When potential clients and customers come into contact with your business, first impressions count. This is especially true for organisations in the healthcare or childcare industries. If your business premises looks dirty, untidy or poorly maintained this can give people a negative impression of your business as a whole.
Cleaning is one of the most important things you can do for your business. A clean reception area will help you make a great first impression and reassure people who visit your business that you are professional, well maintained and organised.
A pleasant environment is crucial when it comes to gaining new business and keeping your existing clients.
Here are a few areas you should pay particular attention to if you want to present your business in the best possible light.
- Remove unnecessary clutter. Clutter not only makes the place look untidy, it can be a safety hazard in some cases. By removing furniture and unnecessary items you can create a more modern feel in your business and it will be easier to keep clean.
- Don’t forget the outside of the building. Well-maintained outdoor areas are important if you want your potential customers to have a positive impression of your business before they even set foot in the door. Keep paths and driveways clear of leaves and debris, trim hedges and ensure the windows are clean.
- Hire a commercial cleaner. A professional cleaning company will be able to keep your business premises looking at its best and help make sure it meets health and safety standards. Having the big jobs taken care of by a professional means your employees only need to look after the day-to-day tidying so you make a great first impression on your customers.
Your business will be judged on its appearance – make sure you’re sending the right message to your potential customers or clients.