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Simple Ways To Make Your Start-up Look More Professional

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It really has never been easier for you to start a small business. Sure, you might think that it is a good idea to just dive in and get all of the finer details sorted out later, but this isn’t always a good idea. You won’t get a second chance to make a good impression, and this can work against you far more than you realise.

Set up a Site

Your website really doesn’t need to be fancy, but it does need to professionally reflect your company interests. It also needs to contain the information that customers need to know about you as well. This could include your working hours, your services or anything else of the sort. Of course, there are so many sites out there that can help you to create a very simple but very professional website but if you want to get the best result then it may be wise for you to hire a website designer instead. Some businesses are able to get away with not having a site and use a Facebook business page instead, but you need to be careful if you want to adopt this strategy. Anyone can access a site but not everyone is signed up on Facebook. If you want some digital support, then a cloud consulting service might be able to help.

Professional Email Address

If you have a Yahoo email address then you should know that this is not professional at all. On top of that, it’s not secure either. You have to make sure that you have an email address that is professional as well as secure. Your host may provide you with this service and if they do then you should really look into that.

Business Phone Number

Have you ever called a business, only to have them answer in a very unprofessional tone? If so then you should know that this doesn’t inspire confidence at all. This is why you have to make sure that you have a quality business phone number. This will give you the chance to respond appropriately and it will also help you to really appear more professional in general.

Use a Business Address

It’s fine to start a business from home, or anywhere in the world for that matter. If you use a business address however then you can get a level of privacy and it will also help you to maintain a professional look as well. If you want to get a great result out of your business, then you may want to rent a PO box if you can. This is especially the case if you work from home and do not feel comfortable putting your home address on your site. If you want to get some help with setting up this, then consider looking at reviews for some PO box services and also make the effort to try and update your Google page too. This will show up whenever someone searches for your business name on the internet.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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