Archive | April 2015

Expanding My Business

I own a small business, and within the last few years, our customer base has grown to the point where we’ve needed to expand the building.  We simply do not have enough room in the building as it stands now to hold all the merchandise we need to have on hand with the sales we’ve been making.

Obviously, this is a good thing.  But when looking to expand the building, it can also be a bit of a headache.  We needed to knock down the wall that was between the sales floor and the back storage in order to expand the sales floor, then add on a new storage room.

How We Went About It

The first step was finding a commercial contractor who could get the job done right, quickly, and for a good price.  Being that this is a commercial job, it wasn’t the same as hiring a contractor to make an addition to your home (which I have also done in the past).  I needed someone who was completely certified in commercial work and who could follow all codes and regulations in order to make certain that we were completely legal.

I scoured the internet looking for through reputable contractors, then allowed them to bid on the job in order to get the best deal possible.  One of the benefits of offering such work is that you can weigh all your options and make certain that you find a company that will do the job right the first time.  Once I had a list of contractors I trusted, I sat back and let them fight it out.

Now Pulling in More Profits

It certainly wasn’t cheap to build on top of the current building, but I couldn’t have asked for better results.  We had outgrown the building, and because of that we were unable to keep as much merchandise on hand at one time as we would have liked.  When you’re selling so much, it can be costly to constantly have to place orders for more merchandise simply because you don’t have the room to store it.

By having more merchandise on hand, we are able to make more sales on a daily basis, order in bigger bulk, and it has all led to more profits for the business.  While the initial investment in adding on to the store was a bit overwhelming, it’s all worked out for the better in the long run.