The perfect home for rent for a small business owner . . . does it exist? If so, where can it be found?
We have the answer!
First, though, what is a small business? You might be surprised what the government considers a small business to be. The government’s determining factors are amount of sales and number of employees, and both factors are rather lofty in this writer’s opinion. According to the government’s guidelines, a small business is one which has shown sales, over the past three years, of $21 million or less, and one which has fewer than 500 employees.
This article is not for a business owner with sales of $20 million and who has 400 employees.
This article is for the poor schmuck who works from home who made $35,000 last year and has one employee, his wife, and he doesn’t pay her a wage.
That’s a small business in today’s world. One in five adults in the United States have a home-based business, the ultimate in small business, and most of those small businesses don’t even meet the adjusted description we gave of a small business. Most are shoestring operations barely holding on, so the perfect home for rent for our small business will be considerably different from the perfect home for rent for a business person who fits under the government’s description.
The rest of this article is for the small business owner in the second scenario. The perfect home for rent for that small business owner will have to be very inexpensive because, well, there is practically no disposable income to pay for a house rental. The perfect home for rent will have to be minimalist in nature, the smaller the better, as in tiny! The perfect home for rent will have to be very flexible because any small business owner is facing a very uncertain future and needs tons of flexibility.
Can we be brutally honest with you? You aren’t going to find the perfect home for rent in most cities. A home which meets those three criteria simply won’t be found . . . but . . . if you are willing to stretch your imagination just a bit, we might have a solution for you.Searching homes for rent classifieds is a waste of time.
Welcome to the shipping container revolution!
Inexpensive, easily-moved, minimalist, flexible, eco-friendly, everything you need and more, and we can see you shaking your heads, no way, no how, are you living in a shipping container, not one of those rusted hulks down by the docks, no sir, thank you very much!
Do yourself a favor. Google Box Office Warehouse Suites in Fort Worth, Texas, and take a look at what happens to shipping containers when they are retrofitted and refurbished. Take a look at the value you can squeeze out of 320 square feet of quality craftsmanship. Take a look at how far your dollar can go in today’s world of shipping container construction. Commercial property for rent with an attitude!
The perfect home for a small business owner?
It just might exist in the world of shipping container construction!