What laptop should I get?
What should I call my business?
Do I need a LinkedIn profile?
Have you taken my three-day email course to get your LinkedIn ready for business?
If your LinkedIn isn’t currently working for you I can do a thorough audit of your account and activity and give you a personalised report on how to get LinkedIn working for you.
Do I need a proper email address?
Do I need a photo of me?
Do I need a logo?
Can I start my business while employed?
If they’re okay with it, there’s nothing to stop you.
Do I need to let clients know when I am away from the office?
Should I offer discounts?
I always ask myself whether I am prepared to or indeed have the time to do that.
What do I need on my website?
- About You
- Contact Information
What do I need in my email signature?
- Your name
- Email address (in case it gets lost when emails are forwarded)
- Phone number
- Website address
Keep it to the bare essentials, don’t over complicate things.
Can I offer bookkeeping?
Do I need to be VAT registered (UK)?
It’s only a legal requirement when you’re earning £85k plus (at time of writing. Please always check the UK Government website for confirmation).
You can, however, be VAT registered before you reach this threshold if you want to, but that means you’ll have to add VAT to all your invoices. Are your clients happy with paying 20% extra if they’re not VAT registered?