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Two Ways A Startup Can Appear More Professional

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With more and more startups operating from home on web-based businesses, it’s increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd. One of the biggest issue any new business faces is simply attracting an audience to their product.

Consumers are becoming more and more tech-savvy, and many won’t hesitate to seek out feedback before making a first purchase from a new company. If their searches result in nothing, or even worse, negative feedback, many may opt to shop elsewhere. Here are some of the ways you can appear more professional to both your customers and any potential business partners:

Hiring a Virtual Assistant.

Email provides a great convenience to all of us, but, at the same time, it means consumers can fire off a complaint in seconds. More often than not, these are issues you’ve already addressed on your website via a FAQ page.

Keeping up with all of these messages may be possible early on, but it quickly becomes a burden and starts eating into time that you could be spending more productively as your business is becoming more established. A virtual assistant, working remotely from their own home or at an agency, can help you to screen all of your mail for you so that you’re only presented with the most important issues. The feedback you gain here could even improve your products or services in the long-run.

Leasing a Business Vehicle.

While a new car from a high-end manufacturer might seem like a frivolous expensive, but there are a multitude of valid reasons for making the upgrade. As much as we don’t like to admit it, the business world can be shallow, and vehicles from makers like Lexus, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz have become synonymous with the kind of successful businessperson every entrepreneur is aiming to become.

It isn’t all about the surface-level gloss either. Leasing a vehicle can enable you to free up your cash flow and make better investments within your company. You may also be able to reclaim all of the VAT on a new car if you use it only for business. Take a look here to see what you could qualify for.

Many young entrepreneurs get into business thinking that all they need is one great idea. The truth is that there’s a lot of work to be done both behind the scenes and while you’re in the spotlight in order to be successful.

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