You’ve sat down and invested time and your energy into optimizing and empowering yourself to boost your professionalism. Now it is time to do the same for your business and to get it as professional as you are.
When you go ahead and create a business, you are usually doing so from scratch. You don’t have a large team behind you with an expansive range of expertise in place to go ahead and set up your website and email details, create an eye-catching logo, and create consistent branding across all social media channels. This means that most new entrepreneurs will end up using their personal email, mobile, and even social media channels for their business.
But, now your business is up and running, it is now time to start separating your business from your personal.
The bulk of this cleanup will be focused on your brand. This will polish up how your business looks and feels to others and will make your business be clearly defined and set you apart from your competitors. As a business owner, you know how much each detail counts. By following these steps you will be able to elevate your business and stop it looking brand new and define your branding.
Have A Business Telephone Number
It sounds really simple and straightforward but you will want to create a separate telephone number purely for your business use. This takes away any risk of you accidentally pocket dialing a client or potential customer or answering the phone in an unprofessional manner. It gives you the tools to be able to switch off and enjoy your personal time without business calls coming through.
Get Your Own Business Domain
When you set up your business you most likely opted for a free domain. They are great when you are new and starting off, but now that your business is becoming established, it is time to get your own domain.
This will help make your website more findable and more memorable for customers. It keeps your website more concise and polished. Linked to most domains is the ability to create a new email address. If you don’t already have a dedicated work email address, now is the time to set one up.
Get Business Cards
Business cards are extremely important, this is where you will be able to share all of the information about your new website, telephone number, and email address. It is important that the business card matches with your branding as this is a representation of your business and something that customers and potential customers will take away with them.
If you don’t already have business cards, companies such as The Foil Printing Co can help you generate them.
When you are sharing information about yourself and your business, the quality of the images you share, reflects how your business will be seen. If you want to be seen as a professional you need to share professional images. When taking your pictures, consider the background, lighting, and picture quality you are creating.