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9 of the Best and Worst Small Business Welcome Signs


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9 Best and Worst Welcome Signs Seen in Small Businesses. Don't overlook the importance of a store fronts welcome sign. Here are 9 best and worst examples of signs seen in small businesses.

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9 of the Best and Worst Small Business Welcome Signs

  1. 1. 9 of the Best and Worst Small Business Welcome Signs Debra Garber Customers are drawn to your business for many reasons, both intentional and unintentional. These are the “window shoppers”, the casual browsers or those looking for the best deal. We’ve written a fun post on sandwich board signs that stop you in your tracks. Whether you move on or enter a site depends on your needs and, in most cases, whether you feel invited. This is where a “welcome” sign comes into play. The following is a test. There are no right or wrong answers. Just your opinion. Does Sign A or Sign B make you feel more welcome? Sign A: The subtle welcome
  2. 2. Sign B: The not so subtle welcome
  3. 3. Does Sign C or Sign D give you a better sense of store hours? Sign C: We may be open-ish
  4. 4. Sign D: We may be open, your guess is as good as mine A note for the grammar geeks out there: Despite being a suffix, -ish is a word recognized in Merriam- Webster and it has also made it to the Urban Dictionary: Kind of/sort of, usually added onto the end of a word or phrase. Now that we have made it into the store, I have to use the bathroom. Does Sign E or Sign F make you feel welcome to use the restroom? Sign E: A good reason to buy ice cream
  5. 5. Sign F: No restroom here. Never. Ever. But as a bonus for inquiring, here’s some great advice: “NEVER listen to a lady without teeth or ANY man!”
  6. 6. Interesting fact: This snapshot was taken while looking for a surfboard rental shop on the Big Island of Hawaii. Has to be one of my all time favorite “welcome” signs. We’re outta-here! Help me find the exit. Does Sign G or Sign H point you in the right direction? Sign G: oh…THAT door
  7. 7. Sign H: Stop the bullying!
  8. 8. The moral of this post is, take the time to evaluate if your store signs are in fact, welcoming! In closing….