Do you want to make your business look far more professional? If so, then there are a number of changes you can make. If you want to find out more then simply look below.
Set up your Site
You don’t need a fancy website, but you do need to make sure that it professionally reflects your business and that it contains all of the information that customers need to know. People need to know how to contact you, what business hours you work and even your menu of services. They also need to know your location. If you cannot provide them with information such as this, then you won’t look as professional as you could. While you’re at it, do not put up a page that says, “coming soon”. Even if your site is one page, make that page look professional. You can always add or update pages later on.
Create the Right Email
If you have a Gmail or Yahoo email address then there is nothing wrong with this, but you don’t want to be using it for your business. It’s not secure and it is anything but professional. If you can, you need to get an email that matches the domain name that you have. Your website host may provide it for you, so you can get it all as one package. G Suite can give you an email address at your domain name and this is great, as it looks way better than having a standard @gmail address.
Get a Phone Number
Have you ever called up a business, and then been taken aback when they answer unprofessionally? It doesn’t inspire confidence. This is why you need to get a business phone number. If a phone call, a text or an email comes in for your company, you can at least respond with a professional greeting. You don’t need to get an expensive business landline if you don’t want to. You can add a second line to your phone for a very small monthly payment, so make sure that you keep this in mind.
Use the Right Business Address
It’s fine in this day and age, for you to start your business from home. You can also do it from a coworking space, or anywhere in the world. Using a business address however, helps to give you a layer of privacy. It also helps you to be way more professional overall. If you don’t quite feel ready to go ahead and invest in a business space, then why not at least get a PO box? You can then use this address as if it is your street address. If you have a business space, upgrade it by adding some flat panel led lights, or even by adding a new sign outside the front.
So, as you can see, there are many things you can do to try and stand out from the crowd and make your business appear more professional. Why not see if you can make a positive change today?