Well here goes, i am hoping to start a part time decorating business glossing,emulsion,bread and butter stuff that i know i can do well.
I have placed two written cards in shop windows but that was a test to test the water, see if i could get any response
I know gardeners,ironers, who get their business. that way. I know a professional leaflet will be a good start,but what to put in it,is what i am not sure off,sounds stupid but,adding a twitter account,to the leaflet,get crb check so i can add that,how do you describe a basic decorator,on a leaflet to make it look professional.
I have drawn up list of places to place leaflets like dentists,doctors,community boards charty shops,churches,and so on,going to try local advertising
As far as website goes in early stages would it be recommend, being the fact it would have to be professional,that costs money,something i haven’t earned yet.
My thinking in the early stages of business is before I spend, times it by ten to see if its money well spent. When i go into businesses and see flash furniture, money spent before its earned, nice flowers and vase, decorated office would had same affect. Would money spent on website in early stages repay itself? With leafleting you can target where you want to work and place in areas where you can capture quiet a few people.
Local advertising if done right is cheap,and sometimes effective,i have even thought off knocking on doors.
Also with terms and conditions off business do they need to be printed or written. Same as quotes, can you use a invoice book or is it better to get invoices printed up. I don’t want to waste money.