A business plan for Mobile self storage

Collins, P. N. (2009-12)

Thesis (MBA (Business Management))--University of Stellenbosch, 2009.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In the United States nearly one in every ten households rents a self storage unit and the industry had a gross turn-over of 22.6 billion dollars in 2006 (Self Storage Industry Fact Sheet, 2007). The success of the industry has lead to an extension of the conventional mortar and brick facilities to container-like mobile units. These units are transported to the customers so that customers have the freedom to load their furniture and house appliances, for storage, themselves. The container unit is then collected by truck and transported to a storage facility located in an inexpensive area. The main difference of the mobile Self-Storage facility to conventional facilities is the convenience that it provides the client and the cost benefit to the mobile storage owner. The aim of this research report is to provide the company, Mobile Storage SA (Pty) Ltd, with a practical business plan to be used to as a guide to implement the business and as supporting documentation to raise the necessary capital.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: In die Verenigde State van Amerika gebruik een uit elke tien huishoudings Self-Stoor fasiliteite en het die industrie n bruto imkomste van 22.6 biljoen dollars gehad in 2006 (Self Storage Industry Fact Sheet, 2007). Die sukses van die industrie het gelei tot die totstandkoming van n toevoeging tot die konvensionele sement en baksteen fasiliteite in die vorm van verskeeping houer tipie mobiele eenhede. Die mobile eenhede word na kliente vervoer sodat die klient the vryheid het om self sy meubels en huisware vir storing te pak. Die verskeepings eenheid word dan by die klient gekolleteer met behulp van n vragmotor en vervoer na n goedkoper storings area. Die groot verkil tussen die mobiele eenheid en die konvensionele eenheid is die gemak wat dit vir die klient bied en die koste besparing vir die mobiele storings besigheid eienaar. Die doel van hierdie navorsings verslag is om die maatskappy, Mobile Storage SA (Pty) Ltd, te voorsien van n besigheidsplan wat gebruik kan word om die besigheid tot stand te bring en as ondersteunende dokumentasie kan dien wanneer kapitaal geleen word.

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