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3 Ways That You Can Keep Up Your Professional Image

Having a professional image is one of the most important things for any business, whether you’ve been trading for decades, or only for a matter of weeks. Without this, you could soon lose some of your clients, and your potential clients could be put off, too.

Keeping on top of your reputation is an easy thing to do when you know how, though, and there are many ways to make sure that your image is squeaky clean.

We’ve put together 3 simple tips, for those looking to keep their business looking professional, and attractive to all of those potential clients and customers!

1. Be careful what you say online

This is pretty much a no-brainer, but a lot of your professional image relies upon what your online presence is like.

If people type your name into a search engine and see a picture of you drunk in a taxi, then you may want to rethink the kind of content that you’re putting out there, and the repercussions that it could have for your business.

The same goes for things like Twitter, and you should try to avoid putting anything too controversial on there. 9 times out of 10, these things do come back around to haunt people, so think things through thoroughly before you press the publish button.

2. Work on your branding

Your branding will say something to your potential clients before you have even opened your mouth, so put some effort into making sure that it says what you want it to. If you bring out some scruffy business cards and a scrunched up leaflet, people are going to think that it’s a reflection of the kind of service that you offer. If you get things done through a specialty printer, you’ll look a lot more professional. The way that you should think about this is simple: don’t put your name on anything that you’re not really proud of. If it’s below average (or below your expectations) then start again.

3. Be a responsible member of the community

This one is pretty difficult to maintain all of the time, as you are a normal human being. However, the way that you act within your community is an indicator of how professional and respectable you truly are as a business person, so keep this in mind. Not only this, but if you’re a small business owner, then the support from your community will be vital.

If you lose face, you truly are putting a lot at risk here, so try your best to avoid falling over in the street drunk on a Friday night.

People will recognize you as that guy who owns the business in town, and you don’t want it to follow you forever.

So, if you want to keep up a professional image, then make sure that you follow these 3 simple tips. From monitoring your online presence, to working on your branding and being a respectable member of the community, there are many ways to make an impact as a professional business owner, and as a business in general. Good luck!

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