Is Your Business Ready To Start Advertising Its Launch Party?
Finally, all your business plans have come to fruition – all those late nights, all those tedious phone calls, all those tense meetings at the bank securing funding to make your amazing business model come to life are finally behind you and you are just about ready to start trading. But before you throw open the doors to your launch party, there are a few things you need to think about to make sure you are absolutely ready to hit the ground running when you finally do open for business.
First and foremost, you need to be absolutely sure that your premises and ready to safely house all your employees when they come into work. Make sure that all regulations are met (and exceeded where you can!), that you’ve got a regular inspection schedule in place to keep things up to scratch and that any accessibility needs are met before you open – this isn’t the kind of thing you want to be bumping up against during your first few days up and running when you’ll have a million other things you want to be thinking about. Although it’s not required, it might even be worth thinking about additional safety measures like shielding to truly futureproof your premises.
No business owner worth their salt in this day and age would overlook something as simple as the need for effective internet connection – but it is easy to get ripped off by some companies and end up with a much poorer connection than you wanted, which has knock-on effects on productivity and employee satisfaction. Make sure you’ve looked into every nook and cranny of your fiber-optics provider’s service history before you sign any contracts, so when they’re on-site working you can watch that cable blower in operation with satisfaction and excitement rather than trepidation.
While this idea isn’t essential to the running of your business, you want to boost employee satisfaction and loyalty right from the start and a great way to do this is by offering starting or signing bonuses. These don’t have to be cash-based – people often appreciate a thoughtful gift, like a selection from Stemmler Meats, which just shows they’ve been considered and that their contribution is valued.
So, are you ready to throw that ‘doors open’ party? Make sure you’ve got these three considerations well and truly sorted before you even think about setting a date.