With the turning forward of the clocks it signals that spring is finally here. Though the cold weather might not be entirely behind us, this time of year brings the beginning of a season of new growth and optimism for the summer ahead.
For small businesses it is also a great time to take a step back and assess where you could benefit from a refreshed approach. So here are 3 tips for freshening up your business this spring.
Update your online presence
For many businesses your online presence might be as (if not more) important that your physical location/s. Now is a great time to review your content.
Do you have content or images that could be updated? Have you got lots of customer reviews showcasing your strengths? Are you thinking ahead to any spring or summer promotions that you could be running? Also is your website easy to navigate and user friendly on all types of devises?
Clean up your premises or office
When you are organised it is much easier to stay focused and productive. Encourage your team to go through old files and remove unnecessary paperwork or clutter.
Could you scan documents to digital storage to speed access and reduce physical storage space? If your business offers outdoor services, now will be the time to plan freshening up your outdoor space, fixtures and fittings to make the most of attracting clientele across the warmer months ahead.
Optimising your operations
Lastly, it could be time to look at your operations to ensure that you are operating efficiently as possible.
Are your employees all clear on your company values and your expectations for the coming months, are you up to speed on what promotions that your competitors are running and have you reviewed your suppliers to check you are getting value for money and quality service?
These are just some ideas for spring cleaning your business. You might not be able to achieve all these items, but try to prioritise those which you feel are most important for your business.
As with all business plans, sometimes you may need additional finance to help you achieve your goals.
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