*Basic Business Essentials

Thursday, November 28, 2019
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I'm taking a short break from all of my gift ideas posts and Christmas content for today's post but there will be another christmas gift guide coming later this week and another giveaway coming soon too on my blog so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out my giveaway on twitter to be in with a chance of winning a hamper full of Baileys chocolates!

Today's post is all abut basic business essentials, some of which are essentials I use as a freelancer and others would be essentials for a small business or start up. If you have any business or social media tips, either for small business owners or freelancers for example, then leave them in the comments below.

Social Media, Newsletter & Blog 
After gaining your licenses, deciding on a business name and drawing up a business plan, setting up social media account for your business is essential. I personally didn't have any social media accounts for my blog when I started and since adding them, it's easier for companies, PRs and readers to find my blog quickly. Making your social media accounts with the same username, the same style and linking to your website is essential. Also, setting up a newsletter or a blog for your business to share new offers or to show a behind the scenes look at your business could be an option.

Transport & Distribution 
Depending on your business and the size, transport and distribution of your products is something you'll need to look into, along with potential storage services. John K Philips is one of the longest running transportation companies in the North West; they're based in St Helens and have over forty years of experience in transportation and distribution. They offer a range of services including bonded storage facilities across the North West, pallet delivery and European as well as international deliveries, depending on your business needs.

Office Space 
Another essential to consider depending on the size of your business is office space. I personally have a home office as a freelance writer but a larger office space might be necessary based on product size or your business needs. I would love to have my own office space but it isn't an opinion at the moment; however it is something I would love to consider in the near future, if possible.

Labelling, Logo & Business Stationery 
Lastly, linked to my first point, a recognisable logo that can be added to your social media accounts, website, invoices, orders and business stationery, such as business cards or brochures, is another starting point for a new business. Deciding on a website design, newsletter layout or logo can be a little stressful or potentially expensive but it can be changed in the future to suit your growing business. I have changed my blog and logo design many times and now I'm very happy with it! Shop around for the best deals on business stationery, there might even be a few Black Friday deals to take advantage of - I'm trying to not give into the deals this year but it isn't easy!

Do you have any business tips or advice? 

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11 comments

  1. These are all great tips! I definitely agree with having a recognisable logo xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  2. I wish I had an office or some sort of office space x

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  3. Some great things to help those first starting out x

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  4. Office space is so important, and it needs to be a calming space!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  5. Great tips - the only thing I don't have is a newsletter, it's just something I've never been that interested in doing xx

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  6. That desk is beautiful! I love the wood finish!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  7. Ooo! These kinds of posts always made me clever reading! xD Everyone deserves a little break from Christmas and you've been working super hard so thank you!

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

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  8. Great checklist, I definitely think having an easily recognisable logo/ branding is a big one x

    Sophie

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  9. I agree with you on having the same social media account names, but sometimes they're unavailable x

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  10. I think keeping good spreadsheets and records is essential - I have them for my PR samples and for my paid content to keep track of when I get a product, where I've featured it, if I've updated my contact etc.

    Jasmine xx



    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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