Renovating your business can be a challenge. Closing your doors to get it all done can have a big impact on your business and may keep you from updating. These tips will show you that doing both is possible. Renovating during business hours just takes a bit of strategy and some help along the way.
Change is a good thing, especially when it comes to your business. Renovating can be an exciting task but can take a toll on your business. As much as you may want to shut down for weeks and have an elaborate grand re-opening, you may find that the only way to keep your business booming is to stay open during renovations. The task may seem daunting, but these tips will help you upgrade without paying the price of closing.
1. Keep it Safe
Keeping your staff and customers safe should be the number one priority. Safety can be ensured by using thorough and correct signage in construction areas, having an open line of communication, and reviewing safety standards. Everyone should know what’s going on during each step of the renovation.
2. Start with the Small Stuff
Begin your renovation with non-essential areas first. This may be storage closets, certain bathrooms or less used areas of the business. Getting those out of the way first will ease everyone into the process without feeling overwhelmed
3. Be Prepared to Promote
Your renovation may interfere with the outward appearance of your business. Potential customers may assume you’re closed during renovation, simply because of its appearance. Use promotional banners, temporary signs and more to make it clear that you’re open.
4. Communication is Key
We already made it clear that communication with the team can keep everyone safe, but communication with your customers can help along the way too. Use social media outlets, your website, and signage to prepare them for any area closures, unexpected noise, or service delays. Make them feel like they are part of this exciting process and they’ll keep coming back.
5. Move It
You may have to move things around a bit during your renovation. Take the extra time to make everything look and feel settled, despite what might be happening in the room nearby. Moving things around a few nights a week could be the best solution and your customers will thank you.
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