Free Grand Opening Tips

FREE GRAND OPENING TIPS
TIP #1
HAVE A SOFT OPENING! JUST OPEN YOUR DOORS AND START RINGING UP SALES
PUT OUT AN OPEN FLAG AND DECORATIONS CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW SEE OUR OPEN FLAGS AND PENNANT STRINGS OPEN FLAG KITS PENNANT STRINGS
TIP #2
  • SET A DATE FOR YOUR OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING. IT IS GOOD TO HAVE THIS EVENT SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS FROM THE TIME YOU OPEN HOWEVER, ANYTIME IS A GOOD TIME.
  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE THEIR CEREMONY MONTHS AFTER THE BUSINESS OPENS.
  • IF YOU PLAN TO HAVE A RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY THEN INVITE THE MAYOR OR A COUNCIL MEMBER BY CALLING THE CLERKS OFFICE AND GETTING ON THE MAYOR'S CALENDAR
  • IT IS ALSO A GOOD IDEA TO INVITE SOMEONE FROM YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS ORGANIZATION OR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
TIP #3
  • ON THE DAY OF YOUR GRAND OPENING PUT SOME MYLAR BALLOONS (THE FOIL KIND) BY THE ROAD AND IN FRONT OF YOUR STORE. THESE CAN BE PURCHASED AT YOUR LOCAL DOLLAR STORE, PARTY STORE OR FLORIST. FIND OUT THE HOURS AND BUY THE BALLOONS THAT MORNING OR THE NIGHT BEFORE.
TIP #4
  • TAKE DIGITAL PHOTOS OF YOUR RIBBON CUTTING, ONE OUTSIDE SHOWING YOUR SIGN AND GRAND OPENING BANNER AND ONE INSIDE SHOWING WHAT YOU OFFER. WRITE DOWN THE NAMES OF EVERYONE IN THE PHOTO AND TRY TO HAVE EVERYONE STAND IN THE SAME PLACE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT IN BOTH THE OUTSIDE AND INSIDE PHOTO.
  • E-MAIL THE PICTURES WITH A PRE-WRITTEN CAPTION TO THE LOCAL NEWSPAPERS. BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE IN THE PHOTO, YOUR BUSINESS PHONE MUMBER AND WEB ADDRESS. THE PAPERS THAT YOU ADVERTISE IN ARE MORE LIKELY TO PUBLISH THAN THE PAPERS THAT YOU DO NOT ADVERTISE IN.
TIP #5
AFTER YOU GRAND OPENING, BE SURE TO SEND A THANK YOU CARD TO THE MAYOR AND SPECIAL GUESTS WHO ATTENDED
A GRAND OPENING IS SIMPLY A SPLASH LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THAT YOU ARE HERE. IF ONLY A FEW PEOPLE ATTEND, THAT'S OK BECAUSE THE BANNERS AND PHOTOS IN THE NEWSPAPERS WILL REACH ALOT OF PEPPLE.