With Spring comes renewal. Here in Pittsburgh, we’re already seeing signs of spring in the form of thawing temperatures and even a few rays of sunshine escaping the clouds. For bar and restaurant owners in the ‘Burgh, spring is also the time to think about giving your business a boost of rejuvenation. Make way for the warmer weather that, without fail, drives in an influx of new customers.
Not sure how to refresh your establishment to maximize springtime profits? Here are a few helpful tips from the experienced Pittsburgh lenders at Specialty Group.
Don’t Be Afraid of Change
Change is an inevitable part of all aspects of life, but for the bar and restaurant owner, this can be a terrifying thought. If your business is struggling, though, don’t let this fear of change stop you from giving your establishment the makeover it needs to be more successful.
Recently, a large nightclub/bar in Pittsburgh’s Strip District closed, only to reopen a short time later as a completely new establishment. The rumor on the street was that it had been sold, but that wasn’t the case at all. The change was a management decision to rejuvenate business by recognizing that the Pittsburgh consumer can be fickle. We here at Specialty Group have seen it time after time. Whenever a new concept finds Pittsburgh, Pittsburghers flock to it. As a result, the appearance of a brand new business becomes a curiosity for consumers, generating new business.
While this might sound like a dramatic decision, the reality is that many businesses have seen much success using this same model. In the case of this particular Strip District establishment, making these big changes have absolutely paid off.
Invest in the Future of Your Business
Even if your business is doing just fine without completely shutting it down and overhauling it, are there little things here that quickly add up and detract from your success? Maybe your floors have needed refurbishing for years, or your tables and chairs are in dire need of an update. The fact of the matter is that little blemishes like these can have a huge impact on a customer’s decision to return to your bar or restaurant, especially if there are cleaner, more modern options nearby.
If you’ve been putting off making these kinds of investments into the future success of your business, what better time than spring to finally redo your interior, exterior, or both? Recognize that any time you invest in your bar or restaurant, the odds are in your favor. Not only can you significantly expand your customer base, but you can also easily get to a point where this new business actually pays for the renovations you’ve made.
Make Small, Yet Impactful Updates
If you can’t quite handle taking on a major renovation, try dividing these projects into smaller, more manageable pieces. At a minimum, you would be amazed at what a new sign out front or a fresh paint job could do for your business and the work ethic of your employees. If you really want to capitalize on the nice weather that’s sure to come our way very soon, start refreshing your outdoor space piece by piece. Your customers will absolutely notice these changes and will take them as a sign that your business is ahead of the curve of their ever-changing needs.
It’s no secret that remodeling a bar or restaurant will require some amount of money that you may not have on hand to spend. If that’s the case for you, but you want to give your business the boost it needs just in time for the warm weather, give us a call at (412) 369-1555 or contact us online. We are ready to help Pittsburgh bar and restaurant owners elevate their businesses to cater to the unique needs and wants of customers here in the Steel City.