Many people elect to run their own business rather than working for someone else. They are highly skilled in most of the components needed for making their business successful and what they don’t know they outsource, or hire help to do. But what happens when your business needs building maintenance?
Some upkeep is the business owners responsibility even if they are leasing the building. However, when it comes to handyman jobs, the owner is not usually the one to have those kinds of skills. Staff cannot be asked to do it because it’s not what they were hired for. Besides, they very likely don’t know how. Asking the typist to mow the lawn or fix a broken window would soon see you short of a typist.
The best person to do the maintenance at your place of business is a professional handyman. You can hire them for many different kinds of maintenance work and know they have the skills, tools, equipment and insurance to do the job properly and professionally. They can keep your business premises looking spick and span so that customers will be happy to do business with you.
No customer or client likes to sit in a shabby, run-down building to do business. It makes them think that your business is run in the same way; carelessly. When your premises are clean, trim and smart looking, your customers will be happy to do business with you because you present a professional look and feel and it makes them trust you.
In addition, your brand develops a good reputation and word gets around that you are good to do business with. Word of mouth can actually make or break any business. If people feel that your premises are neglected they will be sure to tell others about it and warn them away, assuming that you conduct business in the same way, even if this is not true. When gossip can get around so quickly via social media, it is essential to make sure only good gossip goes out about your business.
That is why it is important to get onto the handyman at the first sign of maintenance that needs doing. Even if your typist did mow the lawn, what if a piece of gravel flew up and took her eye out? Who would pay for that? Certainly not the insurance company; they would say she was not covered for mowing.
However, your local handyman is sure to have the right insurance for mowing or any other handyman job, so you can have peace of mind that they are unlikely sue you if an accident happens. Getting a handyman to do the job of maintenance is really a no-brainer. You are much better off focusing on areas where your own particular skills can shine through and grow your business.