When it comes to owning a business, your strategy needs to be like a puzzle. Every facet unique in its shape and size, but they all fit together to create your business and help you succeed. While there may be some big picture tasks that need to come first, you can’t forget the small stuff. You need to pay attention to every puzzle piece, no matter how big or small, if you want your business to be successful. That tiny piece could be the subtle difference that sets you apart from your competition. Here are three tips that we believe every small business owner should follow if they want to be a step above the rest.
Keep your store front clean and inviting
If you’ve ever worked in retail, you understand how important the front of the store can be. It doesn’t matter what type of product or service you are selling. You could sell the best pastries in the world, but no one would know if your store windows were dirty and you have no display to welcome people in. Your store front is another form of advertising that brings more traffic to your business.
Be welcoming to your customers
I’m sure on more than one occasion you’ve walked into a restaurant, a store, or a business where an owner or employee was not welcoming and friendly. Bad days happen and it can sometimes affect your attitude and how you go forward with your day. Leave everything at the door, and focus on putting your best foot forward. Pass that on to your employees as well, give them positive feedback to boost their mood and give your customers a remarkable experience!
Be as organized as possible
Put every little thing in your calendar. It doesn’t matter how big or small it is, the more planned out your day is the easier it will be to get things done! Use every Sunday night as a way to recharge and go over your schedule for the week. You’ll feel more prepared for Monday morning and excited about the week ahead.
Remember, it may take an extra step to accomplish these small tasks, but when done right, your customers will definitely notice. It can make all the difference for them and you!