What an odd question, right? How can an ugly, old, rusted shipping container help with your business problems?
Read on and find out! We have some surprises for you in this article, surprises which just might help your bottom line.
The first thing you need to do is get rid of that antiquated image of a shipping container. It’s old and outdated and it really shows your lack of knowledge. Shipping containers are the new “thing” in commercial buildings and industrial lease space. Designers and builders are finding a number of reasons why containers are great to work with, and those reasons are why this article is being written.
So let’s look at your business problems. First and foremost, and we say this based on history, your small business faces almost daily financial problems. Small businesses by nature, unless they have the backing of some multi-millionaire, have tight budgets and are always one catastrophe away from being in the red. Keeping a close look on expenses, and learning to cut corners, is all part of being a small business owner. Cost overruns are deadly and that’s just the real of it.
Marketing your business is a problem every small business owner faces. How do you advertise for your business when you have practically zero in advertising budget? A small business owner learns early on how to practice guerilla marketing and again, that’s just the real of it.
In no particular order, you also face these problems . . . is the location of your business good for your business . . . is your location able to handle growth should your business “take off” and become insanely successful . . . are you located in an inspirational location . . . is your business environment supportive i.e. the political leaders, zoning, etc. . . . ?
So now we get down to the nitty gritty. How can a shipping container help you with these problems?
Before we give you that answer, go take a look at Box Office Warehouse Suites online. Of course, if you live in Fort Worth, Texas, you can actually drive to that business park, but online will be just fine for the purpose of this article. So go ahead, check them out online and then get back to this article.
What you saw at Box Office Warehouse Suites was a business park of thirty-eight suites for rent made out of 100 shipping containers. Those suites are inexpensive, very flexible, eco-friendly, and in one of the best locations in the DFW Metroplex. It is an inspirational place to work, has all the amenities you could want, provides the capability of expanding should your business grow, and includes some anchor tenants which will bring in potential customers to the business park.
In other words, it has everything a small business owner could ask for.
Here’s the point: commercial real estate is changing, and you need to be aware of the changes. Wood-framed construction is not the only way to build. Shipping containers cut costs and provide flexibility which wood-framed buildings do not have.
It’s the little things which can make or break a business. You owe it to yourself to at least consider shipping containers for your business.