At some point, most small business owners will feel the pinch between running out of space at their current location, and not necessarily having the proper resources to expand their footprint by renting more space, opening a new office location, or even renting a storage unit—all options that can be costly and negatively impact their bottom line. That’s why it’s important to understand how to make your space work for you by maximizing your storage with the proper shelving and storage equipment. When done right, ideal storage solutions can vastly improve a company’s storage space, allowing them to get more mileage out of their current location without having to invest in new properties.
Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Joe Schodowski, co-owner and CEO of Auburn Hills-based Shelving, Inc., a provider of business and consumer shelving and storage solutions. Joe provides tips and best practices to help small businesses maximize their space—including where to look for more storage space (if a shelving unit stops 10 feet below a ceiling, that 10 feet of space can accommodate a lot of storage!), tips for getting organized to ensure similar products are grouped together for easy access, how to determine the best products and solutions for your organization, and best practices for critically analyzing your space to determine where improvements can be made in order to avoid costly expansions.