Opening a new business is a long, challenging process. Whether you’re building a new building or remodeling the interior of an existing one, there are lots of details, concerns, and expenses involved. Not to mention all the paperwork involved with starting a business! One might start looking to save time and money by cutting certain steps and expenses they deem less important. Some might even think they can hold off on a sign or a proper sign, opting to use temporary signage or banners instead.
But signs are important for your new business. No matter how much you spent on newspaper ads, flyers, or social media ads, if you don’t have a proper sign to let your would-be customers know who you are and where you’re at, that money could be wasted.
It’s important to have a sign ready in time for your grand opening. Saying it’s necessary to have it designed, fabricated, and installed in time to open is easier than actually doing the work to accomplish this goal, so here are a few tips to help you achieve it:
Start Ahead of Time
There is a lot involved in getting the perfect design for your business. From surveys, building codes, and permitting, it can seem overwhelming. Skyway Outdoor is happy to help with these processes and the earlier you get in touch with us the better. We recommend you contact us at least three months before your scheduled grand opening. But of course, we can help you no matter how close you are to your opening date.
Logos and Branding
If you don’t already have a logo for your business or brand, giving us as much information as you can will help our designers come up with the right logo and sign for your business. Even if the only thing you’ve decided on is the color scheme, it can help jump-start the design and set our designers on the right track.
Permitting and Zoning Codes
Didn’t know you had to have a permit for a sign? Well, don’t worry. We’re glad to help you with that process every step of the way! We’ll put in the extra work so you don’t have to.
Set a deadline for when you’d like the sign to be installed that’s earlier than your opening date. We work hard to make your sign and install it for you on time, but sometimes delays may occur. Planning for the install at least a week prior to your grand opening allows some time for such delays. That way, even if there is a delay, you’ll have your sign installed by the time you open your doors to the public.
New Business Banners
Consider “Grand Opening” or “Now Open” temporary banners. A little extra advertisement to attract the attention of impulse buyers never hurts.