The article title, “Storage container shops are perfect for creative entrepreneurs,” may be a bit confusing for some reading it. For some, the idea of a storage container aka shipping container, being a shop is a bit bizarre. Then to say they are perfect spaces? And what criteria is met to be called a creative entrepreneur? Call us at (817) 903-9435 and we can explain it in detail; but for now, we’ll do our best in this article as we talk about shipping containers for small businesses.
Are you a creative entrepreneur looking for shop space to rent?
Let’s look at the last point first, the creative entrepreneurs . . . what is a creative entrepreneur? You all know the Jeff Foxworthy bit, “you might be a redneck if . . . “ well, you might be a creative entrepreneur if you think outside the box. You might be one if the status quo bores you to tears, and you are constantly looking for new ways to market your business. You might be one if you see things differently from other business types, and you see the norm as a restriction which hampers true success.
Shipping containers offer flexibility.
An old-fashioned business person sees a shipping container as an ugly rectangular compartment used to move merchandise from Point A to Point B. A creative entrepreneur sees a shipping container as a flexible space which can be a number of different things, from an office lease space to a shop, from a warehouse to a retail space. You see drab and you envision what a bold coat of paint would look like. You see a rectangular space and you immediately think of stacking those spaces on top of each other, and all of the building combinations and possibilities that opens up. You see freedom where others see restrictions, and you see a perfect signature for your business where others see sameness and conformity.
If that description fits you to a “t” then a storage container shop just might be perfect for your needs.
The beauty of storage container shops, besides the fact that they are inexpensive, is the fact they can be anything you want them to be. You begin with a blank slate, a rectangular space, and you make that space whatever you want it to be. They can be workshops for those of you who have repair businesses. They can be makerspace shops for like-minded creative types who want to share space with other Creatives. They can be small industrial shops, they can be manufacturing shops from which you run your small business, or they can be shipping container office space.
If it all sounds too simple then allow me to explain. Shipping containers were originally designed to stack on top of one another. They can also easily be retrofitted so they connect to one another horizontally. All of this can be done without added construction costs, and that means those savings are passed on to you as lower lease costs.
Would you like to see one such business park “in the flesh?” Go online and check out the newest business park in Fort Worth, Texas, Box Office Warehouse Suites. There you will find thirty-eight suites made from 100 shipping containers. They run the gamut from retail spaces to warehouses to work shops, the perfect spaces for small businesses, inexpensive, flexible, and eco-friendly.
And if it works in Fort Worth, Texas, and it does, it can work in any location you might be.
About the developer: Box Office Warehouse Suites was created by Fort Worth entrepreneur (there’s that word again) and local real estate developer Ron Sturgeon. It is part of the Fort Worth Design District, the newest business neighborhood in Fort Worth, a pocket business enclave where Creatives and Dreamers come to make the impossible possible.