Setting up your business and everything that comes with it can feel like you’re moving at a million miles a minute – it’s tough out there. Your to-do list is probably growing at an alarming rate by the second, so taking a time-out to think about your strategy is very welcome.
While there’s no universal blueprint for how to launch a successful start-up and nothing is guaranteed, we’ve got a few tips that we think can help to improve your chances of coming across more professional and generating some stellar leads and sales.
There’s nothing wrong with sorting out invoices and organising them yourself, but if you’re a beginner then it can be a bit of a shock to the system. Keeping track of what you owe and who owes you is essential as a business owner and it’s also important to have a professional way of doing things. A pile of papers might make sense to you, but it won’t be long before you get muddled and don’t know what’s going on with your incomings.
We’d recommend one of the many accounting software packages out there. They can help you put your invoices together and give them a professional edge, keep track of who you’ve sent them to and who’s paid and also gives you a good overview of how your business is doing, with loads of bits in between. You’ll find it much easier when tax return season comes around.
When you’re just starting up your business, you probably won’t hire out a physical space to work from just yet. When you’re finding your feet and working every hour on making contacts, setting up structures and finding customers, you can save some costs by keeping things streamlined and working out of anywhere – coffee shops, your home, libraries etc.
But when you’re trying to land a deal or reach out to some new talented collaborators, it’s a great idea to have a quiet, professional meeting spot where you can bash out some ideas and create an air of professionalism around your business. The good news is that you don’t have to run out and hire an entire office space to try and present a grand-spanking, sparkling start-up.
No, the answer’s simple really, you can team up with Hyde Park House and use our Virtual Office or E-Space package. This gives you access to our meeting rooms and facilities when you need them so you can book out space when you need to impress for your next client meeting: by the day, half day or hour – all at preferential rates.
There’ll be loads of places you need to pop your business address into – when you’re registering it, listing it etc, and it’s understandable that you might not want to put your home address all over the internet. Again, we’ve got a great solution – when you sign up for a Virtual Office or E-space with us, you can register your business at our address. This instantly professionalises your business, gives you some privacy and you can still access facilities.
For more info, visit our website and take a look at our packages.