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Is This the Perfect Time for Your Start-Up Company in Dorset?

Posted on 10/06/2020 by Nick Johnson
Is This the Perfect Time for Your Start-Up Company in Dorset?

With the stricter version of the lockdown slowly easing, you might be forgiven if you err on the side of caution when it comes to returning to normal life. It will take some time, and it’s wise to be sensible, but it’s possible to start thinking about things like work and possible change of career. There was a lot of time to think about things during the lockdown, and some of you might be pondering a transformation of how you work.

At Johnson’s of Shaftesbury, we work with new companies and entrepreneurs every week, and we have some tips on how you can do this. It might not suit everyone’s needs, but a lot of people could benefit from a change in direction in their career path.

It’s Time for Your Business Idea to Become a Reality –

We all have aspirations and dreams; some are lofty and the stuff of fantasy, others more realistic and feasible. However, even when we think about the more concrete goals, we hit a wall that prevents us from acting. The fear of success and failure essentially means we’re stepping outside of our comfort zone, which many will retreat into.

For a lot of people, the lockdown was more than just staying safe and weathering the storm. Some people lost income or even their job, while others did their best to keep businesses running. It’s often during difficult times we find out what’s important. And if you aspire to one day run your own business, the lockdown might be the catalyst to make this a reality now.

You’ll find everything you need for a start-up in Dorset. There’s a thriving business environment that has everything within a reachable distance. There’s a valuable connection between local business and consumers, and residents make a point of shopping local and promoting Dorset’s business community.

At Johnson’s of Shaftesbury, we’re champions of start-ups and new businesses. We help hundreds of people realise their entrepreneurial dreams every year. Our range of services are ideal for your start-up, and it’s possible to create your own company or freelance enterprise without having a lot of investment money.

Using Man & Van for Local Distribution in Dorset –

Let’s start with some practical things to consider for your start-up regarding the setup for collections and deliveries. Many people approach this by weighing up the cost of purchasing or renting a car or van. Both options are expensive, so it becomes a case of whether you can buy something outright or spread the balance as a monthly expense. However, this only covers having a vehicle to do the work and doesn’t solve who will undertake the workload.

Rather than go into using expensive courier options, we suggest that you contact us to discuss our range of services. We work with several business clients who use us for local and national distribution, and we have affordable options. Our Man & Van service is ideal for this purpose, making local logistics for collections and/or deliveries a simple task.

We always assign two team members to handle goods or equipment. Every member of the Johnson’s of Shaftesbury team has expert handling and packing skills. We always strive to provide value for money to ensure we can offer our services to new and smaller enterprises. Additionally, our team know exactly how to arrange everything in our vehicle to avoid any objects making contact during transportation.

Using Johnson’s of Shaftesbury’s man with a van service will mean you don’t have to buy or lease a vehicle. Once you start putting the figures together, it will be more apparent how much you can save by doing this. And we’ll provide you with a free quotation to help you collate this information. And the best service to match with our Man & Van package is business self storage.

How Self Storage Links with Man & Van for Distribution –

Self storage is the ideal solution for any business that needs somewhere secure to keep its products or equipment. However, the uses for storage are flexible, and it’s possible to link this package with our man with a van service for local distribution. From experience, we know that most start-ups and SMEs have issues with smaller-scale distribution and often undertake this in-house. By using self storage and a man with a van service, you can delegate this part of your business to us.

It’s then possible to run everything from one of our storage units. And it’s popular in the start-up community to use a self storage unit as an alternative workspace. It’s easy to set up and will reduce costs by avoiding an expensive monthly commercial rental bill. From prices starting from £15 per week, you stand to save a lot of money by trying this option.

Johnson’s of Shaftesbury’s self storage units have environmental controls which include full insulation to prevent moisture and condensation from occurring. This gives you the peace of mind that everything that goes into your unit will remain in the same condition when it’s taken out. And we’ll also provide you with further advice on how to prepare items for storage.

How Does a Full Office Removal Work?

Regardless of how big or small your company is, the Johnson’s Office Removals service relies on the same process. It’s all about undertaking a thorough assessment which we base on the specifications of your business. From there, we’ll know exactly how many employees you have, and what sort of furniture and equipment is relevant. Then, it’s all down to how your new office or workplace arrangement will look.

At Johnson’s of Shaftesbury, we use this assessment to create a strategy by aiming to reduce downtime and promote efficiency. We’ll assign an experienced business move manager to oversee the entire relocation. They’ll work with you and your employees to devise the perfect office relocation for your needs. And you’ll have a direct line of contact with them throughout your move.

Once you confirm your office removals job with us, we’ll timetable and schedule every stage in advance. Your office move manager will keep everyone in the loop with updates. We’ll look after all the health and safety issues and prepare briefing documents so that everything runs smoothly. It’s possible to relocate you over the weekend or overnight to help reduce downtime and have your systems up and running straight away.

Our IT experts come with the latest training and all the latest handling equipment. Their decommissioning and recommissioning techniques ensure that everything works the way it should when you arrive at your new office. Furthermore, we offer support once the move is over to ensure that everything is working correctly. This aftercare service can provide you with assistance, as well as tips on best practice going forward.

Why People in Dorset Prefer to Buy Local –

Buying local is something that people in Dorset consider the golden rule. Whether it’s buying produce from a farmer’ market or shopping at independent retail stores, it’s a very Dorset thing to do. The benefits include a higher standard of service and a better quality of goods. It’s also favourable to help our economy so that it can continue to loop back into things like public services. The cycle of positive action from using local businesses continues from every person that benefits.

There’s also a lot of good things to be said about supporting local businesses. For one, you know that your money can directly benefit tens of thousands of households across Dorset. It keeps employment levels high, which typically makes for an overall prosperous and safe place to live. And there’s also the interaction between customer and seller that helps local companies.

Dorset’s business owners want you to shop with them and become loyal customers, so they go the extra mile to ensure they produce or promote a high-quality stock. Their customer care is also much higher, as they want to provide a service they would want to receive. And often, they’re also customers of local independent businesses, which leads us back to the cycle of positive action.

Finding the Ideal Company to Partner With –

Johnson’s of Shaftesbury’s storage facility has consummate security measures in place to ensure our customers’ goods, materials and equipment are safe and secure. We have state-of-the-art CCTV coverage throughout our depot. Nothing comes in or out of our branch without us knowing about it. And our storage packages are suitable for domestic and business customers.

The Johnson’s of Shaftesbury team have been providing removals and storage in Dorset for over one hundred years. Dorset is our home, and we’re proud to be able to state we are the county’s number one for start-up enterprises. Our team can store any number of items, and we have all the right tools and equipment to get the job done.

By partnering with Johnson’s of Shaftesbury, you’ll put your plans into action to become your own boss in 2020. We have a range of business and commercial removal and storage services suitable for any business sector you plan on entering into. And you won’t need a large amount of initial investment funds to make things happen.

Johnson’s of Shaftesbury – Dorset’s Start-Up Champions –

The Johnson’s of Shaftesbury ethos is to provide excellent customer service that treats every person and company on an individual basis. We assess every removals and storage inquiry thoroughly to ensure we understand your requirements in full. And if we need to clarify anything, we will send out one of our team members to go through the finer details.

Johnson’s of Shaftesbury operates all over Dorset, and we regularly make trips to neighbouring counties and larger cities like London. Our team always go the extra mile for our clients, which often means heading into the surrounding areas to complete a job. Furthermore, our rates are affordable, and we always strive to provide the best value for money on all our services.

This might seem like a lot to take in now, especially if you’re still fleshing out your start-up’s concept. Regardless of where you are in your journey, you can always refer back to this article when you begin to put thought into action. And we’ll be here to be your start-up’s champion and partner.

If you would like more information on our range of services, please contact us today. We’re confident that our removals and storage packages will add value to your start-up in Dorset.