Garage Entrepreneurs


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It seems more and more often these days people are running their own businesses. Whether it is a small business printing hilarious T shirts in your off time, or doing handmade crafts to pay all of the bills, with the dawn of the internet it has become easier to run small businesses from your home. The thing is all of these business for the most part are selling products that need to be stored somewhere. Small businesses or personal businesses when they start out are often just run out of the person's house. This usually means that the garage becomes the "warehouse" so to speak. While it is certainly more professional than just keeping your stock in the cupboard, a garage is no warehouse. Despite all that small home businesses rely on this to be a secure place where they can package, store and ship, what is in many cases their livelihood, without being hassled by neighbors or passersby. Their garage door is the main line of security when it comes to their business and so garage doors for many people have become a valuable piece of their business, rather unexpectedly.

Whether you are knitting handmade oven mitts, or carving beautiful chairs a garage is the obvious place to keep them if you are only starting off. There is no extra cost, and you most likely have the room. While you are just starting off those first couple of batches of whatever it is you are selling are extremely important and valuable to you. On such a small scale that one chair might be the difference from turning a profit and being able to expand, or closing up shop and going back to your day job. So the consequences then of something going amiss with your garage door are heightened even more so. A leak through the bottom of your door could mean you lose a whole box of your product and  that is all loss you have to absorb. That means explaining this all to a client and perhaps even taking a cut in the end. It could mean loss of an order and potentially a whole client. While this sort of "spoilage" does happen in business, it really is tough to deal with when you are just starting a home business and you should hope to keep it from happening to you  at the hands of a bad garage door installation.

"Garage Entrepreneurs" as I have just coined them, are in a particularly risky position when they are starting off and so one big hit to their businesses can mean having to close up shop for good. Countless companies have started in garages and ended up being multimillion dollar companies. This is why having things like a well installed garage door and working key pad or security system may seem like small things, but the difference that makes a company. It will most likely become fairly obvious to anyone in your area that your are running a small business out of your garage rather quickly. The products you're holding in your garage though could be worth upwards of a few thousand dollars depending on the industry you are competing in. This makes you, sadly, a target for burglars and thieves. Having a reasonably serious security system equipped with your garage door then is more important than ever, because those types of losses are unlikely to be recouped in the amount of time necessary to stay afloat as a home business.

"Garage Entrepreneurs" are how a lot of businesses are started all over the country. It is a safe environment to store your materials, products and equipment, if you have a secure garage door installed. If you are running a business out of your garage and are extra concerned with the security and weather tightness of your garage door make sure to make sure you mention these sort of things to whoever you have chosen to take care of your garage door installation. If you don't have a small business think of the things that you typically keep in your garage and make sure they aren't things you might value as much as you would a business. If they are make sure to talk to your garage door installer about this as well, or even if you just are thinking about eventually operating a business from your home. There is a reason that companies pay so much for their warehouse spaces and deem them to be so important. As an emerging business remember to keep in mind the importance of your warehousing, and how much it will cost you from the business side if something were to go awry. The next time you are doing your budget for your home business see if you can't factor in a bit of money to keep everything in your "warehouse" as safe and secure as you can.

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