Business is lagging and all the businesses that surround you have a more appealing, updated appearance than you. If you have the funding and the time, this should signal you to go for a small business facelift or remodel. Unfortunately, every business owner doesn't have an open-ended amount of money to throw at renovations and updates, and instead they have to stick to a tight budget while achieving the biggest results. Even if you don't have a lot of money to spend, there are a handful of easy and inexpensive things you can do to make your small business look more appealing. 

Tend to the Parking Lot

How long has it been since you did work to the parking lot of your small business? If it has been a while, this could have a lot to do with why your property looks a little grey and outdated. When your going for maximum change with the least amount of money, revamping the parking area is a good option because this part of your business property takes up so much visual space. Call up a paving contractor and have them:

  • Fill cracks, repair potholes, and add filler where needed
  • Add a good coat of parking lot sealer
  • Repaint parking space lines, crosswalk lines, and other important markings 

Parking lot renovation is a wise investment for visual appeal, but also because it keeps customers visiting your place of business safe. 

Invest in a New Sign

Your sign says a lot even when you don't realize that it's talking openly to the people passing by. You can give the impression of an updated business property simply by trading in your outdated sign for something a little more vibrant and updated. If you can't afford to change your primary sign, consider swapping old exterior signs, such as the vinyl sticker signs on doors and windows and stand-up signage in the parking lot. 

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

Painting your commercial building is an easy enough project that really doesn't take a lot of money. A fresh coat of paint will give your business property a new appeal and help kick the dismal look to the curb. If you can't find room in your budget to paint the entire building, at least squeeze out enough funding to paint the storefront and parts of the roof that are visible from the ground and you will see a huge difference.