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Four benefits of storage space for your small business

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As a small business owner, you need to ensure that your business tools and assets – including expensive equipment, retail stock, and even your employees –  stay safe and secure. If you’re in the market for business storage and/or small business office space, here are four key benefits to keep top of mind.

While small business owners have a myriad of things to worry about on any given day, the safety and security of their equipment and supplies should never be one of them. Similarly, business owners should never have to fret about office space, no matter how small they’ve started out, or how fast they’re growing. 

Most service providers need somewhere controlled and secure to keep tools and machinery, while boutique and online retailers need somewhere to organise and store stock in a safe and accessible way. Moreover, all small businesses need a safe space to operate out of, which is why securing a dedicated office space and/or storage space for your growing business is a crucial next step for your success.

If you’re in the market for business storage space, it’s crucial that you keep several key factors top of mind to ensure that your tools and assets – including expensive equipment and retail stock – stay safe, secure, and just as you left them.

Whatever the nature of your business, you would probably benefit from a little extra
breathing room so you can do your thing swiftly and efficiently. This is why the benefits of renting a storage unit for your small business are endless.

1. Safety and Security

Your stock, tools and machinery are the cogs that keep your business ticking over, which is why climate control and top-of-the-line security should be a top priority when choosing a business storage unit to rent.

U Can Store’s state-of-the-art storage units are clean, dry, weatherproof, pest-free and fitted with the latest in fire-protection technology. This ensures that your items stay safe in extreme heat, and dry in the event of rain or flooding (or even just to prevent the spread of mould and dampness).

U Can Store also boasts 24-hour remote offsite monitoring, round-the-clock armed response that responds quickly in an emergency, and electric fences around each property’s perimeter, which is a must for companies that need to store their vehicle fleet in a secure location. With U Can Store, rest assured that all your goods, as well as personnel, are always in safe hands.

2. Location, Location, Location!

Being able to access what you need quickly and easily is crucial when it comes to

running a small business. Whether you need a specific tool or piece of machinery, or you need to send out a delivery while stocking up on new items, you’ll need access to your storage space at the drop of a hat. This is why choosing the right location for your business storage needs is so important. 

U Can Store’s facilities are situated in several prime locations across Gauteng, including Benoni, Sandton and Alberton. This makes it easy for business owners – as well as their staff and customers – to access what they need, when they need it, quickly and efficiently.

You can even run your business from one of our locations. If you’ve outgrown your operating space and are looking for a more affordable alternative to an oversized industrial warehouse, U Can Store gives you the option to rent office space along with your storage unit. Our office spaces include access to meeting rooms, internet and a dedicated forklift for moving stock around if you need it. 

3. Options and Flexibility

Everyone’s needs are different and unique. Even the needs of a single business might change on a monthly, weekly, or daily basis. This applies to many variables within a business, including rental space.

Some companies might need a more permanent solution, while others will need to store stock and equipment temporarily due to seasonal demands. A good storage rental space will offer you convenience and flexibility in this regard, with the option to sign a one-year lease or take up a month-to-month contract.

U Can Store gives you the flexibility to choose a rental package that best suits your business.

4. Maintain Professionalism and Optimise Efficiency

As a business owner, you’ll know that customers keep coming back when you go out of your way to make their lives that much easier. And if you’re the customer, you deserve the same top-quality service. 

U Can Store is a trusted partner that will look out for your business like it’s our own. With state-of-the-art facilities and top-notch service, we ensure that your business impresses both customers and suppliers with superior service that caters to their needs swiftly and efficiently.

There are several reasons why a business storage provider may be exactly what your business needs to operate effectively. Need some extra space without incurring the cost of an additional unit? A good service provider will make a plan. U Can Store offers a mezz unit – a standard unit with a loft-like platform – to provide tenants with extra storage space that suits your pocket.

Need a trailer when you’re moving in to transport your goods from A to B? Or a forklift for heavy logistics? U Can Store offers rental rates to help you get the job done.

For 20 years, we have offered Johannesburg-based small businesses best-in-class storage solutions that are safe, secure, and weather-resistant. Our solutions are purpose-built to meet your unique storage needs.


Give your business room to grow with a little extra storage space, and rest assured that your assets are safely secured. Contact U Can Store today to chat with a member of our dedicated and experienced team of storage professionals and find a storage unit or office space that meets your business needs.

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