Pitch Your Business with a Knockout Portfolio

What do a caterer, interior designer and real estate agent have in common? They all need a way to let clients know what sets their business apart from the crowd. When you run a small business, a stunning, well-organized portfolio can show your clients what your company has to offer.  

Spotlight your capabilities and showcase examples of your work with a professional-looking presentation binder such as the Avery Comfort Touch Binder. The sturdy, reinforced spine is elegantly embossed for a comfortable hold, and the EZ Turn™ and GapFree™ binder rings allow for smooth page turning as your clients flip through your pages.

Or, create your own custom Avery Signature Binder. Choose from thousands of designs and get full-color, photo-quality printing on your Avery Durable Binder. Binders are made within three business days, then shipped to you.

To organize your portfolio, dividers make it easy for clients to find the information they need. Avery Index Maker® Dividers feature durable tabs that resist tearing, and they’re easy to customize with Avery Design & Print Online, the free software tool available online. No download required! Just create and print your section titles onto clear labels that virtually disappear when applied so your divider tabs are easy to read.

Looking for ways to present your work? Check out these ideas to help put your best foot forward for your business:

Serving up your crème de la crème culinary skills

Are you a magician in the kitchen with dreams of starting your own catering business? Use your portfolio to showcase your savory menus and mouth-watering pictures. Your clients can virtually carry your delicious dishes home with them to review what your business has to offer.

Breakfast, brunch or dinner? Italian, Greek or Cajun? Wedding reception or office party? Customize your dividers to organize your collection of delectables by meal, cuisine, or event.

Showcasing the stylish spaces you can create

How do you show your clients what you can do to transform spaces? Give them a tour of your best work, presented in a portfolio—and let their imagination take over.

Whether you’re decorating a bedroom, developing a more functional layout or providing ideas for furniture and décor, your portfolio can include fabric swatches, color palettes, layout templates and dramatic before and after pictures to show your clients the unique ways your creative services can improve all kinds of places.

Carrying on the American dream with your real estate profession

Do you have a knack for finding the perfect home for your clients? Getting the best price for a property sale? Guiding new homeowners through the complex web of buying a home? If your answer to these questions is “No problem!” then you are on the road to having a successful career as a real estate agent. Why not start your own business?

For your homebuying clients, tailor each portfolio to spotlight key properties, home values, and neighborhood reports of interest to your client. For clients that are selling their homes, your portfolio can be used to display a menu of various promotional efforts your client can choose from, such as putting their property in a prominent location on your website, to advertising efforts for an open house event. Together, you can develop a unique plan of action to sell their home. And for all your potential clients, let your past clients share their experiences regarding your reliability, expertise, and proven success. Include a job reference page filled with glowing reviews and testimonials.

Here’s a bonus idea to think about when you find a home for your homebuying clients. Why not create a “welcome to the neighborhood” binder for them once the sale is complete? Your new homeowners will appreciate a handy reference guide filled with new homeowner tips and tricks, neighborhood maps, and contact information for utility companies, local hospitals, libraries, and more. You can even include a section for them to add all their home and appliance warranties and manuals. Going the extra mile and offering helpful, friendly service, and you’re sure to get good word-of-mouth references which can lead to future referrals for your business.

Promoting your own business doesn’t have to break the bank when you use easy-to-customize Avery products. Avery has binders that can professionally showcase your unique business, and you’ll be able to present your work beautifully using Avery Index Maker Dividers. Put together your own perfectly packaged portfolio and you’ll be sure to win clients over in no time!