“Thirty-three percent of small-business owners reported working more than 50 hours per week, while an additional 25% said they work more than 60 hours a week, according to a poll of readers of the New York Enterprise Report” (Source).
One of the reasons people go into business for themselves is because they long to experience freedom. Freedom to make their own choices, freedom to be their own boss, and freedom to use their time the way they want. However, what begins as one of the motivations for entrepreneurs starting their own business, getting back more time, often ends up being the most difficult thing to come by once that business is underway. And even though the numbers mentioned above are not unusual for small business owners, it reflects one of the most difficult challenges of owning your own business.
As business owners ourselves who serve other business owners, we understand this struggle on a personal level. However, we want to let you in on a little secret. A well-made sign can actually give you back one of the most precious commodities on the planet: time. You may be thinking, how can an inanimate object hanging above the door, in the lobby, or on the street, give me back something like time? Well, the first step in allowing signage to free up your time is to stop thinking of signage as an object. Instead, think of it as a key to success that is alive with potential and profit, and is an employee that will work for all day every day, without asking for a raise.
How Can Signage Give You Back Your Time?
That is what you really want to know right? Well if you invest in your signage, you will most certainly see that investment returned to you exponentially. If you are still not sure why any type of signage at all is even necessary for your business, much less a well-made sign, check out our blog here to learn just how valuable signage can be for your company.
One of the things you will see is that over two-thirds of consumers see a direct correlation between your sign and your products and services (see more). What this tells us is that if you have a poorly-made sign, than you risk losing 2 out of every 3 potential customers due to the fact that they will think that what you provide is of poor quality just like your sign. If you step outside and see an unappealing Wall Sign, Monument Sign, or Pylon Sign, you are most likely losing 68% of your potential customers.
Time Saver #1: Stop Chasing Down Potential Customers
This statistic shows us that businesses may be wasting a lot of time chasing down potential sales all because their sign does not live up to the quality of their company. Investing in not just any sign, but a well-made, quality sign will allow you to spend less time cold-calling and more time focusing on the product or service that only you can provide. Because while a poorly made sign can deter customers, an elegant sign can draw in 2 out of every 3 customers saving you loads of time that you can devote to doing what really matters, making your business a success.
Time Saver # 2: Market Your Business Without Lifting a Finger
According to the website smallbiztrends.com, “a small business owner — along with another employee — will spend an average of 20 hours per week on marketing, according to the survey.” Assuming that you are working a 40-hour work week, although most likely it is at least 10 hours more than that, you are spending about half of your time as a business owner marketing your business. Not only is this eating up an enormous amount of your time and energy, it is most likely also causing undue stress due to the fact that their are so many ways to advertise your company (Facebook, Google Ads, blogging, etc). Whether or not you are a company who does most of their marketing through LinkedIn or you prefer to use Instagram to send your message, all of these types of marketing require your time.
However, with a well-made sign, your business is being advertised for you without having to update a single status, post a new blog, or type of business hashtag. Choosing a sign that reflects your business is an extremely effective way to get the word out about your business.
Plus, over the past few years, the business industry has learned how important it is for a company to be referred through word of mouth marketing. Signage can help you out with that one too! In fact, 75% of consumers have told of referring a sign to someone else based solely on a business’ sign (learn more). Through advertising that keeps on giving (our Landmark signs come with a 10 year warranty) and word of mouth marketing, a sign will free up loads of your time.
Time Saver #3: Let Landmark Signs Do The Work For You
As an A-Z sign business, we handle every aspect of you acquiring a sign. We handle your sign every step of the way. We will survey your site, design the sign for you, deal with those pesky permits, manufacture your sign, install it, and even create a sign program for you!
With over 45 years of experience in the sign industry and an award-winning sign design team, let us give you back more of what you so desperately need: your time.
Get your time back today with your own Landmark Sign! Call us today at (714) 637-9900.
Experience and innovation have been the backbone of Landmark Signs for more than 35 years. Located in Orange and servicing all of California, our services include sign design, sign manufacturing, and sign installation. Choose our specialized sign expertise to turn your ordinary sign into a Landmark!
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