Monday, February 4, 2008

Business Hours

Establishing regular business hours is one of the most important practices needed for any successful shaved ice or snow cone business. It is imperative that your customers know when they can expect you to be open. If you need to take one day a week off, do so, however establish this early in the season. Do not make the mistake of opening your shaved ice business occasionally or only when you feel like it. In addition, always be open whether it is sunny or rainy. Even on a rainy day, you can often do enough business to make profit. You can always bring a book, do some extra cleaning, catch up on paperwork or plan you next advertising campaign! Regardless of the weather, make sure you stick by your hours so that your customers will know they can count on you to be open. This is extremely important!

What time you open and close daily will also depend on your location. Some shaved ice businesses, in high traffic areas, open as early as 10 AM and close as late as 10 PM. We suggest investigating other shaved ice businesses in your area to see their hours of operation. Check with other neighboring businesses to see when they open and close too. Also, take a look at what else is located in your area. Are schools, baseball/soccer fields or shopping centers nearby? Find out their schedules and set your hours accordingly. Just remember to be consistent in your opening and closing times. It will be extremely beneficial in the long run and will further add to the professional, quality image you are trying to develop for your shaved ice or snow cone business.

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