Our office space is somewhere that we should feel comfortable every day. However, when you have potential and current clients visiting your office, you need to be sure that your space is inviting. This can be done in many ways. Whether your method is gifts, furniture, or technology, you must find the correct option to appease your guests.
Options to Make Your Office More Inviting
Gifts sound a bit like overkill. However, they may not exactly be the types of gifts that you are thinking of. In fact, the gifts we recommend are actually just refreshments. This can be a bottle of water, soda, coffee, mints, or basic foods. These offerings just make guests feel more welcome and at home. Most times these are very inexpensive options as well.
An additional option to make your guests feel at home is comfortable furniture. It can be tempting when starting a business on a budget to get the first cheap chairs that you find. However, you must remember that potential clients will not want to stay long if they are not comfortable. Comfort may not seem like an immediate necessity, but it could be a long-term, and unexpected strategy to gain business.
And finally, another option to make your office more inviting would be technology. Your technology options are vast from convenience to distraction and even interest. The convenience option comes in the way of checking in, filling out forms, or even virtual meetings. These options help tech-savvy clients. Distraction is a way to help keep your clients busy while you may be finishing up with meetings. This can be done with TV’s, Ipad’s, and music. While finally, the last option for technology could be interesting. This goes hand in hand with distractions; however, this is targeted for children. Items like Ipads, video games, and video game consoles are oftentimes used to keep kids out of their parent’s hair during meetings to help the parent focus on what is important, while the kid is enjoying themselves. These options are all great in their own ways and should be offered in some way to help attract customers.