Negosentro | 3 Tools Necessary for Any Business to Thrive | These days it’s easier than ever to start a business. With the right know-how, that business can grow and thrive in the digital age. But even businesses that do most of their commerce online still need a physical location somewhere for people to work and wares to be stored. Whether that location is a brick-and-mortar storefront or someone’s garage, here are a few daily situations every business will face and the tools necessary to meet them.
1. Handling Workplace Injuries
Regardless of your chosen profession, workplace injuries will occur. Whether those injuries are as simple as a paper cut or something more serious, having first aid on hand will always be crucial. For one thing, OSHA requires businesses to have first aid supplies on hand in case of an emergency, as well as someone qualified to administer it. More than that, it’s a simple way to show your employees you care. Taking small but meaningful steps to ensure their safety will help boost employee confidence, which can lead to increased productivity. Ultimately, the first step to taking care of employee well-being is having the right supplies on hand to deal with any emergency.
2. Getting to Out-of-Reach Areas
One of the simplest tools a business can have is a ladder. Some obvious examples are contractor companies that use ladders to reach high areas to complete tasks, such as painting second stories or repairing roofs. However, ladders are far more versatile and can be used in all sorts of situations.
- Reaching the top shelf: Whether running a bookstore or a small business out of your garage, there will be times when supplies are stored in out-of-the-way locations. A current project may need something stored 10 feet or more in the air. Rather than stand on a chair, or worse, climb up the shelving itself, a ladder is a safe and effective way to gain access to those materials without risking injury to yourself.
- Performing basic maintenance: Have you ever been deep in concentration on something, only to have a lightbulb start flickering—or worse, go out? Or perhaps a high area has grown dirty but isn’t readily reached by the tools you have. Using a ladder can be extremely easy in these situations. Many ladders these days are built sturdily using lightweight material, making them extremely easy to set up and take down in seconds. Setting up the ladder will be the simplest part of any job.
Coming in a variety of designs for all kinds of situations, ladders are a must-have for any business.
3. Making Small Repairs
As time goes by, the wear and tear of any business is going to become evident. Whether it is simply due to frequency of use or simply the passage of time taking its toll, there will frequently be times when small repairs are necessary, proactive measures to ensure your business runs smoothly. Having a basic toolkit on hand is a perfect way to mitigate these situations without wasting time buying necessary supplies as they arise. These kinds of situations include the following:
- Cracks in plaster: As buildings settle, small cracks can appear in plaster walls. These are common and not much to worry about, but they can be eyesores. It’s easy to take out a simple flex scraper and a small jar of plaster in these situations to cover the crack, then paint over it. In just a short amount of time, it’s like it was never there.
- Stripped screws: Stripped screws are another common repair. These occur when the wood or metal around the screw lose their grip on the screw, loosening its hold. Use a drill to repair the hole by widening it slightly, glue in a dowel, then drill the screw back in. This method will let your screw fit snugly and hold the item in place.
With just a few simple tools, it’s easy for any business to be prepared for any situation that may pop up. Having these necessary items on hand is a great way to solve problems before they happen and keep your business running smoothly.