4) Get a Proper email address with your domain!
This is one of the silliest mistakes many small business owners make, and yet one of
the easiest to avoid. You pay the fee for your domain name (eg. mynewbusiness.co.uk)
and proudly display the URL for your shiny new website, www.mynewbusiness.co.uk and yet
go and plonk a free advert for your old email provider on your van: [email protected]
or [email protected] – it makes no sense, and it looks AWFUL! Instead, sign up for Gmail For Business so
that you can create as many mailboxes as you like (eg. for different staff members eg.
[email protected], as well as generic eg. [email protected]) Your business, and all your marketing, signage,
business cards etc. will immediately look much more professional, and you’ll give
your customers the confidence that they’re dealing with a proper, well-structured company.
Plus keeping everyone on the same domain makes managing the operation much easier. You can get a 14-day free trial of Gmail for
Business by clicking the link in the video description, and if you message us privately
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