One of the categories of business decision that you’re going to have to make eventually if you plan on having a physical location or storefront is the category of industrial or commercial appearance. In other words, what does your place look like from the outside from the perspective of large projects that require heavy machinery for construction?
For a few examples, consider the status of the driveways and parking lots around your location, any long-term landscaping needs, large-scale curb appeal matters, and then the ease of access when it comes to shipments of stock coming in or going out. Depending on what your products or services are, all of those examples suggest that you pay attention to details.
Driveways and Parking Lots
One aspect of your physical business location that will make a big impression on people is the condition of your pavement. This encompasses the parking lot and any of the driveways that lead up to your store. If these areas look like they need repair, or are marked incorrectly, or spaces and places are confusing or don’t make sense, that’s immediately going to suggest to people that your business has a lower quality than it could. Taking care of pavement and driveway construction and maintenance is crucial to creating a positive brand for your building.
Then there is the matter of long-term landscaping. How big of a piece of property is your business on? Are there trees near it? Are there pathways that people walk down? If you have any outdoor space, you need to take care of the business landscaping. For tiny areas, one or two staff members can probably handle basic lawn and garden upkeep. But for anything bigger, you’re going to have to hire professional lawnmowers and landscapers and have them routinely come back in and ensure everything is maintained within reasonably clean lines.
Fixing your business curb appeal goes a long way to having people appreciate your physical storefront as well. Have you ever thought about what it takes to maintain the façade of large commercial building or warehouse? That’s a pretty significant amount of effort, and that’s why specialized workers with specific tools and techniques are going to be the best ones to do that job.
Ease of Access
If your company has shipments of things going in and out, then ease of access for trucks is a huge deal. As you’re designing your commercial space, make sure there are easily accessible loading docks that are at the right height and in the right places for you to get all of your goods in and out. If you’ve ever seen a company struggle because of inefficiencies with this kind of stocking project, then you know how much you want to avoid that situation yourself.