If your small business wasn’t affected by this past winter, consider yourself lucky and, quite possibly, one of the few areas of the country not frozen out by bitter temperatures or snowed in by treacherous conditions.
Fortunately, we are approaching the promise of spring. And now is the perfect opportunity to prepare for the new season, refreshing your outlook – and your establishment’s appearance.
Businesses are definitely affected by the weather. Inspect your storefront for any winter-related damage and repair as soon as possible. Issues could include cracked sidewalks, broken cement car stops in the parking lot or chipped steps at your entrance. Check that windows are properly operating and make sure weatherproofing is in place.
Storefronts may also have become discolored by excess moisture and ice. Does your sign need cleaning or repainting? Are fabric or vinyl banners, buntings, or awnings torn? It’s time to tend to these repairs as the next season begins.
Winter finds its way indoors, too. Check carpets for moisture from salt marks, especially near your entrance and exit, and consider an overall carpet cleaning to brighten things up. Don’t forget to give wood flooring a fresh polish for the season. And consider any necessary paint jobs now that you can open your windows and prop open your doors.
The appearance of your business affects your reputation, making all the difference in attracting new and retaining present clientele. By sprucing up your small business, your customers will see that you truly care about the impression you make.
We’re thankful for spring, too. If your business needs some spring cleaning after this harsh winter, give Biz2Credit a call for all your small business financing needs at (800) 200-5678 or visit www.biz2credit.com.