Many small businesses are formed when a hobby starts to scale up into a more lucrative pastime. If you’re currently in the process of scaling up your hobby into a business, you may find that you have to deal with more red tape and paperwork than you expected, including business registration and tax paperwork.
You don’t want to spend a lot of time and money on the logistics, but you may still find that you do need more space for your business than you can find inside your home itself. That’s where pre-engineered buildings come into play. Here are just a few of the things these metal buildings can provide for a burgeoning small business.
1. Storage Space
In many cases, you’ll find that starting up a business means that you need far more storage space than you have in your home. When you need somewhere to store paperwork, samples, and inventory, a detached metal building can provide the space you need.
A metal building typically offers a great solution for quick, efficient storage. Since the building is pre-constructed, you don’t have to go through a protracted construction process before your new space is usable. Unlike a prefabricated building, a pre-engineered building requires some assembly onsite, but this is typically a relatively quick process, unlike building from scratch.
2. Work Space
Working from home can be rewarding, but it can also distract you from your work. In many cases, the visual reminders of the household chores that need to be done may not be conducive to productivity. In this scenario, a separate space that you only use for work can be a huge help.
In other scenarios, your new business could consist of loud, messy, or long and involved handmade projects that you don’t want to work on in the house. If you’re tired of stepping around the projects that have taken over your living room or if your spouse wants to be able to park the car in the garage again, it’s time to invest in a separate workspace such as a metal building.
Metal buildings can be ideal as a workshop because you can choose either a pre-designed building or custom design yours based on the needs of your business, then have it pre-built on demand. Simply work with your building systems company to create your building design based on the criteria and features you need for your workspace.
3. Protect Vehicles or Livestock
In some cases, scaling up from a hobby to a business could mean you’ll need to obtain another vehicle or, if the business is animal-related, acquire more animals. Whether your new business involves horse-drawn wagons rides, selling chicken eggs, or a food truck, a metal building can provide the livestock or vehicle space you need.
In some cases (such as with a horse-drawn wagon), you may need both animal space and vehicle space. A pre-engineered metal building can protect your vehicles and livestock from theft, damage by vandals or wild animals, and extreme weather such as hail or blizzards.
4. Farm Store
Some types of businesses, such as small farms, may also want to retail some products on-site. For this, you’ll need a farm store space. For example, if you’re scaling up from a large garden to a lavender farm, you’ll need somewhere to display and sell lavender wreaths, dried lavender, fresh lavender bouquets, and so on.
As you can see, a metal building can have a variety of applications for a variety of businesses. From agricultural businesses to food service businesses to retail product businesses, most new businesses can use the extra elbow room metal buildings provide. They’re also budget-friendly, since these buildings are constructed in a very cost-effective manner.
For more information about the buildings we provide, the price points we offer, and the logistics of getting a building onto your property, get in touch today. At Antlers Building Systems, LLC, we pride ourselves on our customer service and we’ll be glad to help you in any way we can.