This year has seen the return of many more workers to the office and now more than half of Americans feel comfortable returning to physical stores and retail outlets. With a potential increase in footfall, businesses are looking to ensure that their premises are welcoming and well situated in thriving commercial districts. While keeping commercial premises clean can enhance the professional image of a business, maintenance of the exterior of the building together with attractive outside landscaping will improve its curb appeal and present a good first impression. By using professional maintenance services and taking advantage of local funding and support, it’s easier for a commercial development to attract more tenants, clients and customers.
Accessing Support for the Development of Premises
Accessing available funding and support from local governments or charitable organizations can help businesses to find and develop suitable premises that will help them to succeed. Businesses and commercial districts in Mississippi are helped by the Main Street Association, a nonprofit that aims to support economic development in small towns throughout the state. In Tupelo, a commercial hub of North Mississippi, investment from the association has helped to reduce the number of unused downtown commercial buildings and fill them with new restaurants, music venues and art galleries. Investment in local businesses helps to build thriving communities and, as well as supporting the development of commercial properties, improving and renovating the surrounding landscape can ensure businesses boost their curb appeal and attract more visitors.
Improving and Maintaining Exterior Features
In addition to attractive and well-maintained landscaping, the outside of a commercial building can help to make a good first impression with visitors. Commercial Facade Improvement Programs like Storefronts-LA in California can help neighborhood businesses to boost their visibility and increase footfall to their premises. This could involve a fresh coat of paint to woodwork, fixing broken guttering or ensuring that distinctive signage is well-maintained.
Renovating and Remodeling Retail Units
For small and expanding businesses looking for new premises in Maryland, a state program called Project Restore is helping them to renovate retail units and other commercial properties. With extra funding, businesses can carry out internal remodeling projects that will improve the use of space within a development and make it more appealing for both employees and customers. As older buildings may be less energy efficient, taking the opportunity to fit insulation, install new windows and update appliances could reduce overheads. As well as creating a more usable space, remodeling offers the additional benefit of potentially increasing the value of a commercial property.
As more clients and customers are returning to offices and bricks and mortar shops, ensuring that commercial developments make a good first impression is increasingly important. Across the country, support is available to small businesses looking for suitable office or retail premises. While remodeling can improve the interior, by taking advantage of professional services and help from nonprofits, businesses can ensure that the exterior of their premises also attracts more customers.