July 01, 2022 | 4 minute read

Prepare Your Business for Emergencies with Self-Storage


We have all learned a few lessons over the last couple of years. But one of the most important ones is that you can never be too prepared. There have been some very serious provincial, national and global emergencies lately, impacting all areas of life and business. With these, there have been those who were able to adapt and adjust, and others who weren’t.

If you are a business owner, you have probably felt the grind of supply chain issues, increasing inflation, delivery delays, and the high costs of supplies. Having a contingency plan for when things go awry might mean a little bit more preparation and investment up front, but you will be glad you made the effort in the long run.

For business owners, self-storage units are a great way to prepare for the unforeseen, whether it’s a disruption in the way things normally work or a sudden catastrophe like a flood or a fire.

Here are some reasons why use self storage can help prepare your business for unforeseen events and emergencies.

Keep extra stock and inventory in a self storage unit

Do you run a business that deals in sales or supplies? You don’t want to be in a position where you have nothing to offer your customers and clients in terms of inventory. At our Kamloops, Burnaby and Vancouver self storage facilities, we serve a lot of customers who are using their storage units to safely keep a healthy stock of supplies and inventory.

If your business isn’t big enough to justify a whole warehouse or stand-alone storage facility, a business storage unit is a great option. There are several sizes of units to choose from and it is affordable, safe, and always accessible. You might even be surprised at the incredible technology we use. For example, our shareable keyless access helps you conveniently access and oversee your storage unit.

Over 70 security cameras to keep your business safe

As mentioned, at NationWide Self Storage we use state of the art security systems for self storage units to keep your goods and inventory safe. Once you sign up with us, you will get keyless access to your unit via an app on your smart phone (or a fob if you prefer) that is programmed just for you. You can share access with trusted employees, as well as monitor the activity in and out of your storage unit from your smart phone.

Whether you are storing inventory or your corporate records and business documents, you can rest easy know that they are safe and accessible at any time. Our self storage units in Vancouver, Burnaby or Kamloops are also climate controlled, so you don’t have to worry about water damage or exposure to the elements.

Did we mention that our self storage facilities in Burnaby, Vancouver and Kamloops have over 70 security cameras to keep a watchful eye on your belongings? 

There are a lot of things to worry about these days. But the safety of your holdings in your storage unit doesn’t have to be one of them.

Making it easy to downsize your business when necessary

Businesses change shapes and pivot directions all the time. We have seen a lot of bricks are mortar stores do away with the overhead in recent years and convert to selling online. Of course, in this case storage becomes an issue – and thankfully we have the solution!

Being able to adapt in the world of business is really the only way to succeed. Sometimes that means taking risks and sometimes that means creating a safety net ahead of time. If you are thinking about converting your business, come take a look at the self storage units at Nationwide to see if there is an option that is right for you. We have several sizes to choose from with different pricing options to suit your situation.

It’s good to be optimistic, and it’s also good to be prepared. We can’t predict what the world will throw our way next in terms of fires, floods, and who knows what else. But we can make sure that we are doing all we can to keep our businesses running smoothly and without interruption. If you are considering self storage solutions for your business in Vancouver or the surrounding area, we would love to show you all the benefits you can gain from signing on with Nationwide storage.