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Is Your Premises Giving The Right Impression Of Your Business?

Is Your Premises Giving The Right Impression Of Your Business?
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In business, it’s always important to make sure that you are generally giving off the right impression to the world. That is the basis of effective, good branding, and it’s one of the most important things you need to think about if you are going to try and keep your business moving in the right direction. There are a lot of ways that you can hope to do this and areas that you might need to focus on, but one of them is to look at the premises that you are based in and see whether that is helping you or not.

The building and its surroundings are a strong indication of what kind of business you run, and will have an impact on how people view your business, whether they are visitors, employees, or just passers-by. So let’s take a look at what you can do to ensure that your premises are giving off the right impression of your business.

External Branding

One of the main things that you might want to think about is that you have a lot of opportunities for branding when you have your own building. You can use the exterior of it to put up some prominent branding which people are easily going to see, and that is something that is definitely worth doing if you want to make the most of that opportunity.

How you do this of course matters, but to keep it simple is normally the best. Just put up your logo in large lettering on the side facing the most footfall and traffic, and that is going to help you a lot. You might be surprised at how much this aids your brand being in people’s minds, especially in the local area, so it’s certainly something to think about.

Welcoming Atmosphere

For anyone who does step foot in the building, it’s going to help the general feeling if you have quite a welcoming atmosphere to it. This is something that you might want to think about if you are keen on giving the right impression of your business to those who visit the building, as well of course as your staff who go there every day, and those who work in other buildings but will come to work here from time to time.

Is Your Premises Giving The Right Impression Of Your Business?
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So what can you do to create a welcoming atmosphere? Well, it’s probably easier than you think. Largely, this comes down to simply making sure that you are keeping the front entrance of the building looking clean and welcoming, and that you have some kind of decent reception area that is literally welcoming people in. That is the kind of thing that is going to really make a difference here. All in all, it’s going to mean that you have a much more welcoming space and that people are going to associate that feeling with your business, so it’s worth doing.

Cleanliness

Inside and out, meanwhile, you need to keep the building and premises as clean as you can. There is perhaps nothing that affects the overall appearance and feeling of a place than how clean or dirty it is, so this is something that you are going to want to think about for sure. This means that you need to keep on top of the daily cleaning schedule, and that’s something that everyone can play their part in, and also that you need to make sure you are getting the place thoroughly cleaned once a week or so too.

For that, it is usually best if you have a professional cleaning team to do the work for you, as they are going to know exactly how to make it look its very best. All in all, this is something that you are going to want to think about, and you will find that you are much more likely to end up with a building that you can be really happy with. So make sure that you are always keeping things clean, interior and exterior, and it is going to help a lot.

Is Your Premises Giving The Right Impression Of Your Business?
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Exterior Aesthetics

It’s worth taking a look at how the building looks from the outside, because this is something that is going to affect your building overall too, and it’s likely that you will often need some assistance in making this look as good as possible. There are a few ways that you can achieve this, and one of them is to ensure that you are tending to any natural spaces you might have on the premises.

In fact, often just having a little garden out the front can be a great way to make the premises look much more inviting and better for your business’ branding in general. You should ensure that if you have such a garden, it is being tended to as well as possible. It’s worth getting in touch with a commercial lawn care company, who can ensure that the lawn is going to be looking its best at all times, and you might want to hire an on-site gardener to keep everything looking great too.

If you can do that, you might be surprised at how much it can help your business’ premises to really look the part.

Interior Looks

Finally, make sure that you are also keeping on top of how the place looks on the inside, because this is something that is always going to be important when it comes to making it look as good as possible. The interior looks are worth thinking about and improving, and as long as you can work on them in the right way, you’ll find it helps massively with ensuring that your business has the right impression. So make sure that it is clean, modern, and looks like the kind of place people want to work. That is mostly what you are hoping to achieve here.

About the author

Tom Bernes

Tom Bernes is the Editorial Director at The Next Hint Inc.

Prior to joining The Next Hint Inc, Tom had a hand in a number of online and print publications, including InternetNews.com as chief copy editor and Government Technology Magazine as managing editor. He also did a stint in Sydney as group editor of RBI Australia's manufacturing group, which is when he also developed an affinity (a love, really) for cricket.

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