Portability is a major factor for most equipment when you are running an event management company. After all, the equipment’s mobility and reusability are essential factors for the business model to be profitable. However, portable staging equipment such as acoustic shells, platforms, and assembled stages, among other things, do need upgrading every now and then. In the following paragraphs, we will discuss why and when you should consider upgrading your company equipment.
Upgrade While Replacing Damaged Equipment
If any of your current portable staging equipment is not working properly, or if it has been damaged, now would be the best time to upgrade. Instead of wasting money on repairing an outdated piece of stage equipment, upgrade to a custom product from a company like Staging Concepts. They offer customization options for nearly all their staging products (aisle lighting solutions, beams, booths, portable stairs, acoustic shells, platforms, rising stages, and much more).
Go Looking for Problems
Contrary to the old saying, if we are to prevent problems from becoming apparent at the most inopportune times, we must look for them in advance. For example, if a portable stage breaks in the middle of an event, that could be disastrous for the business, your client, the audience, the workers, and your company’s reputation. This is not an uncommon scenario either, because neglecting to check all equipment before an event, or ignoring complaints from employees are not uncommon occurrences.
On the other hand, a responsible business head would always look for signs of stage damage such as sagging, squeaky or warped deck panels, prior to every event. They would also go looking for structural integrity issues below the stage, as well as above it. Beams, rails, and other support structures should be checked regularly to avoid tragic accidents.
Upgrade When the Business Grows
The same company that needed perhaps just two sets of standard portable staging equipment, in the beginning, will need a lot more stuff once they begin to grow as a business. In fact, they are likely to need more varied options, so that they can cater to a wider range of customers. If the company is ready for sustainable growth, you don’t really need to wait for something to break down. Every small and big expansion presents an ideal opportunity to buy newer, better staging equipment.
Upgrade if It Opens Up an Opportunity
It is common to invest in additional or new types of staging equipment if there is enough potential to justify the initial investments. While looking, you will find that older, outdated equipment is on perpetual sale, making it seem like the lucrative deals that they are not. Upgrade instead to staging equipment that will help your business be more productive and reputable.
As events, ceremonies, concerts, etc. are all part of the show business, always keep the audience in mind before buying anything new. Remember that your equipment’s design and cosmetic appearances should also match the needs of your clientele.