Running your own business is a blessing and a curse, especially if you work in the retail industry. Unless you run a franchised business, you typically have near-absolute control over what you can sell, and what price you can sell at. You also have the luxury of buying as much product to resell as you’d like, assuming you have the capital – and the storage space. For most entrepreneurs (myself included), that last part of the equation is forgotten, and you inevitably use space in your own home at some point to store excess inventory. I worked in the nutrition industry for a while, so my shop sells a lot of supplements and a few over-the-counter medicines for common ailments. It’s a lucrative business, but keeping your goods fresh can be a challenge. Recently, I had a major overstock of pre-made protein shakes, which I planned to sell quickly during a weekend sale, but I had nowhere cool to keep the product! I wound up having to use a rented storage space for the time being. I talked with one of the people working at the storage facility, and they recommended picking up a mini-split system for my garage and using that to store goods in the future. Even if I didn’t use it often for storage, the mini-split system would be great for keeping the garage cool for any number of uses. I think I’ll have to look into that in the future, because my shop’s way too small to have storage space for this much stuff!