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Sheds Can Be Key To Starting a New Fareham Business
In my earlier blog I was explaining how the garden shed is helpful in starting or running a home business. Because the shed is in the garden it is easy to access and is relatively inexpensive. Add in the sheer number of sizes available also help in the flexibility of these versatile buildings. The only problem with sheds in the Fareham area is the sheer amount of items which are kept in there ‘just in case’. So after clearing some space in your shed you will be able to utilise its space and maybe start small home business knowing you don’t have any rent to pay. In time as your business grows you will be able to, maybe, to move to larger premises but still have your shed or workshop as a backup. The following people are just a few of the people who have followed this path.
DJ ‘s Virus Syndicate began their climb to the top by utilising their garden shed for practice. The time spent in there enabled them to hone their skills and this helped them get to the top of the Manchester’s rave scene. Previously they were known as Virus Crew. It was reported that the group used it for mixing decks and composing songs for hours upon hours.
This grounding enabled them to catapult themselves onto the underground scene and success followed when they secured their own radio slot on Rinse FM. A member of the group, Nika D, recalled these earlier days in their garden shed with all the mess among the decks in there. With up to ten or eleven in there they used to jam for house fine tuning their skills. Bet the neighbours were happy! Rapper Snoop Dogg also used his garden shed to develop his skills.
Another success story was Chris Aday who started in his kitchen and shed. Started over 10 years ago with his wife, Andrea, they developed a product which has won countless awards and has grown to become one of Fareham’s most innovative businesses. The product developed was a magnetic filtration system to remove sludge from central heating system. This sludge is responsible for many boiler breakdowns but their invention is designed to prevents the problem occurring in the first place.
They stated they were very happy and proud to have been able to start their business in their garden shed. Clearly the low overheads and minimal risk took away some of the worries associated with starting a new business. Certainly these types of businesses which have to spend a great deal of time in research with no income coming in.
Now situated on a two acre site, they have been developing new products as they have the ethos – never stand still. They are looking to grow sales overseas and where, I’m sure, there will be a great demand for their products. Clearly a marvellous story for a company which started in the humble garden shed.
Other people who have used their garden office shed to kick start their business or career include St Christopher Evans who is a biotech millionaire, Tom Uglow creative director at Google, the property guru Kirstie Allsop, the authors Joanna Harris, Neil Gaiman and Rohal Dahl.
With over 80,000 people estimated to be using their garden sheds for some form of business it’s clear that the garden shed, which the British people see as a typically British institution is helping the economy our country. Clearly this has to be seen as great thing for Great Britain.
Wild Life loves Fareham Sheds
There is an amazing amount of wild life in the urban garden from foxes – which seem to feel more at home in the town and city gardens nowadays, hedgehogs, toads, garden mice, squirrels, insects – such as moths, dragon flies, birds and the odd reports of bats at night in certain areas. A great deal of this wildlife sees the common garden shed as an asset to its well being. Hedgehogs in particular like to make homes under the garden shed where it can shelter away from the weather. Mice again like sheds for the same reason. I often see foxes in my garden at night where the security lights come on but I’m puzzled as to where they are during the day. There is space behind my large wooden shed in Fareham which is a glorified hidey hole but here are no signs that they live there. My wife has a potting shed raised on bearers but again no sign of anything there either. This is a bit of a mystery as every night they make an appearance. I’ve never seen any bats in my garden but there has been the usual insects, dragon flies and may bugs, which my wife detests.
It’s really rather nice in a way to have this wildlife, I think, with them living together with us humans. I probably would not be so keen it is was bears, snakes or wolves which other countries have. On the whole I think the gardens of Britain are very special places and are enjoyed by most of the population.
However, in the last few years the number of garden wildlife have not done so well and have become more of a rarer sight a recent poll suggested. In this poll from more than 2000 people it found that where the population of butterflies, bees and moths had, in fact, actually increased in our gardens – frogs, toads and hedgehogs are more likely not to be seen by gardeners, even if you hide quietly in your garden shed hoping for a glimpse. The good news is, for people that like wild life in their Fareham gardens, is that there has been an increase in nearly a quarter of all gardens.
Apparently, frogs and toads also like to make their homes under the shed, which I didn’t know, however gardeners are known to be discouraging them. I know my wife don’t like these creatures and she would want be to serve notice on them if any were found lurking under HER shed.
It is recommended that if gardeners could offer these creatures an alternative such as leaving piles of logs in secluded places or allowing parts of your garden to be left undisturbed then wildlife could flourish alongside us humans. This can be a ‘win win’ situation as this wildlife works together to provide a sound ecosystem and are part of the food chain.
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