Whatever kind of business you have, if you are operating out of a physical building, there are a few things that may be worth considering doing to improve your business’s brick-and-mortar location. Your company’s building or store is an often-overlooked asset for your business, both as capital that you can mortgage against and someday sell and as a way to attract and impress potential customers. Here are a few valuable improvements to consider making:
A New Roof
You may not think that your potential customers will notice that your roof is getting old, but they will certainly notice leaks or mildew spots. The distinct “old building smell” caused by a damaged roof may well send customers packing.
If a damaged roof results in the growth of mold in your building, you may need to stop using the building for an amount of time while expensive mold removal and repair is conducted. For all of these reasons, it’s best to consider the highest quality flat roof repair Chicago has to offer before or as soon as you begin to see problems.
A New Sign
You know where your business is and thus probably never even think to look at the sign. However, the sign in front of your building is one of the best advertisements that your business has. Everyone who drives by is a potential customer. But, if your sign is old, faded, or outdated, you may be deterring those customers.
Furthermore, a sign reflects upon your entire business, so an unattractive and outdated sign can make a bad impression on customers. A new sign is a relatively inexpensive investment that is well worth making.
A New Bathroom
The quality and condition of your bathroom can say a lot about your business. If it’s unclean, damaged or not inclusive, it could impact first impressions of your company for customers or applicants. Consider whether it’s time to renovate your company bathroom.
If you’ve got old mottled plumbing fixtures, consider hiring commercial plumbing services to install new fixtures. Make sure that all surfaces are easy to clean including the walls and the floor – replace/paint over anything that may be permanently stained or marked. Get rid of horrible bathroom smells by ensuring there’s enough ventilation (it’s always worth installing an extractor fan). Make sure that you have a toilet with disabled access that includes features like grab bars..
The natural area around your business building may be the last thing on your mind, but attractive landscaping can make a big difference in how your customers perceive your business. Landscaping that is attractive and well cared for shows a commitment to quality and dedication that your customers can also expect from their business dealings with you.
If you are struggling to keep up the landscaping around your business, consider investing in drought resistance and low-maintenance landscaping so that your business will always look its best.
Make an Investment Into Improving Your Business Building
In the busy day-to-day work of running a business, the building you operate out of can easily be pushed to the back of your mind. However, new customers will see your building with fresh eyes and may make serious judgments about your business competency based on how the building looks, so it’s well worth making investments in your building.