3 Critical Design Mistakes for Building Entrances and How to Avoid Them

business entrances

Research shows that within 7 seconds of meeting someone, people start making solid assumptions. Your business is special, and first-time customers will start making impressions at the front entrance.

You want to hit the mark – and fast!

But how do you design your business entrances in a way that draws customers in without worrying about overspending or wasting too much time maintaining the space?

Here at Golden West Betterway, we’ve seen it all in our 30+ year history. We know the common mistakes businesses make when designing their entrances.

Here are 3 critical design mistakes for business entrances and how you can avoid them today:

Confusing Signage

You want to avoid any confusing signage or disorganization in the entrance of your business for a variety of reasons. First, you want potential customers to locate your business easily. Second, once they open the doors, you want them to know where to go to receive service.

No matter what type of business you own, if your signage is unclear or customers walk in not knowing where to go, this confusion could leave people questioning your professionalism. Or, worse, they could walk out and decide to go somewhere else.

Display clear signs inside and outside so customers can identify your business from the get-go and, when they walk in, have a clear sense of where to go to receive the high-quality services your business offers.

Dirty Entrance

If your business entrance isn’t clean, you can leave a bitter taste in customers’ mouths. Nobody wants to walk into a business that has dirt on the floor, spills everywhere, or general uncleanliness.

While it’s difficult to keep your business spotless at all times, it’s important to show customers that you take pride in your facility. Consider hiring a cleaning service once a week or utilizing a towel or mop service from a company like Golden West Betterway.

Lack of Floor Mats

Not only do floor mats look great, but they help keep floors clean. If you don’t have any, you run the risk of dirt and grime getting tracked into your facility. Floor mats trap in dirt from the start, saving you time and money from cleaning in the long run.

Additionally, bare floors are a safety issue. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slips and falls account for over 1 million hospital emergency room visits per year. Avoid these kinds of accidents in your business by utilizing a high-quality mat service!

Let Golden West Betterway Keep Your Business Sparkling!

You don’t want confusing signage or dirt to get in the way of your business. Staying organized and clean is essential, but can be time consuming. That’s where Golden West Betterway comes in!

Since 1986, we’ve provided top-notch commercial floor mat services, towels, mops, and more to thousands of happy customers! You’re a busy business owner, and we know how valuable your time is. So, let us make your job easier! Contact us today for a quote at 800-953-9292.

I want to thank you for your business and tell you that I really appreciate your excellent service for the past 9 years. It has been a pleasure doing business with you. Your custom logo mats and towels are one of a kind. Working with you has been great and I plan to continue doing business with you and Golden West.

  • Ha Nguyen
  • Manager at Speed Lube

For 17 years my company and Golden West Betterway Uniform, Inc. have been doing business together. Over these years we have grown to 17 locations and Golden West, you have been there with us at each new location’s opening. With each new location utilizing your services, reinforces the benefits such as all the cost savings on our floor’s maintenances in labor, time, and materials. Not to mention, the best benefit is the reinforcement to our clients with great logo mats Golden West provides and keeps clean for us. Plus another for advertising our name never hurts. As they say, IMAGE is everything!

  • Emilio Lopez
  • Favorite Bay Area Pizza Chain

We have always had excellent service from Golden West as well from all their Reps. Whenever we have a question or we need any extra service, Golden West has always been there to cover our needs.

  • Octavio Avila
  • Owner of La Costa Seafood and Taqueria

Our company has used Golden West for cleaning our uniforms, shop rags, and rug cleaning. They have been our #1 vendor for years. They are always there whenever we need them.

  • George Drummond
  • Manager of MDC Vacuum Products

Thank you Golden West for the excellent service that you offer us and for your friendly and always respectful reps. Whenever we have any questions they always have the right answers. Golden West has always been very flexible with our schedule and all of our needs.



  • Jessica Amercello
  • Manager of El Emperador

We have always had excellent service from Walter at Golden West. We have also had excellent service from all the representatives at Golden West. Whenever we have questions or are out of towels they are always quick to respond. Customer service has been great! Thank you!

  • Sylina Ausiello
  • Vendor Manager at APT

We have continuously, for 11 years, had incomparable quality service with Golden West Betterway Uniforms, Inc.

  • Warren Gambell
  • Bay Area Specialty Restaurant

Golden West has been a #1 vendor to us for years. Their service has been there for us whenever needed.

  • G Drummond
  • Large Manufacturer
Floor mats, mops, towels, linen, uniforms, aprons, healthcare and
hygiene supplies delivered to your business!
Request Your Estimate