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If you’re in the market for starting a new business, then consider a fuel station. Since almost every driver needs fuel at some point, then it’s a business that can be lucrative if you set your prices at competitive rates. Examine the area where you plan to begin the fuel station construction so that you don’t have a lot of stores to compete with. However, you want to be in an area where people will drive past so that they can see your store and see what you have to offer.

The exterior design of your business will be one of the most important steps to your success. You need to have a design for the gas pumps so that cars can easily pull in and out of the station without interference from other drivers. Consider an awning over the gas pumps to protect customers from the rain, heat, and other weather elements. Install trash cans between the pumps as well as areas with windshield wiper cleaner and brushes for customers to use to clean their windows while they are getting gas.

When you begin designing the exterior of the fuel station, you need to think about your image and the lighting so that customers will want to stop at your business instead of others in the area. Bright lights attract people to at least look at your store. However, if the lights don’t indicate what you sell, then customers likely won’t stop. Clearly show your hours of operation on the windows. Display the gas prices prominently for customers to see. Think about your target market by exploring the community. Offer items that customers will enjoy, such as easy-to-go snacks and drinks for those who travel or grocery items if there aren’t many larger stores nearby. These are the simple things that can mean a larger profit for your fuel station business.