Recently, the weather in Europe has been quite cold. For many, the cold weather is bad news; however, if you have a small business, the cold just may work to your advantage. If you are able to open your shop, log on to your website or otherwise come in to work, the benefits are yours for the taking.
Increase customer loyalty.
First, if you are able to get out and about in the bad weather, then chances are that many of your customers are also able to get out on the road as well. This means that you have the advantage of increasing customer loyalty by being available when your customers need you the most. In addition, you may also attract new customers who are not able to make it to their usual shops.
Cold weather is a good ice breaker.
You may want to use the time to meet new contacts. It is amazingly easy to bond with your customers and associates when the weather is bad. Conversations and relationships have come to life for many years with the phrase, “How about that weather?” Your customers and business associates will appreciate your effort to maintain business as usual even when the weather is working against you.