Owning a small business poses many challenges, especially in competitive markets. As the pet industry continues to thrive in the U.S., owners of pet boarding and day care kennels must find ways to differentiate their business from the competition. Commercial awnings and canopies help with this goal by maximizing your amenities and increasing the visibility of your facility.
How to Maximize Your Amenities with Retractable Commercial Canopies
In the 2017-2018 National Pet Owner Survey, the American Pet Products Association estimates that there are approximately 84.6 million pet-owning homes in the U.S. For many, pets are a member of the family who deserve top-quality care. So, one of the best ways to differentiate your small business is to proactively address the concerns of your animal-owning clients.
Dog owners have unique worries when leaving their four-legged friends for doggie day care or overnight boarding. As you’ve likely discussed time and time again, they don’t want to imagine their dogs being left in a cage for long periods. Transforming your outdoor space into open-air runs gives you a major selling point for discerning owners. Installing retractable commercial canopies over the outdoor play areas provides the opportunity to impress your clients during facility tours and to build trust by showing how you’re dedicated to keeping their pets’ wellbeing in mind.
How to Boost Your Visibility with Commercial Awnings
Commercial awnings are a powerful tool for boosting your visibility and making your facility look more inviting and professional. Most new clients have visited your website prior to their first visit, so consistently branding the outside of your building is important for setting the right tone. It alleviates the initial anxiety many consumers feel when stepping into the unknown by letting them know they’re in the right place and that your facility is well-established.
Additionally, your well-designed, top-quality commercial awnings help you stand out to potential customers who live and work in your community – connecting your brand with your brick and mortar location. For a deeper look into boosting your visibility, read our post: Choosing a Commercial Awning to Help You Draw More Business.
How to Increase Energy Efficiency with Commercial Awnings
Every small business owner needs to maximize their resources and investing in retractable commercial awnings allows you to save on your energy costs. Awnings or canopies are a simple way to help cool your business, naturally reducing internal temperatures by 8 to 15 degrees. Want to learn more? Read our post: How Commercial Retractable Awnings Support Your Energy Efficiency Goals.
Are Commercial Awnings Right for Your Small Business?
At Retractable Structures (a division of Eide Industries, Inc.), we specialize in designing, manufacturing, and engineering commercial retractable structures and awnings. With almost 80 years of extensive design, construction, metal fabrication, industrial sewing, and installation experience, we are proud to offer the highest quality custom and pre-engineered products possible, made right here in the U.S.