Posts made in June, 2015

4 Innovative Ways You Can Put A Storage Unit To Good Use

Long gone are the days where storage units are used for simply storing unused items, old greeting cards, and off-season clothing. There are many other uses for self-storage units, including the following: 

1. Office Space

There are many advantages to working at home. However, there are plenty of disadvantages, including kids crying or running around, noisy neighbors and dogs barking. Every time you turn around, there is some sort of distraction that is keeping you from getting your work done. It may be time to consider a self-storage unit to create as your very own office space. This will let you separate your professional and personal life. Keep in mind, you don’t need an extremely large one, which means it will be cheap. Plus, with nothing to distract you while “at work,” you’ll be much more productive and be able to bring in more money.

2. Mini Library

If you love to read, but don’t have enough room in your home or apartment to store all of the books that you have collected over the years, a self-storage unit may be the perfect solution. You can transform a smaller unit (or a larger one, if you prefer) unto a nice little library. You can equip it with a comfortable reading chair, a trendy rug and a miniature fridge. Other than simply storing your books, a self-storage unit provides an extremely quiet place to read as well. Well, that is unless your unit is next to the next option, in which case it won’t be quiet or you’ll need to try to work around one another’s schedules.

3. Sound Stage (Band Practice)

Small bands who are trying to get their feet wet in the industry are low on cash, so self-storage units are something that they have been turning to recently for practice. There is no one around for you to bother, so you and your band can rock out and practice as much as needed without worrying about disturbing anyone. Just make sure to talk to the owner of the unit about this first.

4. Home Gym

If you don’t have enough room in your home or apartment to workout, but you can’t stand the thought of going to the gym, you may want to consider creating a home gym in a self-storage unit. Whether you get your fix with weight training, cardio, martial arts or something else entirely, a rental unit can easily be one of the greatest places for you to have a home gym. You won’t have to worry about your self-esteem since no one will be around, but you can still get out of the house.

The list could go on and on, but there’s not time for that right now. However, if you have a creative way to use a storage unit, it will probably work. Storage units are spacious and affordable. If you’re interesting in using a self-storage unit for your own innovative purposes, contact a storage facility (such as I-70 Self Storage) in your area to learn more.  

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Finding Answers To Common Questions About Small Business Phone Systems

When you own a business, no matter how small it may be, the lines of communication that you have between employees, customers, vendors, and other pertinent people are crucial. If you are just starting out in a small business, it is not likely that you will want to invest in a large phone system that will require IT installation and complex technology in the beginning. However, it is imperative that you do suit up your business with some form of basic communication system. Here are a few of the most common questions concerning phone systems for a small business and the answers you should know to help you get started.

Is it possible to find a small phone system that works for mobile employees?

Mobile employees need to stay connected just the same as those who are situated in the office. You can find phone systems that are designed to help all employees stay connected, no matter where they may be. This can be accomplished with mobile phones integrated from the same network as the phone system at the office.

Are VoIP services too much for a small business in terms of investment costs?

The term VoIP often scares away small business owners, but it really should not. Utilizing an online connection for phone and communication needs is a basic idea that is used even in small settings. Besides that, VoIP costs usually rely on the size of the system you need. Therefore, you would not pay as much for your VoIP phone system as a larger company would — even with similar features.

Can you still have corporate features even if the phone system you invest in is small?

There are a lot of desirable features of some of the most high-tech phone systems. For example, you can have a system handle conference calls with clients and professionals in various countries. While some of the features are only a part of large-scale phone systems, in a lot of cases you can make upgrades where you want with the service provider to create a custom package deal that works well for your business.

When it comes down to it, choosing the right phone system for your small business is a crucial step in your overall development as a company. If you are unsure of anything or need guidance and direction, talk to a phone system sales representative at Livewire Communications for more information.

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Hello to everyone lucky enough to fall upon this little site of mine. My name is Shaun Hardy, and I love to talk to people about their businesses. You see, brushing up on the economy and watching business trends has always interested me. I’ve been a business owner myself, so I typically know the ins and outs of what goes into running a business. One of the most difficult—yet invigorating—times in the life of a business is when moving or selling. I hope to share a bit of the experience and wisdom that I’ve collected over the years concerning business, specifically moving or selling a company.

June 2015
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