4 things you didn’t know your small business needed

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By James Daniels

Are you planning to start a small business now or in the future? There’s never been a better time!

Starting a small business is a great way for you to learn something new and earn extra income. You’ll also be able to learn from mistakes, connect with new friends, and spend time doing work you actually enjoy.

Planning is key

It’s not all hearts and roses though – starting a business is a big task. To avoid wasting time and money on a business idea that won’t take off, it’s important that you plan before you act.

The following are a few things you didn’t know your small business needs.


When choosing a location for your small business, you should keep three main things in mind: access to customers, storage space, and transportation (and not too much of each).

Location can be a major factor in making or breaking your new business venture. If you’re located in an urban or suburban area where there isn’t much foot traffic, it may be hard to get customers to come to your store or even find parking for their car

Equally, if you are based in an area that is too rural, you could miss out on passing trade.

An office cleaning company

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, every office (be it a small office or a large office) should use the services of a professional cleaning company.

Having an office cleaning company in your business will help you to maintain a cleaner and more pleasant work environment for you and your employees, as well as help reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases.

Wondering what kinds of services professional cleaning companies provide? Check out best-clean-direct.co.uk to get some idea of what to expect.


Depending on your business, you may be keeping a lot of money and valuable items on the premises, and it’s important to ensure that your business is as secure as possible.

One way to do this is by installing security cameras. A store camera installed in the right position can give you a live feed of what’s going on in your business at any given time (or record footage for you to watch later if you’re not there).

The footage recorded could also help if someone breaks into your business at night – it could prove that they were there, thus helping with an insurance claim later on.

A visible CCTV system can deter would-be thieves as well.


You’ll also need to think about storage. If you’re selling a product, it needs somewhere secure to be kept between shipping and stocking your inventory. It may also be necessary for you to keep supplies on-site – for example, if you’re working as a private chef or providing some form of home improvement service.

If you need extra space, then it may be worth purchasing an office space that comes with storage amenities included.

Office spaces are often built with a large amount of storage in mind, and it could help save you money in the long run by buying something that already includes the features you’ll need.


James Daniels is a freelance writer, business enthusiast, a bit of a tech buff, and an overall geek. He is also an avid reader, who can while away hours reading and knowing about the latest gadgets and tech, whilst offering views and opinions on these topics.

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