Maybe it’s seeing the flower buds on tree branches, or perhaps it’s the hints of new, green grass poking through the old brush. Either way, the spring season has a way of making us want to renew and refresh the look of our business. So, once you’ve finished your spring cleaning, consider the following ways to further improve your business just in time for the upcoming busy season:
A little landscaping can go a long way in improving the aesthetic appeal of your business. Whether it’s installing a nice walkway, or adding some annual-budding flowers, color and design will definitely attract attention and potential customers. Be sure to take this time to fix any previous landscaping issues that could be a liability risk, such as uneven ground or broken steps.
One of the easiest ways to improve your business is to update the signage. In many cases, signs are what attract customers or are the first things they see when entering your business- be sure your first impression is a good one.
Maybe it’s not in your budget to replace all your storefront windows or install ceiling fixtures, but a small investment in the lighting of your building can really improve the atmosphere of your business. On a tight budget? Consider purchasing a dimming/timer device, or new curtains that will allow for more light to enter your establishment.
With all the rock salt, water, and dirt being dragged-in over the last few months, your floors may be showing the wear and tear of the winter season. If you have hard-surface flooring, be sure to give it a good clean and wax; don’t forget the wet floor signs! And if you have carpeting, a deep cleaning could do wonders for the
appearance of the walkways that guide customers into your business.
Tried and true, one of the quickest and best ways to give your business a fresh look is with a new coat of paint. Be sure to keep your business properly-ventilated while painting, and allow for adequate dry-time before resuming normal operations.
Being a business owner can be expensive, but improving the look of your building doesn’t have to be. Consider making these small changes that will make a world of difference to your customers. And for any larger construction or landscaping projects, opt for a professional who’s protected by a contractor’s insurance policy and has you listed as an additional insured on that policy. For more business tips and information, visit www.preferredmutual.com. And don’t forget to take time this spring to review your business owner’s insurance with your independent agent. After all, when your coverage meets your needs, you can work assured.