Especially if you’re an owner or manager, your business is your baby. And you want to protect it as much as possible. This includes finances, but it also means maintaining the look and feel of your physical building as it relates to the presentation of your brand.
To do this, you need to keep bugs and other pests away from the building, maintain your overall curb appeal, prioritize lighting and windows from the outside and the inside perspectives, and regularly clean everything all way down to the details. Following these tips will ensure that your building always looks clean and welcoming to employees and clients.
Keep the Bugs Away
Depending on where your business is located, there are going to be different kinds of pests that always try to make their way in. With that in mind, you have to figure out how to keep ants away, kill moths if they move in, find some way to keep bees nests away and do anything else that’s required to keep seasonal pests away from your building and your clients. Once insects or other bugs invade, it can be challenging to get them out of all the places that they can hide.
Maintain Curb Appeal
No matter where your business is located, it should independently have an excellent curb appeal. From anywhere outside, anyone should be able to look at your building and say that it’s somewhere that they would want to go into to check out your products or services. If you have dirty walls, a chewed up parking lot, or anything on the outside that suggests disrepair, you’re immediately giving people the first impression that you aren’t concerned with your outward appearance. That’s never going to bode well for your financial bottom line.
Prioritize Lighting and Windows
Having great lighting is essential for a business location. If you don’t have the right windows in the right place, or you don’t have the right illumination on the right areas of your store, it immediately makes people less likely to purchase your products. The visual element inside and outside of your store has to be planned out in a manner that prioritizes this function.
Clean All the Way Down To the Details
When you go into someone else’s store, or when you go into a restaurant, you probably don’t notice the 90% of it that’s clean and functional. What you’re going to notice is that last 10% that’s dirty, cluttered, or disorganized. For your own business, make sure that you clean all the way down to the details so that no one can find anything wrong with where you’re doing your work. Yes, this takes extra effort, but the results are they you get consistently good interactions with the people who come to your location.