You know your business is high quality, but if you’re a startup or small business, the reality is that without bolstering your biz up a bit, potential clients will just walk on by.
Below are some tips to help give your business that extra boost to be as competitive as possible.
- Business address
A PO Box number is not really the way to instill confidence in your business nor is an address like “21, Foxtrot Ave.” Instead use a convenient business address service, which will forward all mail to you.
- Sharing is Caring
Look for other businesses that are willing to use shared office space, equipment, storage, etc. This will obviously cut the bill and give you more space to work in.
- Virtual Receptionist
Leaving the phone unattended is the biggest faux pas small businesses make in regards to their appearance. Find a service that provides a virtual assistant or an answering service. Not answering your phone may cost you a good client.
- Online presence
If you are not online you are way behind the competition. Keep a well maintained website and social media accounts- including an up-to-date blog! Always have your own domain, to use for your email. Leave gmail for the kids.
Create and maintain your own branding to promote your business products or services.
- Conference rooms
If you have a meeting with a prospective client or group/team conference, always use high-quality meeting rooms in a professional business center.
- Be aggressive
Say “YES” – figure out how to do it later. Small businesses can be more flexible than bigger competitors- focus your energy on accommodating your clients and say “yes” as often as possible!
A small business can still be a big competitor. Here at YourOffice, we want to help you maximize your business to its full potential. If you are looking for facilities or services to help bolster your business, we offer a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, conferencing and meeting spaces and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and administrative services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.