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Your business undertakes a lot of annual tasks. From filing taxes to annual audits, there are some things you know you’ll need to do every year for your business.
But in addition to the things that happens behind the scenes, you need to think about the things that people can see. A well-maintained business premises leaves a positive impression, so it’s important that you keep on top of it.
Here are some annual maintenance jobs to keep your business looking its best.
Commission a deep clean
While regular cleaning is something that should be done daily, there are some cleaning tasks that are needed a little less frequently. Nonetheless, an annual spring-clean can leave your business gleaming, ensuring that those areas that are often neglected, such as gutters, ceiling lights, high up displays, etc. are kept in order. With attention paid to some of those trickier areas, you can make sure your business stays looking your best.
Dress the front of your business
A refresh of the front of your business can create a more welcoming vibe, adding interest to your business that could encourage more passing trade. There are a lot of great ways to boost your business’ kerb appeal, including adding plants, displays and additional signage. Dressing your business for each season keeps things fresh, making an excellent impression on people walking past your door. If you want to attract new customers to your business, those first impressions will really count.
Maintain your car park
Your car park can easily become neglected after a season of wintery weather, especially if there’s been a lot of rain. This can affect parking lines, signage on the ground and even the quality of the terrain if potholes or other signs of damage have appeared. Once a year, it’s a great idea to bring in CJJ Services to redo your line markers so that everything is clear to see for your customers. You should also ensure that all debris is cleared and that any other markers in your car park are in their proper place.
Ensure your signs are all visible and up to date
From wind and rain to too much sun, signs can easily be become faded or ineligible. Not only that, but some people also find it funny to steal or destroy business signs, leaving businesses without adequate signage for customers. Carry out a signage audit to check that your signs are visible and feature up-to-date information. If anything is dated or missing, get it replaced to ensure your customers can stay fully informed. This could also be the perfect excuse for you to refresh your signage, and there are a lot of great signage ideas to give you some inspiration.
Maintaining the appearance of your business is important. If things are looking run down or dated, it could be a major turn-off for your customers. Making a list of annual jobs for the outside of your business can help ensure it stays looking its best, while also creating a safe and welcoming environment for customers.