A handful of small-business owners in Hawaii are setting up shop in self-storage units.
The low cost of self-storage, combined with security and convenience, is drawing many small-business owners to Dillingham Blvd. Self Storage. The Hawaiian facility boasts dozens of renters who run their offices or store merchandise in units. In fact, 60 percent of its current renters are small companies.
One renter uses a monogram machine to punch out logos for his monogram business. Other businesses include souvenir, slipper and pharmaceutical companies.
Many of these business owners were forced to downsize when the recession hit, leaving behind traditional storefronts and office complexes. Some facilities also offer amenities to their renters, including fax machines, conference rooms and shipping services.
Dillingham Blvd. Self Storage is zoned for mixed-commercial use. Tenants must have a business license and can rent month-to-month.
Source: Hawaii News Now,Small Businesses Set Up Shop in Storage Lockers