As you navigate how to own and operate a successful business, you may find that your business can grow more successful if you make some updates and improvements to your building. These sometimes small improvements can have a big impact on the overall impression you make on your customer base every time they walk through your doors. The one thing that is often standing in the way of business owners taking the plunge on these improvements is the fact that they have to shut down business for several days to get things done. McKay’s Painting is here to talk about ways you can avoid shutting your doors while making improvements to your building.
Negotiate Work Hours when Painting
Most of the time when you are working with a contractor, they will do what they can to work with you. You may get a painting contractor that will work around your business hours and paint in the evenings rather than during the day. Maybe your evenings are slower as far as business is concerned, and that makes that time the one that makes the most sense for you. Some will even be willing to work on the weekends when your employees and customers won’t be in the building at all. It’s worth a try to communicate your concerns with the contractor you are working with to see what kind of negotiation they are willing to make with you.
Communicate Painting Schedule with Employees as well as Customers
In this day and age, you can use several different platforms to get the word out to your employees and customers when you are getting ready to take on a painting or small renovation. Whether you are using email, social media or even a staff meeting, it is important that you let them all know what to expect out of the next few days as you undergo this project. When you communicate this effectively, you will see less complaining.
Work in Zones when Painting Office or Commercial Building
You don’t have to prepare yourself to have the entire building painted in a day. In fact, you might see many benefits that come from setting up work zones that will allow for minimal disruption to your day to day operation. Work on painting only one area at a time to limit the amount of chaos that can come from doing it all at once.
Take Complaints with a Smile
You are sure to get some complaints coming in from customers so you need to brace yourself for them. The best way to deal with this is to give a kind and courteous reply thanking them for their input. Don’t blow them off as this could keep them from coming back later.
Residential & Commercial Painting & More in Ventura, Ojai, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills & Santa Barbara California
If you are interested in improving the look of your business, one of the cost effective improvements you can make is painting. At McKay’s Painting, we know how important it is that your business is successful and will do everything in our power to disrupt it as little as possible while we help you transform your space. Call us today!