Market stalls are busy and bustling places, with virtually every city, town, and village in the UK having a weekly market. Markets are an ideal place to buy and sell goods to local people and visitors, face to face. Market stalls are one of the oldest forms of freelance trading, and like every business sector, there are a lot of factors to consider when running your own market stall.
Lock & Leave – Offsite Storage Options for Removals and Man & Van Companies
There are a lot of removals specialists and man & van companies that use our self-storage facilities for their offsite storage needs. Our affordable rates mean that when they need to store they can do so without breaking the bank and they know they’ll get a high standard of service.
One of the most important features we offer is a safe and secure way of storing tools and any equipment or items that your company may not have room for.
Sometimes there’s a delay when people are moving into their new house and their furniture needs to be stored somewhere that’s safe and secure. Most removals and man & van companies will also have valuable equipment that they don’t want to keep in their work vehicles overnight or when unattended, or they simply don’t have the necessary storage space available, which is often the case with self-employed tradesmen or small to medium sized businesses.
And why do hundreds of businesses and sole traders use our facilities every week? They know that Lock & Leave will deliver the best service possible, and that’s why they continue to return to us.
We have a range of self-storage units to suit every company and individual, with larger containers available for bulkier items – you get the storage you require, tailored to your needs. With 24/7 access your removals or man & van company can to drop off or collect your customer’s items and your equipment, ready for your next job.
You don’t need to rent your own warehouse, depot, or invest in your own self-storage units; your removals or man & van company can enjoy the same level of security and storage facilities by using Lock & Leave as your offsite storage provider.
eBay Traders – Affordable Work and Storage Spaces
Trading on eBay has become an essential route of e-commerce for thousands of companies and individuals every week, making it much more than just a place to sell unwanted items. And like every business, a company or sole trader requires a space to work and store stock.
A typical way to do this for a freelance eBay trader would be to work from home to keep monthly overheads to a minimum, which is a sensible and viable platform to begin with. And for a while this is adequate, but as your eBay trading grows and your turnaround demands increase, you’ll invariably have to buy in more sellable stock and/or products, and this brings about an increased need to have somewhere suitable to store your items and run your business from.
Rather than putting pressure on your monthly budget by renting office space with storage, we have an affordable solution that has various services that can’t be found with an office space, and that’s Lock & Leave.
Lock & Leave coined the term ‘Work Spaces’ earlier this year, as it became apparent that self-storage doesn’t have to be confined to storage – our containers are very adaptable spaces which are now being used by our customers as a place to run their business. Some businesses are even renting out two self-storage units, using one as a typical storage space for their stock, and the other as their office.
The Marshwood Business Park offers affordable office spaces which are perfect for start-up and entrepreneurs who want to keep their monthly rental budget as small as possible, but don’t want to compromise on the quality of their facilities.
eBay trading is no longer something to be considered an ad hoc business that doesn’t require a proper work space – it’s a legitimate business sector that requires everything a typical business does. And by using Lock & Leave’s Work Spaces, you’ll be able to keep your overheads to a minimum while enjoying some perks that wouldn’t be found in a typical office.
With 24/7 access and individual access codes, you can come and go as you please, fitting your trading hours around your schedule. Our self-storage facilities have state of the art security measures as standard, making Lock & Leave is a sensible choice for your eBay trading business.
There’s no particular sort of person or company that uses Lock & Leave for self-storage – various individuals and businesses use our facilities for a multitude of reasons.
So when a brewery company began to use our facilities, we weren’t surprised at all – we know that every business sector needs some type of storage facility, but like most of our customers, they realised that is was beneficial to use a storage option that wasn’t necessarily on their business premises, and there’s plenty of advantages to this line of thought.
Freelance musicians and companies working within the music industry will often work unsociable hours, have varied work schedules of intense periods of work and quieter periods, meaning that having a monthly rented workspace to store equipment and musical instruments doesn’t make logical or financial sense.
Working as a freelance cosmetics artist or sales representative means that your work schedule is mostly a self-determined process – you work as many hours as you choose to.
Logistics companies cover a lot of ground every day, and are a vital part of the Canterbury’s local economy, linking business to business by performing the essential task of moving various quantities of goods from location to destination. It’s hard to imagine how contemporary business would cope without logistics companies, and they continue to ensure that all types of commerce are able to meet supply and demand on a daily basis.
It’s hard to actually consider losing items that can’t be replaced, but at one time or another, it has probably happened to all of us. Some items mean so much more than just being ‘things’ that we can pay to replace if they get damaged or stolen. And although you might have them safely stored in your cupboard, loft, or garage, it doesn’t mean that they are actually safe and secure.
Event organising is one of the most demanding and hands-on profession there is, and it’s essential to be able to do several different tasks at the same time.
No matter what type of event you’re organising there will always be an inherent need to try and sort through the murky waters of the event in various stages, meaning a consummate and evolving plan will emerge, well in advance of the beginning stages of the event.
Why the Construction Trade Needs Storage
Construction companies have often used our Canterbury branch when undertaking large construction projects that required them to keep their supplies and equipment within a short distance from one of our branches to their site. A lot of construction companies will travel long distances from their head office or base of operations to their specific site, and the logistics that would be involved in transporting materials and equipment between the two isn’t efficient or financially feasible.