No matter the industry, small business owners must attend to facility management. Since SBOs have to run a tight ship in terms of both money and time, having a handle on infrastructure frees up a lot of mental space. Here are several key steps you can take to effectively manage your facility and keep business processes running strong.
- Be aware of your structure and inventory. This includes the lease, history, and layout of the building, as well as all assets inside. Inventory management software may be an expensive initial investment, but it helps you better manage and allocate your resources. Knowing your building lets you perform more targeted maintenance and make better decisions about furnishing and insurance.
- Select your service staff carefully. Many small businesses can’t afford a designated maintenance professional, and have to contract it out. If that’s the case for your establishment, don’t make price your only criterion. Having quality maintenance staff can actually save money in the long run, as they fix small issues before they become big problems. Employees and customers alike should enjoy your facility’s cleanliness and smooth operation.
- Finally, build a consistent maintenance plan into your budget. Regularly-scheduled, preventative maintenance is more cost-effective than emergency repairs, which cause hassle and downtime. Maintenance isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity.
For experience, quality, and economy, look further than MaintenX. We’ve been helping small businesses for over 30 years, and we’d love to keep yours sparkling and functioning. To learn more about how we can serve you today, contact us anytime!