New locations, new opportunities. We’re EXPANDING! Saltbox started in Atlanta, Georgia in 2019, and our business has been growing and developing ever since. We’re already located in booming metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, and LA Torrance. Our latest locations include expansion to Los Angeles, CA - Duarte and DC Metro - Alexandria this summer! Better yet, we’re expanding into markets such as Dallas, Texas - Carrollton; Miami, Florida - Doral; Minneapolis, Minnesota - Arden Hills; Atlanta, Georgia - Westside Park; and Phoenix, Arizona - South Tempe coming fall of 2022!
Expansion is always a good thing because it signals increased demand and growth. Besides that, it tells us that what we’re doing is working! But expansion isn’t only happening at Saltbox. It’s happening with our Saltbox members and other small business owners, as well! Because Saltbox was created to support growing ecommerce businesses with logistics and fulfillment solutions, our expansion is largely indicative of the success and growth of small businesses around the nation.
Small Business Expansion in 2022
Remember the “Great Resignation” of 2021? It’s when a mass exodus of people leaving their corporate jobs decided to start their own businesses and harness their entrepreneurial spirit. According to Intuit’s 2021 New Business Insights Report, 17 million new businesses are predicted to form in 2022 alone, a third consecutive record year for entrepreneurship.
Data shows that microbusinesses (defined as those with between one and five employees, with less than $50,000 in start-up capital) and other small businesses play a critical role in local economies, providing jobs and serving their community greatly. Collectively, these small businesses employ 41 million people with a $5 trillion economic impact, according to Erin Igleheart, program director of the Start: ME Accelerator Program at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
But that’s not all! It is anticipated that most of the small business expansion this year so far has been sole proprietorships, with Intuit predicting 5.6 million of those new small businesses will either incorporate or hire employees, surpassing the 2021 record of 5.3 million. And we’re only a little more than halfway through the year!
3PL Growth in Developing Cities
But if the numbers aren’t an indication on their own, let 3PL growth define the ongoing expansion in these developing cities around the nation. With more locations offering office space, warehousing and fulfillment (at select locations), the growth of Saltbox indicates the growth of small business across the country, the development of new communities, and the importance of logistic solutions in expanding companies.
Our 3PL services for growing DTC businesses at scale and neighborhood fulfillment services for those just starting out are rooted in benefiting the small business owner, because we were once small ecommerce business owners ourselves. No longer working out of garages and living rooms packed with products, being relegated to offices not built for product, our business was created to benefit the ecommerce entrepreneur looking to expand seamlessly, with little to no headache.
As a human-centric logistics company, we were thrilled to be announced as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2022. We strive to enable every entrepreneur, no matter their size, to start, grow, and scale their business by making everything about logistics frictionless and worry-free, so they can focus on their business. It only makes sense that Saltbox’s growth not only benefits our business as we grow and scale, but it also benefits the communities we’re settling in, helping small businesses expand and improve effortlessly, no matter where they reside.
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Our goal is to empower a new generation of business owners to run the business of their dreams, in a space built for community that offers support and guidance from others. What more could you ask for? If you’re interested in bringing a Saltbox to your community, check out our Future Locations page for more information on where we’re breaking ground next!
At Saltbox, we want to grow your small business with you. Offering all the key fulfillment services all businesses require across a wide variety of locations, Saltbox aims to benefit your growing business by focusing on those personal needs that many 3PL services overlook. You don’t have to expand your business alone. Get started with Saltbox Fulfillment and let’s grow your business together.