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From Little Things, Big Things Grow!

June 19, 2021 by Antone Boustani

Working in a job 9-5 Monday to Friday, every week, every year is not for everyone. Some people dream big. Some people follow their ideas and take a risk. A “side hustle” can turn into a really lucrative business. The risk of following your dream is only a risk when you invest big at the beginning before you have built your client base.
 
One way to minimise the risk when starting your business is to start small and build your client base over time. Reducing costs is also a key ingredient. There are 3 basic steps to consider when starting up a small business.

  1. Idea.
  2. Start small
  3. Work it

A great example of success is a company that has grown from a small Storage unit at Kennards Self Storage is Beer Cartel.

“Brewing a fortune! How best mates who were determined to bring  an end to Australia's lack of 'decent beer' built a multi-million dollar  empire from a cramped storage shed.”
 
“A pair of best friends who started their humble business in a tiny Kennards storage shed have built a multi-million dollar beer empire. Geoff Huens, 41, and Richard Kelsey, 39, were working together in corporate jobs in market research when they saw an opening after they struggled to find a decent beer in Australia. Operating out of a self storage unit, the pair started online store Beer Cartel in 2009 providing drinkers access to exclusive craft beers from all over the world.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9662615/Beer-Cartel-Geoff-Huens-Richard-Kelsey-build-multi-million-dollar-beer-empire.html 

  • The duo made $4.1 million in revenue following a huge spike in sales during covid
  • Beer Cartel has been selling beers online longer than Dan Murphy's
Kennards Self Storage is a great supporter of business because it helps with greatly reducing the risk of starting up a business. Using Kennards Self Storage Self Storage comes with cost reducing benefits:
  1. No lock in contract. You pay for the amount of time you stay and get a refund if you vacate a space during your paid period.
  2. The paid period is month to month. This means no investment in a factory or lease contract. Just pay one months rent to start.
  3. Choose a size that suits the current state of your business. You can change the space to a larger space as your company grows.
  4. Use the free dispatch service to receive and make deliveries. You arrange the delivery then go home. We will make sure the courier you book has access to your deliveries.
  5. Run meetings or send emails from the conference room available on site.

Kennards Self Storage understand the needs of the small, medium and large business operator and has procedures to support this. One thing that makes the process easy is signing up to a storage space.

Creating the space for change is as easy as logging onto www.kss.com.au. From here you can see self storage prices, choose the space you would like to rent and complete an online agreement with-in a couple of clicks. You will then choose up to $30,000 in free insurance for your first month of storage.

 

Kennards Self Storage is also the place to find moving boxes. There are so many options for moving boxes Sydney that it can be a little confusing. You can solve this problem again with a couple of clicks. Log onto www.kss.com.au and find the Box Shop and make a purchase, you can even get them delivered.

There are so many cheap storage options out there. If you want to 'Store with the People who Care' where you can have 24 hour access,a manned office 7 days a week and easy access, then Kennards Self Storage is for you!

Antone Boustani

Antone joined the Kennards Self Storage in 2012 as a Team Support Manager. Progressing to the roles of NSW Rostering Co-ordinator and Waterloo Centre manager led to the position of NSW Operations Manager in 2019. Antone has gained leadership skills at previous roles as a Manager at KFC and Decorug and did run his own business a Deli / Fruit shop called Naremburn Natural. He loves that we are the people that care and how that is achieved through procedures that enable our teams to offer great customer service. He is invested in improving himself and the team around him and believes that doing what you love is the key. Outside work Antone loves travelling overseas as much as getting on the open road and you can find him watching any type of sport but especially cricket.

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