Are you an online business that is planning on transitioning to a physical one? Well, congratulations you are expanding and growing! But you will be surprised of how different it is to operate as an online business and a physical one.
So, here are some tips listed down to help you through your transition!
Have a proper work timing organized
It is very important that you have an organized work schedule. You would have definitely enjoyed the privilege of being able to work at your own convenient times. But when it comes to a physical business, you will need to have a more organized timetable that is convenient to the customers. When it comes to a physical business, the assistance you provide to the customer, the way you are dressed up and how well you serve the customers, all matter a lot! You will also need to have a work schedule so that customers know your opening and closing timings well. You need to make an impression if you want a customer to repeat business with you. And unlike online you have to look into all the aspects to ensure that they are convinced!
Transitioning from a virtual office to a physical one is definitely no easy task. Which is why, you need to get help. Whether it is for opening your store or running it, you will need to be able to get solid help from professional who is reliable. It is best if you can get an immediate family member to help you out for a few days. Because hiring someone will add to your already strained budget. However, if you have no option hire someone, because you will be needing all the help possible on the first few days of transitioning!
Where you locate is very important
Keep in mind that where you plan on locating can actually be the focal deciding factor of whether or not your business will end to be a successful one. You need to do a market survey to decide where you will be most successful. It can be a coworking space in KLCC or an entirely separate shop premise that you locate to, you need to look at how prospective the location is and the cost of the location. If both these elements are favourable then you have gotten your choice!
Don’t spend more than what your business can bear
Keep in mind that the transitioning only marks another hurdle that you have overcome. You are not in a position to spend freely. You need to in fact spend as little as possible until you are assured of your success as a physical business!