You should have written routines and checklists for how you
open and close your business. These will help to insure that you don't get
careless and start doing things that will inadvertently cost you money. It will
also help your employees know exactly what they should do, even if you aren't
there to instruct them.
For example, an opening routine might be as simple as:
Turn off burglar alarms.
Verify that video surveillance is functional.
Remove inventory from safe and verify inventory counts.
Put change in the cash register and initialize the cash register
for the day.
Turn on lights, air conditioning, and utilities.
Check status of restrooms.
Unlock the doors.
Put in as many details as are appropriate for you individual
business. Have a manager or someone else sign off on each step in the process.
The closing process would be the reverse: