Are you looking to take your small business to the next level and make the most out of your growing success?
If you started your eCommerce or start-up business from home, you know how amazing it can be. You get to be your own boss, work flexible hours, and save on overhead costs. But as your business grows, it can become challenging to manage everything from your home. So how do you know when it’s time to take the leap and move to a warehouse space? Let’s discuss some signs that your small business has outgrown your home and explore ways to manage the transition from a home office to a small warehouse-office space like WareSpace.
Do You See The Signs? It’s All About Physical Space
First, let’s talk about physical space. As your business grows, so does the amount of inventory and equipment you need to store. If you find yourself constantly running out of space in your home, it may be time to consider moving to a small warehouse rental space. This will not only give you more room for your products, but it will also provide a more professional image for your business.
Inventory Management. WareSpace Can Help With That!
Another sign that it’s time to move out of your home is difficulty managing inventory. As your inventory grows, it can become increasingly difficult to keep track of everything. If you find yourself constantly struggling to manage your inventory, getting to the post office on time, scheduling UPS or FedEx pickups, etc., it may be time to consider moving to a larger space where you can better organize and store your products.
Easily Distracted? Get Focused!
Running a business from home can be challenging, especially if you have a family or roommates. If you find that the noise and distractions are becoming overwhelming, it may be time to consider moving to a separate commercial space where you can focus on your work. This will help you to maintain a better work-life balance and reduce emotional stress.
Speaking of emotional stress, starting and running a business can be stressful in and of itself. Running one from your home can add to that stress. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or burnt out, it may be time to consider moving to a separate office/warehouse space where you can separate your work and personal life. This will help you to maintain your mental health and prevent burnout. WareSpace also offers separate office spaces, modern kitchens, and a much-needed coffee lounge.
Look The Part
Finally, let’s talk about the lack of a professional image. Having a dedicated work and storage space where you can meet clients and have meetings with your team can provide a more professional image for your business. This can be important when it comes to building relationships with customers and suppliers, especially as you scale up, and can also help to attract new business. WareSpace has conference rooms and Wi-Fi for important presentations.
So, what kind of space do you need? That depends on your specific business needs. If you handle physical products, one solution that may be worth considering is co-warehousing. Co-warehousing is a cost-effective option for businesses that need more space and a professional environment but don’t want to commit to a long-term lease. With co-warehousing, you get a private warehouse space within a larger facility with shared access to loading docks, daily courier pickups and drop-offs, Wi-Fi/utilities included, stocked kitchen, climate control, and more. Not only are you saving time and money, but it gives you the flexibility to scale at the speed of your business.
Take a Deep Breath and Let’s Grow Your Business Together
As your business grows, be aware of the signs that it may have outgrown your home. This is a good thing. Prepare and get ready for your transition to WareSpace by talking to our WareSpace Team. We will help you get started, so that as your business expands, your WareSpace warehouse space can grow with you! Consider moving to a small warehouse rental space and realize the business balance that you need. With the right space, you can take your business to the next level and make the most out of your growing success! Book a tour to get the right size for your business.