Three Things Your Small Business Need

Three Things Your Small Business Need-Chispa MagazineIf you’re in the early stages of starting your own business, you may be freaking out at this moment. Want to start with a handy-dandy must-do list? We can’t list everything you need because that would take forever, but, we did pick out three things every small business needs to have.

Office
A lot of businesses start off small and don’t even have a proper office. It may not seem worth renting a proper office because you’re the only employee. Generally speaking, businesses will need an office of some kind. This either has to be a rented office or a home office. If you choose a home office, make sure it’s as professional as possible. An office gives you a suitable environment to work in. Plus, it makes your business seem more accomplished. Also, if someone wants to have a meeting with you, it’s much better if you have an office to invite them too. Business meetings over lunch are fun, but they can get a little distracting.

Secretary
It may not seem like a big thing, but having someone answer your calls is very important. As the owner of a small business, you’ll always have your hands full. This means you’re probably going to be away from your desk a lot or not able to answer phone calls. So, it can help out massively if there’s someone to answer calls for you. This can either be a physical secretary or a virtual one. With a real secretary you do get some added benefits, they can do more than just answering a phone for you; they can perhaps help with emails and your projects too. On the other hand, with a virtual one, you’ll be getting a professional call answering service, and it can be cheaper. Plus, you don’t have to worry about finding a place in your office for the secretary.

Whichever you choose, having someone to help answer calls is a must-have if you want your business to be a success. It can help with your efficiency and allows you to focus on more important things. No longer will you be interrupted by business calls in the middle of a client meeting.

Website
Don’t be fooled into thinking you’re too small to need a website. No matter the size of your business, a website is always a brilliant idea. I’m willing to bet that nearly everyone you speak to will have internet access; this means they’ll spend time searching for things online. With a website, you give yourself a greater chance of being found. This can lead to getting way more customers than before.

Even if you’re a small business whose target audience is local, you still need a website. A website looks professional and can give customers more info on your business. Plus, you can use it to show special offers or price deals. It’s an absolute must-have.

Photo by Daniel Nanescu

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Mavian Arocha-Rowe

Mavian Arocha-Rowe

Editor-in-Chief at Chispa Magazine
Mavian Arocha-Rowe is known as an asset to the business and communications industry and is motivating and advocating “your authenticity should be your strategy,” for all women, regardless of their season and roles. For the past 20 years she has directed magazines, plus multiple art and marketing departments as creative director and brand manager. What supersedes all of her great career moves is her role as wife and mother living in Atlanta. Challenging herself to discover and bravely pursue the calling for her life, Arocha-Rowe helps other women discover and pursue their life’s assignment. She is a passionate, and loud-laughing speaker on the topic of purposefully redeemed, and mentors young women so they can exercise a mind that is doctrinally pure, along with a heart that beats toward sanctification. She will almost never turn down Marlow’s Tavern double-tavern cheeseburger, a cooking-demonstration from Leaning Ladder, or any opportunity to head to Miami to spend time with family.

Mavian Arocha-Rowe

Mavian Arocha-Rowe is known as an asset to the business and communications industry and is motivating and advocating “your authenticity should be your strategy,” for all women, regardless of their season and roles. For the past 20 years she has directed magazines, plus multiple art and marketing departments as creative director and brand manager. What supersedes all of her great career moves is her role as wife and mother living in Atlanta. Challenging herself to discover and bravely pursue the calling for her life, Arocha-Rowe helps other women discover and pursue their life’s assignment. She is a passionate, and loud-laughing speaker on the topic of purposefully redeemed, and mentors young women so they can exercise a mind that is doctrinally pure, along with a heart that beats toward sanctification. She will almost never turn down Marlow’s Tavern double-tavern cheeseburger, a cooking-demonstration from Leaning Ladder, or any opportunity to head to Miami to spend time with family.