloudy
  • Your pretty music
  • Will brighten the day

Ah yes. While the original lyrics were first dripped and dropped in the 1942 Disney classic ‘Bambi’ –

– they ring as true today as they always have. As you’ve probably noticed the weather in April is often wet and unpredictable and liable to sneak up and give you a damn good soaking. We recommend carrying an umbrella on even the sunniest days.

April Showers

What's the outlook for your business?

April can be an unsettling time all around. If you run a business you’ll no doubt be caught up in a storm of paperwork this month. Friday 5th April was the end of the 2018/2019 Tax Year and, without so much as a break in the clouds, Saturday 6th April was the beginning of the 2019/2020 Tax Year. We hope your accounts are looking suitably rosy as we move into Q2…

Business Tax Panic

Startups have to start somewhere

Or perhaps you’re just setting up and are mulling over the options. Are you going to follow the example of Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Google and Disney (see above and below) and build a successful company in your own garage? What if you don’t have a garage? Or even a shed?

If you have limited funds and nowhere to operate from you could do a lot worse than come and talk to Attic Self Storage about your business storage options.

It's a jungle out there

Your local high street might not be dead just yet, but do you really want the uncertainty and commitment of renting a shop or company office from some flaky Estate Agent with hypnotic eyes and a forked tongue?

If you want to avoid long leases and tie-ins, high overheads and prohibitive legal contracts, we’re here for you. Self storage is a solution currently being used by tens of thousands of new business enterprises up and down the UK.

Kick off in King's Cross build a base in Bow

Attic Self Storage has already been the London launch pad for a number of successful companies. We’ve provided growing room for a craft ale brewing business, a couple of clothing companies, a china and glassware outfit and an e-commerce consortium importing kitchen appliances from China. If you’re running an online business we’re a great place to keep stock. Our despatch facilities allow couriers to collect and drop off packages throughout the day. We even have nicely appointed meeting rooms if you need to host an AGM or a shareholder meeting.

Always open for business

Attic Self Storage gives you 24–7–365 access to your secure unit, unlike many offices and warehouses, which impose time and security restrictions.

We’re super flexible too. So you can rest assured that should you suddenly receive a sudden influx of orders, we can easily upscale you to a larger unit, or conversely, if for any reason you have to scale back, we can downsize you with the minimum of inconvenience.

The long range forecast

Back in 2018, Rennie Schafer, CEO of the Self Storage Association UK said:

‘We have seen a massive rise in the number of entrepreneurs looking to self storage to solve their space dilemmas. Whether it be for retail stock, documents and administrative storage or fully-fledged head offices, self storage is your flexible friend. Currently, a staggering 250,000 units in the UK are rented to start-up or established businesses, 120,000 of which are home to successful online retailers. The trend is likely to continue as small enterprises recognise the many business benefits of self storage flexibility, cost-effectiveness, security, and accessibility’.

It won’t always be soft breezes, sunshine and blue skies if you’re running your own business. ‘The value of your investment can go down as well as up’ as they say. But with Attic Self Storage on your side, you’ll have a safe adaptable space to escape to should the financial climate turn ugly.

Hope that Disney put you off.

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