BUSINESS STATIONERY. Take the time to come up with professional stationery. This doesn’t have to be expensive, although there are plenty of online companies like vistaprint.com that print business cards, address labels, stationery and more for low prices. As an alternative to using a company, design and print these yourself.
BUSINESS CARDS. Always carry your business cards with you and hand them out to everyone you meet, not just prospective clients. How many times has someone asked you, “Do you know someone who sells….?”. Again, it is all about getting your name – and the name of your business – into as many people’s hands as you can.
DESKTOP VS. LAPTOP. Personally, I recommend that you have both. For long stints at the desk, you should have a nice large screen. For road trips, you should have a laptop with backup flash drives, memory, battery power, and wireless capability.
COMPUTER SOFTWARE. You need to purchase as close to state-of-the-art programs for your niche as you possibly can. For basic writing and design you MUST purchase a minimum of the latest version of Microsoft Word and the latest version of Adobe software.
FILIING CABINET AND FILE FOLDERS
OFFICE SUPPLIES. Pens, pencils, scissors, 3-hole punch, stapler, paper clips, erasers, notebooks, paper, copy paper, rubber bands….these are just a few of the supplies I use on a daily basis.
DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS
GUIDE TO GRAMMAR
A COMFORTABLE CHAIR!