Simple Steps to Project a Professional Home-Business Image

Written by David A. James

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One great tip is to record a new phone message each day withrepparttar date included. For example, “Hello, today is September 17th, this is Dave with Home Income Digest. I’ll be out ofrepparttar 117241 office from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. today, please leave a message and I will get back with you as soon as I can. Thank you for your call, have a great day”. Immediately your customer knows you’re still alive and actively in business. They are also more likely to leave a message because it’s obvious you’re serious about keeping your customers informed. Do this every single day; it will pay off.

Fax – Withrepparttar 117242 rise of e-mail, which can use attachments, faxing isn’t as common as it used to be. However, not everyone is handy with creating and using attachments, and there are still situations where fax machines are stillrepparttar 117243 better choice, such as sending a document with a signature. Since a fax machine is dormantrepparttar 117244 vast majority ofrepparttar 117245 time, there really isn’t a need for a separate phone line for your fax, unless of course it’s your primary means of communication for some reason. Most likely, it’s better to get a phone feature called ‘multi-ring service’. For a few dollars a month, this allows you to have two separate phone numbers and ring patterns on one phone line. You setrepparttar 117246 fax to pick up on a double ring, and you know to pick uprepparttar 117247 phone yourself on single rings. If you have yet to buy a fax machine, I would recommend getting a multi-function laser unit that does faxing, printing, scanning, copying, and attaches to your computer as well. This will give you a lot of options for storing and editing documents, along with options for communicating with your customers. But always rememberrepparttar 117248 most important thing about a fax machine - keep it full of paper!

Above all,repparttar 117249 most important, and simple, thing you can do to impart a professional appearance is to physically be in your office at all times during business hours. Inrepparttar 117250 end, no one likes getting passed to an answering machine. But more importantly, there is no way to calculate how much potential business you are losing simply because you’re not there to answerrepparttar 117251 phone.

David James is the editor of “Home Income Digest”, a publication, updated quarterly, presenting more than 40 of the best home-based businesses currently available in the country. Located at, Home Income Digest includes only well-researched, established, small business opportunities. For more information on the author, visit

Tracking Your Ads...A Free Alternative

Written by Laura Kneiss

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