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Reasons Not To Attempt A DIY Trade Show Exhibit

It can be tempting to build a trade show exhibit by yourself or turn your employees loose on the venture. This might save your company some money by not having to pay an outside firm to do the deed. However, a do-it-yourself approach to designing, building, and dismantling a display may not always be best. The following are some of the top reasons to avoid tackling these projects alone.

Someone Could Get Hurt

Whether you and your employees attempt to build and dismantle a trade show display, there's a chance that somebody could get hurt. For example, all it would take is for someone to lose their balance while standing on a ladder to hang some lights or a sign. Then, they'd fall to the ground and likely get injured. According to Viking Floor, there are around 300,000 ladder-related injuries in the United States each year. The injuries sustained in such events will vary. After all, no two accidents are the same. However, common injuries associated with ladder falls include:

  • Fractured/Broken Bones

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Soft Tissue Injuries

  • Spinal Injuries

Did you know there are full service exhibit companies that take on these duties for businesses? It's true. So, why not keep yourself and your people safely out of harm's way by hiring one of them for your trade show display needs?

The Wrong Dimensions

In this scenario, your employees build the exhibit just fine. However, the design did run a little big. Thus, now, the display is taking up two sites. This might not be a very big deal, normally, but on this occasion, the venue hosting the event decides to charge you for the extra room. Your business's budget for the venture was already stretched thin, and this additional cost makes you surpass it. Therefore, go with a full service exhibit company to get your display built to the correct specifications. And who knows? That could save you some money on space rental fees.

Some Final Thoughts

It is your prerogative to design and build your trade show exhibit if you wish. However, weigh the cons of doing so before just jumping head first into the endeavor. That can allow you see the situation from another perspective and may help you decide to bring in outside help. Do you need a full service exhibit company? If the answer is yes, contact Lighthouse Exhibits to schedule a consultation today.

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