Putting a fresh coat of paint on your business is not only a great way to reinvigorate your business, but it can showcase how much you care about your business’ presentation. Having a place that is freshly coated with new paint will showcase how much you care about your business which can inspire confidence in customers.
However, painting or renovating your business is also likely to disrupt operations. Because of this, a lot of businesses end up putting it off for fear of driving away customers. Don’t worry, you can renovate your place without disrupting operations completely. With the right planning in place, you should be able to keep your business open and fulfill your promise to your customers while giving your business an uplift.
1. Set Up Zones
One of the best things you can do when you are prepping for an overhaul like this would be to set up your business into zones. By breaking your business into zones, you will be able to keep areas of your business off-limits at all times. This can make it easier to ensure you aren’t disrupting your business as you are renovating parts of it at a time. While it will take longer, it can help you keep your business running smoothly.
2. Negotiate The Workable Hours
If your business is one that isn’t open 24 hours a day and 7 days per week, you will be able to negotiate to have it done when your business is closed. If not, you can always try to fit in the paint job during your slower hours. If you have an office that is full of a workforce, you could always try to call on the contractor to work during the weekend when no one is at the office. If you manage an apartment complex, you could always try to schedule the contractor to come in after the morning rush hour is over and to close up shop before everyone gets home. With proper planning, you should be able to disrupt operations as little as possible.
3. Notify Everyone
You want to ensure that you are notifying everyone who will be affected in any way beforehand. Give your employees and customers notice. You want to let your employees know in staff meetings before it starts. You may even want to put notes throughout the office so no one forgets.
4. Post Signs For Customers
To make it crystal clear for customers, you should look to put up easy to read signs throughout the place of business. You will want to make it clear where the painting is being down and what you are doing to minimize disruption during the paint job. This will showcase to your customers what you are doing to keep them free of distractions and it will help give them the awareness of what’s going on. This should help to minimize complaints and it should allow them to make decisions on where they want to sit and more.
5. Containment Barriers
You will want to use barriers to keep the air quality throughout your business as clean as possible. You can speak with the contractor to figure out what you will need to get this done.
6. Unoccupied Zone
You want to ensure that you have a specific zone in place that will be unoccupied. This will keep your business free of poor air quality and it can minimize disturbances throughout your business.
7. Be Able To Handle Complaints
The fact is, you will have complaints from both employees and customers. Because of this, you want to be prepared to handle them appropriately. You want to be sure that you are aware of how to handle these complaints so you don’t lose a future customer. Try to appoint someone in your business who will be tasked with handling these complaints.
When your business is done with the paint job or remodel, you want to brag to everyone about it. Make sure your presence is known on social media and try to tell everyone about it. You should be marketing your remodel job on social media and more.
Varsity Painters handles paint jobs throughout the Minneapolis area. If you are looking to reinvigorate your place of business, we can help.